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.

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:

  • Origen
  • Flash Wolves
  • ahq e-sports Club
  • SKTelecom T1
  • Deward Gaming
  • Fnatic
  • 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.

Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman

Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.