LCK Match Postponed Due to Persistent DDOS Attacks

The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) faced an unprecedented disruption today as the highly anticipated match between T1 and FearX was postponed due to persistent DDOS attacks. Let’s delve into the details of this unexpected turn of events.

The Ongoing DDoS Attacks

LCK officials confirmed that they have been targeted by DDoS attacks since February 25, 2024. These malicious attacks have persisted throughout the week, causing significant disruptions to the league’s operations1. While online hacker attacks are not uncommon in the esports scene, this is the first time a top-tier league like LCK has been directly affected.

The Cancelled Match

The first match to fall victim to these attacks was the scheduled clash between BRO and KDF. Initially, it appeared that some players were experiencing mere ping issues. However, as the problem persisted, it became evident that the games could not proceed as planned. Since LCK matches are played online, there was little the league could do to mitigate the impact of the attacks. In response, LCK promptly issued an apology for the pauses and delays, promising to refund fans’ tickets for the cancelled match. Additionally, they committed to a thorough investigation to identify the root cause of the ping issues, which severely affected both players and staff2.

The Current Situation

As of now, the situation remains uncertain. LCK continues to grapple with the ongoing DDoS attacks, and it’s unclear when normalcy will be restored. We can only speculate about the motives behind these attacks and hope that LCK’s security measures will eventually prevail. The league’s protection mechanisms are robust, but the breach that allowed hackers to target players remains a mystery. Perhaps this incident highlights the need for even stronger safeguards, especially when matches are played on the Tournament Realm—a specialized League of Legends client reserved exclusively for esports competitions.


The LCK community eagerly awaits updates from league officials. Until then, fans and players alike must remain patient and vigilant. As we keep a close eye on developments, let’s hope for a swift resolution and a return to uninterrupted competitive play.

Stay tuned for further news and updates on this evolving situation. And remember, in the world of esports, even the virtual battlefield can face unexpected challenges.

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