For this edition of the LoL World Championship, China triumphed in the world final against South Korea. A first in the history of competition.
This Saturday, November 6, Chinese league champion EDward Gaming defeated South Korea’s big favorites and double-champions DAMWON KIA 3-2 in the 2021 League of Legends World Championship final.
The team became the third in the region to lift the Summoner’s Cup in world tournament history, following Invictus Gaming in 2018 and FunPlus Phoenix in 2019. But this is the first time a Chinese team has been there. came by beating an opponent from South Korea, a region considered to be the strongest in the game’s competitive scene.
An end of season in apotheosis
DAMWON KIA was approached as the favorite to seize the title, because in addition to having had a perfect regular season with the 2 Korean League Splits won, she conceded only 2 points in the whole world: she has passed the groups in 6-0 and only struggled against her South Korean rival T1, in the semi-finals.
EDG, on the other hand, has had the opposite course: its season has been strewn with losses or 2-3 wins in the Chinese League regular season. Despite an established reputation in China and a huge fan club, the team is known to have missed out on many titles over the years. And before the last season, she had never reached the top 4 in the world.
But the players transcended themselves in the 2021 World Championship, with South Korean star Park “Viper” Do-Hyun joining his ranks for the botlane season. They won every playoff game in 2-3, and were no exception to the rule for the final.
Fans were finally able to celebrate victory of their favorite team after a very eventful game, which brought the third world title to China.
2022 in focus
On the other hand, DK narrowly missed the double world title, but players still have plenty to be happy with their strong season after winning the world title in China in 2020. The tournament also marked the end of career of toplaner Kim “Khan” Dong-Ha after 8 years of professional competition. Despite a stinging defeat, the players expressed their pride and, above all, their gratitude to their teammates, staff and relatives, for this successful season, after the match.
We will now have to wait several months before being able to follow the 2022 competition on League of Legends. But in the meantime, a transfer window that promises to be very agitated will officially launch on November 16. Nisqy and Hans Sama in North America, Adam changing teams, promoting LFL players to LEC … there will be a lot of changes expected in Europe before next season.