Diabolus Esports secure EU Masters spot

UK esports organisation Diabolus have qualified for the League of Legends European Masters.

They successfully defended the tower in the UK League Championship (UKLC) this evening againt Excel UK.

With 19 points, they currently have the top spot in the inaugural UKLC and progress to the EU Masters. They will be joined by another team from the UK scene. The winner will advance to the group stages while the UKLC runners-up will compete in a play-in stage with other second-place teams from other European Regional Leagues (ERLs).

Looking at the other top teams in the UKLC, Fnatic Rising are currently in second place with 14 points, while Excel UK and MnM Gaming are in joint third with 12 points each.

Diabolus have performed exceptionally well in this season of the UKLC, particularly over the last three weeks.

They have successfully defended their tower spot now for two weeks in a row. Tonight they beat Excel convincingly, with jungler Christian 'Munckizz' Munck putting in a top/MVP performance as Rek'Sai with a 9/0/2 scoreline.

The EU Masters will take place next month, with the best 20 teams from European Regional Leagues (ERLs) taking part and competing for a share of the €150,000 prize pool.

The other six teams which have currently qualified for the EU Masters are SK Prime (Germany), Rogue Academy (Poland), Ventus Esports (Nordics), Nyyrikki White (Nordics), MAD Lions (Spain) and Team LDLC (France).

Past EU Masters winners so far have been Origen in Season 1 (the finals of which took place in Leicester's Haymarket Theatre) and MAD Lions in Season 2 (Katowice).

The EU Masters will again be presented by esports tournament organiser ESL. Matches will be streamed from Riot Games' Twitch stream and ESL's YouTube channel.

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