Cloud9, the last North America team which barely made it out from Group A after being forced into a three-way tiebreaker. They scrapped through with a win against Rogue and are now facing Gen.G Esports, which somehow struggled in their own Group. Although Gen.G Esports is one of the South Korean powerhouse, they were somewhat inconsistent throughout the Group Stages. After going into a four-way tiebreaker, Gen.G Esports eventually emerged having defeated Team Liquid and MAD Lions to qualify to the Quarterfinals.
Gen.G Esports lineup:
- Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee – TOP
- Kim “Clid” Tae-min – JUNGLE
- Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong – MID
- Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk – BOT
- Kim “Life” Jeong-min – SUPPORT
- Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami – TOP
- Robert “Blaber” Huang – JUNGLE
- Luka “Perkz” Perkovic – MID
- Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen – BOT
- Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme – SUPPORT
Gen.G Esports and Cloud9 will likely end up in a bloody brawl with both sides trading punches to the death. It is likely Gen.G will have the last laugh as the South Korean veteran would have awaken their Chakra and bring Cloud9 at the last match.
Quaterfinal: T1 vs DAMWON Gaming
The next match will be one of the most exciting battles in Worlds 2021 as we will witness 2 of the best League of Legends teams face-to-face with each other for a spot in the Finals. DAMWON Gaming had a clean sweep so far and has swiftly won MAD Lions in their previous match. Everything has been going very smoothly and it seemed that DAMWON Gaming is unstoppable. However, T1 will be one key obstacle that DAMWON Gaming has to beat before having a closer glimpse of the Worlds Title.
As we progressively witness the top teams converge together, it will be a nail-biting session to see these veterans be placed under intense pressure. T1 looked set to claim back the title but DAMWON Gaming will likely stop their dream from happening.
DAMWON Gaming lineup:
- Kim “Khan” Dong-ha – TOP
- Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu – JUNGLE
- Heo “ShowMaker” Su – MID
- Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun– BOT
- Cho “Beryl” Geon-hee – SUPPORT
- Kim “Canna” Chang-dong – TOP
- Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon – JUNGLE
- Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok – MID
- Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong – BOT
- Ryu “Keria” Min-seok – SUPPORT
DAMWON’s Khan looks set to achieve his first Worlds 2021 title after defeating T1 to put a dent on T1’s hope on a comeback after a hiatus. DAMWON Gaming has its fair share of winning the rivalries with T1 and is likely to repeat this feat in the best of five.
Prediction: T1 2 – 3 DAMWON Gaming