With group A decided we now turn our attention to group C. One of the most cut and dried groups, in theory, but did the group end as many expected?
Top Seed: SKT
Today: Three wins
No one really expected anything else. SKT have been such a force on the world stage that there was little doubt they would be the top team in their group. The only team with a real hope of taking them down, EDward Gaming, was dispatched first and then it was just all in a days work. Now the Korean team will be looking to brand their dominance on the world stage once again with a strong showing in London.
Second Seed: EDward Gaming
Today: Two wins, one loss
While they would have been expecting to qualify, EDward Gaming will be relieved that they have made it. While they lost twice to SKT they managed to defeat the two weaker sides and will be happy that they have shown they can still close out games effectively. Now it will be a tough match in London for them, but they will be going into it with confidence that they can advance should they play as well as they have for most of the group.
Third (DNQ): H2K
Today: One win, two losses
It is sad that the only British player at worlds, Kasing, will not be able to play in front of the home crowd. While H2K never really expected to qualify it is encouraging to see them grab a couple of wins and to not be completely outclassed on the global stage. H2K will go home proud of their performances and will look to improve and build on their team for next year, and will hope to qualify again for another shot at worlds.
Fourth (DNQ): Bangkok Titans
Today: Three losses
It is no surprise that Bangkok Titans failed to qualify, and some harsher critics would say that being without a win was also a foregone conclusion. However, the Titans didn’t look out of their depth and, while they lost all their games relatively decisively, they seemed to be relatively confident and pro-active. While they will not be too happy with their result they should go home with the view of re-qualification next year, with the aim of a better result.
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