Team Norse Thunder’s esports teams - known as rosters - represent us in some of the biggest and most popular gaming titles on the planet. We have teams competing at both elite and community levels in League of Legends, Pokemon Unite, Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering and many more. The rosters are some of the most visible parts of our organisation, and do a brilliant job of representing us on a local and international level.
Each of our teams is managed by a Head Coach who supports their players through training sessions and then into matches and tournaments. Over the years, Team Norse Thunder players have excelled in competition at all levels and have earned their place on our honours board.
Our League of Legends rosters both compete in the Matrix League - known as the MXL - with one playing in division two and the other in division three. They also compete in the pan-European Clash tournaments on a regular basis. Meanwhile, the Team Norse Thunder Pokemon Unite roster competes on the World Championship qualifying circuit, while our Hearthstone players battle in the Masters Tour qualifying circuit.
Core Esports Titles
League of Legends is Team Norse Thunder’s flagship title and so is the game we are best known for competing in. Created by Riot Games in 2009, League of Legends has more than 115 million players across the world and 50 million of those are active daily. In League of Legends, two teams of five battle to defend their part of the game’s map while invading their opponents and taking objectives. To win a game, a team has to destroy their opponent's nexus, a structure located in the deepest part of each team’s area of the map.
Pokemon Unite is another major part of our esports program. Launched in 2021, the game has quickly gained popularity and more than 30 million players are said to have played. Similar to League of Legends in some ways, teams invade each other’s section of the game map, secure objectives and destroy enemy team structures.
Away from traditional esports titles, Team Norse Thunder also competes in trading card game events. TCGs were where we first made our name and they’re a big part of what we do even today. Games like the Pokemon TCG, Hearthstone, and Magic: The Gathering all see players using decks of cards to do battle.