DreamHack and Telia Partner for Northern League of Legends Championship Through 2021

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STOCKHOLM —DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, and Telia, one of the leading mobile companies in the Nordics and Baltics, have entered into an agreement through 2021 for the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) — the new Northern European league in Riot Games’ highly-popular, competitive, and fast-paced, action-strategy game, run by DreamHack. The NLC is supported by a new competitive ecosystem in Telia Esports Series, which is expanding from Finland to Norway, Denmark and Sweden featuring national leagues and DreamHack-operated UKLC in the UK and Ireland.


“We are grateful to be partnering with Telia for the NLC,” said DreamHack Co-CEO Roger Lodewick. “This championship will allow highly-talented, competitive players from across the region to flourish on home soil, and create a pathway for amateur players to join the professional ranks. Together with Telia, I know we will be able to ensure the best esports action is available to the dedicated CS:GO community.”

”From the very beginning, it has been our goal to support professional gaming and help to provide players with a path to rise to the top,” said Mikko Kaarttinen from Telia Finland’s esports team. “Together with Riot Games and Dreamhack, we have now built a world-class ecosystem to bring entertainment and experiences to the players. We are proud to be partnered with NLC and look forward to seeing the best of Telia Esports Series take a chance at NLC teams to bring the League of Legends stars of tomorrow into the spotlight.”The inaugural season of NLC began online earlier this month — the season finals are planned to be held in August. Twelve of Northern Europe’s best League of Legends esports teams will participate in the NLC, including ENCE, Nordavind, Singularity, Barrage, BT Excel, Fnatic Rising and more, all competing for a minimum of 1 million SEK per season being awarded to teams and players (full team list here).


The NLC is the official League of Legends esports organization for the Nordics, UK and Ireland. It is part of the official European Regional League circuit and connects to the European Masters.


Full details about UKLC and the NLC is available on their respective websites, dreamhack.com/uklc and nlc.gg.


NLC and UKLC Social

• Facebook Page: /NLClol• Twitter: @NLClol

• Instagram: @NLClol

• Twitch: NLClol



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Per Sjölin

Press and PR Manager

DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 25 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed more than 345,000 visitors in 2019. More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.