Over the weekend the League of Legends Spring Split 2017 EU and NA LCS champions were decided, with the LPL finding out next weekend. (SPOILERS!)
Unicorns of Love put up a brave and scrappy fight against G2 eSports in the first final of the day. The underdogs fell behind 2 – 0 with a clean sweep by G2 looking to be on the cards. Then an 8-minute turnaround pushed the match to 2-1 and fourth game. However, #G2 eSports pressed home their superiority to take the fourth game and become champions for the 3rd consecutive season.
G2 eSports now advance to the Mid-Season Invitational in Brazil, representing the EU region. The pressure is now on the 3 times champions to show they can make the step up to the world stage. We will find out soon if they can do it!
Highlights of the match up can be found here:
NA 5 Game Thriller
With the first two games lasting just about a combined hour in the NA LCS, you knew you were watching a TSM masterclass. With a game two win in just 22 minutes, a new record for NA LCS, TSM were cruising to victory, until Cloud9 woke up.
TSM were rocked to their core, and the fourth game didn’t go well either. Cloud9 returned the earlier game two favour and demolished their opponents forcing game five.
With a reversal looking a possibility Cloud9 went into game five with confidence high. However, TSM managed to find their footing and a cagey game five, with little in the way of risks being taken, rumbled on.
TSM managed to hold their nerve and prevented the reversal winning game five and the match. The crowd in Vancouver went insane, and TSM booked their place in Brazil. The thrilling match highlights are available below:
What does it all mean?
TSM and G2 eSports head to Brazil for the Mid-Season Invitational with play beginning on the 28th April, and the group stages starting on the 10th May.
What Happens In Gaming with cover the crucial matches of the tournament, and our sister site eSports911 will be covering the matches on Twitter @esports911.