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Fortuna Esports agrees ‘League of Legends’ global rights deal with SPI

Fortuna Esports has sold exclusive global rights for the Esports Balkan League’s League of Legends tournament to media company SPI international.

SPI acquired both linear and digital rights, announcing that its subsidiary FilmBox would exclusively broadcast this season’s League of Legends on its Gametoon HD channel.

The 2019 edition of the EBL begins today (Monday), with the final on August 24.

The league represents teams from 10 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.

The EBL functions as a domestic league from which the winner qualifies for the European Masters, a tournament organised by League of Legends developer Riot Games, which brings together the champions from leagues across Europe.