SIGN UP LOG IN
 

LEC establishes Berlin as a European eSports Centre

Published by

June 10, 2019 4:33 am

LEC establishes Berlin as a European eSports Centre

The summer season of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) begins in Berlin on Friday. Five years ago, the European premier league in League of Legends (LoL) moved from Cologne to the German capital.

In the press release, Cologne was still described as the “capital of e-sports” at the time. Many important companies within the industry, such as ESL or Team SK Gaming, come from the West. But in the meantime, Berlin has overtaken the old “capital”. Also, because of the LEC.

The league is held in a TV studio in Berlin-Adlershof. LoL, developer Riot Games has turned it into an arena with around 200 seats for spectators. On Fridays and Saturdays, ten European teams compete against each other. A little bit is about prize money – but much more about qualifying for the international tournaments.

The LEC also brought some LoL teams to Berlin, such as Fnatic, H2k, Unicorns of Love and Origen. Teams that achieved world fame over the years, especially at the LoL World Championships held in Europe in 2015. At the same time, the game established itself as the most far-reaching e-sport title. Other e-sport greats that later established themselves, such as G2 Esports or Misfits Gaming, also moved to the German capital for this reason.

Both Misfits and G2 not only moved the location of their LoL team to Berlin, but they also built meeting places for interested fans and gamers. The already completed Misfits Arena is a mini-competition venue where fans can watch tournaments together, meet their e-sport helpers or play a round.

Also under construction is a Veritas Entertainment event area near Checkpoint Charlie. In partnership with G2 Esports, a “PC Bang” with over 30 computers is to be built here in addition to a tournament area. PC bangs are reminiscent of Internet cafés and are particularly widespread in Asia. The guests can use a PC for a small amount and play computer games.

Katowice and Stockholm other important European cities

However, not everything revolves around League of Legends in the Berlin e-sports scene. The at times hugely successful game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) had its first international tournament in the Mercedes-Benz Arena last year, now the European league of this discipline will also be played in a Berlin exhibition hall. And the Mercedes-Benz Arena will also host a major international competition for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) in October.

Of course, there are also other important European cities in e-Sport, such as Katowice in Poland or Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Madrid, too, is turning into an opponent of Berlin due to teams such as the Movistar Riders or MAD Lions.

However, it is doubtful that these cities will outstrip Berlin. The German capital has become too well established over the past few years. And it is unlikely that the existing and growing industry here will move again.

More News

Blizzard working on Overwatch 2 - Stop Starcraft Shooter

Blizzard working on Overwatch 2 - Stop Starcraft Shooter

There's news from Blizzard. A well-informed journalist has found out that they are working on Overwatch 2. For gamers, this…

The International prize money exceeds 30 million

The International prize money exceeds 30 million

The prize pool of the Dota 2 World Championship, The International 2019, has exceeded the 30 million mark. This is…

Swiss wins the jackpot in Las Vegas

Swiss wins the jackpot in Las Vegas

Hypno, e-athlete at Lausanne Esports, finishes fifth on the Masters Tour to "Hearthstone". He talks about his impressions in Las…

FIFA 20 Winter Upgrade: All info and Premier League predictions

FIFA 20 Winter Upgrade: All info and Premier League predictions

The next big FIFA 20 update is just around the corner: The Winter Upgrades. Various top stars will be happy…

Dallas Call of Duty shows Roster

Dallas Call of Duty shows Roster

The team ", Dallas Call of Duty," introduced this week every day a new player of their five-headed roster for…

WSOP First Fifty Honors - Hellmuth is Bad Boy, Negreanu fan favourite

WSOP First Fifty Honors - Hellmuth is Bad Boy, Negreanu fan favourite

To mark the 50th anniversary of the WSOP, there was a special event: WSOP First Fifty Honors. Here all players…

FIFA eWorld Cup: 32 players in a duel for the title & $500,000 prize money

FIFA eWorld Cup: 32 players in a duel for the title & $500,000 prize money

The FIFA eWorld Cup has been held annually since 2004. 32 players who have qualified from over 20 million participants…

"MOAUBA" DROPS OUT OF ECHAMPIONS LEAGUE

WERDER eSPORTS pro Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous has been eliminated from the eChampions League early. The PlayStation player of the green-and-white…

Austria: The eSports scene in Austria

Austria: The eSports scene in Austria

eSports is the new sport, which is more and more to be found in the media. The trend has been…

Does mousesports have a chance against Team Liquid?

Does mousesports have a chance against Team Liquid?

On the second day of the ESL Pro League Finals Playoffs the home team G2 Esports will play NRG Esports.…

Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City introduces slot machines for the home

Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City introduces slot machines for the home

The Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City (New Jersey) presented land-based slot machines for the first time on Monday, which…

Sport News: Arsenal's

Sport News: Arsenal's "angry" SBU saviour

Arsenal coach Freddie Ljungberg praises Bukayo Saka's performance in the European League match against Liège but admits the youngster was…

CPPT Main Event - Pateychuk wins, Heidorn fifth
CPPT Main Event - Pateychuk wins, Heidorn fifth

For those players who didn't have enough of poker after the WSOP, the $5,000 Main Event of the Card Player…

Ex-HSV star Thomas Gravesen lost over $50 million playing poker
Ex-HSV star Thomas Gravesen lost over $50 million playing poker

Football bully Thomas Gravesen was known and feared as a tough player in his active days. But also his funny…

Team BIG misses ESL One Cologne
Team BIG misses ESL One Cologne

After the surprise success of the underdogs last year, hopes were high. Nevertheless, BIG had to retire from the ESL…

Ryan Riess & Jorryt van Hoof at the MCOP High Roller Final Table
Ryan Riess & Jorryt van Hoof at the MCOP High Roller Final Table

At the Master Classics Of Poker Amsterdam yesterday the decision was made in the Main Event. In the €9,800 High…

E-Sport: Brewery plans first eSports beer in the USA
E-Sport: Brewery plans first eSports beer in the USA

In football, basketball and the like, beer has long since become indispensable. Now a brewery from the USA wants to…

Binishi can win the SPF King's Championship!
Binishi can win the SPF King's Championship!

Also at the end of the Spanish Poker Festival at the King's Resort, Sunday evening at the €100+€15 SPF King's…

PUBG Classic: OP Gaming Rangers wins in London
PUBG Classic: OP Gaming Rangers wins in London

OP Gaming Rangers are the winners of the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic in London. In a close competition, several…

E-Sport News: G2 eSports is in Worlds Final
E-Sport News: G2 eSports is in Worlds Final

After the second semi-final, is before the final. Next Sunday, the two strongest teams in the world will meet. For…

E-Sport is becoming increasingly popular in Japan
E-Sport is becoming increasingly popular in Japan

E-Sport is becoming increasingly popular in Japan, as shown by a tournament in which students from over 1,400 schools take…

LoL: Schalke hires Head Analyst Jose Maria Iznardo
LoL: Schalke hires Head Analyst Jose Maria Iznardo

A new addition to the squires' League of Legends team: The S04 Esports hires Jose Maria 'F1RE' Iznardo. The 20-year-old…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!