Team SoloMid will not appear at this year’s LoL World Championship, after falling 0-3 to Cloud9 in the final of the NA Regional Qualifier.
For as long of League of Legends has existed as an esport, TSM has been a by-word for domestic dominance. From the start of the LCS era until 2018, there had never even been a final in North America that didn’t feature Team SoloMid.
That domestic success has always guaranteed TSM a spot at the World Championship. They were one of only eight teams to compete at the very first “LoL World Championship”, an event which many discount as being of the stature of subsequent Worlds, but TSM are even the only team to have appeared every year in the “Korean era” from Season 3 onwards.
This season has seen TSM truly dethroned as the kings of NA for the first time. Their last chance to reach Worlds was through the Regional Qualifier, and though they beat Echo Fox comfortably, it was ultimately Cloud9 that took the last spot. With TSM falling short this season, there is now no team or organization that has appeared at every single LoL World Championship.
The 2018 season has been one of firsts for TSM, but none of them good. The Spring Split saw TSM fail to reach the finals for the first time. This is the first season that TSM has not won a domestic title at all, and now the first time they won’t be at the World Championship.
To add insult to injury, Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng, who was dropped by TSM ahead of the 2018 season, moved to Team Liquid where he has won both the Spring and Summer Splits and now takes North America’s top seed into the World Championship.
TSM isn’t the only big name that won’t be making an appearance at worlds, however. Three-time winners SK Telecom T1 and their super-star mid-laner, Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, will also be absent after falling short in the LCK Regional Qualifier.
The 2018 League of Legends World Championship kicks off with the Play-In stage beginning October 1 and concludes with the grand finals on November 3.
League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 17 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.
Victory Five take down OMG 2 – 0.
RNG sweep Rogue Warriors aside 2 – 0.
RNG leapfrog FPX to take second place.
It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.
With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.
LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream
The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.
LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings
Below is how each team places in the current standings, with EDward Gaming yet to drop a series.
Royal Never Give Up
Oh My God
LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule & results
Below are the schedule & results for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the previous week’s results. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.