Munster Rugby Gaming have announced today that they have been invited to compete in the newly formed Northern League of Legends Championships (NLC) which will have a prize pool of over €100,000 up for grabs.
The new league see’s the United Kingdom and Ireland’s top League of Legends competition UKLC and Scandinavia’s top competition, Nordic League, merging to form a new regional championship circuit and pathway to the EU Masters. The league will host 12 teams with 5 of those coming from the UK and Irish region.
Munster will be competing against some of Europe’s biggest esports teams with invites being extended to League of Legends newcomers and Finnish Counter-Strike Giants, ENCE, aswell as Sweden’s GODSENT.
The NLC have also announced that there will be regional competitions for aspiring teams outside of these 12, with Telia Esports Series hosting leagues in Scandinavia and the UKLC continuing to operate leagues in the UK and Ireland. It is not yet clear whether Ireland will have its own League or whether it will be a UK and Irish league.
The teams will now have 2 months to prepare for when the tournament kicks off on the 15th of June, 2020. DreamHack have also announced that there will be live offline finals which will be played at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden on the 7th and 8th of August.
This appears to be a great development for Irish League of Legends with the opportunity for grass-roots to pro-level play now becoming apparent and available for the first time in its history.