Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, League of Legends fans haven’t been seen in the LCS Studio in Santa Monica, California in over two years. That will change next month, when the 2022 Spring Split playoffs begin. The league is finally opening its doors to the public, with postseason tickets going on sale later this month.
Riot Games will sell tickets to LCS Studio matches next week, on Thursday, March 17, for $20 for general admission and $35 for front-row seats. The playoffs will begin with the first round of matches on Saturday, April 2, and there will finally be a live audience to add screams, cheers, and chants to elevate the atmosphere to new heights.
When attending a live League event, everyone in the building’s health and safety is still an important factor to consider. As a result, anyone with a ticket to the LCS Studio must show proof of vaccination status or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the showing. Additionally, while indoors, masked are required and will be provided if you forget one.
The last time fans were allowed into the studio was in 2020, before the pandemic spread across the United States and beyond. Every single league in the world was forced to close its doors and play remotely, and even when some leagues allowed their players to compete in-person again, they had many rules in place to avoid any excess exposure to others. Fans were also not permitted to attend in person.
North American fans saw a new team’s banner lifted in the LCS Studio over the course of two years, with 100 Thieves winning its first championship, and Cloud9 winning two Spring Split championships after a six-year wait to add something to the org’s trophy case. We’ve now entered a new era of competition, with new challengers on the horizon, and there’s already a lot of excitement in the air as we approach the postseason.
Prepare for some high-octane LCS action when the playoffs begin next month.