European League of Legends Championship Series Regional Results
Shun Fukuda / Aug 27th, 2013 1 Comment
The six teams that made it to the Regional tournament from the EU LCS included Lemondogs, Fnatic, Gambit BenQ, EG Raidcall, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team Alternate. The top three teams from the tournament qualified to represent Europe at the World Championship.
In the quarterfinals, EG Raidcall took on Team Alternate and Gambit BenQ went against Ninjas in Pyjamas in a best-of-three match. Team Alternate took game one with a decisive victory as AD carry player Creaton racked up the kills. In game two and three, EG Raidcall dominated, with Froggen being the key to both victories. Gambit BenQ dominated Ninjas in Pyjamas in two games and Gambit BenQ jungler Diamond executed massive plays on his Evelyn.
Team Alternate and Ninjas in Pyjamas were both knocked down to a relegation series, where the loser would have to win against a European challenger to keep their spot in the Season 4 EU LCS lineup. Ninjas in Pyjamas made more mistakes in the third game and Team Alternate proceeded to use those mistakes to take the match. Team Alternate jungler Araneae and mid player ForellenLord were key in winning the last game. With Team Alternate winning the match, Ninjas in Pyjamas join SK Gaming and Meet Your Makers as EU LCS teams that must re-qualify for the Season 4 LCS.
In the semifinals, Fnatic faced EG Raidcall and Lemondogs took on Gambit BenQ. Fnatic swept EG Raidcall in two dominating games and Fnatic mid player xPeke and AD player Puszu made some strong plays for the victory. Lemondogs crushed Gambit BenQ in their match, showing they had done some advanced scouting before the game. Lemondogs bottom lane duo Mithy and Tabzz were dominant in both games. With the match victories, both Fnatic and Lemondogs earned the first two spots for representing Europe at the World Championship.
EG Raidcall and Gambit BenQ faced off in the final day for the third place match. Though they won the first game in dominate fashion, EG Raidcall lost game two and three to Gambit BenQ. With the match victory, Gambit BenQ took third place and joined Fnatic and Lemondogs as the EU representative teams for the World Championship.
In the final match, Fnatic took on Lemondogs in a best-of-five match. Fnatic showed impressive plays, taking the first two games. Despite Lemondogs taking game three, Fnatic managed to close the match with a fourth game victory, earning a bye in the the World Championship group stage.
Fnatic, Lemondogs and Gambit BenQ will join other international teams to compete in the World Championship held in Los Angeles. The World Championship begins on Sep. 15.
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