BBC, the world’s thriving public service broadcaster has come aboard to air the UK League Championship (UKLC) and Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC).

About the Tournaments

The UKLC is a top tier tournament in the United Kingdom and Ireland and will commence from June 14 and will last for eight weeks. The competition will reach to its Grand Finals on August 3. The winner and second-place team will then be qualified to take part in NLC and be eligible to take part there.

Several acclaimed organizations will compete like Munster Rugby Gaming, Bulldog Esports, and London Esports, with a number of other great teams competing as well.

Also, NLC (showcasing the top teams from across Northern Europe) will begin from June 16. It boasts of featuring 12 of the top-notch teams in Northern Europe competing against each other. These games will be played every Tuesday and Wednesday nights and will include teams like Fnatic Rising, BT Excel, Barrage Esports, and MnM Gaming.

Official Statements

In a Press release, Ben Gallop, Head of Digital at BBC Sport said,

When it comes to esports, it doesn’t come much bigger than League of Legends and we’re very excited to see all teams in action throughout this summer period. Along with all the live sport that is about to resume on the BBC soon, this coverage over the coming weeks shows our ongoing commitment to esports.

Ben Gallop

What’s More?

In addition, NLC is an ingenuity from a partnership between League of Legends developer Riot Games and tournament organizer DreamHack. Due to the UKLC, massive reach and popularity Riot Game & Dreamhack concocted a new tournament in order to elevate UKLC to the next level

The deal lasts three years and will see the finals of the tournament take place at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden.

By Tanya Mishra

A Writer 'All Ghillied Up' as a Gamer.

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