It's been a quieter stretch news-wise over the summer, but after the silence was broken by EA Sports, we feel that it's also time to ramp up the volume on our side of things. With that being said, today we welcome another prestigious organization as Mora IK from Sweden joins our ranks and aims to claim titles also at the esports side of things in the future.
"I simply decided to pick up the phone and reach out to Kenny Åström who is responsible for media and communication at Mora. We chatted back and forth about the esports scene whereafter we rather quickly received the acceptance of the club to push forward. Honestly, representing Mora IK feels like a dream to me. Our entire team is fired up and we're extremely proud to be sporting the colors of Mora IK from here on out." - Team captain Andreas @andreaskakan Alhall about signing with Mora IK
As we are getting excited about some news that are trickling out about the new EA Sports NHL title, we are also getting closer to the start of a new competitive season after a summer break filled with uncertainty. Mora IK is joining the race at the right time and has been preparing to face competition head-on in upcoming tournaments. Take a look at their roster below:
Mora IK is a traditional hockey club founded in 1935, hailing from Mora in the central parts of Sweden. The club prides itself in being the first hockey club from the Dalarna area to play organized hockey, a whole three years before dear rival Leksands IF. Mora has had a very eventful history, competing at the highest level for several seasons but also spending time in the divisions framework. The club has seen exceptional talent in it's ranks especially during lockout seasons by having the likes of Marian and Marcel Hossa, Shawn Horcoff, Dan Cleary, Ladislav Nagy and Anders Lilja over in 2004/2005 whereas in 2012/2013, Anze Kopitar and Bobby Ryan made stints with the team.