League of Legends Season 2 World Championship Teams: China and Taiwan
Alec Levine / Sep 24th, 2012 No Comments
This article will continue the analysis of the League of Legends (LoL) Season 2 World Championship Teams. Last week, we saw how Team Solomid, Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming Prime carved their way through North America to take their places at the World Championship in October. This week we’ll see how the Chinese teams Invictus Gaming, Team WorldElite and Taiwan team Taipei Assassins secured their spots.
To see last week’s breakdown check out our piece of the North American teams!
Team Invictus Gaming was the team to place first in the Shanghai Regional Finals. The team consists of mid laner Liu “Zz1tai” Zhihao, jungler Chen “illuSioN” Xinlin, AD carry Ge “kid” Yan, support Sun “XiaoXaio” Yalong, and top laner Liu “Pdd” Mou. Invictus Gaming (iG) will have a rough time at the Season 2 World Championship because their previous captain, Wh1t3zZ, left earlier this year and they have yet to instate a new captain. As far as major tournaments go iG hasn’t won any major tournaments this year. However, they were able to take the entire regional finals, so they may be the sleeper team this October.
Team WorldElite was one of the first teams to qualify for the World Championship (qualifying all the way back in May!). The team consists of leader and mid laner Yu “Misaya” Jingxi, jungler Ming “Clearlove” Kai, AD carry Gao “WeiXaio” Xuecheng, support Mao “Fzzf” Jaun and top laner Wei “CaoMei” Handong. Team WorldElite is the powerhouse of China, winning IEM Guangzhou last year and beating American team CLG Prime. They beat rival Chinese team Invictus Gaming at the World GameMaster Tournament. Invictus Gaming may be seeking revenge this year. Will Team WorldElite be able to continue their hot streak? We’ll find out this October!
Taipei Assassins is a relatively new team. With very few tournaments under their belt, their true power is still a mystery. The team consists of leader and support Chen “MiSTakE” Hui Chung, mid laner Kurtis “Toyz” Lau, jungler Alex “Lilballz” Sung, AD carry Cheng Bo “Bebeisadog” Wei and top laner Wang June “Stanley” Tsan. Additionally, Taipei Assassins have two full time substitutes. They are mid laner Qiu Bo “NeXAbc” Jie and support Lin Ying “colalin” Hsuan. They are one of the few teams that have a roster larger than five. Will their main roster be strong enough, with the addition of rotating their subs in, for practice? Hopefully. With the extra personnel, they’ll be able to deal with the jetlag and any sort of emergencies that may come up at the finals. Let’s hope that all seven members of their team are equally skilled.
The teams from China and Taipei do not have nearly the same levels of exposure as the European, North American and Korean teams do. They are all mostly low profile teams, so there may be dozens of surprises coming this October. Regardless, it’ll be exciting to see what these teams pull out of their hats at the finals.
Next week, we’ll take a look at the final three teams to qualify. Korean teams Azubu Frost and NaJin Sword and Vietnamese team Saigon Jokers. So make sure to stay tuned to Gaming Illustrated for all your League of Legends Season 2 World Championship news!
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