DreamHack Presents 2020 NLC Fall Open November 5-15, 2020
Tournament to Include Top Teams from NLC, UKLC, Iceland Open and Telia Esports Series
STOCKHOLM — As summer comes to a close, DreamHack has announced the NLC Fall Open, which will feature the top teams from the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC), League of Legends UK League Championship (UKLC) and Telia Esports Series (TES). The tournament will begin on Thursday, November 5, and will conclude with the grand finals on Sunday, November 15.
A total of 16 teams will compete for a 24,000 EUR prize pool — 10 teams will be invited based on previous performance in the summer season in the respective leagues, and six teams will be added from the qualifiers. Invitation slots will be transferred to the qualifiers in the case that a team declines their invitation — this offers qualifying teams additional slots to compete for.
- Teams not invited have the chance to compete in the qualifiers taking place October 16-19th and October 22-25th
- Format of the qualifiers will be Single Elimination best of three series where each qualifier runs over three days
- Broadcasters from the community will have the opportunity to apply to cover the qualifiers
- More details will be released soon
Main Event Details
The main event will feature all 16 teams:
- Group Stage — November 5-8
- Playoffs — November 12-15
About the NLC
The inaugural season of NLC began in June 2020, and a total of 12 of Northern Europe’s best League of Legends esports teams participated, including ENCE, Nordavind, Singularity, Barrage, BT Excel and more (full team lists here). A total of 370,000 SEK was awarded during the playoffs, and a total of 1 million SEK was distributed among the competing teams during the Summer Split.
The new competitive ecosystem allows 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. It will also give League of Legends fans an opportunity to get behind the best players the region has to offer, engaging with local events and broadcasts.
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.
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.
More information is available at nlc.gg.