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G2 Esports, TSM win LEC & LCS Summer 2020: final placements, results

Published: 7/Sep/2020 4:16 Updated: 7/Sep/2020 6:28

by Matt Porter

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G2 Esports and Team SoloMid have secured their eighth and seventh domestic titles respectively, with both veteran orgs winning the LEC and LCS 2020 Summer Splits.

While G2 Esports and Cloud9 were crowned as the kings of the region in Spring, the landscape is now vastly different across both regions at the end of Summer.

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Teams who were underperforming in Spring have shot up to try and mount a charge to qualify for the end-of-year event, while some squads have failed to live up to the hype. The motivation was extra high in Europe, with an extra fourth spot on the line after G2’s performance last year.

If you missed out on the action across both sides of the Atlantic, we’ve got everything you need to know, including if your favorite team make it to Worlds.

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G2 Esports wins LEC 2020 Summer Split

LECG2 Esports are champions of the LEC Summer Split

G2 Esports have collected their fourth consecutive LEC title, and the org’s eighth domestic crown overall, sweeping arch-rivals Fnatic in a 3–0 win online in the 2020 Summer Finals.

Many pundits were tipping Fnatic to be the favourites for the clash after they edged G2 in a thrilling 3–2 matchup last weekend. The defending champs, led by Summer’s newly-crowned most valuable player, Caps, had other plans.

G2’s three-game triumph began, funnily enough, with a little bit of Team SoloMid flavour. The European champions picked jungle Shen for Jankos ⁠— channeling the NA roster’s shock pick from Saturday evening ⁠— and it proved to be key; Fnatic weren’t able to pick up a meaningful fight win in the opening bout, and G2 pocketed the first map victory.

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The second map proved to be the most crucial in the three-game series. Fnatic looked to hit back with a dominant match of their own, and they seemed on their way to tying up the clash off the back of Selfmade’s Hecarim, and Bwipo’s top lane Zilean pick.

Fnatic’s bid to claim game two hit a snag despite their 4.2k gold lead though. G2 were able to edge their rivals with Baron Nashor still available, and the defending champs collected the huge neutral buff, the gold lead, and eventually the game.

The loss put a major dent in Fnatic’s title hopes. After leading for much of the second map, the favourites seemed lost in the third, and G2 were able to capitalise on match point with a bloody 28–16 win in another 37-minute slug-fest.

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The win, which can only be attributed to Caps’ silky-smooth play in the mid lane throughout all three games, now locks G2 Esports as Europe’s first-seed for Worlds. Fnatic will represent the LEC as the region’s second seed in October.

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LEC 2020 Summer Split Final Schedule

Sunday, September 6

Match PST EST BST CEST
G2 Esports 3 – 0 Fnatic 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM 5 PM

LEC 2020 Summer Split Playoffs Final Placements

Position Team Prize Qualification
1 G2 Esports €80,000 ($94,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
2 Fnatic €50,000 ($59,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
3 Rogue €30,000 ($35,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
4 MAD Lions €20,000 ($23,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
5 FC Schalke 04 €12,500 ($14,000)
6 SK Gaming €7,500 ($8,000)

LEC Summer 2020 Regular Season Standings

Position Team Record
1 Rogue 13-5
2 MAD Lions 12-6
3 G2 Esports 11-7
4 Fnatic 9-9
4 SK Gaming 9-9
6 FC Schalke 04 8-10
6 Excel 8-10
8 Misfits 7-11
8 Team Vitality 7-11
10 Origen 6-12

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TSM win LCS 2020 Summer, FlyQuest & Liquid secure Worlds seeds

TSM wins LCS Summer 2020 banner
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TSM climbed through the lower bracket to win LCS 2020 Summer.

It’s been a long time between drinks for Team SoloMid. The last time they won an LCS title was in 2017 ⁠— before Doublelift and Biofrost headed off for Team Liquid and CLG respectively. The family reunion has gone to plan in 2020 though, as TSM has secured their 7th LCS title against FlyQuest.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing. TSM had to run through the loser’s bracket of playoffs after losing to Golden Guardians 3-0 in the first round. However, after taking down Dignitas, getting revenge on GG, and sneaking past Cloud9 and Liquid, they were ready to take down FlyQuest.

TSM’s game plan was simple ⁠— target Solo in the top lane, and carry through that half of the map. They executed it perfectly in Games 1 and 2, helped out by Bjergsen’s Zilean in the first outing and Broken Blade’s Jax in the second.

However, FlyQuest fought back from the ropes. In Game 3, a few misplays from Doublelift allowed FQ a way back into the game, and they didn’t let it slip. Game 4 featured more WildTurtle heroics on the Caitlyn, and while Spica delayed the full FlyQuest snowball thanks to two dragon steals, a Game 5 was forced.

TSM once again put all the eggs in the Broken Blade basket, but this time on Camille, he was able to make it work. FlyQuest looked out of gas, as they fell flat at the final hurdle to once again settle for second-best, like they did in Spring. Baylife is back though, and TSM fans now have something to look forward to at Worlds.

With this win, TSM have also secured themselves NA’s top seed heading to Shanghai, with FlyQuest getting the consolation prize of second seed. Team Liquid will have to play through play-ins as the region’s third seed.

LCS Summer 2020 Week 9 Schedule

Sunday, September 6

Match PST EST BST CEST
FlyQuest 2 – 3 TSM 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM

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LCS 2020 Summer Split Playoffs Final Placements

Position Team Qualification
1 TSM Worlds 2020 Main Event
2 FlyQuest Worlds 2020 Main Event
3 Team Liquid Worlds 2020 Play-In
4 Cloud9
5-6 Evil Geniuses
5-6 Golden Guardians
7-8 Dignitas
7-8 100 Thieves

LCS Summer 2020 Regular Season Standings

Position Team Record
1 Team Liquid 15-3
2 Cloud9 13-5
3 TSM 12-6
3 FlyQuest 12-6
5 Golden Guardians 9-9
6 Evil Geniuses 8-10
7 100 Thieves 7-11
8 CLG 5-13
8 Dignitas 5-13
10 Immortals 4-14

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Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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