The Dutch League

The Dutch League is the official European Regional League of the Netherlands, signifying a major step in bringing the regional League of Legends scene to a new professional level. The six participating teams will face-off for their share of the €25,000 prize pool throughout 2020.

The number of teams will grow to at least eight after the first season.

All games are broadcast live on our Dutch stream.

Format

The competition consists of two Splits (Spring and Summer) and a national Country Final. Each Split is played online as a Double Round Robin between all six teams, culminating in a King-of-the-Hill style Play-off between the top four teams of the Split.

Each Split has a cash prize pool of €7,500 and the winner of each Split will earn a spot in the European Masters Play-Ins, giving them the opportunity to face off against some of the best teams from all across Europe.

Teams will gain Championship Points based on their standings at the end of each Split, and the four best teams based on Championship Points will face off in the offline national Country Finals at the end of the season for an extra €10,000 prize pool.

Between Splits and after the Country Finals teams will have the opportunity to make changes to their lineups during an open Transfer Period.

Schedule

All matches for the Dutch League will be played on Tuesday as of 18:30 throughout the regular season, with extra matches on Thursday during the Split Play-offs. Outlined below are the important dates for the Spring Split. A detailed schedule of each week can be found here.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Start Playoffs

 

Tue 21 January 2020

Tue 28 January 2020

Tue 04 February 2020

Tue 11 February 2020

Tue 18 February 2020

Tue 25 February 2020

Tue 03 March 2020

Tue 10 March 2020

Tue 17 March 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The Dutch League is the official European Regional League of the Netherlands for League of Legends, where six teams will compete for a €25,000 prize pool and the opportunity to compete in the European Masters. Click to read more.

The competition is made up of a Spring Split, a Summer Split and a national Country Final. Each Split consists of a Double Round Robin played online in an 8 week period, concluded with 2 weeks of King-of-the-Hill style Play-offs. The Country Finals will be played offline as a King-of-the-Hill style Play-off based on Championship Points acquired by teams in the Splits.

For more information on the format, click here.

The first game of the Spring Split will start on Tuesday 21 January at 18:30. For a detailed schedule click here. The Summer Split will start in June 2020, and the Country Finals will take place in November 2020 (tentative).

All games will be broadcast by Gamelux in Dutch and replays of the match will be available at:

Dutch Stream

The Dutch League is organised by 4Entertainment and supported by Riot Games as an official European Regional League.
Click to read the press release.

UPDATEThe application phase has ended.

To apply to the league, follow the steps in the application process here. All applications will be analysed alongside Riot Games’ expert insights to select the six best teams for the competition. Applications may be written in English, Dutch or French.

UPDATE: The application phase has ended.

Applications must be in by Wednesday 4 Dec 23:59. In the weeks following the deadline all participating teams will be announced.

UPDATE: The application phase has ended.

Teams can only participate in one of the leagues, but players from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are welcome to join either league.

If you are unsure whether to apply to the Belgian League or the Dutch League, you only have to complete the application process once and mention that you are interested in a spot in either league.

Teams must consist of at least the following:

  • 5 core players (at least 3 of which must be Benelux LTRs)
  • 1 substitute player (max. 4)
  • 1 coach
  • 1 team manager

LTR: Locally Trained Representative, as defined in the Rulebook under article 1.2

Players are required to be at least 16 years of age, and if they are under 18 they must present written permission through a Minor Permission Form which can be obtained through 4Entertainment.

The total prize pool is €25,000: each split has a prize pool of €7,500 and the Country Finals have an additional prize pool of €10,000.

The winner of each split also earns a spot in the European Masters Play-Ins.

For any inquiries about the league, reach out to us via the Contact page, via Discord, or send an email to info@dutchleague.lol

A full rulebook can be found here – note that it is subject to change prior to the start of the competition.

Until then, if you have any questions, please feel free to Contact us.