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Fnatic are opening a bar to celebrate reaching the LoL World Championship finals

Published: 31/Oct/2018 18:07

by Joe O'Brien

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Fnatic will be celebrating reaching the League of Legends World Championship final by opening a bar in Seoul, South Korea.

Fnatic made history at this year’s Worlds by becoming the first western team since the Season One Championship – which only featured western teams, and which was won by Fnatic themselves – to reach the final.

They are due to clash with Invictus Gaming on November 3 at the Incheon Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, with the winner lifting the Summoner’s Cup.

To celebrate their historic run, Fnatic is opening a “Fnatic Bar” for local fans, taking over the Retro Game Bar in Seoul on November 2-3, from 10am to 5pm each day.

Fnatic Head of Events Erik Londré said:

“We’ve seen from Madrid at the LCS Summer Split and the group stages in Busan that our bar openings are incredibly popular amongst our fans. With us being in the final in Incheon, it was a no-brainer to repay the faith shown by our fans in the team throughout Worlds and give them somewhere to hang out and connect with other fans.”

“Our LoL team is about to write themselves into the esports history books, so we needed a bar to match the occasion – and it will deliver just that. Thank you so much to all of the fans in Korea. This is for you!”

Fans at the Fnatic Bar will be able to take part in League of Legends 1v1s, play retro games, and attend a pre-finals party.

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Doublelift admits he considered retiring alongside Bjergsen

Published: 26/Oct/2020 11:47 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 12:53

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends icon Peng ‘Doublelift’ Yiliang has admitted he actually considered retirement after hearing Bjergsen had decided to call it quits on the game, but hasn’t yet followed suit, 

It’s safe to say that TSM didn’t quite have the Worlds run that they expected; in fact, it was quite the opposite. Setting the record for the first ever established region not to win a single game during the competition, the org’s performance left fans shocked and, in many cases, gutted.

While a plethora of angry fans jumped on different members of the team for underperforming and a host of casters and analysts asked how TSM would rise from the ashes, Saturday evening’s news changed the debate entirely: TSM’s staple midlaner Bjergsen announced his retirement. 

Although, this was possibly on the cards (Bjergsen’s disappointment regarding performances was pretty clear), no one expected what came next.

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Brothers in arms: Bjergsen and Doublelift lifting the LCS trophy for TSM in 2017.

Brothers in Arms

TSM ADC and North American titan Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng confessed in a tweet that, following Bjergsen’s announcement, he also considered retiring from the professional LoL scene.

He said: “When he told me, I considered retiring alongside him for a week. Soren is one of the best players and people I’ve ever played with, the shoes will be tough to fill.”

Brothers on Bjergsen’s retirement

Doublelift and Bjergsen have become one of North America’s most iconic duos, as well as two of the main faces of the LCS franchise. Their reuniting under the TSM banner in 2020 had a lot of TSM fans excited: the brotherhood had been reforged.

It makes a lot of sense, therefore, that with Bjergsen retiring Doublelift considered doing so as well; the two players are so intrinsically connected.

Not only are they friends, they have experienced the highs and lows of the industry together, fought adversity together and achieved victory together. Losing one could logically imply that the professional LoL world may lose the other too.

Only time will tell if Doublelift acts upon this news, something that will likely be impacted by roster changes during the off-season. Will we see Doublelift continue to reign supreme in the botlane? We’ll have to wait and see,