UK-based League of Legends squad Misfits Academy has secured the win in Riot’s Forge of Champions event.
The workforce, which options three brits (together with one named after seminal London trancecore band Enter Shikari) fought exhausting towards Diabolous in a finest of 5 match, profitable 3-2. Misfits have earned a spot within the EU Masters, in addition to the lion’s share of the £50,000 prize pool.
The inaugural Forge of Champions is the primary UK League of Legends event hosted by Riot Games, representing the agency’s greatest dedication to the UK esports scene thus far. Riot had been concerned with League of Legends tournaments hosted by ESL.
Although Misfits had been favourites to take the trophy residence, it was under no circumstances a straightforward victory. Diabolous proved robust opposition, profitable two rounds of the perfect of 5 match, after Misfits cruised the primary two. Misfit’s high laner Shikari led the cost all through, creating quite a few alternatives for Misfits to outplay their opponents. In the top it was younger assist participant Prosfair that led the squad to victory, taking over shot-calling duties within the deciding spherical.
The FoC is a part of a renewed effort by Riot to reinvigorate the UK League scene and win again gamers who’ve fallen off the wagon.
“Forge of Champions was created alongside the UK’s leading professional teams and forms the first part of a three-year partnership with LVP and their shared vision for UK esports,” reads an announcement from the agency.
The event was an open bracket, that means any League workforce might enter, however Misfits Academy was one of many eight groups who had been invited from the ESL UK Premiership. Over 3000 gamers registered, and 64 new groups had been created to enter the Forge of Champions.
“Forge of Champions really shows the strength of the UK League of Legends esports scene,” mentioned Mo Fadl, head of UK esports at Riot Games UK. “Every country is different in terms of player needs and we’ve learnt a lot over the last few months and have taken on board all feedback for 2019. We’ll continue to work closely with our players to develop something meaningful that helps the UK to thrive.”