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Philippines will have a chance to join Worlds in 2020

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LMS + LST

A new 10-team league will launch in 2020, combining both LMS and LST, to increase competitiveness in the region.

 

During the past several months, Garena and Riot Games have been evaluating the professional competitive ecosystem for League of Legends across Southeast Asia and the LMS region. Our goal is to continue to increase the level of competition and create a more engaging experience for fans.

 

As we drive towards the long-term success and sustainability of our sport, we will be establishing a new combined league that will consist of teams from the League Master Series (LMS), and the League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour (LST), which currently includes the participation of teams from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

 

We believe that the formation of the new league, which brings the best of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Southeast Asia to a common stage, will allow participating teams to reach a broader audience and increase the competitiveness of the region while expanding the talent pool. Centralizing the competitive ecosystem will also increase business and media opportunities for teams.

 

More information on the structure of the new league, schedule, format and teams will be announced during the pre-season for 2020.

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