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TSM miss out of the LoL World Championship for the first time ever

Published: 17/Sep/2018 17:27 Updated: 17/Sep/2018 17:36

by Joe O'Brien

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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.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: RNG and Victory Five emerge victorious

Published: 25/Feb/2021 13:29 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 13:30

by Bill Cooney

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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.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 EDward Gaming 8-0 16-2
2 Royal Never Give Up 7-1 15-5
3 FunPlus Phoenix 7-2 15-4
4 Team WE 7-3 14-8
5 JD Gaming 5-3 10-6
6 Rare Atom 5-3 10-7
7 Top Esports 4-3 9-6
8 Invictus Gaming 4-4 10-8
9 Victory Five 4-4 10-11
10 LNG Esports 4-4 8-10
11 Bilibili Gaming 4-5 11-2
12 Suning 3-5 7-10
13 ThunderTalk Gaming 2-6 6-13
14 LGD Gaming 1-5 3-10
15 eStar Gaming 2-7 7-15
16 Oh My God 1-7 4-15
17 Rogue Warriors 1-8 2-17

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.

Week 6 schedule (February 22 – February 28)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 22 Suning 0 – 2 JD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 0 – 2 Team WE 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 23 Bilibili Gaming 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 24 ThunderTalk Gaming 1 – 2 Rare Atom 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2 – 0 eStar Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 25 Oh My God 0 – 2 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 26 JD Gaming vs ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming vs EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 27 LGD Gamings vs Rogue Warriors 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
eStar Gaming vs Top Esports 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up vs FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 28 Victory 5 vs LNG Esports 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Rare Atom vs Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 5 results (February 1 – February 7)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 1 Suning 2 – 0 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 2 Rare Atom 2 – 0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Victory 5 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 3 eStar Gaming 1 – 2 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 2- 0 Rogue Warriors 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 4 Invictus Gaming 2 – 0 Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 5 LGD Gaming 2 – 0 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2 – 0 Suning 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 6 Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Oh My God 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
JD Gaming 2-0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Top Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 7 LNG Esports 0-2 Rare Atom 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Victory 5 2-1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming 1-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod