We now know four of the teams that will definitely be jetting off to Europe for the League of Legends world finals this year, with the victors of the two play off finals earning their tickets. The real question is which teams from Europe and North America managed to seize the first spot in the biggest tournament of the year.
Fnatic Vs Origen (3-2)
It was finally time for the great winning spree of Fnatic to end. The team that was yet to lose in the summer would be taken to a five game series and almost lose out to a team that may soon prove to become their rivals. Origen wasted no time in crushing the fantastic form of Fnatic, beating them in game one. However, Fnatic seemed calm at their loss and fought back from the deficit to secure their place at worlds, albeit losing another game in the process. YellOwStaR, the captain and support of Fnatic, led his team to one of the most dominant seasons in LCS history and will be hoping that he can help to secure the teams second worlds victory, with the first coming in season 1.
After this series it was confirmed that Fnatic and H2K Gaming will be at worlds, with Origen facing the dreaded Gauntlet to secure their place.
Make sure to watch all five games at the links below:
Counter Logic Gaming Vs Team Solo Mid (3-0)
The North American rivalry to end all other rivalries came to a head in Madison Square Garden for the play-off final, and what a surprise it turned out to be. TSM have always been seen as crowd favorites around the world, with their name being chanted in league games that aren’t even in their region. On the flip side, CLG have always commanded a devout following but are sometimes seen to almost take the role of villain in the derby. However, this time around it was the CLG faithful who came out the happier, with a decisive 3-0 sweep to secure their place at worlds. Special mention must go to Doublelift, the mercurial adc who has been struggling to find his best form, and ZionSpartan for their expert performances and domination of their counterparts. The three games were fairly one sided, although TSM did have their chances to swing things back in their favor. Bjergsen, the mid laner for TSM, seemed far from his best and allowed his arguably weaker opponent, Pobelter, to dictate the flow of play in the mid lane. CLG will be happy with their trophy and will hope this victory will serve as a good omen for their upcoming trip to Europe.
After this series it was confirmed that CLG and TSM will be at worlds.
Make sure to watch all three games at the links below:
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