No one will ever be strong Most of the four major league LOL Cup candidates will be eliminated.
The keyword of the 2021 season’s LOL eSports is ‘fierce competition’. In the four major leagues (Korea, China, Europe and North America), teams that are competing in the LOL World Championship (LOL World Championship) are constantly changing as existing strong teams continue to suffer from the rise of emerging strong players.
The 2021 LOL Champions Korea (LCK), the Korean league of LOL e-sports, completed its two-month journey after the Zenzi-Nongshim match on the 15th (Korea time). “Defending Champ” Damwon confirmed his advance to the League of Legends Cup for the third consecutive year with his victory on the 14th, while six teams are fiercely competing for the remaining three spots in LCK.
The most likely team among the six teams is Zenzi. It has already secured 120 points for the championship, and there is a high possibility that it will advance automatically. On the other hand, the direction of the five teams is unclear. Nongshim, who seeks to advance to the “Rold Cup” for the first time in history, Liv Sandbox, and Africa, which seeks to return in three years, are targeting T1 and Hanwha Life. DIRX, which reached the quarterfinals of the 2020 LOL Cup, failed to advance to the “regional selection” as it crashed in the summer season.
A major upheaval occurred in the Chinese League “LPL.” Suning, the runner-up team of the 2020 LOL Cup, TES, Jingdong, and LGD all failed early due to lack of points. In particular, the collapse of the traditional powerhouse IG is noticeable. IG failed to score a single point in the 2021 season’s Championship Point. He failed to advance to the League of Legends for the second consecutive year, losing face.
In Europe’s LOL European Championship, there is a team that could not bear the weight of time. The G2, which aimed for the “Grand Slam” in 2019, has been shaken since 2020, and completely lost its “overwhelming strong team” in 2021. The G2, who lost to the Mad Lions in the 2021 Summer Season playoffs and lost, will fail to advance to the LOL Cup for the first time if they lose one more time. There is a possibility that he will be eliminated with PNATIC, who is already in the losing group.
Can North America achieve different results this year? While regular customer Tim Liquid has confirmed his advance to the League of Legends, the 100 Cebs, which includes “Someday” Kim Chan-ho, has returned to the League of Legends for the first time in three years. As the two seats are filled, one of the traditional powerhouses TSM and Cloud Nine will not be able to see them in the LOL Cup.