Invictus Gaming, AR K/DA Rule Over World Championship
Posted 5th November 2018 By: Derpina    429 Views
Esports News – The 2018 World Championship Finals of League of Legends left an important mark in esports history. The event, held in Incheon, South Korea, showcased live performances of characters through modern augmented reality technology in the opening ceremony. But much more surprising than that was Invictus Gaming beating Europe’s Fnatic to become the first Chinese team to win the League of Legends World Championship.
Read on below for a recap of the tournament:
AR at the opening ceremony
Riot Games presented their very own fictional pop group K/DA using AR to perform alongside pop stars Madison Beer, Miyeon and Soyeon of (G)I-dle, and Jaira Burns. The AR presentation was already reported by the organization weeks before the opening, but it was still meant to be an exclusive performance for Korean fans watching at home. This isn’t the first time Riot Games introduced their AR for an opening ceremony. Last year at Worlds 2017, an AR Elder Dragon flew through the Bird’s Nest in China, surprising everyone watching the show live and at home. With that, the League of Legends World Finals remained as the single most watched esports events around the globe considering both tv broadcasts and streaming services.
The K/DA skins shown at the ceremony are now available for purchase to get players ready for the Worlds Afterparty event. They can still use the skins for gaming purposes in the future.
Invictus Gaming vs Fnatic
Both Fnatic and Invictus Gaming finished their semi-finals run with a 3-0 undefeated tally last month. But it was Invictus Gaming who dominated the best-of-five match in Incheon after they conquered a 26-minute match to go 1-0 and up.
Fnatic progresses in games two and three, but their momentum wasn’t enough to beat the Chinese team. Invictus’ solo laners were unstoppable all throughout the tournament. Top laner Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok went on and continued to terrorize Fnatic’s members in the lane; one of the best highlights was when he faced Fnatic’s rookie top Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau on the top side of the map. Meanwhile, mid laner Song “Rookie” Eui-jin proved that he’s one of the best players under Invictus by consistently winning his mid lane matchup and roaming around the map.
More rounds have passed and Fnatic still finds its members running behind kills and gold before the 15-minute mark. Invictus Gaming sealed the game in the third round and raised the Summoner’s Cup for China.