League of Legends Season 2 World Finals Wrap-Up
The League of Legends Season 2 World Finals are over so here’s a quick overview of some of the highlights and upsets.
After some venue and DDOSing problems during the semifinals, Korean team Azubu Frost (AZF) and Taiwanese team the Taipei Assassins (TA) squared up for the finals. AZF took the first game by storm and were looking strong in game two. However, TA pulled it back, winning game two and rolling AZF in games three and four, winning the best three out of five finals and the $1,000,000 prize.
There’s been a large amount of bile directed at the Korean team AZF when one of their players, Woong, took a peep behind him at the big screen, giving AZF a helping hand against North America’s Team SoloMid (TSM), who were shut out, two rounds to none. Riot Games, creators of League of Legends, fined AZF $30,000 (12 percent of their total winnings) after discovering the peeping, making it possibly the most expensive screen-look ever. Riot seems to have taken the offence seriously, as they changed venue and employed some umpires to watch the players and make sure they don’t cheat. That said, I’m not sure why Riot didn’t disqualify AZF or at least call for a rematch. Even if AZF won for a second time, TSM deserved a rematch.
For me the highlight of the tournament was the Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) vs SK Gaming (SK) base race, where CLG snatches an almost certain victory from SK making Ocelote (the sweary player at the end of the video) very unhappy.
The League of Legends Season 2 World Championships has offered up the biggest prize pool in gaming history and made a huge name for itself in the eSports scene. Things only looks to be getting bigger, so I’m looking forward to what Season 3 might hold.