League of Legends

Sjokz to Return as LEC Host This Weekend

"THE QUEEN IS BACK!"
"THE QUEEN IS BACK!" / Image courtesy of LEC

Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere will make her highly-anticipated return as the desk host of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) broadcast in Week 5, the European esports league announced Thursday.

Considering the series of recent discouraging developments regarding esports leagues and their longtime on-air talent, as seen in the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League, this announcement made by the official LEC Twitter account was a sight for plenty of sore eyes within the community.

Sjokz to Return as LEC Host This Weekend

A fixture of Riot Games' League of Legends' broadcasts since 2013, back when the EU LCS moniker was still around, Sjokz has undeniably been a fan favorite of Twitch and YouTube viewers over the years.

In early January, Sjokz was initially included as part of the LEC's on-air talent lineup for Spring 2022 announcement, but went on to miss the opening weekend of the league's season because of personal reasons.

On Jan. 27, however, it appeared Sjokz's absence from the show would have to run longer than expected, as her team and Riot seemingly had yet to come to a "mutually acceptable agreement."

The first four weeks of the 2022 LEC Spring Split had seen frequent play-by-play caster Trevor “Quickshot” Henry host the broadcast.

The LEC is scheduled to open up its Week 5 action on Friday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. ET with Misfits Gaming vs. Team BDS.