Excel Esports Announce Preseason League of Legends Tournament: the Neosurf Cup

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Excel Esports Announce Preseason League of Legends Tournament: the Neosurf Cup

UK-based esports organizations Excel Esports, most notable for involvement in the LEC has partnered with Neosurf to introduce a brand new League of Legends preseason tournament.

The 2020 Neosurf Cup will feature the full 10-man League of Legends rosters of both Excel Esports and Misfits Gaming, battling it out in a best-of-five at Excel’s London-based HQ at Twickenham Stadium.

The event will feature the Excel and Misfits 2020 LEC & Academy rosters for the first time. Australian organization LG Direwolves, are also due to make an appearance. The event will also feature a host of 1v1 and 2v2 show matches, both against fans in attendance and the other professional teams. Fans will also have the chance to win esports merch and Neosurf swag.

Kieran Holmes-Darby, CEO of Excel Esports had this to say:

“It can’t be stressed how excited we all are at Excel for the Neosurf Cup and finally getting to show our first-in-class, 10-man roster in action. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Neosurf thus far on our partnership and we know the tournament will show both our community and the broader League of Legends fanbase, what an important part of the ecosystem Neosurf are.”

The Neosurf Cup will also be the first time the community sees Excel’s new 2020 jersey, as well as giving fans the opportunity to buy it for themselves ahead of the first LEC match weekend.

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The day will feature the aforementioned games between Excel, Misfits and the LG Direwolves but also a number of meet and greet sessions with talent and pro players, activations from the teams and Excel goodie bags for all.

Antoine Metivier, Director of Partnerships at Neosurf added: “We're really excited about bringing an event of quality with Excel Esports for the start of the New Year. Fans will now have a tournament to look forward to year-on-year where gaming pros will exhibit their skills with the new meta of the season.”

Excel Esports Announce Preseason League of Legends Tournament: the Neosurf Cup
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.