League of Legends has been part of our Go4 Cup series since September 2010, and it’s grown a lot since then. Starting out as a combined European cup every Sunday, Go4LoL is now approaching its fourth anniversary, having spread to both European servers as well as further afield to the national ones, a total of over €275,000 of prize money having been paid out to the most successful teams.
Five Poles go from zero to hero
The most prominent team taking part in ESL’s weekly cups is arguably former LCS participant of mousesports, formerly known as MeetYourMakers. Makler, Mokatte and their team are the most successful Go4LoL teams overall, not only winning the Polish cups on a regular basis but also having the most cup wins in EUNE and Europe overall. Out of 101 total Go4LoL participations, mousesports won 42, this excluding their victories in eleven European and seven Polish monthly finals.
Mokatte said the following after their last Go4LoL victory before going to the LCS:
“Without Go4LoL, we most likely wouldn’t have been able to begin our eSports journey, and that will not be forgotten. Thanks.”
With total winnings of over €9,000, mousesports have not only made their way to the top but also earned some cash in the process. In May 2013, they made their biggest step into the Challenger world by qualifying for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) in Europe, and so opted to take a break from all other competitions. After dropping out of LCS during the promotion stage for this year’s Spring Split, the team, now playing for German powerhouse mousesports, is back in Go4LoL and more than ready to give the other competitors a run for their money.
Follow in the footsteps of many top players
However, mousesports aren’t the only ones who rose to prominence in the Go4LoL series. Many current or former LCS players like xPeke, Nyph, sOAZ, ocelote, Forellenlord and Shushei have taken part in Go4LoL, having found future teammates, worked on improving their skills and earned their first sparks of fame.
More details can be found at esl.eu/eu/lol/go4lol.