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League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational 2019 final placements and prize pool

Published: 19/May/2019 10:26 Updated: 19/May/2019 10:52

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational 2019.

In what was a record setting tournament, with an unprecedented EU vs NA final at a major League of Legends event, we were guaranteed to see a new major region come out on top and lift that MSI trophy.

After a much anticipated final, G2 Esports ultimately came out on top with a convincing 3-0 victory over the LCS Spring champions, Team Liquid and secured Europe’s first major international trophy in over 8 years.

Riot GamesG2 Esports won the European LEC Spring finals to qualify for MSI 2019.

G2 Esports did not have an easy run by any means, with having to defeat former multiple time League of Legends World champions, Sk Telecom T1 to make their way into the grand final against Team Liquid.

Team Liquid also performed well despite their defeat in grand finals, with one of the best showings from a North American team has had at an International event in years, beating the reigning world champions, Invictus Gaming and finishing in second place at MSI 2019.

The strong results from the western teams have proved that the gap between major regions at international League of Legends events has finally closed.

Mid Season Invitational 2019 final placements

Place Team Roster Cash Prize

1

G2 Esports

Wunder, Jankos, Caps, Perkz, Mikyx

$400,000

2

Team Liquid

Impact, Xmithie, Jensen, Doublelift, CoreJJ

$200,000

3/4

Sk Telecom T1

Khan, Clid, Faker, Teddy, Mata

$100,000

3/4

Invictus Gaming

TheShy, Ning, Rookie, JackeyLove, Baolan

$100,000

5

Flash Wolves

Hanabi, Bugi, Rather, Betty, ShiauC

$50,000

6

Phong Vu Buffalo

Zeros, Meliodas, Naul, BigKoro, Palette

$50,000

7

Vega Squadron

BOSS, AHaHaCiK, Nomanz, SaNTaS, Razly

$25,000

8/9

1907 Fenerbahce

Ruin, Kirei, Bolulu, Hades, Japone

$15,000

8/9

DetonatioN FM

Evi, Steal, Ceros, Yutapon, Gaeng

$15,000

10

MEGA

Rockky, Jjun, G4, Lloyd, Pop

$12,500

11/12

Bombers

Mimic, Balkhan, Ryoma, FBI, Rogue

$11,250

11/12

Isurus Gaming

Buggax, Oddie, Seiya, Warangelus, Slow

$11,250

13

INTZ e-Sports

Tay, Shini, Envy, Mills, Redbert

$10,000

League of Legends

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,