NLC Aurora Cup 2023 Rundown

The Aurora Cup is a Northern Europe League of Legends pro-am tournament, hosted by the NLC and taking place at the end of each year.

In what is the second year of this tournament, entry is open for teams across all divisions. The tournament commences with the ‘play-ins which feature six teams from all levels up to Division 3 and NLC Division 2 teams. All Division 1 teams enter at the Group Stages, this is where Nativz joins the competition.

In last year’s inaugural Aurora Cup, our team entered the tournament as the 1st seed coming out of the NLC’s 2nd Division and went on to finish a respectable 7th place.

2024 Nativz Roster

This time around our roster is a blend of past players and new. We see two of our 2022 heroes Lunddorf and Rylle return, we also welcome new faces in with Julbu, Chrisberg and Kromax joining Nativz for the first time.

League of Legends Head Coach, John ‘Rnglol’ Crichton spoke on the new roster saying, “Over the past few weeks we’ve been evaluating our performance across the Summer Split, the EMEA Masters and in turn formulating our plan for 2024."

“While the Aurora Cup is an exciting opportunity for team of all levels to compete together. It’s providing us with an opportunity to build for 2024 and we’re taking it with both hands.”

“We’ve decided to bring in a new roster of talent who we want to take this opportunity to work with closely. It’s also great to see past players returning having developed and gained experience in another region.”

Format and Structure

Here's a breakdown of how the tournament is structured:

Play-ins: September 25th – September 29th

- Double round robin

- 4 groups of 4 teams

- Best of 1

- Top two teams from each group advance to group stage

Group stage: October 2nd – October 9th (We start here!)

- GSL Style Groups

- 4 groups of 4 teams

- Best of 3

- Top two teams from each group advance to playoffs

- Fearless draft

Playoffs: October 16th – November 8th

- Single Elimination

- Best of 5

- Fearless draft

For more details and updates as we progress, be sure to keep up with us on our socials!