New model for Brazilian League of Legends competition

According to Riot Games, the league has adopted a long-term partnership system, as seen in the Chinese LPL, European LEC, and North American LCS.

Brazil has a passionate fan base for Esports, with thousands of professional players and millions watching matches via streaming.
Brazil has a passionate fan base for Esports, with thousands of professional players and millions watching matches via streaming.

The Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (CBLoL) is moving to a partnership format instead of having an open league. Although almost 20 clubs showed formal interest in becoming a partner for CBLoL, only 10 slots had been allocated for the competition by organizer Riot Games.

The teams that have been selected following the multiple rounds of consideration, including a formal application and the submittal of organizational documentation, are as follows: 1) ESports Cruise; 2) Falkol Prodigy; 3) Flamengo Esports; 4) FURIA Esports; 5) INTZ; 6) Kaboom! e-Sports; 7) LOUD; 8) paiN Gaming; 9) Red Canids Kalunga, and 10) Rensga Esports.

About the selection, Carlos Antunes, Head of Esports at Riot Games in Brazil, mentioned: “We were really impressed with the high quality and the vision of several teams, both among those who were already present at CBLoL and at the Challenging Circuit, as well as other Esports organizations that saw in this project the opportunity to enter the official competitive scenario of League of Legends, contributing to the growth of the League. We are confident that organizations are committed to the evolution of our scenario in various dimensions, willing to invest in resources and strategic planning, opening a new chapter in the history of CBLoL.”