The NHL's premier global esports competition -- the 2023 EA SPORTS™ NHL 23 World Championship™ -- is heading into its final stretch, with finalists already confirmed for the European Championship and the North American Console Finals taking place this weekend. CHEL Intel is the weekly newsletter that keeps tabs on the latest tournament news.

The final stages of EA SPORTS NHL 23 European Championship qualification took place over the weekend, with the top two players from each console generation securing their place in the European Championship on May 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Full bracket results for each generation can be found here: Generation 4 & Generation 5. Expanded player profiles will be available in next week's CHEL Intel.

The following players will vie for the EA SPORTS NHL 23 European Championship:

xBurns8 – Hannes Kettunen (Vantaa, Finland) *Generation 4 Winner
Temppanen – Teemu Karvonen (Oulu, Finland) *Generation 5 Winner
NikkeDangles – Niklas Tukiainen (Vantaa, Finland) *Generation 5 Runner-Up
EkiOriginal – Erik Tammenpää (Helsinki, Finland) *Generation 4 Runner-Up

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