The LCK is about to return to in-person play forward of the 2021 Summer time Cut up after the final 12 months noticed the league transition to an internet format within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, in keeping with LCK reporter Ashley Kang of Korizon.
All matches this cut up will happen at LoL Park in Seoul, South Korea, starting on June 9. Moreover, followers can be allowed contained in the stadium when the cut up begins subsequent week. In accordance with South Korean authorities coverage, LoL Park will enable a most of 40 followers —or 10 % of its capability—initially of the Summer time Cut up.
The LCK was the one one of many 4 main areas to not host its Spring Split Finals in-person. Each DWG KIA and Gen.G battled for the LCK trophy from their respective properties and coaching facilities final month. Compared, the LCS, LEC, and LPL all performed out their home finals sequence from a reside venue.
Some LCK gamers, nonetheless, have performed on stage in current months, as Riot-hosted worldwide occasions have taken place at in-person venues. Final season, DAMWON Gaming, DRX, and Gen.G all competed on the World Championship in Shanghai, whereas DWG KIA made the journey to Iceland earlier this month for the Mid-Season Invitational.
The LCK will formally return to motion on June 9 when the Summer time Cut up kicks off with a matchup between Fredit BRION and Liiv Sandbox.