Why Nordic Champion became TropSe Masters
One of the most common question we get at TropSe is: “When are you doing the next Nordic Champion?” After last years amazing Nordic Champion -17, you would think that we would have announced a follow-up tournament several months ago. Well we actually did (LÄNK), put it got postponed. Well, with the announcement of TropSe Masters we can finally tell you the story!
The reason why we needed to postpone Nordic Champion (and why it was worth the wait), was simply that EA was in the process of formalizing a framework for how competitive FIFA tournaments are to be run, and licensed. The most important thing for us at TropSe will always be to keep on creating, developing and push the limits of the Nordic FIFA eSports scene! To be able to do that, we need to work with all the different actors, and EA is of course the biggest and most important one of them all!
Now – since we cooperated with EA, and they recognize our ability to create great tournaments, we are able to proudly announce that we have received the first Scandinavian license to arrange a qualifier to the most prestigious tournament on earth: the FIFA eWorld Cup!
Now the whole idea of Nordic Champion was (and is) to find the undisputedly best player in the Nordics. Why not just keep the name and add the qualification spots to the price pool? Actually, the naming was one of the things regulated by the license; we could not include the word “Champion” in the title of the tournament.
The way we see it; it doesn’t really matter what the tournament is called! The only thing that’s changed from last years Nordic Champion is that TropSe and the community surrounding it have grown bigger, stronger and better in every way imaginable! So let us all work together as always to make sure that TropSe Masters takes its place as one of the most amazing, entertaining and competitive FIFA-tournament in the world!