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Riot Games, LVP Announce League of Legends UK League Championship

January 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
League of Legends UK League Championship

Riot Games and Spanish tournament organizer LVP have announced a new League of Legends competition based in the United Kingdom. The two companies announced the UK League Championship (UKLC) on Wednesday, with LVP unveiling its first UK-based office that includes a broadcast suite. The new regional competition will look to “ignite the passion of viewers” in the UK and looks to take advantage of a quickly-rising region in the eSports world.

The UKLC will kick off on February 13th with a lower-tier competition, with teams competing in a best-of-one knockout tournament each week. The team that reaches the highest spot will face the previous week’s champion. The Spring Split will run seven weeks with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The Grand Finals will take place on March 31st, with the winner earning a spot in the European Masters. The Masters is the highest level of League of Legends play in Europe outside of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

Competing in the UKLC are:

* Diabolus Esports
* Barrage
* Enclave Gaming
* Bulldog Esports
* Phelan Gaming
* DarkSpawn Gaming
* Fnatic
* EXCEL
* MnM Gaming

Mo Fadl, Head of Esports at Riot UK said in the announcement, “The UK esports scene has a tremendous potential but has been neglected in the past, which has meant the audience has gravitated naturally more toward global esports content. By leveling up the entertainment experience and the focus on UK talent, we’re hoping to ignite the the passion of the fans and develop a scene for the UK to engage with and be proud of.”