Immortals goes 0-4; Fnatic goes 4-1 and take a spot in Quarterfinals

  Immortals lost its first match of Week 2 of the League of Legends World Championship on Thursday to Vietnamese squad GIGABYTE Marines. Provided by Riot Games   Final tiebreaker: Fnatic 1-0 GIGABYTE Marines After eight hours of League of Legends World Championship Group B action, the playoff teams from this group are finally set. In the second of two tiebreaker games Thursday, Fnatic broke through with a win over the GIGABYTE Marines in Wuhan, China, to move on to the quarterfinal stage. Coming into the day, no team had ever managed to overcome an 0-3 record to break into the playoffs. Fnatic (4-4) did just that with an impressive showing Thursday to continue its Cinderella run at this year's Worlds. The Europeans lost their first game of the day against Longzhu Gaming (6-0), but then rattled off four straight victories to make the playoffs. GIGABYTE (2-5) decided to forgo the ...


RNG takes down Samsung for top seed on Group C

  Royal Never Give Up fans cheer on their team during the League of Legends World Championship on Friday in Wuhan, China. Provided by Riot Games   RNG 1-0 Samsung With the home crowd cheering it along, Royal Never Give Up secured the first seed in Group C with a 32-minute victory over Samsung Galaxy to conclude Friday's action at the League of Legends World Championship in Wuhan, China. For most of the game, it was a bit hard to predict who was going to come out on top. Both teams held slight leads, but neither could really break ahead. Samsung (4-2) found an early 2-for-1 as part of its first blood. But then RNG (5-1) battled back with sound objective play while Samsung tried to pull ahead with kills. It all came to a head once RNG found two kills around the 26-minute mark that set off a chain reaction, ...


League of Legends World - Championship predictions

    Now that the League of Legends World Championship play-in stage is complete, it's time to look toward the main event group stage. Which teams have the advantage to make it out of groups? Riot Games               The 2017 League of Legends World Championship main event is upon us. After a week of qualifiers in Wuhan, the top four teams have advanced to finalize the field of 16 that will play in the group stage next week. While three of the No. 1 seeds in the play-in round made it safely into the next round (Team WE, Cloud9, Fnatic), the Turkish champion, 1907 Fenerbahçe, upset No. 1-seed Hong Kong Attitude before besting Brazil's representative Team oNe to be the lone club from a non-power region to survive.             With the play-ins over and the four groups now ready to take to Summoner's Rift, let's take a look at the ...


Longzhu bets on top laner Kim "Khan" Dong-ha for Worlds domination

Kim "Khan" Dong-ha, who named himself after Genghis Khan, is the polar opposite of the ruthless Mongolian leader in real life. But in League of Legends, the Longhzu top laner is a terror and could win his first Worlds title. Provided by Kenzi/Fomos   One of the first South Korean players to make the jump to the Chinese pro league, Khan joined Team WE's sister team, Team WE Academy, and played as a starter for the first and last time in the premier Chinese league in the summer of 2014. From there, he moved to another WE offshoot, WE Future, where he began his long stay in China's secondary league, the LSPL, along with hundreds of other hopeful players wishing to get promoted into the top competition and a chance at the World Championships. It never happened for Khan. A solo queue standout, his play online made for nice clips or ...


League of Legends World Championship power rankings

  SK Telecom T1 No other team is better at identifying its own weaknesses and adapting, which makes it hard to knock SKT out of the No. 1 spot here despite a 1-3 loss in the LCK Finals. SKT has had issues with top and jungle, leaving bot lane as a sole point of pressure, which Longzhu exploited by putting Khan on power picks and relying on PraY and GorillA to shove in Bang and Wolf. The fact that SKT is bringing Huni and the two junglers over Untara is a sign that the team has already begun to identify key problem areas from the finals loss. Look for a hungry SKT that wants to defend its crown at all costs. Longzhu Gaming It took the Incredible Miracle/Longzhu organization five years to finally put together a team capable of making a run for the world championships, and the starting five ...

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