Worlds 2016: Group Stages Round Up
Worlds 2016 has been the craziest yet, here’s a round up of everything so far.
Incredibly exciting start to Worlds 2016, teams thought to coast were challenged and those that were thought to be easy wins showed up. The big story of the day however was nobody INTZ taking down #1 seed from China in nearly perfect fashion.
Day 2 was bit, uh, less good. Many teams were playing leagues below how they usually do, pretty disappointing really. Well, one team still managed to impress: SKT.
— erik lonnquist (@ggDoA) September 30, 2016
Our big underdog of the tournament starts to bare their fangs, ANX take a game off NA’s CLG. Also, SSG redeems themselves.
So….. ANX vs SKT grand finals then? #Worlds
— erik lonnquist (@ggDoA) October 7, 2016
Everybody gets a loss! Even SKT and the ROX Tigers, oof, what rough day for everyone. Well, not everyone, ANX takes a surprise game off EU’s #1 seed G2.
We just witnessed history.
— Mitch Voorspoels (@Krepo) October 7, 2016
ROX and ANX make it out of groups, G2 and CLG sent home.
— lolesports #Worlds (@lolesports) October 7, 2016
H2K look like a powerhouse, EDG scrapes by, AHQ and INTZ, predictably, don’t make it out.
Feels great to wake up and remember that @H2KGG just went 4-0. Fantastic performance by the players and the team behind them
— Martin Lynge (@RiotDeficio) October 8, 2016
SSG continues to look terrifyingly strong, NA’s sweetheart TSM surprisingly is sent packing, RNG goes through, and Splyce, while they put up a good fight, is also out.
— Josh Leesman (@RiotJatt) October 8, 2016
Through some strange miracle, only NA’s 3rd seed makes it to quarterfinals, SKT of course cruises through, and Flash Wolves and IMAY just couldn’t pull through.
The Jensen Clap prophecy is coming true #Worlds
— Star Guardian Pulse (@RiotPulse) October 9, 2016
1st place team vs. 2nd place team, same group teams cannot face each other. Set winners will face each other in semifinals.
- SKT vs. RNG
- ROX vs. EDG
- H2K vs. ANX
- SSG vs. C9
Prediction: SKT will defeat RNG and face ROX Tigers in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, H2K will beat ANX to face SSG later on. EDG doesn’t look up to from and C9 is, well, C9.
- SKT vs. ROX
Basically the pseudo world championship grand finals, it will be a very close match with SKT coming out just ahead.
- H2K vs. SSG
Unfortunately weak semifinals match up relative to SKT vs ROX, SSG will probably proceed.
SKT vs. SSG
Weaker version of LCK summer grand finals, SKT will probably win, again.
Knockout Stage TL:DR
“Welcome to the stage your 3 team world champions Sk Telecom T1!!”