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Winners of the LoL World Cup

Winners of Summoner Cup

SK Telecom T1 win the World Cup in League of Legends

Winners of Summoner Cup

October 30, 2016 ended the World Cup finals for the popular MOBA game League of Legends. Winners are cybersportsmans from the South Korean team – SK Telecom T1.

In the final they met with their compatriots from the collective Samsung Galaxy and won them with a score of 3 : 2. Many say that this was the most exciting grand finale of the World Cup in the history of League of Legends. “This series was the most difficult match of my career in the League of Legends. We are all very exhausted, – said Lee Sang-Hyeok nicknamed as Faker, which is a player in the middle line of team SK Telecom T1. – Thank you for rooting for us. But leave the force for the future – we shall return. ”

Professional Korean team, which is considered as one of the best in the region. The team was formed from the merger of SKT T1 S and SKT T1 K at the end of 2014, after which the team stepped on the championship trail in the spring LCK 2015. Repeated LCK champions, winners of the All-Star 2014. SKT1 prestigious tournament is one of the strongest teams in the world, regularly showing its high level.

SKT T1

Therefore, SK Telecom T1 captured Summoner Cup for the third time, what can not do any team before them. The winning team also took to home a cash prize of more than $ 2 million. Winning of Samsung Galaxy amounted to slightly more than $ 760 thousand. Five of Russian from Albus NoX Luna completed performance at the quarterfinals stage. The most valuable player of the tournament is Faker.

We should recall, that grand final of League of Legends – World Championship 2016 was held in sport complex “Staples Center” Los Angeles. Detailtd description of the final match you always can find on this blog, and records of all game – on YouTube Channel LoL eSports.

SK telecom T1

 


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Players of League of Legends may increase prize pool of Worlds 2016

LoL Fan prize pool

In brief

25% of the amount of each image sold Championship Zed this year will be used to increase the prize pool Worlds 2016 of League of Legends. This feature will become traditional for all future World Cup games events.
If you’re familiar with The International of Dota 2, then you probably know that the money in the prize pool collected by the players of Dota 2 themselves, ~25% of each TI goods that was sold during some period of time will be added as a prize pool of The International.

New step of the LoL Esports

League of Legends Worlds

Riot Games previously don’t use that approach, highlighting their own prize pool at Worlds (analogue of The International in the League of Legends). Nevertheless, the division LoL Esports experiencing unstable times, a lot has happened in the course of this season, and some changes are made to the structure.

While most of the changes concerns the owners of cyber commands and other organizational nuances, there are some changes that can be directly participated by usual players of League of Legends. From this Worlds, 25% of the sales of each Championship skin will start to increase the Worlds prize pool.

Soon, Riot will release a Champion Zed skin. If players will buy this skin, the will not only get the Champion Zed himself, but also they will increase the prize pool of the Worlds 2016, group stage of which will start at 30 September.

This condition will be applyed to a set of images, based on the winners of the Worlds. In other words, the team that will win this year’s Worlds, get theirs own set of skins to personally chosen champions, and 25% of the sales of each will go to the team’s pro-player pocket on which a set was created.

Such innovations have a positive impact on the development of eSports for League of Legends, which is already at the highest level.

At this Moment Prize pool of Worlds was increased in 2 times!

LoL Fan prize pool

 Although it is less effective if you compare it with crowdfunding of the Dota 2, since when we talk about League of Legends it comes to buying a specific image on a particular champion, but Riot still managed to increase the prize pool by 2 times.
25% of sales Championship Zed and Championship Ward in 2016 came in about $ 2 million in addition to the original pool.
To the result was much greater, Riot should think about a special set for the next Worlds, which would be interested in a lot of players League of Legends. Anyway, it’s a start and definitely good.

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Overwatch World Championship 2016

Overwatch World Championship 2016

Overwatch – Best of the Best

Overwatch World Championship 2016

Blizzard Entertainment Company announced the list of the national teams, the last qualifier for the Overwatch World Championship 2016. The qualifications involved more than 50 teams, but the ending was reached only by 16. The group stage of the tournament will start on October 29 in Anaheim, USA.

Overwatch World Championship 2016

Overwatch World Championship will take place in two stages. In the group stage, teams will compete in the round tournament format, but in the playoffs – for single-elimination system.

List of participants of the tournament:

Finland

  1.  Jonas «zappis» Alakurtti
  2.  Timo «Taimou» Kettunen
  3.  Lauri «mafu» Rasi
  4.  Calle «hymzi» Honkala
  5.  Jiri «LiNkzr» Mashalin
  6.  Yani «Tseini» Kahkonen

France

 

  1. «AlphaCast»
  2.  «Mickalow»
  3.  «Kitty»
  4.  Lyuron «DeGuN» Prinderr
  5.  Jonathan «Kryw» Nobre
  6.  Jean-Louis «KnOxXx» Boyer

Russia

  1.  Ruben «Rubikon» Zurabyan
  2.  Alex «Cypher» Yanusheuski
  3.  Andrew «uNFixed» Leonov
  4. Stepan «Godspeed» Serov
  5. George «ShadowBurn» Hushcha
  6.  «Redzzzz»

Spain

 

  1. «Linepro»
  2.  Alberto «neptuNo» Gonzalez
  3.  Sergi «Winghaven» Torres
  4.  Jose Antonio «Bromas» Ramos González
  5.  Jonathan «HarryHook» Tessedor
  6.  Pescanova

Sweden

  1.  Andre «iddqd» Dahlström
  2.  Calle «Zave» Haag Nilsson
  3.  Sebastian «chipshajen» Vidland
  4.  Sebastian «Zebbosai» Olsson
  5.  Christian «cocco» Jonsson
  6.  Kevin «TviQ» Lindstrom

Germany

  1.  Dennis «INTERNETHULK» Haveyka
  2.  Martin «BUR1X» Burik
  3.  Tarek «kr4tosdigga» Ekmekchi
  4.  Arthur «art1er» Bischoff
  5.  Nicholas «skipjack» Rosada
  6.  Arthur «Eissfeldt» Marx

USA

  1. Brandon «Seagull» Land 
  2.  ster
  3.  Ronnie «Talespin» Dupree 
  4. Adam «Adam» Esquel
  5.  Denial «Gods» Greyzer
  6.  Adam «MESR» De La Torre

Canada

  1.  Lane «Surefour» Roberts
  2.  whiz
  3.  Poke
  4.  iid
  5.  LoganDaBest
  6.  Chris «HuK» Laranzher

Brazil

  1.  BRKsEDU 
  2. ziG
  3. Flawz 
  4. Nextage
  5. soulive 
  6. Insanityz

Chile

  1.  Vardoc 
  2. Roarscrach 
  3. Shal 
  4. SIRPETTERNOW 
  5. Blanco 
  6. yibraN

China

  1.  iGFireRoy 
  2. iGiCELee 
  3. iGFireLinkin 
  4. iGFireYjjPP 
  5. iGFireNai8 
  6. GFireTresor

South Korea

  1.  Miro 
  2. zunba 
  3. 류제홍 
  4. EscA 
  5. AFTaiRong 
  6. AFArHaN

taiwan

  1.  聶寶 
  2. Lu «Zonda» Jong
  3. Danny 
  4. Lilgho 
  5. LazyTitan 
  6. EDIBOSS

Singapore

  1.  Dest 
  2. Pamyu 
  3. Phython 
  4. Doubted 
  5. Marcus Tan «Revenant»  Sin
  6. RebornZ

Thailand

  1.  oPuTo 
  2. KOKFC 
  3. NzNr 
  4. hymzi 
  5. Mickie 
  6. keRLos

Australia and New Zeland

  1. Muselk 
  2. Refz t
  3. ermo 
  4. Kura 
  5. yuki 
  6. HeyKatie

Overwatch World Championship 2016

Playoff Championship will be held from 4 to 5 November. It is noteworthy that in this tournament will be no prize pool, and participants will receive a small bonus and a free trip to BlizzCon.