Tricked Esports announced that they sold their NLC (League of Legends) spot to the LEC representatives, Astralis.
Tricked Esports are the latest NLC winners. The team qualified for EU Masters but failed to lift the trophy. As the season came to an end for the European regional leagues, Tricked Esports said farewell to NLC. The team sold their spot to the LEC representatives, Astralis.
Astralis used to compete in the Spanish League of Legends league, SuperLiga with their academy team. After selling their SuperLiga spot, the LEC team turned their attention to the Northern League of Legends Championship. From now on, the Danish organization will compete in NLC.
“I am incredibly proud that in a very short time, we have been able to do a setup in Tricked, which made it possible to become the first team that was not affiliated with an LEC organization, to win the NLC.”
- Morten Jensen, Tricked Esports CEO
Next Step for Tricked Esports
According to Tricked Esports’ announcement, the organization will continue their existence in the professional League of Legends scene. However, they will seek new talent and compete in the lower divisions. Tricked Esports have turned their attention to developing Danish players and sending them to NLC or LEC.
“We end this round of NLC with a great first place. We are the first team ever that is not a LEC Academy team that has won first place. This gave us the opportunity to play against some of the best teams in Europe, in The EU Masters tournament, where we finished among the top 12.”
- Natasha Voetmann, Tricked Esports League of Legends Manager
Astralis are the new NLC competitors, acquiring Tricked Esports’ spot. The famous LEC team will form an academy roster in the NLC and try to reach the EU Masters. This year, Tricked Esports and Fnatic Rising made it to the EU Masters stage from NLC. Next year, we may see Astralis on board.