The LEC has suspended the rest of the spring split until further notice because of the increasing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and after an LEC staff member was believed to have been exposed to the virus. This comes a day after the announcement that the LEC canceled the live audience and press access for the remainder of the spring split.
The league was set to play without an audience, including the finals, which were moved from Budapest, Hungary to the LEC Studios in Berlin.
LEC Suspends Spring Split Indefinitely Amid COVID-19 Scare
It is believed "an LEC staff member may have been exposed to the virus," and that person has been quarantined and is being treated by a health professional. At the time of the announcement, no member of the LEC staff or the players has tested positive for COVID-19.
Similarly, the LCS made the same decision to remove live audiences and press on Thursday, and we've seen the Call of Duty League and the Overwatch League cancel live events and move to an online format. Gaming and esports events alike are either postponing or canceling altogether, and the community should expect more of this over the next coming weeks and months.