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Riot Games to create Dutch and Belgian LoL esports leagues

Competition in the Benelux region just became more competitive with a recent announcement from 4Entertainment, with Riot Games having chosen the company to create and develop national League of Legends leagues in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Through the partnership with 4Entertainment, a gaming event and broadcasting company which currently oversees a collection of esports projects based in the Benelux region, Riot will split its top League of Legends competition in the Benelux region into two new leagues.

While financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands are still planned to be considered one region, with Belgium and the Netherlands hosting their own leagues throughout 2020.

Each league is slated to host six teams and will run a typical regular season format with a spring and summer Split and a €25,000 prize pool throughout 2020 for each respective league. Each Split will also have a cash prize pool of €7,500 with the winner earning a spot in the European Masters Play-Ins.

Championship points will be based on the team’s standings at the end of each Split, with the top four teams facing off in the offline national Country Finals at the conclusion of each season with the chance at an extra €10,000 prize pool.

Teams will also be able to make changes to their rosters during an open Transfer Period. Each league will also be streamed live each league’s respective Twitch channel, provided by Gamelux, and broadcast in its native languages — Dutch for the Dutch league, Flemish and French for the Belgian league. 

While Luxembourg still waits to receive its own league, players and teams will be able to apply for either competition, but must have their applications submitted by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.