Farewell TLC, it’s time for SLS
With the new Singapore Legends Series, it’s inevitable that there will be questions from the community as to what caused this change. This article is meant to shed some light on Singapore’s competitive scene going forward and hopefully give a bit more clarity as to why Singapore League Series is taking over The Legends Circuit Singapore.
We sat down with the older professional players that have been around for awhile and got their thoughts on the scene so far. The general consensus is that there is no new blood coming in.
To revitalize this, we want to get more people invested in eSports, or more specifically - we want to get more people invested in local eSports. With the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS), European League Championship Series (EU LCS), League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), League of Legends Master Series (LMS), our players are spoilt for choice. The previous model of how we run TLC wasn’t able to achieve that and we’re trying to build everything from the ground up.
Building a strong foundation
We’ve started a lot more local initiatives, targeted at the players who are interested in competitive League but never had the chance to fully test the waters. We’re moving towards a grassroot approach to eSports, through more frequent, but less intense or extended, tournaments that is accessible to the wider community.
Our goal is to open up as many competitions as possible to everybody, be it third party or initiatives through the schools, to get as many people involved in eSports as possible.
The shift from a league series to a shorter cup format gives players the opportunity to join the other tournaments that we envision to have. However, SLS will still remain as the most competitive tournament - the winner of SLS goes to Garena Premier League (GPL) and functions as Singapore’s stepping stone to Worlds. With the amended intensity and duration of the tournament, the prize pool has also been subsequently adjusted to reflect that change.
How did we decide on the name ‘Singapore Legends Series’?
With the new format we were looking at, it wouldn’t make sense for us to stick to The Legends Circuit Singapore. The structure we’re looking at right now is nothing like the old Legends Circuit and we didn’t want to confuse our players. We decided on Singapore Legends Series after a long debate on what would be an appropriate name that captures our local flavour as well as something that heralds the dawn of a new age for our eSports enthusiasts.
We hope that you can be a part of our journey of growth and improvement. To find out more about SLS, please click HERE.