about the UKlc
The UKLC is the pinnacle of UK league of legends, showcasing and nurturing the top UK teams and esports talent. The logo itself sets the standard: built around a tower that traces back to the iconic British castles of old, it represents our teams’ climb to national and continental glory. It is the symbol for our players’ fight to declare themselves champions.
UKLC Summer 2020 details
- £20,000 awarded to teams and players participating
- 8 teams, competing double BO1 round-robin
- 6 invited teams: Demise, Enclave Gaming, Barrage Esports Academy, MnM Gaming Academy, NVision Esports and Munster Rugby Gaming Academy
- 2 new teams to qualify
- Seven weeks of league play, (Jun 14 - Jul 27) broadcast live every Sunday and Monday.
- Semifinals and Grand Final (Aug 2 & Aug 3, respectively)
With the new Northern European Ecosystem that means that there will be spots for two new teams to enter into the UKLC.
In the future there will be a promotion / relegation in the system in the same framework as the NLC. The amount of teams entering / relegating through the UKLC in the future will be set every season depending on teams relegating through the NLC, and being promoted out of the UKLC. The UKLC will always feature eight teams.
Stage 1: Open Qualifiers (Top 3 teams advance to Closed Qualifiers)
- Participation: Open Signups
- Dates: Jun 4 - 5
- Format and Signups: Read qualifier info post here
Stage 2: Closed Qualifiers (Top 2 teams advance to UKLC)
- Participation: 3 teams from the Open Qualifiers, 5 organization invited via other UK based tournaments
- 3 slots for the UKEL top 3 teams
- 1 slot for NSE winner
- 1 slot for NUEL winner
- Should any of these organizations not wish to participate or be unable to field a roster, an additional slot will be awarded to the open qualifier
- Dates: Jun 6 - 7
- Format: 8 teams compete. Read qualifier info post here
The closed qualifier will be officially broadcast by DreamHack.
£20,000 awarded to teams and players
- 1st - £1,500
- 2nd - £1,000
- 3rd/4th - £700
- 3rd/4th - £700
- 5th - £500
- 6th - £350
- 7th - £250
Participating Teams FAQ
No Player shall be considered eligible to participate in the UKLC before having lived 16 full years. This shall not prevent Teams from signing Free Agents who have lived 15 full years, granted that they may not participate in a UKLC Match until they have lived 16 full years.
Any player not having lived 18 full years must have signed permission from a legal guardian to participate in the League.
Residency and Representation
Team will be required to have at least three players from the League region in their starting lineup in all matches. The region being UK and Ireland.
More information on this topic is presented in the rulebook.
What happens if an academy team reaches the Relegation Series?
It is not allowed for an organization to have two teams within the NLC, and the NLC includes the relegation series. Therefore either players must be transferred or released to another organization should an academy team advance to the relegation series.
Can UKLC academy teams share players with NLC teams?
Ahead of each split beginning, a team with both squads in the NLC and an academy team in the UKLC will need to set out clear rosters for each league, so fans should not expect to see players moving between the UKLC (or other national leagues) while a split is running.
We are reviewing substitute player policies and will provide more information soon if UKLC players could act as subs in the NLC.
Why do you have academy teams in the UKLC?
We see value in allowing these team brands to operate in both leagues as they wish to support the UK scene and have a history there. We are going to continue to review the impacts of the ecosystem to make sure this is the right approach and will consider making adjustments if the result is not ideal.
We are going to welcome two new teams into the UKLC and we do believe a transition should be done gradually, so we want to take our time and not rush decisions.