DreamHack presents the Nordic Championship 2020 Spring season alongside UKLC Spring 2020 details

Nordic Championship returns for a Spring 2020 season

DreamHack takes over as organizer of the UKLC for Spring 2020

STOCKHOLM — DreamHack, in partnership with Riot Games, today announced the return of the Nordic Championship for Spring 2020. Nordic Championship is the top League of Legends league in the Nordics, featuring six weeks of league play followed by playoffs and is open for players from the five Nordic countries. Furthermore; DreamHack is taking over as the organizer of the UK League Championship, starting Spring 2020. The UKLC 2020 Spring Split will feature eight teams and a £60,000 prize pool.

“DreamHack and Riot Games have been partners for many years, and we are avid fans of League of Legends,” said Marcus Lindmark, Co-CEO of DreamHack, “We are very excited to continue to support League of Legends through the Nordic Championship, as well as expanding to running the UKLC in spring. For the Summer Split and beyond our ambitions are even bigger and we are excited to share more details in 2020.”

“We’re really happy to be expanding our work with DreamHack,” said Mo Fadl, Head of Publishing for Riot in the  Nordics. “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. We’ll also be drawing on DreamHack’s expertise to operate the UKLC over the course of the Spring Split. UKLC  is a longer term project and we’re looking to roll out the new-look ecosystem for the Summer Split.”

DreamHack and Riot Games are cooperating closely and working towards creating a more robust regional system to support the Nordic market. More details will be released regarding the Summer Split in March 2020, with information on the future of the UKLC also coming in Q1 2020.

Nordic Championship Spring 2020

• 200,000 SEK prize pool
• 8 teams, competing double BO1 round-robin
• Open qualifiers
Open for teams whose rosters feature three residents of Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)
• Qualifiers set to take place January 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th
• Seven weeks of league play (February 2nd through March 16th, 2020), broadcast live every Sunday and Monday

• Semifinals and Grand Final (March 22nd and 29th, respectively)

UKLC Spring 2020

• £60,000 prize pool
• 8 teams, competing double BO1 round-robin
• Competing teams include: Fnatic Rising, Excel UK, with more teams to presented in the near future.
• Seven weeks of league play, (February 4th through March 18th, 2020) broadcast live every Tuesday and Wednesday.
• Semifinals and Grand Final (March 23rd and 29th, respectively)

Both the Nordic Championship and UKLC will be played online, up until the Grand Finals, and broadcasted 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. Follow the action live on twitch.tv/dreamhacklol.

Stay tuned at dreamhack.com/lol and follow DreamHack on twitter.com/dreamhacklol for the latest updates.

 

ABOUT RIOT GAMES
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Legends of Runeterra and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, and more.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.

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