League of Legends Worlds Preview - Bracket Stage

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We have to go through groups for people unfamiliar with illegal. World Format two teams to advance through the group stage over four groups that means eight teams advanced. These groups were created through finishes in the split and through play in qualifiers five regional leagues account for the vast majority of teams, EU China Korea and Southeast Asia and North America. North America sent three teams to groups and three teams are headed right back home team liquid fly quest Tsm were the three representatives and each has been eliminated. It's a poor showing for the lads from a and shows na has clearly fallen behind the other three major regions. Now, before I get too ahead of myself, let's go through the groups individually group. As saw China's Suining in Europe's G to advance team liquid almost pulled out a miracle. Of An advanced after a poor start but ultimately finished with a record of three and three, just a half game behind G2's for three in Group B Damn Lan gaming from Korea took the top spot with jd gaming from China, in second ease rogue and PSG talent from Southeast Asia were eliminated. Group sees suck res, Jen Gee and use fanatic advance. China's Lg de Gaming finished third enemies biggest disappointment team finished fourth going entirely witness at Owen six. Brutal. Finally Group D tops's sports from China took I D Rx from in second and five finished third with a record of three and three just like liquid about one wasn't quite as close now group also saw the only other winless team Unicorns of love join Tsm and Unicorn Love was to be expected as they were the only team from outside of a major region with the UNICORNS coming from Russia. So breaking it down by region brings down to just three leaks. Europe's L.. E. Had two teams Vance out of a possible four China's L. P. L. had three teams advance auto possible for and Korea's Elsa had all three teams advanced. Well groups are a round robin best of one setup in brackets. We do a best of five that's a different strategy than that round robin format. It'll be interesting to see how teens adjust. The Games will start tomorrow morning at three Am Pacific Time that six am on the East Coast and four pm on Thursday in Shanghai where the Games are actually being helped that will be the time of every matchup in world from this point on. Unfortunately before we dive into the matchups for clarity purposes, every record and finish I mentioned will be from the summer split. It's the best marker of a teams. Current Form Has the biggest impact on world's the spring split is also important, but it can get confusing when mentioning where teams finished in two different playoffs and in two different regular seasons. So as I go through these ups and I talk about where they finished, every single finish will be from the summer split or the summer playoffs with that being said, let's get into the match ups. Tomorrow's match will pit to Korean teams against each other Damon Gaming brothers overall pick to win the championship will take on Rx Damon Finish first in the UK this year with DX right behind them in the regional finals damn ones swept dear x one see if they can do it again with the pressure of world still you have to go in assuming Dan one's A. Favourite here, Friday morning is a regional matchups. This time two teams from China in Suining Jd gaming sooner has really emerged as a dark horse world after beating favourite G to in Group A but JD gaming is also dominate the team finished second in the L. P.. l., and lost a close finals match against tops's sports that team swept soothing earlier in those same playoffs. It's JD. Gaming is the favourite, but soon has quite a bit of momentum right now. So that'll be an interesting match to watch Saturday the first of the Western teams playing fanatic takes on T. o. p. e. sports man if fanatic pulls this off, it'll be insane no doubt about it. This would be the biggest upset of the bracket stage by a pretty considerable margin. GOP Finish first in the L. P.. L. And when the playoffs that's an incredibly impressive feat as the opio is considered the best region for all of League of legends. Sports two-piece words are the favorites to win the event according to a few betting places I checked out fanatic is going to have a very tough task. But if they pull it out, expect to see a reddit thread with thirty thousand votes when you wake up on Saturday morning. And our final matchup is to or most of our listeners will probably recognize Europe's G to and careers. Jen Gee it's to absolute power houses here. GINGY has finally regained form after a restructuring from the days of Samsung, Galaxy and g two went to the finals last year and ran. You're basically all year long if these two teams weren't playing each other, I'd be rooting for them both in their bracket matchup unfortunately, one of them has to go home the oddsmakers have g to a slight favorite, but this one should be super

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