God, SKT. You really scared us for a minute there!
UPDATE (10:57 am): Well so much for that! SKT’s dream of a perfect run at Worlds is officially over, as KOO just trounced them in the third finals match. Did anyone really see that coming?
Despite being in Europe, today’s League of Legends World Championships finals are between two Korean teams. Riot analyst Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles celebrated the country’s League dominance with a piece of traditional “Hanbok” attire. It’s sparked some bemused and confused reactions.
If you’ve been on the gaming parts of the internet over the past month, you’ve probably seen or heard something about the League of Legends World Championship. Having trouble grasping what’s going on right now with the most popular video game in the world? Fear not, I’m here to help you understand.
Europe’s Fnatic and Origen have been two of the very best League of Legends teams at the World Championships this year, so fans went into this weekend with high expectations for their semifinals games. Neither team managed to live up to them, as both went 0-3 in their matches against Korean rivals.
We’ve shown you a lot of great plays from the League of Legends World Championship games this month. There are certainly a lot of them. But what about the not great ones? Witness, my friends, the glory of professional eSports stars making the same clumsy mistakes the rest of us do.
The powerhouse Korean League of Legends team SKT had already set a new record before today’s semifinals games against European challenger Origen, with their perfect 9-0 winning streak at the World Championships. Today, the question for eSports fans was: can Origen somehow interrupt that? Once again, SKT said nope.
The newly formed European League of Legends team Origen is widely expected to lose its match-up against the legendary Korean squad SKT. Their first game of today’s World Championship semifinals didn’t change that. But an amazing series of fake-outs did show that Origen isn’t going down easy.
Ever since I began covering the League of Legends World Championship this year, I have received complaints from readers asking (or demanding) that I stop spoiling the outcomes of games in my articles. After a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided that I can’t do that. You all deserve an explanation as to why.
Today’s League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals match-up was between KT Rolster and KOO Tigers, two top Korean teams. Korea is the strongest region in the world for League eSports, so the games were incredibly close. KT Rolster ended up losing the fourth and final game because of a bad call to take Baron.
In every game of League of Legends, a dragon flies into the map. Someone kills the dragon. A few minutes later, another dragon shows up. Why does he come to the exact same spot where his fellow dragon was murdered? You might ask. Wouldn’t he notice something’s up? Today Riot’s Worlds shoutcasters gave a dark answer.
Top European League of Legends team Fnatic crushed its Chinese opponent Edward Gaming (EDG) today in the game’s World Championship quarterfinals match-up. This brought China’s hopes of making it to the end of the 2015 Worlds tournament to a sharp and sudden close. GG, China.
The second League of Legends World Championship game between European team Fnatic and Chinese challenger EDG was put on hold today due to an issue with one of the player’s “Q” keys. After determining it was a “game altering bug,” Riot decided to start from scratch.
Going into the League of Legends World Championship match-up today, the question wasn’t if the Korean powerhouse team SKT was going to lose to Taiwanese challenger ahq e-Sports Club. It was: “Will ahq manage to take a game or two off of SKT’s perfect winning streak?” SKT just answered with a resounding nope.
Today’s League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals games are just getting started. It’s Korean powerhouse SKT 1 playing against Taiwanese team ahq e-Sports club. SKT 1 has even brought out its star player Faker for this one. My main question is: does ahq stand a chance? Watch Worlds on YouTube or Twitch.
Origen has only been a bona fide League of Legends pro team for a year now. And today they just won themselves a spot in the 2015 World Championship semifinals. Talk about beginner’s luck!