UK League Chat (Ep. 35) – EU Masters Main Event – ft. Veteran

Welcome to UK League Chat, a podcast focused on the UK League of Legends scene. Listen in to get the views of experts from the scene, from Esports journalists to the players themselves, on tournaments such as the NLC and UKLC.

This episode sees Lee and Tom joined by analyst/streamer Veteran to talk through the main event of this split’s European Masters, discussing the strength of sides and giving their thoughts on the likely qualifiers to the knockouts.

Also discussed was Veteran’s transition to content creation, finding work in Esports in 2020 as well as thoughts on the inaugural NLC split and how viewership for the league could be increased.

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:23 – Veteran’s focus on streaming and helping the EU rookie strength narrative
00:05:00 – Riot’s control of ERLs/EUM & EUM viewership
00:12:00 – How could the NLC be pushed further?
00:23:52 – UKLC Tower format viewership
00:27:42 – Esports employment in 2020
00:36:23 – Profitability or Esports orgs
00:42:30 – Riddle Esports vs LDLC OL
00:50:06 – Group A
00:56:36 – Group B
01:00:40 – Group C
01:09:57 – Group D
01:20:16 – Favourites to win EUM
01:25:02 – EUM meta
01:27:21 – Closing

This episode features:
Lee “Couple Sodi Pops” Jones – NineTeeSix Founder / Esports Journalist – @NTS_LeeJones
Tom Daniels – Journalist – @TheTomDaniels
Michael “Veteran” Archer – Content creator / analyst – @VeteranEU

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