LEC is getting a new look in 2023: Riot introduces 3 splits and over 200 matches

The League of Legends European esport ecosystem will undergo dstic changes in 2023. During a press conference from the LEC Studio in Berlin, Riot Games revealed its plans for the second decade of its esport competitions in Europe. These changes are aimed at enhancing the level of competition in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region by giving more players a platform to showcase their talent.

Key development include significant changes to the LEC, a rename, a new system for the ERLs, and the merging of Turkey, CIS states, the Middle East, and Africa to Europe to have one single competitive region under the acronym “EMEA.” According to Riot, LoL Esports aspires to become the future of sports in EMEA through these changes to the ecosystem, looking to unite fans across the region through “their love of the sport.”