The SCL is here!
As you might have suspected based on the teaser video we launched a couple weeks back, we’re now pleased to be able to bring you the Swedish Championship League! It’s been a long time coming, as the GCL and RCL have been running nicely for a couple of seasons already and the Finns have got to enjoy the eSM and IS Cup organised by us.
The 6vs6 portion of SCL is targeted at ambitious Swedish teams looking to enter the competitive 6vs6-scene in their home country and play for the Swedish Championship in eHockey. The 6vs6 league is played on Playstation. As we all know, the Swedish 6’s community is highly developed and therefore we’re aiming to generate a highly competitive experience right off the bat. In order to ensure this extraordinary competitive experience, we’re partnering with Birdie, Esport United and SESF to organise a live finals event to the tournament. The prize pool for the Swedish Championships in 6vs6 will be 50 000 SEK.
On top of launching the 6vs6 SCL, we would also like to announce that we are hosting a the Swedish Championships in 1vs1 as well! The 1vs1 will be played in the Versus mode. This event will include an online qualifier out of which the top 16 will make their way to the finals! Both Playstation 4 and Xbox One players will be welcome to participate. The prize pool for the Swedish Championships in 1vs1 will be 15 000 SEK. More info on the schedule and signups for 1vs1 will be released soon.
The live finals will take place between the 30th of May and the 1st of June at Birdie LAN in Uppsala, Sweden and will consist of semifinals and the grand final. The action will be live broadcasted over at our Twitch channel as usual, but we highly recommend for all of you to attend the event and wish to meet you there!
All Swedish citizens are eligible to participate in the SCL. On top of this, all teams are allowed to contain a maximum of three foreign players, out of which one at a time is allowed to be on the playing line-up. However, Norwegian and Danish players are granted exceptional status and will only count towards the foreign player limit as halves - meaning two Norwegian/Danish players can participate on the same team. (Specifications will be published in the rulebook coming next week, see image below for demonstration). Only Swedish citizens are eligible for team captaincy.
Swedish and Finnish players are required to have player licenses of their respective countries (valid in all SESF/SEUL tournaments for 2019), we also recommend participants of other nationalities to acquire a player license from their country.
Swedish license (free): https://www.sesf.se/licenser
Finnish license (5 EUR): http://www.esm.gg/pelaajalisenssi/
SIGN UP FOR SCL SEASON 1 NOW!
The first season of the SCL (6vs6) will be kicking off on Tuesday, 16th of April and signups are now open. Click here to sign your team up!
Signups will close on Saturday, the 13th of April at 23:59 CEST.
A more accurate schedule for the live finals will be released soon, but keep your eyes open for announcements at our site and our social media channels. More information for participating players will also be communicated as the registration deadline closes in on us.
Since its inception, NHLGamer has continuously strived to offer the best possible experience for any and all gamers who have come to enjoy the competitiveness of playing the EA Sports series of NHL games. We made our biggest stride forward yet when we in late 2015 introduced the first ever European Championship League (ECL) - a league where all the best European NHL gamers create teams and compete against each other in the game mode EASHL (6vs6) for the title of Best EASHL Team in Europe.
While proud of our achievements and the success we've had in creating and maintaining such a great community of talented gamers, we are not done yet. Our long-term goals include growing the community, hosting larger leagues with prize pools and working together with organizations at the cutting edge of gaming and esports.
About our partners
Birdie is the oldest LAN in Sweden, as it’s been organised in Uppsala, just outside Stockholm ever since 1993. In 2019, Birdie is being organised for the 29th time between may 30th and June 1st.
Esport United was founded somewhere around 2005 with the objective of developing the esports scene and gathering esports talent all at one place. ESU also drives hard to develop female esports.
SESF stands for Svenska E-sportföreningen and they are the governing body of esports competition in Sweden at the moment. The objective of the organisation is to develop the Swedish esports scene and shows a constant presence in organising tournaments and events. Currently, SESF provides training for esports referees and licenses for both referees and players. In Swedish esports competition, a SESF license is a quality guarantee.
What are you waiting for? Sign up now and enjoy the biggest and best NHL 6vs6 experience in Sweden with the chance of winning some great cash prizes! We sincerely hope to see as many of you there as possible!