For nylig talte vi med Will Atwood, der sidder som produktleder ovre hos EU Masters-turneringen i ESL. Vi talte lidt om selve konkurrencen, samt hvad målet med den er.
"The core goals with the EU Masters is to provide the pinnacle of competitive play to the European Regional League system and give everyone involved a chance to prove themselves in front of European fans. Also to finally answer the question of which region is the best in Europe and the previous two years have not disappointed with some great League of Legends on show," sagde Atwood.
"It makes for such an intense tournament! Every game matters and teams have such a short window to get it all right we think it allows everyone to show their potential. Longer times to play games don't necessarily provide 'better' answers," fortsatte han.
"With so many rivalries going on between the regions and questions of who is the most dominant being thrown out daily, it's great to have time to throw down the gauntlet and have teams put their hearts on the line."
EU Masters er ikke helt lige som LEC (League of Legends European Championship), da Masters sidder lige under i forhold til spillernes evner. Konkurrencen giver dog kommende stjerner en mulighed for at fremvise deres talent.
"I think the EU Masters is a great platform for players to showcase their talents and take that next step in their careers. We've seen Selfmade, Crownshot and Werlyb directly move from the Season 2 Champions Mad Lions E.C. to SK Gaming and more players than I can list moving on to LEC and LEC academy teams. "
"We've even seen a few players progress slightly further afield to LCS academy teams in North America and even Foxdrop made the jump to the LEC broadcast team. Excel Esports have also been a great success story for orgs who are looking to push themselves to the big leagues."