China's LiLuo wins the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship
LiLuo wins the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship
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China’s LiLuo wins the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship

LiLuo brings China its second straight TFT world championship

For the second straight season, China has claimed the Teamfight Tactics crown as LiLuo won the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship on Sunday. The finals on Day 3 only took the four game minimum to crown a winner. LiLuo left no room for doubt on Day 3 as he ran through everyone with different comps every game. In the deciding Game 4, LiLuo piloted an incredibly unique eight Bodyguard composition showcasing his mastery of the game.

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The eight Bodyguard comp LiLuo played proved to be unkillable. With each Bodyguard having an extra 450 armor and a whopping 2000 health shield, no one could even make a dent in LiLuo’s comp. As soon as the player hit a Jinx two-star with a Bodyguard emblem on it, the game was virtually decided.

In a metagame that has been centered around Sivir and Strikers, LiLuo showed the world that the meta wasn’t quite as solved as many believed. In Game 1 of the finals, LiLuo piloted an AD Cho’Gath comp to a first-place finish to set the tone of championship Sunday. LiLuo did what he had to do in Games 2 and 3 to put him the 18 point threshold. Once hit, thanks to the special checkmate format, LiLuo was in “check” going into Game 4. Finally, the win in Game 4 was checkmate for the lobby and LiLuo was crowned champion.

LiLuo becomes the second Chinese player in a row to win the TFT world championship. Huanmie became the first Chinese player to do so at last season’s TFT Reckoning Championship. China now also becomes the first region with two TFT world championships with Korea and Europe lagging behind with one.

Also for the second straight year, China finished first and second in the standings. Fellow countryman, Liuli finished just behind LiLuo. There is no debate that China is now the center of TFT. In addition, Korea’s “Ddudu” rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

Fourth place, belonged to North America’s Andrew “Guubums” Cheung as he was the highest-ranked western player. In fifth place was Korea’s “Woozuzul”. Rounding out the standings was Latin America’s Nahuel “Altenahue” Salazar in sixth, Finally, Team Liquid’s Aleksey “Goose” Tvorogov in seventh and Oceania’s “TXE” in eighth.

There are some regions that did not even make it to the finals of the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship finals. EMEA, Japan and Brazil were all absent from the finals.

This wraps up the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets esports cycle. Players will now have to wait until TFT’s seventh expansion drops to have a chance at competing on the worlds stage. TFT Dragonlands will release in early June during Patch 12.11.

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ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.