This week in esports 8/19-8/25

Posted on at 5:49 PM by Glyceroll
This week has been a just packed with eSports action! With gamescom wrapping up, we now know which three teams will be representing EU in the World Finals, as well as our international wildcard team!
 Caution: There will be spoilers after the jump! Continue reading for a recap of important eSports news, an updated reminder on who will be coming to the S3 World Championship, and more!

Season 3 World Finals:

  • Here's a breakdown of where all the teams for World Finals are coming from:
    • China - LPL Finals (2 spots)
    • Europe - (3 spots)
    • North America - determined by NA LCS playoffs at Pax 2013. (3 spots)
    • Taiwan - determined by Taiwan Regional Finals. (1 spot)
    • Southeast Asia - (1 spot)
    • Korea - Circuit Points. (3 spots)
    • International Wildcard - (1 spot)

*Current Standings: 

  • China - TBD - September 7th 
    • Qualified:
      •  OMG 
      •  iG
    • Currently on track to be qualified:
      •  Team WE
      •  Royal Club 

  • NA - TBD (Pax 2013) - August 30th - Stream Link
    • Qualified:
      •  Cloud 9 HyperX
      •  Vulcun Techbargains
      •  Team SoloMid
      •  Counter Logic Gaming
      •  Team Dignitas
      •  Curse Gaming

  • Taiwan - TBD - August 29th - Stream Link
    • Grand Finals
      •  Taipei Snipers (Advantage due to winners bracket)
      •  Gamania Bears

  • Korea - TBD - Stream Link
    • Current Leaders:
    • Regional Finals - September 4th
      • CJ Entus Blaze
      • CJ Entus Frost
      • KT Rolster Bullets
      • SK Telecom T1

* 100% qualified teams have links to their Leaguepedia page

North and South America

  • Tickets for Season 3 World Finals sold out around 15,000 tickets in under an hour. If you are going, be sure to come say hello to all the Surrender @ 20 staff going there! Full article can be found over at Forbes.

  • ggLA Challenger Arena 3 began this week featuring a $1,000 dollar prize pool and featuring Denial Esports, COGnitive Gaming, Gold Gaming LA, and To Be Determined. More information can be found via the Leaguepedia page. The stream link is here (hoping I post this in time for you all to catch a game or two, but if not there's some good VoDs!) 


  • Copenhagen Wolves secured a spot for the LCS Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament by defeating KMT, AT Gaming, and TCM Gaming at Gamescom 2013.

      • Dioud, previously of against All authority, joined Millenium as a support. 

      • VandeRnoob replaced SuperAZE on KMT.

      • Insomnia49 kicked off this week - featuring teams such as Millenium, Animate eSports, and Team Dignitas UK. More information can be found on Leaguepedia.

      Final EU LCS Brackets/Standings:

      1. 1. Fnatic
      2. 2. Lemondogs
      3. 3. Gambit
      4. 4. EG Raidcall
      5. 5. Team Alternate
      6. 6. Ninjas in Pyjamas
      7. 7. SK Gaming
      8. 8. Meet Your Makers

      China/Korea/Southeast Asia/Oceania

      • The LoL Summer Lesson series continues with
        • "Commander" teaching you how to lead your team to victory! Featuring Maknoon and Reapered - check it out here! (English subs are coming August 25th).

        • The Gigabyte NLB Summer 2013 league wrapped up this week with Najin Sword taking 1st place, Incredible Miracle 2 taking 2nd, and Najin Shield taking third. NLB counts towards circuit points for a spot at the Season 3 World Finals - an updated circuit point count can be found here.

        As always, feel free to leave any eSports questions you may have for me in the comments below!

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