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League of Legend World Championship summary

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The League of Legend World Championship 2015 have finished after almost one month with amazing matches, where we have seen the world best teams.

Finding two Korean teams in the final hasn’t been a big surprise, achieving the victory SK Telecom 1 for the second time, after KOO Tigers defeat 3 to 1. With this victory, not only has he achieved the great champion title but he has also won.
The second place was to KOO Tigers with 220.000€, while Fnatic, which achieved the third place after its defeat against the championship runner-up with 134.280€, and in the same way, the fourth place to Origen, after being defeated by the best world team, SK Telecom T1.

The Korean superiority over European teams was clear because they haven’t lost any semi-finals matches. However, the European teams can be proud, especially Origen, although China has received a disappointment because they hoped that one of their teams was in the final, that it wasn’t possible.

CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMARY

Group Stage:
Like always, on 12th September the championship started with the 16 teams draw from China, Taiwan, Korea, Europe and North America and some international wild cards, as Brazil or Thailand. This decided the groups to fight in the World Championship, finding the next distribution:

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From group A, Flash Wolves and KOO Tigers were qualified, although CLC started very well and Flash Wolves was the opposite, the second tournament week the North American broke down and gave the chance of qualifying like first one of the group to Flash Wolves. On the other hand, KOO Tigers achieved to be classified although they didn’t play a great group stage.

In the group B, Fnatic y AHQ achieved to qualify, after the initial surprise of Cloud9 with three victories and leaving the rest of teams tied with the same victories/defeats, at the end they recovered their way to play that they had been showing while the last season, except IG that reacted too late.

Everything went along normally in the C group, in spite of the game was showing that Edward Gaming wasn´t gibing good feelings. On SKT1 part, we couldn´t see all its potential, since they didn´t have to use all their capacities in some games. Finally, SKT1 and EG moved to the next stage.

Finally, in the D group, the death group, after the strong start of Origen during the first week, KT Rolster, they classified the first and the xPeke team, suceeded in keeping a second post, that gave them access to quarterfinals. It is worth stressing the aforementioned debacle of the Chinese teams, in this case LGD, wasn´t able to respond in time.

Knockout Stage:
After two weeks of games, the qualified teams travelled to London, to play quarterfinals, in which there wasn´t any notorious surprise, after what was seen in the previous phase, winning their ticket to Brussels: KOO Tigers, Origen, SK Telecom T1 and Fnatic.
In the semi-finals, Europe and Korea met face-to-face. The Europeans with great enthusiasm and desire but happened as expected, the Koreans showed the step that is above the rest of teams, leaving them without any possibility.

The Grand Final:
KOO Tigers and SK Telecom T1 met face-to-face, to the best of 5, what didn´t seem strange, because they were used to seeing each other throughout the season. Everything started very easy for SKT, since he won the first two games, although in the second game he had to mount. During the third game, KOO Tigers won, what gave hope to him to become winner, although in the fourth game the Faker put an end to the championship, hoisting the most sought after trophy that turned them into World Champions. Final-de-Campeonato-Mundial-de-League-of-Legends-e1446496460237

CURIOSITIES
MVP-Marin, with the biggest advantage obtained and with a total result of 78/35/76
Thanks to this victory, Faker and Bengi became the only second time League of Legends winners.

Irene Dufour (@iredufour) y Javier Roca (@javihalabalusa)

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