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.
All games are broadcast live on our Dutch stream.
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 Playoff 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.
The 2021 season of the Dutch League starts again in January 2021. All matches are played on Tuesday as of 18:30 throughout the regular season, with extra matches on Wednesday during the Split Playoffs.
Outlined below are the tentative starting dates for the 2021 season. A detailed schedule of each week can be found here.
30 December 2020
Tue 12 January 2021
Tue 1 June 2021
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 3 weeks of King-of-the-Hill style Playoffs. The Country Finals will be played offline as a King-of-the-Hill style Playoff 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 starts on Tuesday 12 January at 19:00. For a detailed schedule click here.
The Country Finals will take place in October/November 2021 (tentative).
The Dutch League is organised by META (formerly known as 4Entertainment) and supported by Riot Games as an official European Regional League.
Click to read the press release.
To apply to the league, follow the steps in the application process here. The six organisations participating in the 2021 season will be selected based on this application process, as well as an evaluation of all currently participating organisations.
Applications may be written in English, Dutch or French.
Applications must be in by Monday 9 November 23:59. In the weeks following the deadline all participating teams will be announced.
Teams must consist of at least the following:
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 META.
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.