Fnatic Rising Inaugural UKLC Champions

UKLC Spring Split 2019 Playoffs

The inaugural season of the UK’s League of Legends Championship has come to an end. Fnatic Rising came out on top of the UKLC after weeks of action.

How they won

It was a confident 3-0 victory over Diabolus Esports that was the icing on the cake and crowned them champions. Despite the one-sided affair in the grand final, it doesn’t tell the tail for how the season really was.

Throughout the season Fnatic Rising and Diabolus have been in a back and forth battle to secure control of the region. The struggles were shown even further in the semi-finals. They both found themselves down 1-0 in the semi-final. Having to pull off a reverse sweep to book their place in the final.

EU Masters

Following this result, both Fnatic Rising and Diabolus have qualified for the EU Masters. The EU Masters will take place on April 27th-28th. The EU Masters is a €150,000 tournament for the strongest upcoming teams from 13 regions across Europe.

Fnatic Rising have managed to qualify for the main event group stages, due to them winning the Championship. Meanwhile, Diabolus will have to battle their way through the play-ins first. There will be seven teams participating in the play-ins, with just two advancing to the main event group stages.

What’s next for UK & Irish League of Legends?

With the UKLC Playoffs finished, we have Forge of Champions to look forward to next. Amateur teams from the UK and Ireland will have the chance to compete in a pair of Open Tournaments with the prospect of qualifying for the Forge.

For those that do qualify, they’ll face off against the UKLC teams in a large cup format. The teams that finished 2nd-5th in the UKLC will receive a bye in the first round. The winner will go on to play against Fnatic Rising for a chance of lifting the Forge of Champions trophy.

UKLC Promotion Tournament

Bulldog Esports and DarkSpawn Gaming finished in the bottom two of the UKLC. This means they face relegation and will fight for survival against two teams from the Forge of Champions tournaments.

Matt Dixon
Matt Dixon
Matt has been involved in Esports for the better part of 5 years now, more commonly known by those in the scene as Fozzii. In the past, he has competed at a high level in Esports and also managed teams and organisations, some of which went on to win a Championship. Esports is his passion and it's fair to say he's a fanatic.