When last we saw the European Challenger Tier teams, it was amidst a triumph by Meet Your Makers as they swept through Lille, France in a 2-0 victory over both TCM Gaming and ALTERNATE. Cruising through with a thoroughly dominant performance, the strength of their play was an exciting preview for the Relegation matches, and perhaps a source of dread for the bottom-ranked EU LCS teams.
But it won't just be MYM laying siege to the LCS all on their lonesome. For those that missed their chance at Lille, or for the teams that failed to make it through, redemption is almost here. Go4LoL, the largest weekly League of Legends series in the world, will be hosting the next set of qualifiers for the LCS May Promotion Tournament.
Go4LoL Cup #136 will be held on both EU West and EU NE servers, granting two teams entry into the cross-realm finals, for a total of eight teams. Qualified competitors will then slug it out over a €15,000 prize pool and two slots in the EU LCS promotion tournament.
The Go4LoL Cups, hosted by the Electronic Sports League, breeds top-tier amateur teams and talent across both Europe and North America. A quick visit through their Hall of Fame page speaks for itself: over on the EUW servers, SK Gaming still holds the number one rank with five playoff titles to their name between 2011 and 2012. Meanwhile, Gambit BenQ's past accomplishments from their time as Team Empire are still emblazoned on EUNE.
More recently, MYM has been a dominant threat in the weekly cups, securing multiple first place rankings in 2012. Over in the North American scene, Dirt Nap Gaming had been regular playoff contenders, prior to their departure and reformation as Velocity eSports. For many LCS players, their first taste of competitive League of Legends was through climbing the Go4LoL ranks.