Gamescom Regional Finals!

Posted on at 4:01 AM by Seranaya
Today is the day! The European regional finals at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany have begun! We have a fantastic schedule with Europe's greatest teams battling it out for a chance to attend the Season 2 world championships in Los Angeles! With grand prize in this tournament being $40,000 you can imagine the games will be intense! Along with cash prizes and an invitation to the Season 2 championships, the top 3 teams in this tournament will be invited to take part in the new season 3 eSports league being provided by Riot.

This post will be updated throughout the weekend with information such as who won each BO3.
This tournament decides which European team will be represented at the Season 2 world championships in Los Angeles on October 13th.
Europe's best of the best are competing and that includes these teams:
  • Moscow5.BenQ
  • EloHell
  • Curse.eu
  • FnaticRC
  • SK Gaming
  • Acer.pl
  • ALTERNATE
  • CLG.eu
They have a great setup this weekend with the timing layout as follows:
**All times are in EST
    Thursday
  • 6:00 am Fnatic vs Curse
  • 9:00 am Moscow 5 vs Elohell
    Friday
  • 6:00 am SK Gaming vs Acer
  • 9:00 am CLG EU vs Alternate
    Saturday
  • 6:00 am Semifinal #1
  • 9:00 am Semifinal #2
    Sunday
  • 5:00 am 3rd Place Match
  • 8:00 am Grand Final
You can watch the stream HERE all weekend long! Your casters for the weekend include Joe Miller, ButButButILY, Deman, and everyones favourite bromance casting team Phreak and Rivington.
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/553/riv3rdphreak.png
Cutest bromance between casters ever. Photo courtesy of tum0s on Reddit.
Fun Fact: The stream is available in 720p FOR FREE. Woo!
When they are available, I will post VODs of the games for your easy viewing pleasure.




WARNING: SPOILERS

Fnatic vs. Curse
Game 1: here
Game 2: here
The first game between Fnatic and Curse, Shen and Morgana were left open and Fnatic picked both of them up.  After a match that was close throughout the early game, Fnatic earned a win. The second game's picks and bans left Shen open for Fnatic to pick again. After another awesome game, Fnatic secured a second win, pushing Curse out of the single elimination tournament! 

Also during the casting of this game, Phreak took an orange to the face from a fan in the audience. I guess Gangplank was upset he didn't get picked during these games. Phreak however, took it like a man.


Phreak taking an orange to the face at Gamescom 2012

Fnatic - 2
Curse - 0

Moscow5.BenQ vs. EloHell
Game 1: here
Game 2: here
The second BO3 of the day was matches between Moscow5.BenQ and EloHell. M5 rolled with very similar champions both games, picking up Gragas, Yorick, and Corki each time choosing to only switch champions for support and jungle. This worked well in their favour as they dominated EloHell and sending them out of the tournament in 7th place. EloHell used some uncommon picks during game one, such as Evelynn as AP during game 1 who received the only kill for EloHell in that match. Meanwhile, in the first game of the set Alex Ich(AP mid Gragas), Diamond(jungle Lee Sin), and Genja(AD carry Corki) from M5 all had perfect games with no deaths! The second match was a much closer game but EloHell just couldn't overtake the mighty Moscow5!

Moscow5.BenQ - 2
EloHell - 0

Here is a fantastic recap of day 1 coverage by Riot themselves!
Day 2
SK Gaming vs. Acer
Game 1: here
Game 2: here
The first game in the best of 3 started with constant exchanging of kills. Morgana was not banned and Acer picked her up. Team Acer's Celaverr(AP mid) was landing binds like a boss all game. Every time a team would receive a kill it would be tied up again right away. SK had the slight advantage early game in gold. Mid game a couple of well executed kills on SK's part left them with a tower advantage, a 10k gold advantage, and in the lead. This included a blind Gangplank ultimate on Acer Puki's Corki for a kill, and a perfectly timed Janna ultimate by SK Nyph to render Morgana's ultimate useless. A 3 for 0 exchange in favour of SK Gaming landed them a win in the first game!

SK Gaming - 2
Team Acer - 0

CLG.EU vs. Alternate
Game 1: here
Game 2: here
The first game between CLG.EU and Alternate was leaning in the direction of CLG.EU all the way through early/mid game. A massive turning point in favour of CLG.EU was actually during the longest Dragon dance I've ever seen in a tournament. Both teams spent extensive amount of time in a poke fight around dragon. CLG's Froggen playing his forever favorite Anivia landed a stun on Alternate's ForellenLord playing Gragas that eventually ignited a fight that CLG.EU won. Later in the game a teamfight started around the tier 2 top tower the didn't go well for Alternate. Gragas used his ultimate at the exact time his teammate, Noaphiel,playing Sona, used his ultimate. This resulted in the Sona ult only hitting CLG's Snoopeh who was playing a Cho'Gath that took up half the map with his size. CLG receieves an Ace! At 43 minutes another team figth erupted that ended in a 4 for 0 exchange and a win!

 CLG.EU -2
Team ALTERNATE - 0

Day 3
Moscow 5 vs. FnaticRC
As I was in a tournament yesterday until 4:30am this morning, I may or may not have slept through these games. I do however have information on them, just no personal commentary. This match-up went all the way to 3 games with Moscow 5 picking up the first win. They snagged Shen as a first pick when he was left unbanned. Fnatic won the second match-up with a very nice first pick of Alistar which we all know can make or break a game with his immense CC. Moscow 5 came back for the win in the last game.

Moscow 5 - 2
FnaticRC - 1

SK Gaming vs. CLG.eu
SK Gaming continues to show their dominance and skill throughout this tournament. Game 1 began with CLG.eu picking up a fast Shen and SK Gaming responding with an Ezreal/Alistar pick. Never underestimate the power of Ocelote's Orianna! Kev1n picks a recently uncommon Gangplank for top lane. SK Gaming takes the first match. Game 2 saw SK Gaming pick up both Orianna and Gangplank again and they left the stage with another win under their belts.

SK Gaming - 2
CLG.eu - 0

20 comments

  1. replace "like" with "such as" and english will be perfect!

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  2. Why season 2?We're entering season 3,right?

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    1. Yeah were entering season 3 after the season 2 finals on October 13th. As of now we are still in season 2 though. This tournament is a qualifier for the season 2 championships.

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  3. surprised Curse lost. To bad fnatic just gonna lose to M5

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  4. Hope M5 and CLG will win, I think they're the best in that list of teams

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    1. Those are the two favorites for this tournament. They are expected to move on to the Season 2 championships.

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  5. What did eveyone think of that Jayce pick first game for Fnatic?

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    1. I liked it. He did well against when top, at least in the early game. He held his own. Ahem just has so much more utility. Too bad for Curse :c

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    2. Ahh, phone auto-correct is op. Shen** instead of "when" and "ahem" -.-

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  6. I am digging this new tourney report stuff. I really like thos blog but it was rough going elsewhere to find anything out about tournament stuff. Plus, this formatting is spectacular. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Oops, thos should actually be this lol

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    2. Thanks!! I appreciate the feedback. I also had issues finding a good place to keep track of tournament stuff. I'm glad to be a part of S@20.
      Spread the word! Haha

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  7. Anyone know the status of M5's first BO3 games, at work and cant follow it on the site?

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      Moscow 5 won 2-0. Sorry can't update the blog quite yet, I'm at work ^_^
      I will as soon as I can commentary on the games and eventually VODs.

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  8. M5 and CLG Eu are far and away two of my favorite teams overall.... No shock to assume that that will be the finals.
    Do the top 2 teams move on, or just the winner?

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    1. To the season 2 championships? The top 3 teams move on and those teams are also qualified for the new season 3 setup that Riot is sponsoring!

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    2. Thanks a ton! I thought it was both finalists, glad to hear 3 can move on... I'll bet on Fnatic to take third place :P

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  9. Oooh I missed the CLG.EU match!!

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  10. When is North American Regionals?

    And Congrats to the teams! GREAT group of 3 moving on

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