The inaugural season of the Dutch League has concluded and we’re ready to look toward the upcoming season. First and foremost we’d like to thank all the fans, teams and players who helped make our first season such a big success.
We’d also like to congratulate LowLandLions for winning the Spring and Summer Split. They also managed to get out of the European Masters play-in stage in spring and secured a spot in the Main Event. Congratulations are also in order for PSV Esports, who became the 2020 Country Finals Champion.
Of course there’d be no Dutch League without teams. After a proper evaluation, these are the teams who’ll compete in the upcoming 2021 season of the Dutch League.
That’s right, things will stay mostly the same in the Dutch League with the same competitors who faced off against each other last year. We’re looking forward to seeing what they can do in the upcoming season.
For the 2021 Dutch League season, our structure will remain mostly the same. We’ll still have the Spring and Summer Split, which will consist of a double round robin best-of-one format with the playoffs operating on a King of the Hill format featuring a Juggernaut match. After both Spring and Summer Split have concluded, the three teams who collected the most Championship Points throughout the season will square off in the Country Finals.
Our prize pool will stay the same as well, consisting of €25,000 to be spread out amongst the teams depending on their results. All the Dutch League matches will be broadcasted in Dutch and can be watched on Twitch starting with our first matchday on January 12.
The teams will need to have their rosters ready by December 30 before the roster lock. Teams can now field up to 3 non-Locally-Trained Representatives, but will require at least 3 Benelux LTR players in their roster, including substitutes.
The Open Tour Benelux will be returning as well in 2021. With a revamped structure, there will be ample opportunities for teams not in the Dutch or Belgian League to showcase their skills and earn a portion of the €10,000+ prize pool. In 2021, results in the OTBLX will play a role leading into the 2022 season. More details will be shared in the coming weeks, and sign-ups will be possible in January 2021.