Game developer Riot Games has announced that SK Gaming support Treatz will have the opportunity to win the 2021 LEC Spring Split’s Rookie of the Split award.
Riot Games made this known on Wednesday in an announcement as the end of the LEC regular season draws ever closer, as well as the voting period for the 2021 Spring Split awards.
There have been some changes to the awards system at the beginning of this year. One such change was the opening of All-Pro Team voting to the community for the first time.
There has also been an alteration to the Coach of the Split award. The award will now go to a coaching staff rather than just the head coach of a team, while the MVP and Rookie of the Split awards remain unchanged.
Ahead of the awards, there has been some confusion over the rookie award. This was following a post on the official LoL Esports site that left many fans noting the absence of some of the LEC’s eligible rookies.
Fans quickly noticed the absence of both Excel’s mid-laner Czekolad and Treatz in the original infographic for Rookie of the Split, but that has been changed.
In admitting the omission, a member of the LEC’s video production team quickly confirmed it as an error, while Treatz’s absence took a little longer explanation.
While clarifying the original posting, the LEC has now confirmed the eligibility of Treatz for Rookie of the Split.
The award criteria are that the nominees must have played less than 50 percent of a single regular season in a Worlds-qualifying league. Treatz played eight out of the 18 matches in the 2020 LCS Summer Split during his time on TSM. This made him eligible for the award.
The organizers will release information about fan voting for the All-Pro team soon.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed