The League of Legends EU Masters has announced its broadcast talent line-up as the play-in stages begin.
There’s some top UK and Ireland casters getting involved alongside US caster Devin “Piratechnics” Younge.
The great UK casting duo of Excoundrel and Medic reunite again for the EU Masters, after working on the first iteration of the tournament earlier this year. They did a lot of work together in the UK scene in the past, including for the ESL Prem, UK Masters and epic.LAN, before Medic began casting for Riot in the EU LCS.
They’re joined by the likes of CelticTiger, Hiprain and GosuDreams.
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In terms of UK teams in the EU Masters itself, Misfits Academy are through to the group stages after winning Forge of Champions, while Enclave Gaming made it through to the play-ins for racking up the most points in that tournament.
At the time of writing, Enclave won their first game yesterday (September 10th) against Giants Gaming, lost to Gentside earlier today and are playing NiP as we write this.
EU Masters features 16 teams from different countries across Europe, usually the champions of the various European Regional Leagues (ERLs). Three of the 16 qualify from the play-ins stage.
Play-ins are underway now, groups begin on September 17th and playoffs are on September 22nd and 23rd. The semi-finals and grand final take place on September 29th and 30th respectively.
The prize pool again stands at €150,000, and ESL will again be presenting the show, but this time the finals will take place at ESL Arena in Katowice instead of the Leicester Haymarket Theatre.
For more info on EU Masters Season 2, you can read the initial announcement info, the official livestream here and check out this handy video below:
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