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LEC Spring 2020 season suspended indefinitely over Coronavirus exposure concerns

Riot Games has announced the LEC Spring 2020 season has been suspended following concerns a staff member may have been exposed to the Coronavirus.

After previously moving the LEC Spring Finals 2020 due to the virus outbreak, Riot has now suspended the tournament series altogether. 

The LEC Spring season has been suspended until further notice after a member of staff may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, with the person in question now in quarantine. 

A statement reads: “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. 

“At this point in time, no member 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. We will update everyone as soon as we have more information.” 

The LEC Spring Finals, originally scheduled for the 25-26th April, were previously moved from Budapest to the LEC Studio in Berlin due to the virus.

This suspension comes ahead of the eighth week in the LEC Spring 2020 season, which was set to be the first without a live audience due to the escalating concerns. 

The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational was also recently delayed from May to July due to the virus, with it unclear whether this could affect the date even further. 

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