With part of the UK/Ireland League of Legends scene recently merging with the Nordics to form the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC), plus the UKLC and UKEL leagues below that, there are more tiers than ever in UK League of Legends esports.
Megalodontus takes a look at all of the participating organisations and team rosters across these three leagues.
Casters for the NLC and UKLC
The terrific trio return to the UKLC in Excoundrel, Aux and Hiprain. They are of course synonymous with the UK LoL scene when it comes to broadcast talent.
Their on-screen antics and stories have elicited more than a few good laughs out of their audiences , and many are keen to see them together once more.
They are also going to be involved in the NLC, where they will be joined by Nordics expert Guldborg, and Troubleinc, an exuberant caster with previous experience in the Baltics, the Nordics and recently the EU Masters.
NLC groups, teams and rosters
Here are the two groups:
The UKLC defending champions haven’t made any changes to their line-up for the NLC Summer Split. They look to defend their crown and add another trophy to the cabinet.
- Top: Mahdi “Pride” Nasserzadeh
- Jungle: Daniel “Dan” Hockley
- Mid: Felix ‘MagiFelix’ Boström
- ADC: Matthew ‘xMatty’ Coombs
- Support: Love “Bravado” Rapp
- Sub mid: Tenzin “Chibs” Rigzang Brookes
- Head coach: Nicholas “NicoThePico” Korsgård
The UKLC spring 2020 runners-up have announced one change, with Hatrixx joining after Excel Esports promoted their previous academy mid-laner Special to their LEC roster.
- Top: Rosendo ‘Sendo’ Fuentes
- Jungle: Christian ‘Taxer’ Jensen
- Mid: Jørgen “Hatrixx” Elgåen
- ADC: Matthew “Deadly” Smith
- Support: Raymond ‘Kasing’ Tsang
- Head coach: Simon “Swiffer” Papamarkos
Munster Rugby Gaming
Munster have had a very strong offseason, signing former LEC jungler Maxlore and EU Masters’ champion Hiiva.
Munster Rugby recently announced their gaming division after striking a deal with Phelan Gaming, and they signed some of Excel Esports’ former coaching staff Josh ‘Furndog’ Furneaux and Jon ‘Just Jon’ Ellis. Overall, they’re a team many have their eyes on.
- Top: Jordan ‘Shikari’ Pointon
- Jungle: Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian
- Mid: Sebastian “Sebekx” Smejkal
- ADC: William “Unforgiven” Nieminen
- Support: Aleksi “H1IVA” Kaikkonen
- Head coach: Josh “Furndog” Furneaux
- Performance director: Jon “Just Jon” Ellis
Barrage blew up on social media after posting one of the best UK League of Legends roster reveal videos of all time. Bravo, chaps.
UKLC teams and rosters
Munster Rugby Academy
MnM Gaming Academy
UKEL teams and rosters
The UKEL began on June 11th, the UKLC starts on June 14th and the NLC gets underway on June 16th
Megalodontus is a miraculous survivor from the mass extinction and somehow learnt how to use his stubby fins to operate complicated mechanical equipment and drink tea. Worryingly for cryptozoologists, he’s been writing League of Legends articles too.
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