Riot Games and LVP have announced that the finals of the UK League of Legends Championship (UKLC) will be hosted live at Twickenham Stadium, London.
This is the first live event for the regional league, which was launched in February this year.
Taking place on September 1st, the event will be hosted at Twickenham Stadium – the home of English Rubgy and Excel Esports‘ League of Legends training facility.
Olia Fadeeva, Associate Product Manager – Esports at Riot Games UK commented on the finals: “The League of Legends European regional structure offers the clearest path to going pro. The UK is the newest territory to create this path but in just a few short months we’ve seen a number of teams rise through the ranks and grow their fanbase and brand.
“NVision Esports and Demise performed incredibly during Forge of Champions and to be able to offer them a spot in the UKLC is very exciting. These teams represent all the UKLC has to offer, an aspirational league that helps new talent shine.”
UKLC’s Summer Split kicked off on July 3rd with two new teams – NVision Esports – boarding the competition after performing well in Forge of Championships. The league was created by Riot Games and LVP in hopes to develop esports in the United Kingdom.
Esports Insider says: Housing Excel Esports, acting as the venue for the upcoming ESI London event, and now hosting the UKLC finals, Twickenham Stadium is quickly becoming a contender to be considered the home of UK esports. It’s great to see the stadium welcoming a variety of esports-focused events and we’re sure the finals will be a solid display of UK League of Legends.