By Mac Nelson
If you’re a fan of League of Legends or ESports in general, you know that the eastern hemisphere is home to the best teams and players when it comes to League of Legends. The likes of SK Telecom, Taipei Assassins, and other well known ESports Organizations have run rampant since season 1 worlds of League of Legends. However, is the west, or more specifically, Cloud 9.gg, looking to bring the worlds title to North America for the first time ever?
Every year, the best teams from all around the world compete at the League of Legends Worlds Event. A North American team has never even made it past the Quarterfinals of bracket play. However, Cloud 9, a team out of Los Angeles, is looking to WIN the entire event this year as they look like the most well rounded team on the planet. The team consists of,
“Licorice” in the Top Lane
“Blaber” in the Jungle
“Nisqy” in the Mid Lane
“Zven” running ADC (Attack Damage Carry)
and “Vulcan” supporting Zven
This team ended up going 26-2 in the Spring Split earlier this year and taking the NALCS (North American League Championship Series) trophy in a 3-0 Sweep over FlyQuest. Now, since the Summer Split is the split that gets recognized when it comes to qualifying for worlds, Cloud 9 has upped the intensity and started off blazing hot with an 8-0 record, knocking off Dignitas last Sunday in a convincing 16k gold lead victory. A North American team has not shown this much promise when it comes to worlds success since the undefeated Immortals team went undefeated in pool play at worlds, just to get knocked out in the first round by an unknown Royal Never Give Up Gaming.
With all of this being said, the team is extremely young and extremely inexperienced at an international level. However, if they’re as good across the pond as they are against domestic competition, we could see the first ever North American Worlds Trophy in the 10 years League of Legends has existed.
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Author: Mac Nelson
All things Gaming, E-sports, and Content Creation from an expert in the field. Mac Nelson is the Director of Arsenal Gaming and now heads up the AYN2K Gaming department.