Down but not entirely
Last weekend, China took a huge hit to their esports profile as they lost the championship title at The Internationals. Team PSG.LGD was heavily favored by fans from all over the world to claim the Aegis of the Immortal this year due to the “TI curse.” Although unable to win top spot for this year, they still managed to place 2nd, losing only to OG. In addition, it has already been reported and confirmed that the team will keep their player roster.
With talks about the The Internationals at almost every corner, the 2018 Asian Games were barely noticed. The Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games League of Legends just recently finished their final match. For the last best-of-five series, it was the national team of China who went against the undefeated Korean team.
The opponents of China prior the final round were the Chinese Taipei who dominated the group stage without a single loss. During their series, game one was easily taken by Chinese Taipei. According to analysts, China played questionably during game one, as if having communication issues. However, they were able to take back the loss from the first match and even the following one. The win granted China to go against the national team of Korea at the finals.
One for the boys at home
Just like the Chinese Taipei, the Korean national team too was undefeated during the group stage. With superstar players like Faker and Ruler from the opposing team, the series seemed to look grim for China. Though with those said, China took game one of the final round and caused an uproar amongst the crowd. Korea managed to fight back by winning the second game in an orderly fashion with Ruler playing Ashe again.[click_to_tweet tweet=”Team China avenges PSG.LGD” quote=”Team China avenges PSG.LGD”] The following games went in favor for China, allowing them to claim the championship title.