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  1. Good point. 🙇🏼‍♂️Added at the point of 150 votes on poll.
  2. Hi Everyone, There's been a lot of talk about issues with the Dressing Rooms and getting errors where at least one of the 12 players drops out of the game before it starts. The issue has been there since the launch of the game, but was improved significantly since. However, after the latest PS4 update, the number of Dressing Room Errors seem to have skyrocketed. There has been a lot of speculation that players using the Finnish ISP DNA would be suffering from this the most and through this poll, I hope to get some factual data about what the issue looks like today, in order to provide it to the different parties. Please vote truthfully, as only the facts will help us get to the bottom of the issue. Edit: Made the poll alternatives a bit simpler
  3. I was asked by a community member whether or not we have tournaments & leagues for Xbox One in Europe. We are not aware of many teams playing 6vs6 on Xbox, so this thread is for Xbox players to let us know if they have 6's teams looking to play. Please list your team name and a roster of at least 8 players.
  4. Kenu

    Welcome to the NACL

    Discussion about ECL hidden, as we want this to stay on topic. It was not possible to move it, sadly, as this is a news story. (If you would like to discuss the future EU tournaments/leagues, you can take it here: you can take it here)
  5. Yes, delegating is the key. Finding trustworthy people that provide you with high quality work for free and don't let you down is the challenge. Heck, it's not a given even when paying people salary. I'm blessed to have had (and to still have) the honor to work with such talented people that have and continue to contribute to this project, but sadly it's not always easy as just deciding to delegate. This is why the financial side of things is important in the future, as it will not only provide noodles on the table, but help bring stability into the operation. That being said there's definitely room for improvement in my routines and delegating tasks - so you're not wrong. It's just not usually as easy as 1-2-3. And thanks for the kind words!
  6. The ECL 8 Finals between FILADELPHIA (#2) and Written In The Stars (#1) will be played on Friday 1st of March at LanTrek, Tampere, Finland. Who will win this BO7 series and 7 000 € out of the 10 000 € prize pool? Show your support or opinion by voting on the poll! Votes are not public, so you don't have to worry about your friendships when voting. 😅
  7. Ah, yes, wise words. I'll open up my thought process a little to hopefully explain things a bit better (while still vague enough to frustrate some of you 😅) When I say needs a breather and talk about future plans in this case, I'm speaking short term. What in my opinion is the right decision right now. Some criteria that I have to take into account: We've been playing ECL pretty much 5 months straight. I completely agree with what you say about how the pauses should be. The pause before season 8 was much shorter than ideal due to the big steps we were able to take with partnerships and to be able to make the live final. While ECL is our baby and will continue to be the most important of our franchises (along with the NACL that we just announced), we also want to consider other avenues that make the NHLGamer experience fresh and speak to an audience that we're not fully talking to yet. We have to consider our staff's availability and energy levels when making decisions. We have a lot of people listed as ECL staff, but in reality there are a few diamonds that take care of most of the work while a lot of the people are contributing a little or none (which is totally fine as long as the communication is solid). It's hard to explain how much work there really is to make this thing work as well as it is (even with all of its flaws). And in the end I'm the only one working on this full time (currently for free) and it often comes down to me if nobody else is available. 14h+ days are no stranger to me. Not to make things about me, but this then comes down to having to measure my own energy levels. It's no use to the community if I drive myself into a hole and don't have the energy to continue. An example of my esports related projects since the release of NHL 19: IS Cup 3: NHL 19 6vs6 eSM 2018 - Online qualifiers + Live finals in Helsinki IS Cup 3: FIFA 19 1vs1 eSM 2018 - Online qualifiers + Live finals in Seinäjoki IS Cup 3: NHL 19 1vs1 eSM 2018 - Online qualifiers + Local qualifiers in Helsinki + Live finals in Helsinki ECL 7 FIFA 19 Finnish Championship -tournament for Palloliitto - Online qualifiers + Head Admin for finals in Helsinki FIFA 19 Nordics Invitational -tournament for Palloliitto - Head Admin for finals in Helsinki ECL 8 - Online + Live finals in Tampere 1st of March 2019 NACL GCL 3, RCL 3 & RCL 4 (these guys do a very solid job and I don't have to help them too much outside of start of season and playoffs) All of these projects and others not mentioned demand planning, meetings and and preparing before the actual seasons take place. On top of these, time is needed to plan ahead and look at the big picture and develop future plans and partnerships. Not all of our concepts make it to the public eye. We need to think about what the high-end players want vs what the lower end players want vs what the audience wants vs what the partners want vs what a sponsor might want and make a decision that makes the most sense from all points of view. Sometimes one of these groups might get a bigger weight than at others, but it's important to understand that if we want to grow and succeed, we need to take all of these into account and sometimes that might feel like an odd decision if you're only considering your own position as a team or player. What is the right decision today might not be the right one tomorrow, and vice versa. So just because we have done something in one way in the past doesn't mean we can't add or remove from the experience in the future. One thing that some people might find annoying is the lack of information about things well ahead of time. Some thoughts on that: Yes, first off, we want to communicate things as early as possible and are aware that we can do a better job. However, here's some thoughts on why we do things the way we do: I don't like to promise things that I can't keep. Plans change and we need to adapt quickly. But I'd rather have that be internal than announcing something on a time-period that was previously announced as a safe time to take a vacation etc. In some cases, like for example ahead of ECL 8, some of the info wasn't available and wasn't allowed to be released until it would be communicated by us and our partners. Point being: I'd rather communicate something with the correct information from the start than to for example have people expect a higher prize pool and then have to go back on that. Let's say, hypothetically, that I said previously that the ECL 8 prize pool will probably be 10k and then it turned out to be 5k or 7,5k. It would still have been a great thing and an improvement to the past, but it would have been a disappointment as we set the expectations higher ourselves. Just because we don't comment on something or say something, doesn't mean we're not thinking it or not doing it. 😊 I hope that explains a bit better what our/my process of thinking is. We love your feedback and ideas, so keep them coming.
  8. While the Summer Cup isn't our next thing, please feel free to discuss how you would like to see that develop. Also, for those of you who didn't read my reply in the NACL news comments - this is what sparked the discussion: In my opinion, the ECL with it's promotions and relegations needs a breather to stay fresh and interesting for the audience. I understand the will to hit the ECL ice over and over again, but rushing these things isn't a good idea in my opinion. Due to making the schedule work there was practically no down-time between ECL 7 and ECL 8 and we're not even done with the 8th season yet. In order for the ECL to be able to grow, we need the time to do that properly. That being said, there will be plenty of club action before the Summer Cup, where you can join with your ECL team and we'll talk about that more a bit later. I know some of you would like to play season after season after season of ECL non-stop and rest assured your feedback is being taken into consideration. Feel free to send me your thoughts and ideas, but let's keep this comment section about welcoming the guys and gals from North America. Thanks for opening this discussion @Jesus.
  9. Kenu

    Welcome to the NACL

    In my opinion, the ECL with it's promotions and relegations needs a breather to stay fresh and interesting for the audience. I understand the will to hit the ECL ice over and over again, but rushing these things isn't a good idea in my opinion. Due to making the schedule work there was practically no down-time between ECL 7 and ECL 8 and we're not even done with the 8th season yet. In order for the ECL to be able to grow, we need the time to do that properly. That being said, there will be plenty of club action before the Summer Cup, where you can join with your ECL team and we'll talk about that more a bit later. I know some of you would like to play season after season after season of ECL non-stop and rest assured your feedback is being taken into consideration. Feel free to send me your thoughts and ideas, but let's keep this comment section about welcoming the guys and gals from North America. (If you would like to discuss the future EU tournaments/leagues, you can take it here: you can take it here)
  10. Use this thread to find players for your Xbox One team. Some of the things you may want to include: Club name: Looking for: Other Info: Good luck!
  11. Use this thread to find players for your PS4 team. Some of the things you may want to include: Club name: Looking for: Other Info: Good luck!
  12. Hey Everyone, In this thread you can announce your availability to join a team. Below are some examples of things that you could potentially tell about yourself: PSN ID Position you want to play Age Where are you from What level of play are you looking for Where have you played before/achievements Discord Good luck!
  13. Hey Everyone, In this thread you can announce your availability to join a team. Below are some examples of things that you could potentially tell about yourself: Gamertag Position you want to play Age Where are you from What level of play are you looking for Where have you played before/achievements Good luck!
  14. Kenu

    Welcome to the NACL

    Hello All, NHLGamer has had many requests to provide a league for our fellow North Americans and we are very excited to announce our newest league, the North American Championship League (NACL)! We will be modeling a majority of the NACL after our very successful European Championship League (ECL), which is now in its 8th season. Our main objective with adding the NACL is to be able to attract competitive 6s players from around the world and have them interact all on one site, creating the biggest competitive 6s scene in the world! We are very excited about this new opportunity and happy to have @Scheckel29 (USA), along with @TheCreasePolice (USA), leading the way for the NACL. They have experience in running other 6s leagues and will bring a wealth of knowledge to NHLGamer, using their experience combined with ours to help the NACL in the right direction. NHLGamer’s goal for the first season is to provide an Elite and Pro division for the North American players on the Xbox console. The Elite division will have the best NA teams competing for a monetary prize consisting of buy-ins ($200) from the teams, while our Pro division will be a free division, where teams will have the chance to compete for promotion spots to play in the Elite division. There will be promotions and relegations between the two divisions. The sizes of both divisions will be determined by the total amount of teams that sign up. The NACL Elite prize pool will amount to a total of $3000. NHLGamer will be withholding 8% of each buy-in as a handling fee. This 8% will be used for the development and running of the site directly. The prize pool of $3000 will be divided as follows:* 1. $1,800 2. $800 3-4. $200 NACL will begin its first season on March 11th and registrations kick off effective immediately, so please head over to: NACL Elite registrations - Xbox One NACL Pro registrations - Xbox One We are also looking at how much interest there is for a PS4 NACL. Please head to the below link for us to gauge if a PS4 NACL is viable. Thank you! NACL registrations - Playstation 4 Last but not least, welcome to the community! About NHLGamer NHLGamer.com first saw the light of day over a decade ago, somewhere around 2004. What started out as a website platform for friends to arrange NHL leagues against each other has since grown exponentially into what is today the largest community for NHL gamers in Europe. Currently, the member count of our site is nearing 6000 strong! 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 (6v6) for the title of Best EASHL Team in Europe. Our new found venture into the North American NHL gaming scene is looking to follow in the footsteps of what we have done with the ECL. We've learned some important lessons from our success in Europe and feel that now is the time to also expand across the pond. The ECL has taken massive steps forward and now that we have that action plan in place, we will be able to kick off the NACL and improve it step by step in rapid succession. 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 larger prize pools and working together with organizations at the cutting edge of gaming and eSports. Remember to stay up to speed with all our leagues by following our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. *The calculation is based on a 16 team NACL 1 Elite. NHLGamer withholds the right to alter the ruleset regarding the prize pool if the need should arise to change the size of the NACL 1 Elite division. Edit: Here's a couple useful links that will answer some of your questions: Link to rules NACL Fast Facts On behalf of NHLGamer, Kenneth
  15. Hi and welcome to the NACL on PS4. We are currently looking at how much interest there is for a PS4 NACL. Please sign up to show your interest If you didn't read what the league is about already, please head over here: Please use the template below to sign up your team! Playing in NACL Pro is free. The minimum player amount is 8 players.
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