FC Schalke 04 gains franchise of the League of Legends European Championship
The Royal Blues are in the League of Legends European Championship with their Esports team! For the coming season, Riot Games are turning the league into a franchise, therefore giving the League of Legends competition a new identity: There will be ten teams in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC). One of those teams will be the Royal Blues, who applied on the back of a successful run of results and with a detailed application. The mm sports, who has supported the development of application documents and bid book, is pleased with the team of the Royal Blues. Schalke 04 successfully prevailed in a strong field of applicants and will receive a starting place in the LEC for the next five years.
For FC Schalke 04, securing participation in this European top competition in esport is an important step. Alexander Jobst, chief marketing officer at Schalke, explained: “By creating this franchise, Riot Games have created a level playing field, where we can plan more effectively and be more pro-active. The franchise guarantees us the financial support to be able to act successfully on a long-term-basis in eSports.”
For more details see the official press release at Schalke 04 .
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