Riot Games, developer and publisher of one of the world’s most popular games, League of Legends, and 4Entertainment, the Benelux’ premier gaming and esports company, have joined forces in bringing the region two separate official League of Legends leagues to represent the Benelux region in Europe.
Starting in January, six teams in both the Netherlands and Belgium will compete to become the very best League of Legends teams in the Benelux for the 2020 season and a €50,000 cash prize pool. The top competitors will be able to play in the EU Masters and face the best teams of the other European national leagues, an ideal opportunity to showcase their talent on an international stage.
Playing in two splits per season, with playoffs and split finals leading into the European Masters for League of Legends and the chance to be crowned Belgian and Dutch champion at the end of the season, the two national leagues will provide stability, continuity and an immense potential for growth. Players from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are welcome to join either league.
Starting today, teams will be able to register for the open spots in the league, a selection process that will be open until Wednesday 4 December 2019 23h59. Following that, the selected teams will play in the new leagues and receive support to help them become more stable and futureproof organizations. Six teams (per country) will compete in the inaugural season, with additional spots becoming available for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.