In Pictures: The 2017 EU CS Summer Split Is Set To Be The Most Competitive In History

Though the future of the division appears to be more uncertain than ever, Europe’s League of Legends Challenger Series will return for the 2017 Summer Split with the most competitive lineup in the league’s history.

With franchising already in the works for the North American region, the race is on for Europe’s challenger heavyweights to reach the promised lands of the EU LCS.

After both Origen and Giants Gaming were unceremoniously stripped of their LCS status by Fnatic and Misfits’ Academies in the spring, football clubs, blossoming super-teams, venture capitalists and wounded veterans are all eager to earn their stripes.

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As the EU CS prepares to launch into its most important and competitive split to date, CLICKON eSports provides all the details you need to know about the teams fighting for a spot in the Championship Series: