UK League Chat (Ep. 43) – CPHF, NLC, Munster & Casting – ft. Guldborg

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, UKLC and EU Masters.

This episode sees Lee and Tom joined by Copenhagen Flames assistant general manager and freelance caster Guldborg. Fresh off of a split casting the NLC, EU Masters, TES Denmark and Red Bull Solo Q, Guldborg describes his journey in esports as opportunities finally lined up right when he was ready to call it quits.

Also on the agenda was the recent news surrounding Munster Rugby Gaming, reverting to Phelan Gaming and whether their new spot in the UKLC is deserved. On this topic, the gang also discuss the spot given to KOVA esports and whether this was the fairest way to replace the outgoing org.

TIMESTAMPS:
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:04 – Guldborg’s journey into esports (Copenhagen Flames & casting)
00:11:40 – Denmark Solo Q tournament
00:15:26 – Working with Dreamhack
00:20:15 – Munster Rugby Gaming, Phelan Gaming & KOVA Esports
00:34:46 – Roster building & UK vs Nordic talent
00:42:38 – Do the academy rosters put players off joining the league? (2 EUM spots)
00:55:42 – Reddit/Twitter’s perception of Dan (& MagiFelix)
01:08:23 – Guldborg’s plans for 2021
01:11:30 – Froskurinn’s tweet
01:13:26 – Ideal NLC guest casters for 2021
01:17:04 – Closing

This episode features:
Lee “Couple Sodi Pops” Jones – NineTeeSix Founder / Esports Journalist – @NTS_LeeJones
Tom Daniels – Esports Insider Sub-editor – @TheTomDaniels
Mikkel “Guldborg” Guldborg Nielsen – Copenhagen Flames Assistant GM / Freelance Caster – @GuldborgReal

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