This Week in Esports [Feb 29th - March 6th]

Posted on at 6:24 AM by woops
Teams are now returning from IEM and the regular season continues, we're back at it again with This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]
Continue reading for more on details on LCS Spring Split standings, various team/player news, IEM results and VODs, and more!

Current Standings:

Most regions took a week off from their regular play this last week for Intel Extreme Masters Katowice! NA and EU LCS start back up this week at normal times!

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Monday, March 6th and, as always, VODs can be found here.

[NA] LCS:

  • Top Three (W/L)
  • Immortals (13 - 1)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (10 - 4)
  • Cloud 9 (9 - 5) 

[EU] LCS:

  • Top Three (W/L)
  •  G2 eSports (11 - 3)
  •  H2K (11 - 3) 
  •  Team Vitality (11 - 3)

[Korea] LCK:
  • Top Four (W/L)
  • ROX Tigers (10 - 0) 
  • KT Rolster (7 - 3)
  • Jin Air Green Wings (7 - 3)
  • Samsung Galaxy (6 - 4)


[China] LPL:
  • Top Four (W/L) - Groups A & B
  • Qiao Gu Reapers (7 - 1)
  • Invictus Gaming  (6 - 2) 
  • Royal Never Give Up (6 - 2)
  • Snake eSports  (6 - 2)


[TW/HK/MO] LMS:
  • Top Four (W/L/T) - Points
  • ahq e-Sports Club - (8 - 1 - 0) - 25 Points
  • Taipei Assassins - (5 - 2 - 2) - 17 Points
  • Flash Wolves - (5 - 1 - 2) - 16 Points
  • Machi E-Sports - (4 - 1 - 3) - 13 Points

Intel Extreme Masters: Katowice

IEM Katowice was this last week from March 2nd - March 6th. Eight teams battled it out in group stages before the top four moved on to the playoffs. The tournament had $100,000 total in prize money, with first place taking $50,000. 
SKT T1 took home first place with an undefeated record (7 - 0) through all of IEM.
Final Standings:

  • 1st - SKT T1
  • 2nd - Fnatic
  • 3rd/4th - Royal Never Give Up & TSM
  • 5th/6th - Ever & Qiao Gu Reapers
  • 7th/8th - Origen & CLG


Highlights and VODs of the event can be found on the ESL Twitch and ESL Website, or conviently on the loleventvods subreddit. 

Team, Player, Event & Organization News


EU:

  • Following last week's announcement, H2K has posted on their facebook that Forg1ven has been "granted a temporary deferment of military service in his home country of Greece."
  • Giants Gaming has made an announcement regarding Atom, betongJocke, and Adryh leaving the team. Smittyj,Wisdom, and S0NSTAR join the roster.

CN:

  • kane joins Wan Yoo.

KR:




Riot

  • [REMINDERRiot has announced the location for the 2016 World Championship, the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational, and the 2016 International Wildcard Invitational!
    • 2016 World Championship will be held across North America September 29th - October 29th
      • Group Stage: September 29-October 2 + October 6-9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA
      • Quarterfinals: October 13-16 at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
      • Semifinals: October 21-22 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
      • Finals: October 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 Mid-Season Invitational will be held in  Shanghai, China May 4th - 15th
  • 2016 International Wildcard Invitational will be held in Mexico April 16 - 23rd.

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