League of Legends: DreamHack Bringing Back Nordic Championships LoL Series for 2020

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League of Legends: DreamHack Bringing Back Nordic Championships LoL Series for 2020

DreamHack will bring the Nordic Championships League of Legends series back for 2020.


The Nordic Championship is the regional LoL competition for the Nordic states (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) which DreamHack will run in partnership with Riot Games. DreamHack has operated the event since 2018.

The championship will feature six weeks of League play followed by playoffs. It's open for players from the five Nordic countries, and each side must feature at least three players from one of these five nations. The event will feature a 200,000 SEK ($21,000 USD) prize pool and features eight teams, who’ll compete in a double round-robin BO1.

Qualifiers are set to take place January 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th, followed by seven weeks of regular League play starting February 2nd through March 16th. Games will broadcast every Sunday and Monday. The Championship will culminate in the finals on March 22nd and 29th.

Marcus Lindmark, Co-CEO of DreamHack, had this to say: “DreamHack and Riot Games have been partners for many years, and we are avid fans of League of Legends. We are very excited to continue to support League of Legends through the Nordic Championship, our ambitions are even bigger and we are excited to share more details in 2020.”

Mo Fadl, Head of Publishing for Riot Games in the Nordics, added: “We’re really happy to be expanding our work with DreamHack. We’ve been working hard with their talented team to level up the regional league for League of Legends in the Nordics in time for the Spring Split”

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The Nordic Championship will be played online, up until the Grand Finals, with the broad hosted live from the DreamHack Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. For the Grand Finals, competing teams will be battling out for the title live from the studio.

League of Legends: DreamHack Bringing Back Nordic Championships LoL Series for 2020
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.