League of Legends World Championship group stage.
The group stage draw for LoL’s most anticipated tournament of the year, the 2019 World Championship, took place on September 23, splitting 12 of the best teams in the world into four groups.
As always, professional players gave their opinions on the draw, with some slamming the seeding process after being placed in a ‘group of death’ while others thanked their lucky stars and even fired some shots at their opponents.
“Finally made it out of groups” said Yiliang poking fun at his history of falling short in the group stage, while suggesting this one is locked in for sure.
His teammate Jensen took an even more direct approach, simply stating “this group is so free lmao”, teeming with confidence while showing no respect for his opponents.
finally made it out of groups
— Yiliang Peng (@TLDoublelift) September 23, 2019
this group is so free lmao
— Nicolaj Jensen (@Jensen) September 23, 2019
The American team also released a video of the players reacting to the draw live were comments like “holy f*** we made it out of groups already” and “who do you think we’ll play in the quarter-finals” were casually tossed around.
It seems that the squad is confident in their abilities and aren’t afraid to throw around some smack talk, which always makes matches more exciting.
(Timestamp at 3:44 for mobile users)
Team Liquid have good reason to be confident as they face a historically weak ahq e-Sports Club and although defending champion’s iG are a massive threat, the Americans were able to defeat them in May at the Mid-Season Invitational.
Fans will be able to see if the players are able to live up to their words from October 12, when the Main Event of the World Championship kicks off.