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As the title suggests, I'm sure there are many who are wondering "what now?" after another historical Worlds Championship has passed us. I'm a writer who specialises in covering the European Regional Leagues and I'm here to tell you about some of the big events STILL ongoing in the ERLs.
With how prevalent the amount of rookies from the ERLs that have entered the LEC in recent times, interested parties should definitely give some of these events a gander. After all, you can see the stars of tomorrow, today 😉
Without further ado:-
Poland: Starting today and in about 3 hours, we have the Trinity Force Puchar Polski 2020! You know these names: AGO Rogue, EUM Summer 2020 champion. K1CK Esports, Puki Style the Maestro. Along with others like Illuminar Gaming and surprise, Cream Real Betis from Spain (they have 3 Polish players)!
With a big double elimination format, this looks to be an exciting end to the 2020 season for Poland. Polska Gurom!
Czech Republic/Slovakia: Starts up Week 4 of the Hitpoint Masters Winter 2020, before starting up Week 5 on the 7th. Esuba, kings of the Hitpoint Masters are the top but find themselves second place against Vikingekrig Esports. Repre Gold, a team with names like Wondro/Jejky who've attended past EUM's, are not far behind either.
Greece: Week 4 of the Greek League Legends Winter 2020 starts tomorrow. Many expected the Greek powerhouse team WLG Gaming (who were in EUM Summer 2020) to dominate but new team Team Phantasma and Anorthosis Famagusta are tied for 1st at this point of time. Will WLG claw their way back up to prove themselves undisputed rulers of Greece?
UK/Nordics: The big offseason tournament, the NLC Fall Open 2020 starts on 5th November! Teams from the NLC, the leagues below it such as the UKLC and the Telia Nordic leagues have been invited to compete. The groups have been drawn already and some of them look to be bangers!
Spain: The Iberian Cup 2020! We're already in the quarter-finals and all the giants are in it: G2 Arctic, Vodafone Giants, Movistar Riders and MAD Lions Madrid. S2V look like they could pull off an upset on a good day and SLO Rejects, a ragtag team with no org, could make semis.
They too start on 5th November. Don't miss this one!
More info: https://lol.gamepedia.com/Iberian_Cup_2020
DACH: To cap off the Prime League's first competitive year, we have the Prime League Grand Finals featuring 2 great rivals throughout the year of 2020. It's FC Schalke 04 Evolution vs. mousesports.
In spring, S04 won playoffs; in summer, mous took it. Now they face in the finals for the 3rd this year. Who will have the last laugh? Find out on 15th November!
If you've come this far, thank you for reading all of that and I hope people do tune in to the Regional Leagues. They lack the prestige or marketing in comparison to the Major Regions that people tend to focus on, but as you've seen in the LEC, the ERLs are the lifeblood of the region and there are many exceptional talents.
But other than just watching 'who makes LEC' I do recommend watching the ERLs for entertainment value as you would with the larger leagues. Every ERL has their own set of teams, players, stories etc. to tell and while there's still a lot that needs to be done, helping to promote it is the first step and I can only do so much as one person.
For those with continued, vested interest, as usual use Leaguepedia to keep up with the schedules and happenings: https://lol.gamepedia.com/League_of_Legends_Esports_Wiki
For those who want a community to talk about European LoL or just LoL in general:
And if you've any questions, I'll do my best to answer them or direct you to a place or someone who can answer. Once more, thank you for reading and hope the ERL action will fill in the gap that Worlds has left!
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