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22.05.2020 10:00 Uhr
Who will reach the playoffs and represent Tre Kronor?  

Sweden can virtually reclaim the throne

by Niklas Aßfalg/Christian Bellinger

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In 2019 the Swedish national team lost its world championship title. But this time, it is up to their fans to lead the ice hockey nation back to the promised land by winning the first-ever IIHF Esports Fan Championship.

Sweden has already crowned itself as ice hockey world champion four times in the 21st century, the last time coming in back-to-back 2017 and 2018 titles. However, the 2019 World Championship resulted in fifth place, not enough by Swedish standards (top of that the title went to rival neighbours Finland). There is no chance of compensation in 2020 for Gabriel Landeskog, Henrik Lundqvist & Co., this year's World Cup has been cancelled. Instead, hopes rest on the Swedish fans, who can climb to the top at the IIHF Esports Fan Championship in EA SPORTS™ NHL™ 20. The opponents will represent all 16 nations qualified for the World Championship, and will compete against each other on the virtual ice. The two qualifiers for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will determine the Swedish representatives on Friday at 5pm (UTC+2).

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The best players on the sticks from the qualification will form the duo that will lead Sweden in the playoffs starting on 29th May. Participation is open to any player who is a Swedish citizen and at least 16 years of age - in addition, their current place of residence must be in Europe. The tournament will be played on both consoles in 1vs1 format and the knockout system, and the qualifiers will not forgive a single defeat. For reasons of fairness, all participants must compete with the Swedish national team, but that will be fine for fans of the "Tre Kronor" anyway. In addition to the honour of representing their country in the playoffs of the IIHF Esports Fan Championship, the winners will also receive attractive prizes: two tickets to see a Team Sweden game at the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship, prize money of 100 euros and an IIHF Esports Fan Championship puck. Registration is open!
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