The season four Worlds tournament culminated in the breathtaking Seoul World Cup stadium as Samsung White defeated StarHorn Royal Club to lift the trophy. After that the Knockouts will only last two days, taking place between the 18-20 of May. It all begins with the Play-In Stage where eight teams will fight for a place in the next phase. The final six team will compete in a double-round-robin format with the top four teams advancing to the knockout stages. Author: Riot Magus and Riot Bradmore , 27 February 2018 This year, history is on the line as we take our global events to some of our most established competitive regions. All matches would take place in a best of five game format and the winners would advance in a stage of three rounds.
During the Group Stage, taking place in Berlin, Germany six remaining teams battled to make playoffs. The first global event for League of Legends in 2018 — the — has just passed us by and, while not nearly as massive and anticipated as the World Championship, viewers still got a taste of the most exciting competitive-level play on the big stage. The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational final is the most-watched esports match ever. It was an arduous journey for the Chinese roster. So between that and a natural disaster, a lot can happen to make Kingzone not win this tournament. The Group Stages will then be played on the 8-9 and 11-15 of May. Navigation: Need help with something specific? Currently he is studying Music Production and working towards his Bachelor of Arts.
Team Liquid, the North American representatives, had high hopes for this year as they were seen as a top four team, but a surprising run by Flash Wolves leading to a second place finish meant that Team Liquid would not qualify in the fifth position. Flashwolves are an unpredictable entity that always performs predictably. Now, Riot Games have revealed the locations for every major LoL tournament this year. Eventually, esports would explode in popularity to the point where I could have conversations with random people at my university about players, teams, and the games themselves. Once we reach this point, the competition relocates from Vietnam to the Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan. During his free time you can catch Isaiah playing video games, watching anime, writing, or attending concerts. The Play-In and Group stages will be held on May 3-6, May 8-9, and May 11-15 in Berlin while the Knockout stage will be held on May 18-20 in Paris.
As usual, the World Championships will visit different cities for each round but none of them have yet to be announced. We also prioritize recent results over older results as a better indicator of current strength. They rank this highly because they made it to the top of a relatively competitive region and have a lot of potential being as new as they are. Not to mention they dominated their regional playoffs. Gambit An even more familiar face this time with familiar players alongside it, Gambit have their place in LoL history set in stone as one of the best teams in Europe.
We evaluated tournament results by the stage achieved, regardless of opponent or game record. SuperMassive takes 6th off of the fact that Turkey looks to be the best wildcard region in League of Legends. Rainbow 7 Previously Lyon Gaming, the team is no stranger to the international stage. As Olleh continues making a name for himself being the undisputed best support in North America, Impact remains a rock in the top lane. Patriotism, pride, and sodium levels.
Ariel Garlow studied philosophy at McMaster University before moving on to freelance journalism. The first Rift Rivals tournaments were held in Germany, Chile, China, Russia, and Taiwan. Even with their substitute top-laner, Fnatic only lost one game in the playoffs. For the second year in a row, the LoL All-Star event will be hosted somewhere in North America The League of Legends All-Star event will close the year once again and for the second year running, will be held in North America. So Pentagram gets 12th place because they have Koreans.
Japan will be held in Australia. Tickets will go on sale within the next several weeks. The tournament will take place from December 03-03 with more format changes hinted in the announcement. The viewing figures, as reported by , showed that 127,551,726 people tuned in to watch the match in total, with more than 126 million of those watching in the Chinese language there were surprisingly few viewers watching in Korean — less than 150,000. Like Fnatic, Liquid seemed comfortable throughout the playoffs and ended up with only one game loss with one more series played than Fnatic. Moreover, the team around Uzi are some of the best players to come out of the region.
This year, expect the competition to be even more fierce as the gap between teams not named Kingzone DragonX narrows as the battle for first to lose to the Koreans is underway. The tournament will take place in May, kicking off with the Play-Ins from the 3-6 of May. Full details on all of the pricing options and ticket availability can be found through that announced the sale. Flash Wolves took the fall to the South Korean team 3-1. Riot have also said tickets for the event will be available in several weeks time.