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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Going into the League of Legends World Championship match-up today, the question wasn't if the Korean powerhouse team SKT 1 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.
The first round of the League of Legends World Championships ended on a somber note today for fans of the game's burgeoning North American region. The NA team Cloud9 lost all their games today, officially ending their and the entire region's hopes of making a real dent in the 2015 Worlds tournament. Ah well.