As the battle for Worlds 2023 rages on in South Korea, we take a brief hiatus to bring EMEA LoL fans news a little closer to home, and that is that. Karmine Corpchampion of the EMEA Masters Summer 2023, has acquired the Astralis LEC seat.. The team will make its debut in the 2024 Winter Split LEC, and we can’t wait to see what they will bring to the stage.
After qualifying for the top division of the Ligue Française (LFL) in 2021, Karmine Corp won two LFL titles and four EMEA Masters trophies, making the team one of the most successful organizations in the EMEA Masters ecosystem.
The French community has always been one of the loudest and most passionate in the EMEA region. At the recent LEC 2023 season finals in Montpellier, in the Occitanie region, the support from the French public was impressive.
As one door opens, another closes, and in welcoming Karmine Corp to the LEC, it must also be said. goodbye to Astralis. The team puts an end to a three-year adventure that have been unforgettable at LEC, these have been posted a video thanking the whole community, we wish them all the best for the future.
Astralis has been a valuable partner to us throughout their time at LEC, and we wish the organization well in their future endeavors. But we know that their place will be in good hands with Karmine Corp. LEC fans have long wanted to see the team in the league, which is due in part to the organization’s incredible brand strength and loyal and passionate fan base, something that has been evident since its entry into the EMEA Masters ecosystem. We also know the local resonance the organization has in France, a country with significant strength in EMEA LoL Esports, and 2024 will be the season in which we will find out if that ERL dominance carries over to the LEC scene.
Maximilian Peter Schmidt, Director of League of Legends Esports EMEA at Riot Games