ESL is set to run the new League of Legends European Masters tournament, launching April 2018. 26 team will be competing for a €150,000 prize pool with the matches broadcasted live in a multiple of languages.
The first split of European Masters 2018 will take place in the UK. The tournament will run in three stages, kicking off with Play-Ins on 9 April to 12 April. This will be followed by a Group Stage on 14 April to 17 April, and Knockouts on 19 April to 22 April. The Grand Finals will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Riot Games by powering the League of Legends European Masters,” said James Dean, UK Managing Director at ESL. “From our time running the ESL Premiership for League of Legends, we know how incredible the level of play in these competitions can be! The Spring split is a great opportunity for fans to see some of the most impressive rising stars in the European League of Legends scene. Our aim is to offer an even better competition experience for fans, and even more opportunities for talented European players to raise their game in esports.”
For more information on the League of Legends European Masters, visit https://www.eumasters.gg/. For those travelling to Leicester, hotel and travel recommendations can be found at www.visitleicester.info. Tickets for the Grand Finals in Leicester, UK, are on sale at http://esl.pm/EUMTickets.