Splyce from the EU LCS and Cloud9 from the NA LCS defeated yesterday the Unicorns of Love and Immortals, respectively, and secured the final two spots to the 2016 World Championship.
Led by another magnificent performance by star top laner Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong, who is systematically destroying any opposition he is faced with, Cloud9 proved to be the better team throughout the series in order to take home a convincing and dominating 3-1 win. This will be the fourth World Championship participation for the traditional organisation, following a quarter-final exit in 2013 and 2014, as well as a close group stage exit last year. The team is already in South Korea, where they will, alongside rivals Team SoloMid and European Champions G2 Esports for instance, be boot-camping in order to prepare themselves for the tournament.
Meanwhile in Europe, favorites Splyce had a hard time against the valiant Unicorns of Love, but at end, managed to win the series 3-2, and will be playing at their very first World Championship. The team, who was promoted into the EU LCS this year, was a huge underdog coming to this split, following a shaky display in the Spring Split, where they were forced to play at the Promotion Tournament after an 8th place finish during the regular season in their maiden split. But the side coached by the iconic Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi surprised everyone, and after losing the 2016 EU LCS Summer Split finals to G2 Esports, the organization managed to reach their highest point at their yet young history.
The 2016 World Championship kicks off on September, 29th, with the group stages in San Francisco, California.
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