League of Legends doesn’t launch after Champion Select [SOLVED]

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4 ways to fix League of Legends Champion Select error

More than a few League of Legends players have reported that the game doesn’t launch after selecting the Champion Select option.  Whenever the user tries to load the game a pop-up appears with the reconnect button. This seems to be a common issue and has affected many players.

League of Legends is not starting after Champion Select

1. Reset Network Adapter

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run Dialog box.
  2. Type cmd and press OK to open the Command Prompt.
  3. In the command prompt enter the following command and hit enter to execute.
    netsh winsock reset
  4. This should reset the network adapter. Close the command prompt.Reset Winsock
  5. Now launch League of Legends with Champion Select and check for any improvements.

2. Turn off Windows Firewall

  1. Type Firewall in the Cortana/search bar and click on Firewall and Network Protection option.
  2. Click on your currently active network.
  3. Now turn off “Windows Defender Firewall” by clicking on the toggle switch.
    Turn off Windows Firewall
  4. If the User Account Control Prompts for a confirmation, click on Yes.
  5. Close the Settings window and launch League of Legends.
  6. Select Champion Select and check if the game launched without any issues.
  7. If the issue persists, try to turn off any other firewall that is enabled on your system.

Reinstallation is always a viable option. Learn how to properly reinstall League of Legends here.

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3. Disable IPv6

  1. Go to Microsoft website for configuring IPv6 and its components.
  2. Click on the Download button for “Disable Ipv6 on non-tunnel interfaces (except the loopback) and on the IPv6 tunnel interfaces“.
  3. Run the MicrosoftEasyFix20170.mini.diagcab file.
  4. Click on the Next button when the EasyRepair window appears. The tool will disable IPv6 component on your system.
    Configure IPv6
  5. Close the troubleshooter and launch League of Legends with Champion  Select. Check if the game runs without any issues.

4. Change DNS Server

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type control and press OK to open Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, click on Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
  4. From the right pane click on “Change Adapter Settings“.
  5. Right-click on your Network adapter and select Properties.Network adapter properties Control Panel - League of Legends
  6. In the Properties window, double-click on ” Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
  7. Select “Use the following DNS server addresses” option.
  8. In the DNS server field enter the following digits:
    Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
    Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
  9. Click OK to save the changes. Close the Control Panel windows.
  10. Now try to launch League of Legends with Champions Select and check for any improvements.

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