IIHF ESPORT FAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

The 2020 IIHF Esports Fan Championship was a global tournament played in EA SPORTS™ NHL™ 20 from May 2020 to June 2020. It was the first ever esports event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The tournament served as a replacement for the 2020 Ice Hockey World Championship in Switzerland that was cancelled due to COVID-19. In 16 qualifiers the 16 virtual national teams of the countries qualified for the 2020 Ice Hockey World Championship were determined.

Through the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final, Finland won the first IIHF esports title. The tournament was played purely online and broadcasted live on five different Twitch channels in five different languages.

  

IIHF Esport Fan Championship

Organizer: IIHF
Game: NHL 20
Game mode: 1v1 online versus
Type: Online
Prize pool: 5.220 €
Date: 15.05.2020 – 07.06.2020
Participants: 16 Teams

 

Format:

  • Participants
    • 16 national teams with 2 players each, 1 x Xbox & 1 PlayStation
  • Open qualification | 15.05 – 22.05.2020
    • 2 open online qualification tournaments for each country. One on Xbox and one on PlayStation.
  • Playoffs | 29.05. – 07.06.2020
    • 16 teams seeded into a single knockout bracket starting with the round of 16.
    • Every match-up is decided by 4 individual matches, 2 on Xbox and 2 on PlayStation. Alle 4 scores get added up and the overall score decides the winner. If there is a tie after 4 games, the match goes into double-overtime where both console start a new game at the same time. The fastest goal wins the series.

Broadcast Talent:

  • English
    •  Cameron ‚NoSleeves‘ Halbert
    •  Arda ‚Arda‘ Ocal 
    •  Nick ‚F5 Penguin‘ DiMeo
    • Drew Goldfarb
       
  • Finnish: 
    •  Kenneth ‚KenuFHR‘ Lehtinen
    •  Arttu Hämäläinen
       
  • Swedish: 
    •  Adam ‚Esdor‘ Ericson
       
  • German: 
    •  Alexander ‚Bl00dyLP‘ Blattmann 
       
  • Russian: 
    • Azamat Muratov

Prize Pool:

PL. Country Player One Player Two Prizes Value

1

Finland rottadee Tilantekija Puck, 2 Tickets, 1 Jersey & 2 VIP Tickets 1225 €

2

Sweden SebbeLarsen86 eken45jr Puck, 2 Tickets, 1 Jersey & 2 Tickets 825 €

3

Russia Serg1vratar_vH mahoney88 Puck & 2 Tickets 460 €

3

Canada Joshfearless13 hswertha23 Puck & 2 Tickets 435 €

5

Norway Larsto50 Bacon Puck & 2 Tickets 250 €

5

Germany Timasy Venomenyce Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

5

Czech Republic Pepcastachurcik1 J4rincze Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

5

Slovakia Fenomen36363 Lady Brunette Puck & 2 Tickets 200 €

9

Kazakhstan Evgeniy Gavrilov Dias Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

9

Switzerland Original-SnuS A IM N3 S Y A Puck & 2 Tickets 250 €

9

Great Britain MartindalexC Sean Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

9

Latvia Chibra snipencelly8 Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

9

Italy Tron1x90 Tombrick 091 Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

9

Belarus Sonic_BLR NEFINOR Puck & 2 Tickets 250 €

9

Denmark vibholm16 Paw Fonnesbech Christensen Puck & 2 Tickets 225 €

9

United States johnwayne90 Daddy Padre Puck & 2 Tickets 200 €

Participants:

ALL PARTICIPANTS

Results:

FINAL

SWEDEN

8 : 24

FINLAND