06 Oct 2021 8:08 AM +00:00

LOL Worlds 2021 Play-In Round 1: Overview of First Day

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The League of Legends World Championship 2021 began on 5th October with the first round of play-in. Although most of the top-tier teams are already waiting in the group stage, the play-in rounds have a fair bit of notable talent on display.

These talents provided various spectacular bursts of brilliance during the opening day of Worlds 2021. However, with two more days still to go in the first round of Play-Ins, the qualification window remains wide open for all teams participating.

Without further ado, let's dive in and take a look at all the action that ensued on the first day of Worlds 2021.

Play-In Round 1 Day 1

Group A

The result of the four matches from Group A on the opening day of the Play-Ins are,

  • LNG Esports defeated Hanwha Life Esports
  • RED Canids defeated Infinity
  • LNG Esports defeated PEACE
  • Hanwha Life Esports defeated Infinity
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With these results, LNG Esports has secured the top spot in the group while Infinity is in a fair bit of discomfort with two losses on the opening day. Here are the standings from Group A after all the matches ended on the first day,

Team Name Score
LNG Esports2-0`
RED Canids1-0
Hanwha Life Esports1-1
PEACE0-1
Infinity0-2

Group B

The result of the four matches from Group B on the opening day of the Play-Ins are,

  • DetonatioN FocusMe defeated Unicorns Of Love
  • Galatasaray Esports defeated Beyond Gaming
  • Cloud9 defeated DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Galatasaray Esports defeated Unicorns Of Love
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While Galatasaray Esports have secured both of their opening day matches, Unicorns Of Love are languishing at the bottom of the table with their task cut out for them. Here are the standings from Group B after the end of Day 1's matches.

Team Name Score
Galatasaray Esports2-0
Cloud91-0
DetonatioN FocusMe1-1
Beyond Gaming0-1
Unicorns Of Love0-2

Play-In Day 2 Fixtures

With all the teams having their task cut out for them, the second day of Worlds 2021 will definitely produce a lot of hype around Rift. While teams like Galatasaray Esports and LNG Esports will be trying to secure their entry into the Group Stage, teams like Unicorns Of Love and Infinity will be focusing on keeping their hopes alive by qualifying for the second round of Play-In.

Let's take a look at the fixtures from the second day,

Group A

  • PEACE vs Hanwha Life Esports
  • RED Canids vs LNG Esports
  • Infinity vs PEACE
  • RED Canids vs Hanwha Life Esports
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Group B

  • Beyond Gaming vs Cloud9
  • Galatasaray Esports vs DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Beyond Gaming vs Unicorns Of Love
  • Cloud9 vs Galatasaray Esports
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Some of the most exciting matches from the day include Cloud9 facing off against Galatasaray Esports in Group B as well as RED Canids taking on the Group A toppers, LNG Esports.

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