So that’s it. ,, are Europe’s three hopes at the world Championship.
- 1st seed:
- 2nd seed:
- 3rd seed:
For those that missed it, here is a brief summary of the EU LCS Regional Qualifier. (AKA The Gauntlet.)
A five game slugfest that hinged on succeeding in the early game. Ultimately however they could not emerge victorious in every game and despite forcing up against the wall, were unable to capitalise. advance to face off the back of Kobbe’s strong team-fighting.
Initially a close and competitive series in which held the advantage it was the return of mages in the bot lane that undid them. Hjarnan locked in Heimerdinger for with on Match Point. The following two games were much cleaner and dominant from . A team effort rather than reliance on Perkz. Though the question was asked, could win without the utility of Hjarnan’s seemingly unstoppable Heimerdinger.
This series was a dominating win but not for the ‘favourites’ . Despite a shaky series against , it felt like the whole of the line up came to play from the get go. Hjarnan and Wadid showed up in a way that they haven’t this season so far, allowing Jankos to snowball the early game around Perkz and Wunder. Strong lanes and early game junglers were the focus for as they cruised 3-1 into the World Championships, stopping in their tracks.
All in all this Gauntlet was extremely entertaining to watch, highlighting the level of competition between Europe’s top LCS Teams in a Bo5 format. With the teams now locked, stay tuned for a break down of the teams EU is sending to worlds and coverage of the Worlds draw (Groups and Play-ins)
Thank you for reading. If you have any predictions for Europe’s chances at the World Championship, drop them in the comments below I’d love to hear from you.
Written by: Hugh McCormick