Ah yes, summer. Sunshine, beaches, cocktails… COVID. Ugh. In any case, summer also mean more League of Legends action for the UK and Irish scene!
With the three tiers of UK and Irish competition getting underway – the UKEL, UKLC and NLC – most rosters have now been revealed. Megalodontus lists the summer rosters and broadcast talent in one article.
NLC groups, teams and rosters
The two groups for 2021 summer are:
And the casters are as follows:
Fnatic Rising have not changed their roster and Hugo ‘Lindgarde’ Lindgärde remains as their substitute.
NLC 2021 spring champions BT Excel also will have no changes to their roster for summer, adding Mikmer as a substitute:
- Top-laner: Orome
- Jungler: Markoon
- Mid-laner: Hatrixx
- Bot-laner: Deadly
- Support: Advienne
- Substitutes: Mikmer
- Head coach: Swiffer
- Performance Manager: Ewen Bufton
Team Singularity haven’t made any changes to their roster for summer.
Resolve acquired Barrage Esports and will be playing in the NLC for summer onwards
Nordavind have made no changes to their roster for summer.
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UKLC teams and rosters
Viperio have announced their roster in separate tweets and in video form (you can find the full roster video on the Viperio website):-
- Top-laner: Shieda
- Jungler: Dakin
- Mid-laner: Topi
- Bot-laner: Coomecoom
- Support: Hasse
- Substitutes: Penta (support), JonnyREcco (jungler)
- Head coach: Harry Sanford
- Assistant Manager: Jamie Ellisson
Some of the players have been known under other names this season. VayneGod changed their name to BillyBonker and Littlepants to WillyWonker, we believe, resulting in an interesting cast for Jamada and Hiprain!
UKEL teams and rosters
The UKEL returns with a mix of familiar and newer faces in terms of the broadcast line-up, this time opting for a larger roster of casters compared to last season:
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LDN UTD have announced their roster in separate tweets:-
- Top-laner: IcyGale
- Jungler: Dunlosi
- Mid-laner: Koussay3
- Bot-laner: Blank
- Support: Nyzah
- Substitute: Mortifer
Lucendi have announced their roster in separate tweets:-
- Top-laner: SynapseSprinter
- Jungler: Noided
- Mid-laner: B3rry
- Bot-laner: 3nacho
- Support: ItsRhys
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The NLC has already got underway and the UKLC starts on June 6th, you can watch both of them on the NLC Twitch channel. The UKEL has also begun and you can watch it on the UKEL Twitch channel.
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.
A self-taught writer who’s had the privilege to work with good editors who aren’t terrified of his pearly whites, Megalodontus is often seen writing either independently or for various websites such as this one. When not writing, he usually runs it down mid in real life and is fascinated with watching paint dry.