NHL Gaming World Championship crowns European tournament winner

NEW YORK – Congratulations to Erik ‘ENCEKI’ Tammenpää, who captured the European Championship of the 2021 NHL® Gaming World Championship™ today, the National Hockey League announced. The NHL’s annual gaming event features the best EA SPORTS™ NHL® 21 players across the globe

Coming into the Final as the No. 1 Xbox seed, ENCEKI, the 22-year-old native of Helsinki, Finland, won the title in dominating fashion. He beat fellow Finn, Niklas ‘NikkeDangles’ Tukiainen in two straight games to bring home the title and $12,000 USD grand prize. ENCEKI played all matches representing the Toronto Maple Leafs

A full-time YouTube and Twitch content creator and EA SPORTS™ NHL® 21 expert, Tammenpää is no stranger to the GWC main stage, winning the inaugural NHL® Gaming World Championship in 2018 and three European titles (2018, 2019, 2021).  

ENCEKI Road to Championship

Quarterfinal vs. J-_-JamalTheMan: 6-2, (2-4), 6-0

Semifinal vs. eken45jr: 4-1, 4-1

Final vs. NikkeDangles: 4-1, 5-2 

The North American Club Championship continues next Saturday, June 26 with the MassMutual NHL East Division Club Championship beginning at 2:00 pm. ET. The European Championship was produced remotely by DreamHack Sports Games (DHSG) and streamed on the NHL’s Twitch channel. For more GWC news, fans can visit www.nhl.com/gaming and follow the conversation using social hashtag #NHLGWC.


Wednesday, June 23 – Honda NHL West Division Team HUT Draft

Thursday, June 24 – Show and Chel Episode #2 (3 p.m. ET)

Saturday, June 26 – MassMutual NHL East Division Club Championship (2 p.m. ET)

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