LEC commissioner explains reasoning behind plentiful delays in first week of 2023 Winter Split

Though fans anxiously anticipated the return of professional EMEA League of Legends with the start of the 2023 LEC Winter Split this past weekend, nearly every game played in week one experienced some sort of delay or pause. This made it so that five-hour game days turned into upwards of eight hours, not only making the viewing experience difficult but forcing players to endure longer hours than anticipated.

Artem Bykov, the commissioner of the LEC, explained on Twitter today that these delays are the result of an internal issue that “didn’t appear during the rehearsals.” He noted that the LEC will be working throughout the week to resolve these issues and provide a more permanent solution to the problem, ther than rely on the tempory solutions the team has resorted to.