America, Europe and Korea have revealed the winners of the spring split, but we will not be left without a competitive scene, since the European Masters starts on Wednesday. More details about all the news over the past week, as always, below.
LoL Pro League
In China, the outcome of the tournament is just ahead: FunPlus Phoenix made it to the grand final, beating EDward Gaming on 5 maps. Also, a full-fledged BO5 was needed by Royal Never Give Up and Top Esports. In a dramatic match, RNG were able to leave the naked nexus, but finished the game in their favor with only 3 attempts, competently pulling TES onto the reborn Elder Dragon. EDG and RNG will compete for a place in the grand final tomorrow.
Watch the final LPL match on the April 18 event page at 11:00 CET.
LPL Playoffs Bracket
LoL Champions Korea
DAMWON KIA earned their first place in Korea without any problems, beating Gen.G 3-0 in the final. The best player of the match was DWG toplainer - Khan.
LCK Playoffs Bracket
LoL European Championship
For the first time in six and a half years, it was not G2 or Fnatic that became the Kings of Europe. The Samurais lost to Rogue in the final of the lower bracket and finished only in third place.
In a dramatic final, MAD Lions won, having played over 7,000 gold lags on the last map. Interestingly, for all 10 players this was the first performance in the decisive match of the tier-1 event.
LEC Playoffs Bracket
LoL Championship Series
In America, an unexpectedly tense final turned out: many people were sure that Cloud9 would be able to outplay any opponent 3-0, but Team Liquid had a decent fight, defeating TSM before that.
Based on the results of 5 maps, C9 came out as the winners and they are the ones who go to MSI from North America and earn $100,000.
LCS Playoffs Bracket
Also, winners were determined in three more regions: Latin America, Japan and Oceania. Of these three leagues, Infinity Esports, DetonatioN FocusMe and Pentanet.GG go to MSI, respectively.
Riot Games published MSI 2021 format: 3 groups of 4 teams.
MSI Group Draw 2021
After this week, Group C became fully known. It included: DAMWON KIA, Cloud9, DetonatioN FocusMe and Infinity Esports.
The European Masters advance to the final stage: the top 16 teams from the national European leagues will compete for a total prize pool of €150,000. You can follow the battles of young talents on the event page.
The developers have shared the upcoming nerfs and buffs of patch 11.8. Key changes: they will strengthen the mid mages, 4 champions will be given the opportunity to farm in the jungle, Yorick will be weakened and the Moonstone Renewer will be nerfed. You can read more about all the upcoming changes on Twitter from developer Riot Games.
That was all the news for the past week. Over the next 7 days, we will find out the names of all the remaining participants of the Mid-Season Invitational, as well as plunge headlong into hot battles at the European Masters.
See you at the Rift!