According to sources close to Upcomer, the British organization MNM Gaming has set its roster for participation in the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) Division 1. The team has declined to comment on whether the roster has been fully signed and there are no oral agreements pending. They are expected to set up this team for spring 2022:
- Above: Petr “Bobista” Fojtík
- Jungle: Szymon “Kanna” Kawęcki
- Center: Linus “RoyalKanin” Grönlund
- Bot: Kevin “Mishigu” Westerbacka
- Support: Riccardo “DrChaos” husband
- Replacement: Abdulaziz “DanteNypd” Sukkar
- Head coach: Markus “ikkine” Heikkinen
- Manager: Noah “Soulstice” Nicholls
Top laner Bobista is returning to MNM Gaming to help Auxesis Esports qualify for the Esports Balkan League 2022 Spring and aNc Outplayed in the 2021 Iberian Cup after playing for them during the 2021 NLC Spring. Kanna is coming to help Munster Rugby Gaming qualify for the NLC Division 2 Spring 2022 and Crvena zvezda Esports in the EBL where they finished second last summer and qualified for the European Masters Play-ins.
RoyalKanin, Mishigu and DrChaos have all played on Granit Gaming in the NLC before, but at different times of the year. RoyalKanin played on granite in the summer of 2021 and was recently on the Prime League 1st Division team mYinsanity. Mishigu and DrChaos played a duo down lane on Granite in the spring of 2021, helping them advance to the playoffs. Mishigu recently played at UniQ Esports Club and won the Telia Esports Series Sweden 2021 in the summer and helped Bifrost qualify for the NLC’s first division in 2022.
Meanwhile, DrChaos was in Sector One, helping them to become champions in the Belgian league in summer 2021 and qualify for the European Masters. He also played for Umbra Divinus Gaming in the Greek Legends League during the winter season. Replacement was DanteNypd confirmed on Twitter.
The British organization MNM Gaming is a household name on the British and Irish eSports scene. Founded in 2014, MNM is “a leading eSports club that began with the premise of giving talented players more opportunities to grow and thrive in the eSports world”. as stated on their website. As an organization, they have participated in several tournaments in Great Britain and have been an integral part of the European regional league.
MNM Gaming was in the UK League of Legends Championship during its inception in 2019 and was also part of the NLC when it first launched in the summer of 2020. While they had relegated from the NLC to the UKLC in the spring of 2021, MNM Gaming reached second place in the summer of 2021. They qualified for the NLC’s premier division in 2022 by beating X7 Esports 3-0 in the spring qualifiers.
After some changes, the final teams for 2022 are now set! In Division 1 you can look forward to: @EXCEL @dustyiceland @SNG_Esports @RiddleEsports @Astralisgg @ X7_Esports @VanirGG @MNMGaming @NYYRIKKIesports @Bifrost pic.twitter.com/zuaxdp4WoE
– NLC (@NLClol) December 21, 2021