David Hollingsworth
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last seven years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist.

LoL: LEC Spring Split Return Date Confirmed

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The LEC will return to the fans’ screens early in 2022, and fans are in for a double-header of Superweeks.


Fans will only have to wait until January 14 to see the return of the Spring Split 2022. It feels like yesterday that we were waiting for the LEC Grand Finals, full of hope that an EU side would show up at Worlds. Now, just a few months later, the teams head back to Berlin to prepare for the 2022 season.

Key Highlights

  • LEC 2022 Spring kicks off on 14 January 2022 and will once again feature two Superweeks
  • The Spring Playoffs start on 25 March, with the Finals, planned for 9-10 April – all taking place in the LEC Studio in Berlin
  • Accredited ERLs start on the week of 10 January, with Non-Accredited ERLs kicking off the following week commencing 17 January
  • The Amazon European Masters Spring starts on 4 April and finishes up on 8 May

New for the 2022 season is Team BDS, coming in to replace FC Schalke 04, after they sold their spot. They’ll join Astralis, Excel, Fnatic, G2 Esports, MAD Lions, Misfits Gaming, Rogue, SK Gaming, and Team Vitality for 2022.

Spring 2022 will also see a double-header of Superweeks, each featuring three days of intense back-to-back games. March 25 is the first major milestone for LEC sides, as that’s when Spring Playoffs will get underway. The LEC Spring Grand Finals will take place over the weekend of April 9 and April 10. Like previous years, the winner will head the MSI, though full details of that event will come at a later date. The LEC has confirmed that the Spring Split Grand Final will once again be hosted at the studio in Berlin, due to COVID-19.

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The full opening weekend schedule will be announced closer to the start of the Spring Split. However, it’s likely that we’ll see MAD Lions v Fnatic in a repeat of the Summer Split Grand Final.

Despite some fan requests, they’ll be no change in format for the 2022 Spring Split, with the Best-of-one format remaining.

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