Intel Extreme Masters har beveget seg til steder som Katowice, Sydney og Oakland, og blant spillene som har vært inkludert finner vi League of Legends. Dette blir det nå en slutt på, skriver IEMs Michael Blicharz på Reddit.
"The current season of Intel Extreme Masters will not feature League of Legends. We have taken a decision not to schedule IEM events around Riot's LCS calendar. In the current LoL landscape during the off season Western players are being traded or are on vacation while Korea and China are running tournaments with their teams locked in. Working around those limitations didn't seem like the right way to move forward."
"Our 2017 events won't happen to be in a period where pro LCS teams are free to compete. In discussions with Riot it was also determined that LCS wouldn't pause for Katowice. This means that for the first time since 2011 LoL won't be there. I am sad I won't see some of you there next year."
Blicharz forklarer videre at det er usikkert om IEM vil kjøre flere League of Legends-konkurranser i fremtiden, men understreker at ESL fortsatt vil støtte spillet.