UK League Chat (Ep. 27) – UK, Nordics & Nordavind – ft. Erixen

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 NLC and UKLC.

This episode sees Lee and Tom joined by Nordavind mid-laner Erixen, who has had a strong start to the split after returning from his loan to Barrage in Spring. Having played in both the UK and Nordic leagues, Erixen is in a unique position of having experience in both as well as the newly created NLC merger of the two.

Erixen discusses his time in both scenes, including his past and present thoughts on UK LoL and what it was like to play for Barrage. Now part of a solid NCL roster, the Norwegian also discusses the strength of his side, expectations ahead of the split and how he feels their play has been so far.

Timestamps:
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:42 – Why has Erixen always stuck with Nordavind (while most ERL’s rotate rosters every split)
00:02:02 – Why is there such a huge talent pool from Nordic countries?
00:04:17 – Nordavind’s struggles in the Nordic Championship
00:05:41 – How did the Barrage move happen?
00:07:53 – Thoughts on 6-man rosters
00:13:00 – Erixen’s impression of the UK league before and after joining 00:15:29 – Barrage’s Spring split
00:20:03 – Why Erixen stayed with Nordavind for Summer
00:21:29 – How was the roster built?
00:23:27 – Thoughts on group strength and Nordavind’s expectations
00:28:05 – Erixen’s thoughts on the NLC format
00:32:50 – Strongest NLC mid-laners
00:34:31 – Annie mid (Sebekx vs Barrage)
00:36:40 – Boring mid-lane meta
00:38:35 – Noltey’s improvement from Spring to Summer
00:41:13 – Predictions
00:42:52 – Team Singularity vs Riddle Esports
00:50:00 – Godsent vs Nordavind
00:53:37 – ENCE vs BT Excel
00:57:50 – Tricked Esport vs Munster Rugby Gaming
01:04:27 – Barrage Esports vs Dusty
01:09:30 – MnM Gaming vs Fnatic Rising
01:18:21 – BT Excel vs Godsent
01:19:41 – ENCE vs Riddle Esports
01:22:42 – Closing

This episode features:
Lee ‘Couple Sodi Pops’ Jones – NineTeeSix Founder / Esports Journalist – @NTS_LeeJones
Tom Daniels – Esports Journalist – @TheTomDaniels
Øyvind “Erixen” Saltrø Eriksen – Nordavind mid-laner – @NVD_Erixen

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