Riot Games announced new rules and key dates for 2022 summer’s Amazon European Masters League of Legends tournament on Tuesday. European Masters is the most important tournament for all European Regional League of Legends teams each split.
The event gives ERL teams a chance to display their talent on a wider scale and win the title for the best ERL team in Europe. Masters also gives players a path into the League of Legends European Championship with the likes of G2’s Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé, MAD Lions William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen and several others all coming for different ERLs.
The 2022 Amazon EU Masters will take place from Aug. 24 to Sept. 25.
The Amazon EU Masters returns for Summer 2022!
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— Amazon European Masters (@EUMasters) July 26, 2022
Format for Amazon EU Masters
EU Masters will kick off Aug. 25 with a play-in stage consisting of 16 teams. These 16 teams will compete for the top four spots to qualify for the main events. All 16 teams will be divided into four groups and will play a single-game double-round robin format.
After this, the top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage. The first place teams from the group stage will face the second place teams. All matches in the knockout stage will take a best-of-three format. The knockout stage ends on Aug. 27 with the top four teams joining the 12 teams that automatically qualified for the main stage.
The EU Masters main event begins on Aug. 29 with a group stage determined based on seeding. Each group will consist of one team of each pool and no group can hove more than one team from the same region. All matches in the group stage will take a single-game double-round robin format. Moreover, just like the play-ins, only eight teams will advance to the knockout stage. The knockout stage will begin with a quarterfinals on Sept. 15. Both the quarterfinals and semifinals series will take a best-of-three format.
The EU Masters grand final on Sept. 25 will be a full best-of-five series.
Teams that have qualified so far
- Anorthosis Esports
- Giants Gaming
- Unicorns of Love Sexy Edition
- Crvena zvezda Esports
- Ago Rogue
- LDLC OL
- Team Heretics
- Team Phantasma
How to Watch
Amazon EU Masters will be broadcasted on the official EU Masters Twitch as well as some of the different ERL channels. Additionally, the slot distrubtion for each ERL is as follows:
- LFL: 2 Main Stage slots, 2 Play-ins slots
- Ultraliga: 2 Main Stage slots, 1 Play-ins slot
- Superliga: 2 Main Stage slots, 1 Play-ins slot
- NLC: 2 Main Stage slots, 1 Play-ins slot
- Prime League: 2 Main Stage slots, 1 Play-ins slot
- PG Nationals: 1 Main Stage slot, 1 Play-ins slot
- EBL: 1 Main Stage slot, 1 Play-ins slot
- Elite Series: 2 Play-ins spots
- LPLOL: 2 Play-ins spots
- Hitpoint Masters: 2 Play-ins spots
- GLL: 2 Play-ins spots
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