United Kingdom preparing to host new League of Legends tournament called Forge of Champions, according to Riot announcement.
Forge of Champions is a new tournament series offering a £50,000 prize pool and two League European Masters slots to winning teams. A Riot Games–sponsored circuit of four qualifying tournaments will lead into a grand final event. Two stages mark the qualifying tournaments—any team can enter the first stage, which will be narrowed down from 64 to eight for the second stage. Those eight teams will face eight squads from “the previous UK premiership.” Tournament points awarded will determine which eight teams from the four qualifiers will move on to the grand final event.
For a team to be eligible to enter the tournament, at least three out of five starting roster players must be residents of either the UK or Ireland.
The semifinals and finals of Forge of Champions will be played in Barcelona, Spain in September.