- Riot Games and KeSPA suspend League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) over coronavirus concerns.
- The indefinite break will start after the Spring season’s first round robin concludes on Mar. 6.
- Organizers do not know when games will resume.
Riot Games Korea and KeSPA announced today that the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) spring split is now on an indefinite break over growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in South Korea.
League of Legends Champions Korea Goes Indefinite Hiatus The news surfaced in
a press release published on the LCK portion of the Korea e-Sports Association (KeSPA) website .
The statement reads;
As the Corona
(crisis alert has been raised to a “serious” level, the Woori Bank LCK Spring has decided to take a temporary break from the first round ending on March 6 (Friday) to prevent further spread of Korona 19 and to ensure the safety of LCK members.
The hiatus will come into effect from Mar. 6 after teams conclude their final games of the first round-robin of the LCK Spring split. The suspension also affects all second division League of Legends Challengers Korea games.
, the decision to suspend the LCK mimics the South Korean government efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
The LCK is the latest major eSports league affected by the virus. China League of Legends Pro League (LPL) suspended activities in late January
) as a precautionary measure.
The LPL said it expected the suspension to last until April at the earliest. But, League organizers announced last week that the season would resume on March 9 with all matches held online . It isn’t unreasonable to assume the LCK may adopt a similar approach when it deems it viable to resume games.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das .