The new year heralds the arrival of another season of the highly anticipated Worten Game Ring Portuguese League of League of Legends (WGR LPLOL). While the competition format remains unchanged from the previous season, the prize pool has received a boost with an increase in team stipends. In addition, fans can expect an enhanced viewing experience as the broadcast undergoes a complete overhaul, featuring new designs, overlays and content creation.
Last season proved to be the most successful yet, with a marked improvement in both ratings and performance in the European Masters (now EMEA Masters). The Portuguese teams moved up in the European Regional Leagues (ERL) rankings, setting the stage for an even more exciting season ahead.
This year promises to be another thrilling year, with exciting roster changes and the addition of two new teams from the second division: Varona Esports and Byteway Esports. These teams join the lineup alongside For The Win Esports, EGN Esports, White Dragons, GTZ Esports, Boavista FC, and Odivelas.
GTZ Esports, with Time and Heroic - the mid-jungle duo and PROAM champions - onboard, are among the contenders for the title. However, they face stiff competition, with White Dragons signing Noma and Calmsky, double Split winners from last season, and FTW welcoming back AFM and Feedarias.
With such an impressive lineup of teams and players, this season promises to be highly competitive and entertaining. Fans can watch all the action on the league's Twitch and YouTube channels, so make sure to tune in and catch the exciting gameplay.
João "Wlfz" Cício, Business Strategy & Innovation Advisor
Esports and auto esports aficionado, strategic thinker, entrepreneur, computer science engineer, marketing and corporate strategy master, and business administration PhD candidate.