This Week in Esports [August 23rd - August 29th]

Posted on at 2:02 PM by Aznbeat
Following NA & EU Playoffs Finals and IWCQ round robing stage, we're back to recap with a new edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for details on current LCS standings, regional standings, various team & player news, roster updates, and more!

Current Standings:

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Monday, August 29th and, as always, VODs can be found here.


  • Regional Qualifier Bracket (3rd NA Worlds Spot):
    • Match 1: September 3rd - Team Liquid vs. Team Envy
    • Match 2: September 4th - Cloud9 vs. TBD
    • Match 3: September 5th - Immortals vs. TBD


  • Regional Qualifier Bracket (3rd EU Worlds Spot):
    • Match 1: September 3rd - Unicorns of Love vs. Giants
    • Match 2: September 4th - Fnatic vs. TBD
    • Match 3: September 5th - Splyce vs. TBD

[Korea] LCK:

  • LCK Regional Qualifier Bracket (3rd LCK Worlds Spot):
    • Match 1: August 29th - Winner: Afreeca Freecs
    • Match 2: September 1st - Samsung Galaxy vs. TBD
    • Match 3: September 3rd - KT Rolster vs. TBD

[China] LPL:

  • LPL Regional Qualifier Results (3rd LPL Worlds Spot):


  • LMS Regional Qualifier Bracket (2nd LMS Worlds Spot):
    • Match 1: September 2nd - ahq e-Sports Club vs. Hong Kong Esports
    • Match 2: September 3rd - J Team vs. Machi
    • Match 3: September 4th - TBD vs. TBD

2016 World Championship Qualified Teams

As the 2016 World Championship prepares to start in late September, here are the teams currently qualified for the 2016 WC - 6 spots are still to be decided through various regional leagues, IWCQ, etc.
  • China (3 spots)
    • EDward Gaming
    • Royal Never Give Up
    • I MAY
  • Korea (3 spots) 
    • Rox Tigers
    • SKT Telecom T1
    • ???
  • Europe (3 spots)
    • G2 Esports
    • H2K
    • ???
  • NA (3 spots) 
    • Team SoloMid
    • CLG
    • ???
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (2 spots)
    • Flash Wolves
    • ???
  • IWC (2 spots)
    • ???
    • ???
Check out the recent lolesports article for more on how the spots are decided and dates for the remaining qualifiers!
The 2016 World Championship starts up on September 29th and runs through October 29th!

IWC Qualified Teams:

The IWC Qualifier Round Robin stage is now complete, the action will pick back up on September 3rd and 4th! VODs and results for games from the round robin stage can be found in our post here: 2016 International Wildcard Qualifier.
  • IWC Standings as of August 29th, top four teams move on to the next stage:
    • LAN - Lyon Gaming 6-1
    • CBLoL - INTZ e-Sports 5-2
    • LCL - Albus NoX Luna 5-2
    • TCL - Dark Passage 5-2
    • OPL - The Chiefs eSports Club 3-4
    • LJL - Rampage 3-4
    • LAS - Kaos Latin Gamers 1-6
    • GPL - Saigon Jokers 0-7
The next stage of IWCQ 2016 will be on September 3-4, with two best of 5 matches between:
  • Sept. 3: INTZ vs Dark Passage
  • Sept. 4: Lyon Gaming vs. Albus NoX Luna

Check out this link for more info and the full schedule for the International Wildcard qualifier!

Team, Player, Event & Organization News


  • The live Worlds Group Draw show to reveal seeding for World Championship 2016 airs on September 10th at 11 AM PST! 
  • A new season of LEGENDS RISING starts up on September 7th!
  • "Legends Rising Season 2 follows six of the game's greatest pros through the hard work and sacrifice necessary to achieve greatness. Do they have what it takes to become a legend? Join us every week starting September 7 as we see their journey in a six-part series."

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