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DreamHack take over UKLC for Spring Split 2020

Riot Games has announced DreamHack will operate the League Of Legends UK Championship in 2020.

Riot previously partnered with Spanish esports organisation LVP to run the League Of Legends UK Championship over the past two years, and confirmed last month this wouldn’t continue for the 2020 season.  

The developer has since announced the UKLC will team up with DreamHack next year, who also operate the Nordic Championship 2020.  

The Nordic Championship will have a total prize pool of 200,000 SEK, while the UKLC Spring Split will see eight teams compete for £60,000.  

For the UK League Championship, the season kicks off on 4 February for seven weeks, with semi-finals and the live final set to take place in late March. Teams confirmed to take part so far are Excel UK and Fnatic Rising, with the remaining six teams yet to be announced.  

Speaking about the partnership, co-CEO of DreamHack Marcus Lindmark, said: “DreamHack and Riot Games have been partners for many year, and we are avid fans of League Of Legends.

“We are very excited to continue to support League Of Legends through the Nordic Championship, as well as expanding to running the UKLC in spring. For the Summer Split and beyond our ambitions are even bigger and we are excited to share more details in 2020.” 

Riot’s head of UK esports Mo Fadl, said: ‘We’re really happy to be expanding our work with DreamHack. We’ve been working hard with their talented team to level up the regional league for League Of Legends in the Nordics in time for the Spring Split.  

“We’ll also be drawing on DreamHack’s expertise to operate the UKLC over the course of the Spring Split. UKLC is a longer term project and we’re looking to roll out the new-look ecosystem for the Summer Split.” 

DreamHack are renowned for organising some of the biggest esports events and festivals in the world, having built a strong reputation running the Nordic regional leagues.