UK League Chat (Ep. 20) – NLC + EUM – ft. Froomie + Torok

Timestamps:
00:00:45 – NLC announcement and first impressions
00:05:49 – Does the UK fit in the NLC?
00:07:40 – Strength of NLC orgs / promotions + relegations
00:11:57 – Coaching landscape
00:15:48 – Impact on viewership
00:20:24 – Changes in backing / prize money
00:28:35 – 2nd division structure
00:37:15 – NLC format
00:43:25 – Why there are 12 teams (+ orgs that missed out)
00:46:37 – How NLC groups could be seeded / predicting team strength
01:02:37 – Excel + Fnatic EUM group strength
01:05:38 – Strongest sides at EUM
01:07:52 – NLC EUM spots
01:13:20 – NLC roster lock + preparation times for EUM sides
01:16:40 – Forge of Champions + potential changes
01:24:41 – Cup idea for LEC/EUM teams
01:29:51 – Phelan > Munster

This episode features:
Lee ‘Couple Sodi Pops’ Jones – NineTeeSix Founder / Esports Journalist – @NTS_LeeJones
Tom Daniels – Esports Journalist – @TheTomDaniels
Richard ‘Froomie’ Froom – Team Manager – @froomielol
James ‘Torok’ Thomsen – Coach – @TorokLOL

Welcome to UK League Chat, a podcast focused on the UK League of Legends scene. Listen in to get the views of experts from the scene, from Esports journalists to the players themselves, on tournaments such as the UKLC and Forge of Champions.

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