This Week in Esports [August 30th - September 5th]

Posted on at 11:53 PM by Aznbeat
Following NA & EU Regional Qualifiers and IWCQ Finals 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 the 2016 World Championship qualified teams, LCS & regional standings, various team & player news, roster updates, and more!

Current Standings:

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Monday, September 5th and, as always, VODs can be found here.



[Korea] LCK:

  • LCK Regional Qualifier Bracket (3rd LCK Worlds Spot):
    • Samsung Galaxy defeated KT Rolster with a 3-2 record.

[China] LPL:

  • LPL Regional Qualifier Results (3rd LPL Worlds Spot):
    • I MAY defeated Team World Elite with a 3-2 record.


  • LMS Regional Qualifier Bracket (2nd LMS Worlds Spot):
    • ahq e-Sports Club defeated Machi with a 3-0 record.

2016 World Championship Qualified Teams

As the 2016 World Championship prepares to start in late September, here are all the teams who qualified!
  • China (3 spots)
    • EDward Gaming
    • Royal Never Give Up
    • I MAY
  • Korea (3 spots) 
    • Rox Tigers
    • SKT Telecom T1
    • Samsung Galaxy
  • Europe (3 spots)
    • G2 Esports
    • H2K
    • Splyce
  • NA (3 spots) 
    • Team SoloMid
    • CLG
    • Cloud9
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (2 spots)
    • Flash Wolves
    • ahq e-Sports Club
  • IWC (2 spots)
    • INTZ e-Sports
    • Albus NoX Luna
Check out the recent lolesports article for more on how the spots were decided!

The 2016 World Championship starts up on September 29th and runs through October 29th!

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! 
  • The Worlds Pick'em will be returning September 10th, with 2 new Poro icons to collect, as well as a new ultimate perfect pick prize - the three available ultimate skins, DJ Sona, Spirit Guard Udyr, and Pulsefire Ezreal!
  • 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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