The League of Legends esports season continued this week with another slate of blockbuster games in North America, Europe, China, and Korea.
The new league format adopted by all four major regions has set us up for a season filled with regular action, and we’ve got just the thing to help you keep up to date with dozens of results.
In week two of the NA League Championship Series, Counter Logic Gaming emerged in North America as perhaps, finally, the team to beat. Counter Logic Gaming won two matches thanks to superb play from support Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black and vaulted into a tie at the top of the standings. Rivals Team SoloMid also sit with a 3-1 record, but Marcus “Dyrus” Hill called Counter Logic Gaming perhaps the best team in America at the moment.
In the European LCS, SK Gaming continued its rampage as new marksman Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou has still yet to be killed this season. This week he posted a 24 KDA and a 10.8 CSPM, a pace in-line with his record career CSPM numbers. Also performing well was dark horse Fnatic, with Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim continuing to show he’s Europe’s top support player.
The surprising GE Tigers continued its dominance in Korea, this time sweeping punching bags KT Rolster. Breakout top laner Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho boosted his league-leading KDA for his position to 6.9 with a 7/0/18 performance in two games as Lulu against KT Rolster. Also jumping up the standings was Jin Air Green Wings, who despite losing a match to Incredible Miracle 1-2 managed to best SK Telecom T1, securing their third place spot in the LoL Champions Korea rankings.
The third week of China’s LoL Pro League saw two of the top three teams, OMG and Snake Esports, clash in a bout that ended in a 1-1 tie, leaving both teams undefeated on the year. That opened the door for Edward Gaming to climb the standings with a huge week, beating two top six teams in Invictus Gaming and Star Horn Royal Club in 2-0 matches.
This week should be another great slate of League of Legends. In Korea, Jin Air Green Wings and CJ Entus will fight to see who deserves to stand with GE Tigers at the top of the standings. In LPL, Invictus Gaming will try to stop a losing streak against LGD Gaming and OMG. SK Gaming and Elements will clash for the top spot in Europe just as Gambit Gaming and Copenhagen Wolves battle to avoid relegation. In North America, the 3-1 Gravity Gaming will try to show they’re the real deal against Team Impulse and Counter Logic Gaming.