ESL is teaming up with Varsity Games to host a League of Legends match between the University of Leicester (UoL) and De Montfort University (DMU).
The derby match will take place at ESL’s studio 1 in Leicester on Saturday March 11th from 11am to 6pm.
Students are being asked to help run the event, with organisers looking for production and admin staff, as well as casters and a stage host.
Varsity Games was launched last year by the organisers behind GameBritannia, who held the Heritage 1 and Heritage 2 Dota events earlier this year.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) won the first Varsity Games Dota 2 tournament in November 2016.
Varsity Games was created by Amy Yu, the person behind GameBritannia (which held the Heritage 1 and Heritage 2 Dota events in 2016), and Sujoy Roy, a games industry veteran, former Quake esports pro and founder of physical retail zone Gamerbase (which was bought by HMV).
An official public announcement on the League of Legends match has not yet been made by ESL or Varsity Games.
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