Faker, Bjergsen, and xPeke headed to League of Legends All-Stars
The votes are in, and the teams are confirmed for next month’s League of Legends All-Star event.
Fans across the world voted for the best players at each position, and the five major regions now have their all-star teams set for the event which will take place at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona in a month.
Unsurprisingly, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok was the most popular choice worldwide. Faker took 82.6 percent of the vote for his position, and will be joined by teammate Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung. The ROX Tigers pair of Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho and Kim “PraY” Jong-in as well as CJ Entus support Hong “MadLife” Min-gi.
Fnatic AD Carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson attracted the largest vote in Europe. Former teammate Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim, who has recently retired from the professional game, declined his place in the event, so will be replaced by second placed Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez of G2 Esports.
Origen founder Enrique “xPeke” Cedeno Martinez will lineup in the midlane, despite playing only a handful of games in 2016 in the position. Paul “SoaZ” Boyer, who recently left Origen, and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski round out the lineup.
Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg was the only other player to attract over 50 percent of the vote, with 66 percent of fans picking him for North America. The All-Star tournament will also potentially be the last chance to see Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng before he takes a sabbatical from competing. The NA lineup will also feature Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin of Immortals, Cloud9’s Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong and Counter Logic Gaming support Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black.
The top teams also dominated in China and Taiwan. EDward Gaming and Royal Never Give Up will each send two players to the event, with ahq e-Sports Club and Flash Wolves doing the same.