Kappa bar. A legendary name and a legendary semi-final game against the champs, Alphen Rhinos. The Kappa Jonkoping team showed all the other European teams that Sweden is not to be fiddled with. The awesome venue in Jonkoping was home to one of the best teams of this season, which made the Alphen Rhinos sweat a little bit in the semi-final. An insane comeback to 15-14 on the second map almost denied the Alphen boys a direct place in the finals. Kappa Jonkoping was motivated to participate in the City League, let’s find out what players Orädd and Bruiser thought of their City League experience:
“Well, I will atleast speak for myself, but i think everyone in the team agrees that City league is a really great concept” Player Karl “Orädd”Rydin says. “Being part of City League for the first time as a player really sparked something inside me. It was very exciting and funny to play against other teams in this format with commentators on twitch” Rydin also mentions that it felt as if Kappa Jonkoping were playing in a professional environment, even though they are just an amateur team. “This feeling became even stronger when you sit at a venue like Kappa bar in our case, which was a really awesome experience for myself” Rydin concludes.
Kim “Bruiser” Andersson also mentions the positive environment as on the unique aspects of City League. “Playing side by side in a venue instead of from home gives the tournament an entirely different vibe, which was alot of fun“. Andersson concludes by saying he feels that if City League gets more exposure, the level of competitiveness will grow as well: “We feel that the competitive level of this past season was pretty good and as the league gets more exposure, this is only going to increase season by season“.