This Week in Esports [AUGUST 17TH - AUGUST 23RD]

Posted on at 10:06 AM by woops
With the NA & EU Summer Playoffs all wrapped up, teams prepare for the 2015 World Championship. We're back with another edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for more information on Summer playoffs brackets, final results for NA/EU LCS Summer Playoffs, the International Wildcard tournament participants,  and more!

Current Standings:

 The NA & EU Summer Split playoffs came to a finish this weekend! The brackets below are updated as of Sunday, August 23rd and as always, VODs can be found here.

[NA] LCS:

  • The Finals stage of the 2015 NA Summer Playoffs concluded this weekend!
  • Counter Logic Gaming defeated Team Solomid with a record of 3 - 0, securing first place in the 2015 NA LCS Summer Split!  Read more here.
  • Team Liquid defeated Team Impulse with a record of 3-1, securing third place.
  • TSM is qualified for the World Championship due to Championship points. 
  • CLG is qualified for the World Championship for placing 1st in the NA LCS Summer Split. 
  • One more team from NA will qualify for worlds at the Regional Qualifier next weekend. Participating teams include TL, GV, C9, and TIP.

          [EU] LCS:

          • The Finals stage of the 2015 EU Summer Playoffs concluded this weekend!
            • Fnatic defeated Origen with a record of 3 - 2, securing first place in the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split!  Read More here
            • H2K defeated Unicorns of Love with a record of 3-0, securing third place.
            • H2K is qualified for the World Championship due to Championship points. 
            • FNC is qualified for the World Championship for placing 1st in the EU LCS Summer Split. 
            • One more team from EU will qualify for worlds at the Regional Qualifier next weekend. Participating teams include GIAOGROC, and UOL.


              [Korea] LCK:
              • The LCK Summer Slayoffs are still underway, earlier this week KT Rolster defeated KOO Tigers with a record of 3 - 2 in the third round. Finals will take place next weekend between SKT and KT.


                [China] LPL:
                • The LPL summer playoffs concluded this last weekend. LGD Gaming defeated Qiao Gu with a record of 3 - 2, securing first place in the 2015 LPL Summer Split.
                • LGD Gaming had already qualified for one of China's 3 2015 World Championship spots via championship points before securing first place. 
                •  Two more teams will be qualifying for worlds during the LPL Regional Qualifiers in early September.

                  2015 International Wildcard Tournament

                  With all these regional leagues finishing up, here's a look at who is currently qualified for the 2015 International Wildcard Tournament:

                  Qualifier 1: Starting Wednesday, August 26th
                  • SEA - Bangkok Titans
                  • Turkey - Dark Passage
                  • Japan - DetonatioN FocusMe
                  • Oceania - The Chiefs eSports Club
                  Qualifier 2: Starting Saturday, August 29th
                  • CIS - Hard Random
                  • Brazil - paiN Gaming
                  • Latin America - Kaos Latin Gamers

                  The top two teams coming out of the 2015 International Wildcard Tournament will move on to participate in the 2015 World Championship.

                  2015 World Championship Qualified Teams

                  With the 2015 World Championship fast approaching, here's a quick list of which teams are already qualified teams for the World Championship.


                  NA:
                  • Team Solomid - Championship Points
                  • Counter Logic Gaming - NA LCS Summer Split 1st Place
                  • TBD - Regional Qualifier 1st Place

                  EU:
                  • H2K - Championship Points
                  • Fnatic - EU LCS Summer Split 1st Place
                  • TBD - Regional Qualifier 1st Place

                  Korea:
                  • SK Telecom T1 - Championship Points
                  • TBD - Champions Summer Split 1st Place
                  • TBD - Regional Qualifier 1st Place

                  China:
                  • LGD Gaming - Championship Points
                  • TBD - Regional Qualifier 1st Place (Winners' Bracket)
                  • TBD - Regional Qualifier 1st Place (Losers' Bracket)

                  Taiwan/Hong Kong/ Macao
                  • ahq e-Sports Club - Championship Points
                  • Flash Wolves - Regional Qualifier 1st Place

                  Wildcard:
                  • TBD - Qualifier 1 (see IWCT information above)
                  • TBD - Qualifier 2 (see IWCT information above)


                  Legends Rising

                  During this weekend's LCS games, Riot debuted a teaser for LEGENDS RISING:
                  "Bjergsen. Faker. Uzi. BrTT. xPeke. SwordArt. 
                  You’ve seen them redefine what’s possible, testing the mechanical boundaries of pro play to become some of the biggest names in LoL esports. But once the crowds clear out and the monitors switch off, what pushes these pros to be not only better, but the best? 
                  Legends Rising goes beyond the game and explores the inspirations, fears, and inner workings of some of the world's prominent players. Driven by the pursuit of perfection and haunted by past defeats, six pros from six countries will rise up to become legends. These are their stories told from the inside. 
                  Watch them rise in the six-part series, airing this fall."

                  Team, Player, & Organization News


                  NA:

                  • Cloud 9 has announced they will be hosting open tryouts for their challenger team (not their LCS roster)  as they hope to build a new roster around Meteos.

                  Riot:

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