Riot Games and LVP have announced Twickenham Stadium as the location of their first live UK League of Legends Championship (UKLC) finals.
The finals – taking place on September 1st – will be the first live event of the new official regional league (UKLC) which launched in February 2019.
Organisers say it will be the biggest League of Legends event to take place in the UK this year. The biggest one prior to this was arguably the EU Masters in Leicester (sadly, the UK is missing out on Worlds this year).
Doors will open at 1pm, with activities planned throughout the afternoon, before the best LoL teams in the UK and Ireland Summer Split will face off in a best-of-five match. Tickets cost £5.
Twickenham Stadium is home to English Rugby and of course UK esports organisation Excel Esports.
The UKLC Summer Split started on July 3rd and saw two new teams introduced. NVision Esports and Demise qualified, taking Bulldog and Darkspawn’s place in the tournament. The latter are now running the unofficial UK League division 2 (UKEL) and the former are taking part in it.
Fnatic won the UKLC Spring Split, which didn’t have a live finals event.
Since Riot moved away from ESL as a production partner for UK League of Legends in favour of LVP, they have launched the Forge of Champions tournament, UKLC, and LVP now have their first UK-based office in London including a broadcast suite.
Olia Fadeeva, Associate Product Manager at Riot UK, said: “The League of Legends European regional structure offers the clearest path to going pro. 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.”
Tickets to the UKLC finals cost £5 and can be bought here.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.