This unfortunately results in them being good enough to not be joked about, but nowhere near good enough to be even considered for getting out of play-ins. Last year, League fans took a trip around the world to see their favorite game on the big stage. Credit: Martin Larsson Twitter RekklesLoL 4. Ten teams participate in a play-in stage where only two will advance. Isaiah enjoys writing as an outlet, but would love to pursue a career in Journalism if the opportunity presents itself. Japan will be held in Australia. On some days, Flashwolves can destroy the top Korean team with their superior skirmishing and individual players.
Kingzone DragonX What a bold prediction. Join the conversation on and. Domestically, this team has won Latin America North since the region was established, totaling up to 9 titles. With imported Koreans on every team in the region, the level of competition has stepped up massively and the top of that region is SuperMassive. This is the only international tournament that Europe is yet to host having hosted the 2014 and 2016 All-Star events, the 2015 World Championship, and last year's Rift Rivals.
Full details on all of the pricing options and ticket availability can be found through that announced the sale. Though many may consider the teams evenly matched, Flash Wolves ultimately had the stronger background than DragonX and, on average, have participated in more high-stakes competitions. Currently he is studying Music Production and working towards his Bachelor of Arts. We evaluated tournament results by the stage achieved, regardless of opponent or game record. The Group Stage will now run from the 10th May to the 14th, and we've got the complete schedule for you below. Uzi has finally won his first championship in his six-year career. Europe will be held in the United States.
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. Kaos Latin Gamers The only thing this team really has going for it is the fact that they won a game last season at worlds play-in against a team that was on the upper end of the wildcards. So Pentagram gets 12th place because they have Koreans. This will allow us to keep clusters to no more than 3 regions and maintain competitive parity within clusters. Navigation: Need help with something specific? Stay tuned for more information regarding host cities and venues in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information regarding host cities and venues in the coming weeks! We'll also begin updating the results section of this guide as the stage progresses, so keep an eye on this page for all the latest. The team performed admirably enough, yet dropped to 6th place in the 2017 Group stages.
Potentially more staggering is that Chinese viewers were responsible for more than two billion hours of watch time throughout the entire tournament. It was an arduous journey for the Chinese roster. As teams settled down in Paris, France the stage was set for playoffs. The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational final is the most-watched esports match ever. Vietnam were recently made into an independent LoL region after their impressive showings at international tournaments last year, particularly by Gigabyte Marines and now 110 Thieves player Do Duy 'Levi' Khanh. After last year's World Championship in Beijing's Bird's Nest, you can guarantee Riot will be aiming for another massive stadium.
All matches would take place in a best of five game format and the winners would advance in a stage of three rounds. Once we reach this point, the competition relocates from Vietnam to the Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan. 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 will see the same group of tournaments as last year with the Mid-Season Invitational, Rift Rivals, Worlds and All-Star events all taking place in 2018. Fourteen teams are invited based on their individual placement in their respected region. Did you see any plays during the Invitational that challenged your expectations? 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. While the organization is a familiar face, this roster is one of the more inexperienced ones on the list.
It all begins with the Play-In Stage where eight teams will fight for a place in the next phase. As Olleh continues making a name for himself being the undisputed best support in North America, Impact remains a rock in the top lane. Turkey will be held in Vietnam. 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. The season four Worlds tournament culminated in the breathtaking Seoul World Cup stadium as Samsung White defeated StarHorn Royal Club to lift the trophy. As usual, the World Championships will visit different cities for each round but none of them have yet to be announced.
Now, Riot Games have revealed the locations for every major LoL tournament this year. Riot have also said tickets for the event will be available in several weeks time. Ariel Garlow studied philosophy at McMaster University before moving on to freelance journalism. Moreover, the team around Uzi are some of the best players to come out of the region. A big supporter of Overwatch from day one onward and a history of playing League of Legends for years, she manages to squeeze in game time between moderating a few dozen Twitch partnered channels and being a non-stop source of puns in casual and competitive streams. Like Fnatic, Liquid seemed comfortable throughout the playoffs and ended up with only one game loss with one more series played than Fnatic.