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European Challenger Series schedule revealed

The League of Legends European Challenger Series starts Sunday
Riot Games announced the League of Legends European Challenger Series starts Sunday. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Riot Games revealed Tuesday the schedule for the summer split of the European Challenger Series.

Six teams — Paris Saint Germain, Schalke 04, Wind And Rain, The Red Bulls, Origen and Giants Gaming — will compete in the Challenger Series this split. The schedule will run five weeks, and matches are best-of-two. All matches will take place on Sunday, and the season will open this weekend with the Red Bulls taking on Schalke 04.

There has been no update about the status of the Red Bulls and their relationship with Origen. Origen’s founder, Enrique “xPeke” Cedeno is a Red Bull sponsored athlete and the Red Bulls are operated by Red Bull. Before the Red Bulls qualified for the European Challenger Series, Riot Games said Red Bull would “need to unwind” any conflicts if the Red Bulls did in fact make the Challenger Series. As of 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, xPeke still refers to himself as  Red Bull athlete in his Twitter profile, though he does not appear to have an athlete profile on Red Bull’s website.

Other notable matchups include June 25 between Giants and Origen, the two teams relegated from the League of Legends Championship Series, and July 9 between Schalke and PSG, the two soccer teams who run franchises. All matches can be watched on the lolesports website. The full schedule is below (all times Eastern):

Sunday, June 18

Red Bulls vs. Schalke 04, 9 a.m.

PSG vs. Origen, 11 a.m.

Giants vs. WAR, 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 25

Giants vs. Origen, 9 a.m.

PSG vs. Red Bulls, 11 a.m.

Schalke 04 vs. WAR, 1 p.m.

Sunday, July 2

Origen vs. Schalke 04, 9 a.m.

WAR vs. Red Bulls, 11 a.m.

PSG vs. Giants, 1 p.m.

Sunday, July 9

Red Bulls vs. Giants, 9 a.m.

Origen vs. WAR, 11 a.m.

Schalke 04 vs. PSG, 1 p.m.

Sunday, July 16

PSG vs. WAR, 9 a.m.

Schalke 04 vs. Giants, 11 a.m.

Origen vs. Red Bulls, 1 p.m.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games



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