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BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE NORDICS,

We’re pleased to unveil Ragnarök, a tournament for players in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (and their autonomous regions). Teams will clash through March for glory, prizes and a spot in the EU Challenger Series Summer Qualifier. Ragnarök culminates in a live final at The Gathering 2016 in Hamar, Norway on March 23rd and 24th.

FOR GOLD AND GLORY

A €10000 prize pool is broken down as follows:

1st place - €5000 - plus a slot in the EU Challenger Series Summer Qualifier
2nd place - €2500
3rd/4th place - €1250

BORNE FROM THE FROZEN WASTES, RISEN AS KINGS

All teams participating must consist of players who are Diamond V+ in the Ranked queue. Teams can consist of up to nine players but at least three starting players in each game must originate from or be a permanent resident of one of the Nordic countries. These can be mixed across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, but we will be requiring players to submit proof of residency at a later point in the tournament.

Here are some examples of the residency criteria in action:

All team members including substitutes must be born on or before January 1st 2000 to enter.

THE BATTLE OF THE BÏFROST

The tournament starts in two single elimination brackets, one on EUW and one on EUNE. All matches played are best-of-three until the final which will be best-of-five. Teams will be randomly seeded into these brackets until four are left on each server. These teams will then be pitted against each other in a cross-server conflict, and the final four will be flown to Hamar, Norway to fight on stage at The Gathering 2016.

You can buy tickets to the overall event here.

THERE, SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS RULERS DWELL

If you want to test your mettle (and your metal), you can sign up your Diamond V+ team for the EUW or EUNE brackets below before March 3rd at 22:00 CET:

The tournaments on each server will begin on March 5th.

The full ruleset can be found here.

The team behind Ragnarök will be running a Q&A on Boards on 25th February at 16:00 CET if you have anything to ask.

Good luck, and may the axes of fate swing in your favour. Skååål!