LEC roadshow heading back to France after 6 years since G2 lifted the trophy in Paris
After an exciting final in Malmö last year, the LEC 2023 season finals event is heading to Montpellier, France. The LEC 2023 Finals will hold at the Sud de France Arena in Montpellier Occitanie. The Sud de France is over 12 years with a seating capacity of 14,000 spectators. Also, the city is also where part of the Arcane production team, Fortiche production is based.
Furthermore, the League of Legends community in France is one of the most vocal and vibrant in the scene. The LEC 2023 finals is also the first time in six years that Riot will host the event in France. The last LEC roadshow held in the country took place in Paris with G2 Esports winning. This means that it will be the first time the finals will hold Occitanie Region and Montpellier Metropolis.
LEC 2023 season finals details
The LEC 2023 Season finals will be the first finals since the rebrand to the League of Legends EMEA Championship; and a new format
to the league. The event is the biggest one in the Riot Esports EMEA season and a celebration of the entire season.
"With such a large and spirited LoL Esports fan base in France, we’re delighted to bring our roadshow back to the country for the first time since 2017, by hosting our showpiece event in Montpellier in the Occitanie region," said Alberto Guerrero, Head of Esports, EMEA at Riot Games.
"The city and region were extremely impressive throughout the host city vetting process; their passion and commitment to growing the gaming and esports industries was very evident.”
While Riot is yet to reveal specific details regarding tickets and dates, fans can expect to hear from the game developers in the next months.
We are proud to host the 2023 LEC Season Finals in the Occitanie Region and in Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole.
The monumental event brings together young people from all over EMEA; hosting the finals showcases our commitment to players in the video games industries. This event will contribute to the influence of our video game ecosystem and its community, among the most important in France and the region.
Carole Delga, the President of the Occitanie Region and Michael Delafosse, Mayor of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
The LEC Spring Split kicks off January 21 at 9 am PT with G2 Esports versus Excel as the opener. Even though there is still a long way to go before the finals, the season promises to be exciting with the return of Martin 'Rekkles" Larrson, an almost new G2 team; the introduction of KOI and Team Heretics in the league.
Moreover, French organization Team Vitality will be eager to play in front of the home crowd by making their first-ever finals.