"Danish Dynamite" on the Esports scene?
by Niklas Aßfalg/Christian Bellinger
During the weekend, the two Danish qualification tournaments for the IIHF Esports Fan Championship will take place late Saturday afternoon.
In the shadow of the big Nordic ice hockey nations of Sweden and Finland, Denmark will be in contention for the title at the IIHF Esports Fan Championship as well. On the real ice, the Danes have never reached the medal round of World Championships, but things should go better at the console. In order to play a good role in the playoff round, the Danes have to put together a powerful doubles team. The qualifiers for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be played in parallel, with the puck drop taking place at 5pm (UTC+2). The two winners will be allowed to represent their colours in the playoffs and compete with the other nations.
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Participants must be at least 16-years-old and Danish citizens who reside in Europe. The qualification will be carried out in the classic knock-out system, any mistake can lead to elimination. The players will meet in 1vs1 format in EA SPORTS™ NHL™ 20, and both compete using the Danish national team. The fans can therefore rely on their NHL stars Nikolaj Ehlers, Lars Eller & Co. Those who beat the competition on their consoles will enter the playoffs under the Danish flag.
The winner will also receive two tickets to a preliminary round game of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship featuring Team Denmark, an IIHF Esports Fan Championship commemorative puck and 100 euros (or the equivalent in your currency) prize money. In the main round, Denmark will play their usual underdog role. This position, however, gives the opportunity to rise above, battle the heavyweights, and maybe annoy their Scandinavian northern brothers a bit.