League of Legends World Championships 2014 – The road so far
With the League of Legends World Championships 2014 final quickly approaching it’s time to look back at the teams that made it so far and who they had to defeat to get here. The event started back in September, with matches in groups A and B being played between September 18th and September 21st while matches in groups C and D took place between September 25th and September 28th. Samsung White, one of the League of Legends World Championships 2014 finalists managed to clear their group (group A) without losing a single match. Indeed, they were the only team in the tournament who managed this impressive performance.
Meanwhile, the other finalist, Star Horn Royal Club, also had a very good run in the group stages, although they did lose one match against Team Solomid. Still, SHRC managed to rank 1st in their group (group B) with Team Solomid coming in close behind on second place. The latter then went on to face Samsung White in the quarter finals where they lost 1-3. However, they can at least take pride in knowing that that they managed to steal one game off of Samsung White and in the process broke their perfect winning streak. League of Legends World Championships 2013 runner up Star Horn Royal Club had a tougher time in the quarter finals where they were barely able to win 3-2 against Edward Gaming.
Similarly, SHRC repeated this performance in the semi finals as well where they won 3-2 against OMG. On the other hand, Samsung White had a much easier time in the semi finals where they managed to defeat their brothers over at Samsung Blue with a crushing 3-0. The League of Legends World Championships 2014 final will be played between Samsung White, a team who only lost one game so far and currently have a 12 W – 1 L record and Star Horn Royal Club, last year’s second place winner who struggled a bit the quarter finals and semi finals and currently have a 11 W – 5 L record. Samsung White seems to be the clear favorite here based on their performance thus far, but SHRC will certainly put up a good fight and you never know, they might even manage to win the League of Legends World Championships 2014 and prove us wrong.
The final will take place this Sunday, October 19th on the Sangam Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. The winner of this year’s League of Legends World Championships will take home a cool $1 million while the runner up will have to contend with $250.000.