LEC suspends spring season as Coronavirus hits esports

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed another esports event as a victim as the organisers of the LEC Spring season were forced to suspend play.

With less than an hour before this weekend's matches were due to go live, a tweet from the LEC account confirmed the split would be suspended.

It read: "In light of the uncertainty during the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic situation and in an abundance of caution, we've decided to err on the side of player and staff safety and suspend the LEC spring season until further notice.

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"At this point in time, no memeber of the LEC staff or players has tested positive for COVID-19, however, we have reason to suspect an LEC staff member may have been exposed to the virus.

"This person is under quarantine and is being evaluated by health professionals."


LPL back in action

LEC announced earlier this week that week eight matches would be played without an audience before organisers too the decision on Friday to suspend play.

It follows a similar move by officials at LPL in China, where COVID-19 was first detected. LPL will this week resume, with teams returning to action, albiet some with depleted rosters.

All LPL Spring live streams can be found at Luckbox.

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