This week is our yearly immortal contest--all you have to do is play a flawless game in any game mode, including ranked! Please note that AI games aren't allowed this week and neither are custom games (as usual). We're also extra vigilant for AFKs. If you were AFK or otherwise purposefully didn't participate to keep your score at zero deaths, you will be disqualified from winning a prize.
This week on Friday Update Arcade, Lindsay covers everything from the new Deus Ex title being announced to the venue for the World Championship which will be in Europe this year! There are also several new skins in our modelviewer from this week's PBE update, so be sure check them out!
An exciting week for the Championship Series as the top two teams in each region battled it out for promotion into next split's LCS. For EU we saw Origen fight against Copenhagen Wolves Academy whilst in NA Team Dragon Knights and Enemy eSports went head to head to gain their position in the LCS for the Summer Split. The winners would be placed directly in the LCS, the losers left to play the promotional tournament, with the top two teams being promoted to the LCS for next split.
Copenhagen Wolves Academy vs Origen - Origen
3 - 0
A very convincing series for Origen, who won all three games without CWA having any answers. Throughout the series Origen dominated with strong ganks, well farmed laning phases and excellent team fighting compositions. Copenhagen Wolves Academy surrendered the second game after 24 minutes, and Origen closed out the third game in 28 minutes, securing their LCS spot. Copenhagen Wolves Academy will now have to grind their way through the promotional tournament if they want a shot at the LCS.
Origen were formed after the almost total disbandment of the old Fnatic lineup, with mid laner xPeke deciding that he had enough experience to form his own team. xPeke hand picked his team mates, picking up SoaZ from the old Fnatic line up, scouting Amazing who was a free agent after the organization formerly known as "Super Hot Crew" went with Jungler H0R0. Support Mithy was under a Riot ban, and the ban lift coincided perfectly with the formation of Origen, and AD Carry Niels was a solo queue talent whom had recently turned 17 - old enough for LCS qualification. The team moved to a gaming house in Tenerife and trained exclusively for LCS promotion. With SoaZ, Amazing, xPeke and Mithy having all competed on the Worlds stage their combined game knowledge and experience helped lift the team to the top of the Championship Series bracket, with a near flawless competitive record of 9-1. Rookie AD Carry Niels was given the series MVP after a particularly strong stage debut performance, with KDA's of 7-0-9, 10-1-7 and 6-2-11 respectively, with a combined KDA of 16.7. Fans now await to see whether Origen can continue to climb so convincingly in the Summer Split, developing their synergy and team compositions to compete against top LCS teams.
Team Dragon Knights vs Enemy eSports - Enemy eSports
3 - 1
A tough series for Team Dragon Knights, with Kyle finding himself target banned every game, pushing him onto Lissandra with limited success. Enemy eSports took the series with relative ease, only dropping one game thanks to a bad team composition - playing a poke/seige comp into TDK's hard engage. NME mid laner InnoX was a force to be reckoned with across the board, with AD Carry otter carrying particularly hard in the first and third games. The win pushes NME up into the LCS and leaves TDK left to face the promotional tournament.
Enemy eSports were left in an unstable situation after the end of the last Summer Split - several internal team issues with negative player attitudes meant major roster changes were required. NME jungler Inori was replaced by former H2K/Unlucky Boiz jungler Trashy, who is also a highly rated EU solo queue jungler. Perhaps the most surprising swap was top laner InnoX being moved from the top lane to the mid lane - with massive success, InnoX became known as the best mid laner in the Championship Series, with his old role being filled by former GSG top laner Flaresz. The new line up brought massive success for the team, who finished the Championship bracket with a record of 9-1, clearly defeating their former issues. The series MVP was given to InnoX, his talent in his new mid laning role clearly recognised after he finished the Championship Series with an overall KDA of 25/9/31. The only question left after their LCS qualification is if NME can rise to become a real LCS talent and a formidable force within the LCS, or if they will follow in the footsteps of formerly qualified LCS team Team Coast.