We brought you news a few weeks back that the new League of Legends World Championship was getting under way across the globe with six regional events, with multiple divisions in each region. Over the past few weeks all the very best League of Legends teams have been in action trying to secure their place in the top six, securing a berth in the Spring Playoffs and a chance to earn a coveted World Championships seeding.
In the North America section, so far the Immortals team are very much living up to their name having won all ten of their games so far, sitting comfortably atop the rankings table. Behind them, it is a considerably more open fight for the final five playoff berths, with Team SoloMid currently in second place with a 7-3 recored. Then comes Cloud 9 and Counter Logic Gaming with 6-4 records followed by NRG eSports and Team Liquid with 5-5 records.
However, Team Impulse (4-6) and even Echo Fox and Team Dignitas (both 3-7) may not be out of reckoning yet with four more weeks of fixtures to go, including key matches taking place over this coming weekend.
Highlights of the ten games taking place this weekend include bottom taking on top with Renegades taking on the unbeaten Immortals, while the Team Liquid v Echo Fox and Team Dignitas two matches against Team SoloMid and NRG eSports will go a long way towards deciding their fate.
It’s a closer run thing in the European qualifying section, where the ten teams competing are more evenly matched. Last years top team, Fnatic have struggled this year and currently lie in fifth place. G2 Esports and H2k-Gaming lead the table both with 8-2 reocrds, with Team Vitality and Unicorns of Love close behind on 7-3 records.
After Fnatic, Origen currently hold the last playoff place with a 5-5 record thus far, though Elements will be hoping they can make a challenge for a place in the Spring playoffs with a 4-6 record. All Week 6 games will be played Thursday 18thand Friday 19th February in Europe.
In the hugely competitive South Korean qualification section, last years winners SK Telecom T1 have not had things all their own way. A number of roster changes and the emergence of strong players on other teams only sees the current World Champions lying in third place in the Spring Qualifiers with a 5-2 record after seven matches.
Currently top of the Korean qualifiers table is ROX Tigers with a 100 percent record of seven wins from seven matches. Jin Air Green Wings are second having played a game more than SK Telecom T1 winning six and losing 2 matches thus far.
It’s a real battle then for the remaining two playoff spots as KT Rolster, Longzhu Gaming and Samsung Galaxy all have 4-3 records, while CJ Entus have played a game less but have a 3-3 record and could join those teams on 4-3 with a win in their next game.
The remaining fixtures in Week six will be played up until the 20th February, while the final week of fixtures for the South Korean qualifiers will kick off on the 24th February over two days of action.
Don’t forget too that over the coming weeks, there are also big qualification matches for the League of Legends Worlds Spring Playoffs in China, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao and Brazil, all of which will be aiming for a place in the Spring Playoffs taking place in March.
Bet365 Sports is just one eSports betting site offering a huge amount of gambling markets over the coming month for the remaining qualification fixtures, so remember to tune in to get all the latest eSports betting from one of the most respected Internet betting sites in the world today.
StarCraft 2 2016 Proleague Round Robin stage hits week three
After two weeks of action, where most teams have played two games, with two competitors having played three, the Starcraft 2 2016 Proleague Round Robin stage is set to continue this week from the 22nd February with the seven teams facing off against each other once again over four games.
After the opening two weeks of fixtures on the 1st/2nd and 14th/15th February, only one team remains with a 100 percent record and that is the Korean eSports super-team SK Telecom T1, although that record was only just kept intact following an epic 3-2 victory over KT Rolster.
Currently lying in second place are Afreeca Freecs who boast a 2-1 record having been one of the teams that has had a double-fixture week so far (the other being MVP who sit at the foot of the table having lost all three of their games so far).
The remaining five teams in the competition, CJ Entus, KT Rolster, Samsung Galaxy and Jin Air Green Wings all share the same 1-1 record, with game difference being used to split the teams and even then, there is just a 2-game split between CJ Entus in third and Jin Air Green Wings in sixth place in the table.
Things should become a little clearer after this weeks fixtures which will take place on the 22nd and 23rd February. This week it is KT Rolster that have two games in the space of two days, opening up things on the 22nd against Jin Air Green Wings and then taking on second place Afreeca Freecs in the final fixture on the 23rd February.
In between, it is a clash between bottom and top for the second game on the 22nd as MVP take on SK Telecom T1, while in the first game on the 23rd CJ Entus will take on another team with a 1-1 record in Samsung Galaxy.
There is always huge interest, especially in Korea, for the latest StarCraft 2 betting and as always, check back with your chosen eSports betting provider to ensure that you get the best possible prices across all these top quality SCII Proleague games.
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