The UKLC starts this weekend (Sunday June 14th) and the higher-tier NLC on Tuesday June 16th, with games available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport (both online and via the app).
For eight weeks on the BBC, eight teams will compete in the UKLC every Sunday and Monday evening (6pm to 10pm) from June 14th until July 27th.
The semi-finals and grand finals will take place on August 2nd and 3rd respectively, where one team will be crowned UKLC champions. Additionally, the top two teams will also advance to compete in the NLC, which has both UK and Nordic teams in it.
Bulldog Esports and London Esports recently secured their spots in the UKLC after impressive performances in the qualifiers and will join invited teams Barrage Esports Academy, Demise, Enclave Gaming, MnM Gaming Academy, NVision Esports and Munster Rugby Gaming Academy.
The NLC matches will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm, including UK and Ireland sides Fnatic Rising, BT Excel, Barrage Esports, Munster Rugby Gaming and MnM Gaming, as they aim to make the playoffs on August 4th to 8th.
Ben Gallop, BBC Sport Head of Digital, said: “When it comes to esports, it doesn’t come much bigger than League of Legends and we’re very excited to see all teams in action throughout this summer period.
“Along with all the live sport that is about to resume on the BBC soon, this coverage over the coming weeks shows our ongoing commitment to esports.”
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.