Forge of Champions announces details for Summer 2019

Hot off Fnatic Rising taking home the UK League Championship title at Twickenham, LVP and Riot Games has announced the details for Forge of Champions Summer 2019.

Similar to Spring, amateur teams from the UK and Ireland will have the opportunity to battle the best UKLC teams for a spot in the promotion tournament and a £10,000 prize pool.


For Summer, there are some changes to how qualifying works. There are now only four qualification slots available, with two teams, Bulldog Esports and ChampionClub already confirmed.

  • Insomnia Masters i65 Champion: Bulldog Esports
  • NSE Summer League Champion: ChampionClub (University of Exeter)
  • Belong Arena Clash SU19 Champion: TBC
  • Arena.GG Online Qualifier: TBC

Schedule & Key Dates

Arena.GG Online Qualifier: 20th September – 22nd September

Forge of Champions will feature one Online Qualifier, which will each result in the four qualifying teams for the Main Event. The online qualifying tournament will be composed of a maximum of 96 teams that will face each other in a best-of-3 knockout bracket.

Main Event Week 1: 30th September – 1st October
Main Event Week 2: 9th October – 10th October
Main Event Week 3: 22nd October – 23rd October

In the Main Event, every match is a best-of-3. The four amateur teams that qualify will each be randomly drawn an opponent from the teams that finished 6th-9th in the UKLC league table. The four winners of those matchups will move on to face the 2nd-5th UKLC teams in the Quarter Finals.

The team that makes their way through the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, and Finals will move on to the Grand Final against Fnatic Rising. The winner of the Grand Final will walk away with the Forge of Champions trophy and the lion’s share of the prize pool.

Promotion Tournament: 29th October – 1st November

The Promotion Tournament will start with all four amateur teams playing best-of-1 matches in a randomly-seeded double-elimination bracket. The winners of the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket Final will each then go through to the next stage. The two teams that make it will play against the bottom two UKLC teams to determine qualification to the UKLC Spring Split 2020.

Both the Main Event and the Promotion Tournament will be streamed live at