We're excited to announce the continuation of League of Legends in the Premiership for Autumn 2017 with our group stage starting on July 19th and culminating in our live finals in mid-September! Teams will be playing for £10,500 prize money and the coveted Challenger Series Qualifier Spot for 2018!
Last time out we saw the best 8 teams battling across seven weeks of group stage games. Team Xenex took a commanding lead over 7 weeks, only dropping a single game to eventual 3rd placed exceL eSports, and were joined in the live final by 2016 winter champions MnM Gaming.
Both teams clashed on the Rift in a best-of-five format and MnM Gaming showed their true colours after a difficult group stage, taking the title 3-0 and earning themselves a spot in the Challenger Series Qualifiers.
While they weren’t able to progress through to the Challenger series, they did the UK and Ireland proud!
Looking ahead to the Autumn Season, we will be inviting back our top 4 rosters from the Spring Season. Players from MnM Gaming, Team Xenex, exceL eSports and CycloneGG will be able to compete again, if they can retain a majority of their previous starting roster.
For the remaining four spots we will be holding open qualifiers on June 28th/29th and July 5th/6th to give everyone the chance to join the Premiership! If you do well enough on Day 1 you’ll automatically progress through to Day 2!
The top two from each of the cups will advance to the group stage.
The group stage will be run on Wednesdays from 19th July for League of Legends in a best-of-1 format with all teams playing on a single night. We felt last seasons on/off stream format didn't do justice to the Premiership and we want to give teams a chance to play on stream against their opponents.
We've responded to player feedback to bring back the playoffs for Autumn 2017!
After the group stages have completed we will be taking the top 4 teams to a single elimination bracket with a best-of-3 semi-finals before the top 2 teams from the league join us for a best-of-5 finals, location TBA!
We hope you're all excited to join us for our 6th League of Legends season and we'll see you on the Rift!