Contrasting destinies for the Europeans, last night, during the draw for the Worlds of League of Legends. Winner of the LEC – the European championship – a few hours earlier in Malmö and in fact seeded, Rogue has certainly inherited the vice-champion of China and one of the favorites announced Top Esports, in group C but also from the Vietnamese of GAM Esports. A more affordable opponent.
Defeated in the final on Sunday evening, G2 was not spared. Considered the best in Europe before his heavy fall against Rogue (0-3), his team will face in Pool B the champion of China, JD Gamingand the South Koreans of DAMWON… winners of Worlds in 2020, finalists in 2021. The latter did not dominate their region this year but remain one of the most impressive collectives in the world on paper.
Triple world champion club (2013, 2015, 2016), T1 (vice-champion of South Korea) and its star Sang-hyeok “Faker” Lee have been placed in a group A, also very solid, with Cloud9 (champion of North America) and Edward Gaming (China, reigning world champion). Announced favorite, Gen. G (South Korean Champion) will find in pool D the Taiwanese of CTBC Flying Oyster and the North Americans of 100 Thieves.
The groups, from which the two best teams will qualify for the quarter-finals will be completed after the play in. A preliminary phase that will be played by two other European formations: Fnatic, which is doing well with Evil Geniuses (North America), Beyond Gaming (Taiwan) or LOUD (Brazil) in particular; and MAD Lions, with DRX (South Korea), RNG (China) or Saigon Buffalo (Vietnam). Belgian Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer’s team will have to outdo themselves to reach the main round.
The competition will begin on September 29 in Mexico and will end on November 5, in San Francisco, in the hall of the Golden State Warriors (NBA).