League of Legends has a new world champion: Edward Gaming from China wins the final in Reykjavik against defending champion Damwon from Korea. It hasn’t been this close at an LoL World Championship for a long time.
Edward Gaming is League of Legends World Champion for the first time. The Chinese team defeated defending champions Damwon Gaming of South Korea 3-2 in the Worlds final in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday.
EDG started the exciting final series with a win, which was played without an audience due to the corona pandemic. Damwon was then able to secure the following two games, after which EDG was able to equalize again to 2:2. No lol scripts, no cheating, it’s pure skills and love for battle.
3:2 in the final for the first time since 2016
For the first time since 2016, a World Cup final went into the decisive game of the best-of-five series. EDG played out advantages at the beginning.
Although Damwon was able to secretly secure the Baron’s reinforcements after around 27 minutes, EDG negated them shortly afterwards with a dominant team fight and the use of the Dragon Soul. The Chinese team successfully played the lead to victory.
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Damwon strong in the LoL Worlds groups
Damwon made it to the final without any major problems. After a group stage unbeaten run, the Koreans eliminated European team MAD Lions 3-0 in the quarterfinals. The defending champions won the semifinals against T1 with LoL legend Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok with a less clear 3:2.
EDG only made it to second place in the groups, but then prevailed against their compatriots from RNG in the quarterfinals and Gen.G from Korea in the semifinals, each with a score of 3:2. The title is the best result for the Chinese team at a World Cup.
LoL world champions mostly from China or Korea
The League of Legends World Championship is one of the most important esports events of the year. Teams qualify for the competition through the leagues of the regional servers, such as the European LEC. Since the third World Cup in 2013, the winning teams have come from either South Korea or China.