The last remaining League of Legends team from the United States, Cloud9, lost their last game and got eliminated yesterday at the League of Legends World Championships. They lost three straight games to ahq e-Sports Club, a team from Taiwan.
We fought our hardest and fell to #AHQ in the tiebreaker game. #GGWP to them. Thank you to our fans who’ve stood by us, we’ll be back.
— Cloud9 G2A (@Cloud9gg) October 11, 2015
The tournament quarterfinals continue all this week. After the semifinal round in the last week of October, the final two teams will face off in the finals on Halloween. Remaining teams are:
- Flash Wolves
- ahq e-sports Club
- SKTelecom T1
- Deward Gaming
- KT Tolster
- Koo Tigers
The official name of the League of Legends tournaments is League of Legends Season: Worlds. The World Championship is always in October. You can watch all the games at lolesports.com.
Here’s the series that eliminated Cloud9:
According to the website, the tournament includes officially invited “top teams from Korea, China, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, North America, and Europe.” There are also wildcard teams that qualify through an International Wildcard Tournament.
The prize pool is more than $2 million. First place gets $1 million, second place gets $250,000, and third and fourth place get $15,000 each.