The first two North American teams who will be competing in the League of Legends World Championship 2021 have now been determined – in the form of dominating 100 Thieves squad, and as a surprise for many, Team Liquid.
100 Thieves vs Evil Geniuses
100 Thieves ended up as the number 2 team in the preliminaries of the LCS Summer Split. They set a bout with Evil Geniuses who was at number 3, and their match-up did not disappoint as it became a 5-game thriller series.
It was an exchange of wins that occurred in the series. Games 1, 3, and 5 belonged to 100 Thieves, while it was games 2 and 4 that favored the side of Evil Geniuses. Yet overall, 100 Thieves showed their aggressiveness and desire to win as seen on their plays, especially with Closer’s Lee Sin pick in game 5 which really outlasted the offensive prowess of the other team. But it is not yet over for EG as they will still have a chance to prove themselves for a shot in the Worlds.
Team Liquid vs TSM
After first defeating Cloud9 to advance in the semifinals, Team Liquid managed to redeem themselves as one of the top contenders in the competition after pulling off a dominant 3-1 victory against TSM who is the number 1 team from the preliminaries.
Team Liquid who finished the preliminaries at number 5 first scored a 3-1 win against number 4 team Cloud9 before they notched another 3-1 victory over TSM. League veterans Santorin and Alphari led the charge for the team to make their way to the Worlds, joining 100 Thieves as the first two North American teams competing in the grandest League of Legends tournament in the world.
But first, they will face each other in the LCS Winners' Finals, while Cloud9, TSM, Evil Geniuses, and Immortals still have a chance to qualify in the biggest LOL competition today.
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