Estão definida a classificação da primeira fase da Esports Championship Series Season 2. De vinte equipes, apenas as oito melhores avançam para a última fase, e duas delas são brasileiras: SK Gaming e Immortals. Agora, a elite dos jogadores de CS:GO se reunirá nos dias 9, 10 e 11 de dezembro, na Anaheim Arena, Califórnia, para uma sequência de partidas que promete tirar o fôlego!
Os Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno são cada vez mais populares no Brasil. Hockey no gelo, patinação, snowboard, curling. São várias as opções para assistir e torcer. Mas já imaginou uma Olimpíada com League of Legends? Que tal CS:GO ou Hearthstone? Existem controvérsias quanto à inclusão de e-Sports na lista de esportes olímpicos. Contudo, a Federação Internacional de e-Sports, localizada na Coreia do Sul, já deu entrada no processo diante do Comitê Olímpico Internacional.
There ain’t no rest for the wicked, as the Korean League of Legends scene quickly jumps back into action after the worlds. The first major tournament is the KeSPA Cup, with the winner earning the privilege to represent the LCK at IEM Gyeonggi. The field will consist of 10 teams from the LCK Summer Series and four teams from the Challengers Series.
And then there were two. SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy are set to face off with the biggest prize in League of Legends up for grabs – the Summoner’s Cup. The teams had very different semi-finals, as SKT had an all-time great series with ROX and Samsung destroyed H2K with ease.
The group stage of the League of Legends world championships features tons of heavy favorites with plenty of tough battles to see who wins second. Let’s take a quick look at each group and the odds for each squad to claim the top spot.
The biggest players shine on the biggest stages and there is no bigger stage for League of Legends summoners than the world championship. Last year’s tournament MVP will not be repeating, as MaRin left SKT and joined LGD Gaming prior to 2016.
The top odds to win worlds MVP is Smeb (+700) of the ROX Tigers. Song ‘Smeb’ Kyung-ho has been an absolutely dominant force for ROX this year, as he has won back-to-back LCK MVPs. His versatile, adaptive play makes him arguably the best player in the world right now.
It seems that the NA LCS is split into the best and everyone else. Immortals, Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming are the top teams in North America with everyone else playing catch up. It goes to stand that those three teams possess the top three odds to win the Summer Playoffs.
The best of the best meet in Shanghai, China for the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational. The winners of each region, as well as one wild card team, will play the Group Stage, which will be a double round robin for the first time in MSI history from May 4-8. Following those games, the bracket stage will take place between May 13-15.
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