LOL announces its return to the Oceanic region

Just over two months after his sad appearance, League of Legends will return to the Oceanic region in 2021 under a new partnership.

Riot Games will grant ESL Gaming and Guinevere Capital a three-year license to run Oceanic League of Legends in collaboration with the other eight League of Legends organizations.

“Our philosophy is based on developing young talent and there are many examples of players, coaches and casters from this region being globally relevant,” Guinevere Capital managing director Dave Harris said in press release. “We truly believe that this new league can be a case study for other parts of the world with the freedom to innovate and build a sustainable model of esports in the region that remains. emerges. ”

Riot Games announced October 7 that the Oceanic Pro League would be disbanded, and that the company’s Sydney office would close. The plan was to incorporate the area into the North American LCS.

Starting in 2015, OPL was under the control of Legacy Esports in 2020 with the team finishing in 17th / 18th place at Worlds to earn $ 22,500.

Many Oceanic players have left to play opportunities internationally, with the league hoping to offer opportunities to other players in the region.

“We are excited about the future of Oceanic LOL’s competitive ecosystem in 2021 and look forward to working with the team at Guinevere and Riot to create something for fans and competitors alike. be proud, ”said ESL Gaming vice president Nick Vanzetti.

More information about Oceanic League of Legends is expected to be published in early 2021.

–Field Media Level