League of Legends World Championship Qualified Teams
Posted 9th September 2019 By: Derpina    278 Views
Esports News – The League of Legends World Championship is almost here. The regional tournaments have culminated across multiple cities, and we finally have the complete list of all the Worlds qualifiers. The following teams have a chance to win the Summoner’s Cup and walk away with the $1 million prize pool:
G2 Esports (Europe)
The odds are in G2 Esports’ favor since day 1. The team made it to the Worlds semifinals last year but lost to China’s Invictus Gaming. G2 Esports was forced to update their roster after the defeat, and up until today, no team has ever dethroned them in Europe. G2 Esports won the LEC 2019 Spring and the Mid-Season Invitational.
Star Player: Rasmus “Caps” Winther
Griffin (South Korea)
Griffin failed to win their respective domestic tournament in spring. They lost to SK Telecom T1. It’s worth noting, however, that Griffin were the consistent number 1 seed in the spring regular season. What’s more, they have qualified for three straight domestic finals—including their tournament run this year.
Star Player: Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong
Team Liquid (North America)
Team Liquid currently has the best player roster in the North American region. They were so close to victory last year, but it seems like international events are always the biggest challenges in the organization’s history. Team Liquid currently has two domestic titles.
Star Player: Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
Cloud9 (North America)
Team Liquid may be NA’s best roster, but Cloud9 is the biggest favorites this coming Worlds. C9 went to every single Worlds tournament, and they made it to the quarterfinals in 5 out of 6 tournaments. C9 nearly won their battles against powerhouse teams Gen. G and Royal Never Give Up last year.
Star Player: Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi
J Team (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao)
The League of Legends Master Series (LMS) featuring Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao is always the underrated region in Worlds, but J Team is far from being underrated. J Team was the champions of LMS, and the three regions are expecting them to bring back their glory.
Star Player: Chu “FoFo” Chun-Lan
SK Telecom T1 (South Korea)
The three-time LoL Worlds champion is back. The most powerful franchise in LoL’s history defeated all participants in South Korea’s regional competition. Although they lost to G2 Esports in the Mid-Season Invitational, the team is the number 1 seed for the Worlds.
Star Player: Kim “Clid” Tae-min
Ahq Esports (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao)
Another representative from the LMS is Ahq Esports. The team finished sixth in the Spring Split and had an average run at the LMS. But Ahq Esports changed their roster this year, and analysts have been praising their game consistency.
Star Player: Chen “Alex” Yu-Ming
Mammoth had a disappointing Split performance in Oceania’s major domestic league, but they recently signed some of the best players in Oceania. And Mammoth easily became the favorites in the region after finishing fifth in the playoffs.
Star Player: Calvin “k1ng” Truong
FunPlus Phoenix (China)
There’s no doubt that China is the biggest region producing LoL champions. SK Telecom T1 is the number 1 seed for the Worlds, and FunPlus Phoenix is the no.1 seed in China this year. The franchise updated their roster. Alll its active players can survive high-elimination games.
Star Player: Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang
Royal Youth (Turkey)
Royal Youth didn’t succeed in the semifinals of the Spring Split season, and their former star player Lee “GBM” Chang-seok left the team. But the new roster of the Turkish team finally paid off in their recent tournaments. The recent finals they were in earned them a spot in the Worlds.
Star Player: Na “Pilot” Woo-hyung
Isurus Gaming (Latin America)
Isurus Gaming’s domestic and international performances are still questionable, but they have the star player Seiya to save them from defeat. Seya is Latin America’s best LoL player. Since 2014, he hasn’t lost any major tournament.
Star Player: Édgar Ali “Seiya” Bracamontes Munguía
Royal Never Give Up (China)
Royal Never Give Up nearly won the Summoner’s Cup last year. After all, they were the best team qualified for the tournament. RNG is last year’s consistent champions at the Mid-Season Invitational and the region’s 2 domestic splits. However, the team didn’t make it to the semifinals of the recent Sring Split season this year, and they had a disappointing run in the Summer Playoffs. We have yet to see if they can revive their glory this year.
Star Player: Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
Damwon Gaming (South Korea)
Damwon Gaming always plays safe, but they surely know how to win lanes. Although they’re not as good as SK Telecom T1, they are powerful enough to meet other powerhouse participants in the grand finals.
Star Player: Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon
Fnatic lost their best player last year. Surprisingly, it didn’t hinder them from reaching the World Championship Finals. They’re one of the biggest favorites in Europe this year, but some are still doubting the potential of their rookie player, Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek.
Star Player: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson
Flamengo eSports (Brazil)
The Brazillian team can finally bring power and pride to their region. Flamengo Esports qualified for the Worlds after defeating INTZ e-Sports in a five-game series. Since then, analysts and casters have been praising their grace under pressure.
Star Player: Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves