Back in April, Legends of Runeterra (LoR) delivered to the world and we were unable to be more joyful with how the European people group has reacted. From heading out with Bilgewater to focusing on the top with Targon, it has been stunning to see players become so contributed with each new set.
Also, on the off chance that you figured you were unable to get more energized than you did during the uncover of space monster god Aurelion Sol, simply hold up until you see what else we have available. In the not so distant future two more Call of the Mountain developments will be added to the game so to praise the entirety of the new cards, we have an extraordinary occasion coming up.
Today, we are over the moon to reveal to you our very own tournament: The Legends of Runeterra Masters Europe – Chronicles of Targon.
The search for hidden (truly outrageous) gems
Winning in LoR always feels great, whether that’s making short work of a control deck with your aggro line-up, using nab to defeat your opponent with their own cards or even plucking your win condition out of the stars with Invoke. Now, imagine the feeling of defeating the best players on the continent while representing your country with the match broadcast live to the world online.
To celebrate the next couple of Call of the Mountain expansions, we are hosting our first European tournament to discover which nation is truly the best at the game. We will select the top 16 countries from the region before pitting their best players against each other.
You read that right, players. While LoR is a solo experience, the expectations of every nation will lay on the shoulders of various contenders. Not many have figured out how to arrive at the pinnacle of Mount Targon and considerably less have done so alone. In this way, the LoR Masters Europe will unite every nation’s three most noteworthy positioned players to frame a super-group who will all need to perform well on the off chance that they need their country to be perceived as the best in Europe.
And if competing for national pride wasn’t enough there will also be a prize pool, details of which will be announced soon.
Before the tournament starts, the ranked ladder will be crucial in deciding which players but and countries will be eligible to compete in the LoR Masters. We will be keeping an eye on the in-game rankings and players will have up until the 12th of October to climb as high as possible to increase their and their country’s chances of competing. The top 16 players from different countries will lead their nation to the Group Stage.
Then the LoR Masters Europe will commence on the 7th November with the Group Stages which will conclude on November 22nd. From there the top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Quarter-Finals held on November 28 before we crown our champions and the best country in Europe with the Semi-Finals and Grand Final on November 29.
If you’re desperate to represent your nation but currently ranked outside of Master, don’t worry. Not only do you have until October 12 to climb but you can potentially still participate
In the spirit of competition, we want to see the top players compete so each team will require at least two Master players but the third seed does not have to be in the highest division. If you’re competing in Diamond, you still have a chance of making your nation’s team. All you need is to be the third-best player in your country
For the Group Stages, the 16 teams will be randomly split up into four groups in which they will battle it out over three grueling weeks. After each team has played every country in their group twice, the top two teams of each group advance to the finals weekend with the Quarter-Finals up first.
No team will have the option to depend entirely on one person. On the off chance that players need their nation to sparkle more splendid than Taric’s diamonds, every one of the three players of that country should be versatile and perform when it is important most.
Every week, teams will come together to build nine separate decks that they can use to compete but only the champions of that deck will be revealed. The Group Stage will be played in best-of-fives and before each series, teams will have a chance to ban three champions away from their opponents.
Each player will have to take on responsibility as every match will be played as a 3v3 with every competitor facing their equivalent seed. After winning a match, that team cannot use that deck for the rest of the series whereas the team that loses can choose to either stick with what they were playing or try another after each defeat.
The team actually has such a great amount available for LoR and we trust you share our fervor for this worldwide rivalry. The team adores the network that has developed around the game as of now and we can’t hold on to see the best that Europe has to bring to the table.
In the event that you actually have any inquiries regarding the LoR Masters Europe, make certain to check the FAQ beneath! Or on the other hand on the off chance that you have some other inquiries, at that point head over to our official Discord worker.
Do I have to be in Master in order to compete?
You do not. You have to be one of the top three players from your country and your country must have at least two Master players.
Where do I apply?
You don’t have to apply. Just queue up in ranked and like any good Targonian, get ready to start climbing. To stay up to date with the latest news and ranking updates, make sure to join our Discord channel.
How many matches do I have to play at minimum?
In order to be eligible for the Lor Masters Europe you must play a minimum of 40 matches before you are eligible to compete. Not only do you need to reach one of the top spots on the ladder but you will have to fight in order to keep it.
Can I play on my phone?
Yes of course!
I’m a citizen of x country but living in y country?
To be eligible to represent a country in the LoR Masters Europe you must qualify as a legal resident of that nation at least one year prior to the tournament’s starting date.
What if I don’t want to play or I won’t be able to participate?
That’s totally ok! Your place will be given to the next-highest ranked player and then will check if your country is still within the top 16 nations who could possibly compete.
When will the ladder snapshot be released?
The snapshot of the ranked ladder with every player that is initially eligible to compete will be released on social media and lormasterseurope.com on 10/22/2020 at 23:59 CET / 22:59 BST.
Where can I find the full ruleset?
Group Stage details and the ruleset will be revealed on lormasterseurope.com soon so keep an eye on the website.
Is this Legends of Runeterra Worlds?
No this is a European only tournament.
Do I have to stream my games?
Yes, let the world watch your games! No pressure.