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    Are You The Next Swedish Champion?

    NHLGamers,

    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!


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    Eligibility

    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.

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    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.

     

    About us

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    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


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    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.


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    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.
     

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    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!

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    1 hour ago, iSvamp said:

    Will swedes and players from other nationalities be allowed in future eSM etc?? :)

    Yes.

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    Fun with a swedish tournament. Personally I think it would have been funnier if it was just for swedes, though...🙄

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    Considering ECL is 90 % of finnish teams, one could question how it benefits the growth of the community to include finnish players in a swedish tournament? Maybe that is not NHLGamers goal? @Kenu

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    2 hours ago, Egyptologen said:

    Considering ECL is 90 % of finnish teams, one could question how it benefits the growth of the community to include finnish players in a swedish tournament? Maybe that is not NHLGamers goal? @Kenu

    16,67% of players could be Finnish and this ruins it for you? eSM 2019 will allow 33% of the team to be foreign. While we want to be equal where we can, we decided limiting the number to just one instead of two for the SCL in order to make sure the Swedish players have the best opportunity to show and grow. 

    There is a bunch of pre-existing teams that have a mixed roster and by allowing a small quota of foreigners we want to prevent breaking up teams due to unnecessarily strict rules, as some teams would be restricted from playing in most leagues and tournaments in that case. 

    Allowing a small quota of foreign players is nothing new in hockey and in the context of eHockey it will make SCL and eSM even more internationally interesting. Creating a tournament/league and throwing in a prize pool and event doesn't automatically generate success and future events - we need people to play, attend, view it online and find it interesting in order to guarantee success. 

    I didn't like that we were unable to allow foreign players for eSM 2018 despite our best efforts and I got a bunch of angry and disappointed messages from some people that were unable to participate. Now we've been able to fix that with eSM 2019 and the SCL, but sadly it's impossible to please everyone. 

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    10 hours ago, Kenu said:

    16,67% of players could be Finnish and this ruins it for you?

    It does not. Neither did I say it would.

    10 hours ago, Kenu said:

    There is a bunch of pre-existing teams that have a mixed roster and by allowing a small quota of foreigners we want to prevent breaking up teams due to unnecessarily strict rules, as some teams would be restricted from playing in most leagues and tournaments in that case

    I was specifically talking about Finnish players. I’m not asking why @MartindalexC can play with NOR. Finland is such a dominating factor in this community that the effect of allowing Finnish players is much bigger alone than allowing all other nationalities combined.

    I don’t see how this makes a Swedish championship more interesting? On the contrary I think it hurts Swedish teams in the long run. Last minute transfers are rarely a good way to build success imo :)

     

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    12 minutes ago, Egyptologen said:

     

    I don’t see how this makes a Swedish championship more interesting? On the contrary I think it hurts Swedish teams in the long run. Last minute transfers are rarely a good way to build success imo :)

     

    Isn't this a choice for every swedish team to make? And since finnish are dominating adding "better" players to a tournament makes it more interesting, no? 

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    3 minutes ago, Lauri said:

    Isn't this a choice for every swedish team to make? And since finnish are dominating adding "better" players to a tournament makes it more interesting, no? 

    Ofc the choice is up to each team. 

    I believe there are more factors than skill alone to contribute to a tournament’s value. 

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    12 tuntia sitten, Kenu kirjoitti:

    I didn't like that we were unable to allow foreign players for eSM 2018 despite our best efforts and I got a bunch of angry and disappointed messages from some people that were unable to participate. Now we've been able to fix that with eSM 2019 and the SCL, but sadly it's impossible to please everyone. 

    Dear kenu. If nhlgamer is organizatibg tournaments like SCL and eSM whole point should be focusing on finnish and swedish players. Bringing foreign players in tournament changes a lot. Its no more about swedish championship and finnish championship its more like ECL no. What comes to those angry messages you cant make everyone happy. But questions is like this, what can you do if people get sad if they are not allowed to join FINNISH tournament. Maybe it would be time to tell again how cruel world really is :D 

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    14 hours ago, Kenu said:

    16,67% of players could be Finnish and this ruins it for you? eSM 2019 will allow 33% of the team to be foreign. While we want to be equal where we can, we decided limiting the number to just one instead of two for the SCL in order to make sure the Swedish players have the best opportunity to show and grow. 

    There is a bunch of pre-existing teams that have a mixed roster and by allowing a small quota of foreigners we want to prevent breaking up teams due to unnecessarily strict rules, as some teams would be restricted from playing in most leagues and tournaments in that case. 

    Allowing a small quota of foreign players is nothing new in hockey and in the context of eHockey it will make SCL and eSM even more internationally interesting. Creating a tournament/league and throwing in a prize pool and event doesn't automatically generate success and future events - we need people to play, attend, view it online and find it interesting in order to guarantee success. 

    I didn't like that we were unable to allow foreign players for eSM 2018 despite our best efforts and I got a bunch of angry and disappointed messages from some people that were unable to participate. Now we've been able to fix that with eSM 2019 and the SCL, but sadly it's impossible to please everyone. 

    I understand if you get to have a foreign player who have played for the team the season before in ecl. But now when you can choose who ever you want for me it gets more like summercup. When it is a swedish league i want to see a team  with swedish players not ”Style” plus the worlds best finish player who not gonna give a shit about the team in the ecl season. 

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    I honestly don`t believe that Finns will travel play some NHL to Uppsala. Few pro players may go, but not many. This will effect in a way, that there probably is some teams in final tournament, that should not be there. And of course because of this, some Swedish teams don`t make it to the final event even they deserve to.

    But maybe it`s still best this way... @Kenu gave some good points of why rules are as it is. 

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    Well. Eki traveled to the states for some NHL?! Chiimeera did the same some years ago, "WAL" visited Russia in NHL 11 and played live EASHL.
    A trip with the boat to Sweden is a pretty easy ride compared to that.
    And - the Swedish teams will probably only take in the "top-players" that is available, and players that want to take that boat, be drunk, buy some snus, win some money, and the same ride back home again.

    And there is actually a thing going on here in the Swedish community with teams dodging players from Finland. (even the top players) - So I think we all can calm down. Fin teams will not take in Swedish players for eSM, just because they don't need it with the big amount of players available on your side of this community.

    Relax 🙂

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    1 tunti sitten, iSvamp kirjoitti:

    Well. Eki traveled to the states for some NHL?! Chiimeera did the same some years ago, "WAL" visited Russia in NHL 11 and played live EASHL.
    A trip with the boat to Sweden is a pretty easy ride compared to that.
    And - the Swedish teams will probably only take in the "top-players" that is available, and players that want to take that boat, be drunk, buy some snus, win some money, and the same ride back home again.

    And there is actually a thing going on here in the Swedish community with teams dodging players from Finland. (even the top players) - So I think we all can calm down. Fin teams will not take in Swedish players for eSM, just because they don't need it with the big amount of players available on your side of this community.

    Relax 🙂

    Yeah it is an easy trip... but doing it and spending something like 500€ to travel and hotel...+ good knows how many thousand to booz and Paf for tiiny tiny chance to win about 500€ does not sound so interesting to many. Specially when you don`t even go there with your own team, but some players you have played with for few weeks...

    But we will see how it goes... Maybe i am wrong.

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    Money isn't that important tho. It can also just be a fun thing to do :)
    People also spending 700 euros for a trip to Magaluf with plans of getting laid and drunk. and coming home empty-handed.

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    13 minuuttia sitten, iSvamp kirjoitti:

    Money isn't that important tho. It can also just be a fun thing to do :)
    People also spending 700 euros for a trip to Magaluf with plans of getting laid and drunk. and coming home empty-handed.

    Hahhah... as an old Magaluf traveller :DDD i can say that money can be spent better...  And you may be right, maybe Uppsala is a good choice. It mus be better than Stockholm, where Finns don`t get in bars and nightclubs. 

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    8 hours ago, Tommywargas said:

    does one who is 17 years old participate in [email protected]

    @Kenu

    Yes, you may! I'm not sure how the laws are in Sweden, but I assume you're allowed to stay at a hotel with your parents permission (if you come to the final event). 😅

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    49 minutes ago, iSvamp said:

    Just tell me who he is so I don't buy him alcohol by "mistake". 🙃

    Lolz, what about drugs?

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    so am i to understand that ONLY swedish and finnish need this licence?

    what about english players specifically ,do they need licence?

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    3 tuntia sitten, rurrez kirjoitti:

    so am i to understand that ONLY swedish and finnish need this licence?

    what about english players specifically ,do they need licence?

    Hey!

    Currently we are only involved with SESF in Sweden and SEUL in Finland and therefore licenses are only required for players of those nationalities to participate. We haven't communicated with other esports associations actively and are not aware if for example the British Esports Association offers competitive licenses for their players. 

    In short: Mandatory for Swedes & Finns, voluntary for others.

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