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The LEC will be implementing a new league-wide age limit for 2023 and beyond

The director of league eSports in Europe has confirmed that Wright posted an old article earlier today and the age limit for all LEC organizations is still 17 years.

New league-wide age limit for 2023
By Shubham Dalal | Jan 13, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Update January 12 4 pm CT: The director of league eSports in Europe has confirmed that Wright posted an old article earlier today and the age limit for all LEC organizations is still 17 years. The original article can be read below. The youth movement has always been a topic that has been discussed in the League of Legends scene as most teams are constantly looking for the next great player in the history of the game. In Europe, LECs have seen many young prospects enter and leave through their doors. But in 2023, a new rule change in terms of roster creation and more will change the scene. If you need more information about new league-wide age limit for 2023 then read carefully and don’t forget to share with your friends.

The LEC will be implementing a new league-wide age limit for 2023 and beyond :

In a new blog post, Wright Games today underlined that the minimum age requirement for any player participating in LECs will now be raised from 17 years to 18 years “to help unlock new sponsorship opportunities for teams.”This does not mean that players below the age limit cannot be signed. European organisations still have the opportunity to find and sign 17-year-old players as some of the best young talent has been found in the singles queue. However, they cannot participate in the league until they are officially 18 years old.

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According to a new report by EsportsManiakos, the 10 LEC permanent partners will team up with Riot at some point in August to talk about a possible expansion of the league. If things go ‘according to plan’, 12 teams (instead of 10) will compete in Europe in 2023.

This new change will give teams a chance to accept many different sponsorships that might not have been possible if a 17-year-old player was on their roster. Alcohol sponsorship and gambling sponsorship, for example, would not be a viable venture for any LEC organization in previous years.

According to the LEC rulebook, some alcohol sponsorships have been allowed in the past, such as LCS with Bud Light, but teams were never allowed to engage with such companies nor to introduce their logos on stage kits. With this shift, however, new partnerships may now be a possibility, at a time where the sustainability of eSports is in question. The 2023 LEC Winter Split is set to begin on January 21.

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