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LEC takes shots at LCS with hilarious ‘analysis’ ahead of Rift Rivals

Published: 27/Jun/2019 11:21 Updated: 27/Jun/2019 12:55

by Joe O'Brien

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The LEC has continued to fire shots at the LCS ahead of the two leagues clashing in Rift Rivals 2019.

Some of the best European and North American League of Legends teams are set to face off in Rift Rivals, and the commentators for their respective leagues have been getting in some trash talk before their teams meet in-game.

The two leagues went head-to-head in a rap battle, with Daniel ‘Drakos’ Drakos representing the LEC and ‘CaptainFlowers’ representing the LCS, but it seems the LEC isn’t content with stopping there.

Now, Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day has taken aim at the LCS with a mock analysis video titled “Level Down”, in which he compares their teams to players in the Iron IV division, the lowest rank in League of Legends.

Riot GamesThe EU vs NA Rift Rivals 2019 teams.

Vedius begins by stating that, as the Iron IV division actually features fewer players than challenger division, the LCS is doing its best to emulate this even more “elite” group, before highlighting several plays that show off LCS teams using Iron IV tactics.

The video hits on several classic criticisms of the LCS, with Vedius highlighting LCS teams’ tendency to disregard side lanes for the classic “NARAM”, as well as some dubious summoner spell usage, and call backs to some of the most infamous fails in LCS history.

The LEC didn’t stop there, however, with Trevor ‘Quickshot’ Henry also taking an opportunity to fire some shots at the North American league and its fans by playing on the clown makeup meme in which a man is seen progressively applying clown makeup and props alongside increasingly outlandish statements.

For Quickshot’s version, he himself took the place of the clown, in a video that sees him being transformed into a clown as he recites classic ‘copypastas’ about how good the North American sides are.

Rift Rivals will see North America represented by Team Liquid, TSM, and Cloud9, while G2 Esports, Fnatic, and Origen will compete for Europe.

The competition will kick off with a group stage on June 27-28, in which each team will play every side from the opposing region, before concluding with a playoff on June 29 with a best-of-five “relay race” in which every team must play at least once.

LoL Worlds 2020

DAMWON win LoL Worlds 2020 over Suning: Full results & final placements

Published: 31/Oct/2020 14:29 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 14:44

by Daniel Cleary

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After a month of competitive action, the 2020 League of Legends World Championship has finally wrapped up, with DAMWON Gaming defeating Suning 3-1 in the grand final.

The World Championship is the most prestigious event in the League of Legends competitive season and it gathers the best teams from each region to battle it out, in hopes of lifting the Summoner’s Cup.

After an action-packed Worlds playoffs stage, filled with plenty of entertaining matches and upsets, DAMWON Gaming and Suning were left as the final teams remaining and were scheduled to clash on October 31.

Damwon gaming at press conference
Riot Games
DAMWON Gaming was one of the tournament favorites coming into Worlds 2020.

Worlds 2020 Grand Finals recap

While the Korean roster of Damwon Gaming was considered one of the favorites throughout the entire tournament, Suning Gaming has been shocking everyone during Worlds 2020 defeating the likes of Top Esports, JDG, and G2 Esports in their impressive dark horse run.

Both teams came into the grand finals with a bang and the first map was nail-bitingly close up until the final moments. DAMWON managed to secure themselves a 22-minute Infernal Soul but Suning did not go down without a fight, dragging the game out until the LCK representative eventually picked up a clutch teamfight win to close it out.

Map 2 of the finals also delivered some insane highlight moments, such as SofM locking in a Rengar in the jungle and Bin picking up the first-ever Pentakill in a Worlds’ final, with Suning equalizing the series at 1-1.

There was little between the two teams in the final international series of the year but DAMWON’s teamfighting prowess ultimately proved too much for the LPL’s third seed, winning crucial fights around the neutral objectives in Game 3 and 4, to clinch the World Championship.

After years of Korean teams failing to qualify for the Worlds finals, DAMWON Gaming will now cement themselves in Worlds history and will bring the Summoner’s Cup back to the LCK.

Worlds 2020 Playoff results

Quarterfinals Day 1: Thursday, Oct. 15

Match PST EST BST Local
DAMWON 3-0 DRX 4 AM 7 AM 12 PM 7 PM

Quarterfinals Day 2: Friday, Oct. 16

Match PST EST BST Local
Suning 3-1 Gaming 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM 6 PM

Quarterfinals Day 3: Saturday, Oct. 17

Match PST EST BST Local
Fnatic 2-3 Top Esports 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM 6 PM

Quarterfinals Day 4: Sunday, Oct. 18

Match PST EST BST Local
G2 Esports 3-0 Gen.G 3 AM 6 AM 11 PM 6 PM

Semifinals Day 1: Saturday, Oct. 24

Match PST EST BST Local
G2 Esports 1-3 DAMWON 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM 6 PM

Semifinals Day 2: Sunday, Oct. 25

Match PST EST GMT Local
Suning 3-1 Top Esports 3 AM 6 AM 10 AM 6 PM

Grand Final: Saturday, Oct. 31

Match PST EST GMT Local
DAMWON 3-1 Suning 3 AM 6 AM 10 AM 6 PM

Twenty-two of the top teams made their way to Shanghai to compete in the final League of Legends event of the year but this time around there were plenty of unexpected results.

With the likes of Europe’s fourth seed MAD Lions dropping out in the play-in stage and tournament favorites Top Esports also being knocked by Suning, Worlds 2020 has had some shock performances which are reflected in the final placements.

You can find the full placements for Worlds 2020 below.

Worlds 2020 final placements

Place Team Roster
1 DAMWON Gaming Nuguri, Canyon, ShowMaker, Ghost, Beryl
2 Suning Bin, SofM, Angel, huanfeng, SwordArt
3/4 Top Esports 369, Karsa, Knight, JackeyLove, Yuyanjia
3/4 G2 Esports Wunder, Jankos, Caps, Perkz, Mikyx
5/8 DRX Doran, Pyosik, Chovy, Deft, Keria
5/8 JD Gaming Zoom, Kanavi, Yagao, LoKen, LvMao
5/8 Fnatic Bwipo, Selfmade, Nemesis, Rekkles, Hylissang
5/8 Gen.G Rascal, Clid, Bdd, Ruler, Life
9/12 Team Liquid Impact, Broxah, Jensen, Tactical, CoreJJ
9/12 PSG Talon Hanabi, River, Tank, Unified, Kaiwing
9/12 LGD Gaming Langx, Peanut, Xiye, Kramer, Mark
9/12 FlyQuest Solo, Santorin, PowerofEvil, Wildturtle, Ignar
13/16 Machi PK, Gemini, M1ssion, Bruce, Koala
13/16 Rogue Finn, Inspired, Larssen, Hans Sama, Vander
13/16 TSM Broken Blade, Spica, Bjergsen, Doublelift, Biofrost
13/16 Unicorns of Love BOSS, AHaHaCiK, Nomanz, Gadget, SaNTaS
17/18 Legacy Topoon, Babip, Tally, Raes, Isles
17/18 SuperMassive Armut, KaKAO, Bolulu, Zeitnot, SnowFlower
19/20 Rainbow7 Acce, Josedeodo, Aloned, Leza, Shadow
19/20 MAD Lions Orome, Shad0w, Humanoid, Carzzy, Kaiser
21/22 V3 Esports Paz, Bugi, Ace, Archer, Raina
21/22 INTZ Tay, Shini, Envy, MiCaO, RedBert