French soccer giants Paris Saint-Germain have once again fallen short in their attempts to reach the LCS.
Paris Saint-Germain’s League of Legends side failed to pick up a single win in the Summer Split of the Challenger Series, after only narrowly missing out in Spring.
Rooted to the bottom of the table and with just one match left to play, PSG are guaranteed to drop out of the Challenger Series at the end of the Split. Should they wish to continue their attempts, the team will have to requalify through the Challenger Series qualifiers.
PSG and either Origen, Team RB, or Wind and Rain will drop into the tournament to try and reclaim their spot. The two teams who avoid relegation will join Schalke 04 and Giants Gaming in the playoffs.
PSG has had a difficult start to life in the EU CS after entering the realm of esports back in October 2016. In the Spring Split, PSG failed to qualify for Spring Playoffs after their defeat against Fnatic Academy in March.
PSG then made two changes to their team in the Summer Split in an effort to improve on their performance, bringing in ADC Tomáš “Nardeus” Maršálek and support Lewis “NoXiAK” Simon Felix. After failing to win a single game by the second week of the Summer Split, PSG made another roster change, replacing Noxiak with former Fnatic Academy support Johan “Klaj” Olsson.
Even with Klaj, the team failed to find form and lost their next two matches against Team RB and Schalke 04 respectfully. PSG has no way of keeping their EU CS spot even if the team beat Wind and Rain in the fifth and final week of the EU CS on July 16.