KRC Genk is a Belgian football club that is known for its pioneering, progressive and future-oriented way of work. It fits within this characteristic to start a team within the world of esports. Their ambition is to become the most successful football club active in esports worldwide, creating a strong brand beyond that of a football club.
Benelux League of Legends is coming back together as one: the spot the Belgian League and Dutch League held within Riot’s European Regional Leagues over the past two years is now being filled by the Elite Series: League of Legends competition.
The competition stays true to the familiar structure of a Spring Split and a Summer Split with €10,000 up for grabs per Split. Each Split is played as a Double Round Robin between all 8 teams, culminating in a King-of-the-Hill style Playoff between the top four teams of the Split. The best two teams will go on to represent the Benelux in the EU Masters.
Teams will face off twice a week, every Monday and Wednesday starting at 19:00. The very first matchday will start on Monday 17 January, you won’t want to miss this!
After the Summer Split a Promotion-Relegation phase is played where the bottom two teams of the Elite Series face off versus the two best up-and-coming teams from the LoL Benelux Circuit. Always wanted to work yourself up to the Elite Series? Then sign yourself up to the Benelux Circuit here.
Finally the year is wrapped up with a Pro-Am tournament, where we will see teams from the LoL Benelux Circuit and the Belgian and Dutch Student Leagues join the fray and compete for the remaining €8,000 prize pool. Do they have what it takes to hold their own against the best of the best that Elite Series has to offer?