Edward Gaming keep the League of Legends Pro League in the running, defeating Gen.G 3-2 in the 2021 League of Legends World Championship. This will be the org’s first-ever Worlds finals appearance in their sixth trip to the esteemed competition over the last eight years.
EDG will face the defending Champions, DWG KIA, in the Worlds Finals next weekend, who went undefeated in their first ten games of the tournament before losing two to T1 in their own semifinals series. This will be the first time EDG and DWG KIA have ever faced each other and the second Chinese vs. Korean Worlds Finals in a row.
Edward Gaming became the first seed representatives from the LPL after defeating FunPlus Phoenix in the LPL Summer Finals, sending them to Worlds in Pool A, where they faced T1, 100 Thieves and DetonatioN FocusMe in the group stage. They came into the bracket stage as the second seed, with a 4-2 group stage record, behind a 5-1 T1.
EDG will face an uphill battle in the Finals against DK who just knocked out T1 themselves, with a current 12-2 record in the tournament, compared to EDG’s 10-6 record.
Though the series went the way of our analysts, it was a back and forth affair, with Gen.G taking a 2-1 lead after the third game. In Game 4, however, longtime EDG mid, Lee “Scout” Ye-chan, stepped up in a huge way, with a 12/0/7 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) on Zoe to secure the Silver Scrapes sudden death fifth game.
2021 was a big year for the resurgence of the LPL legends. After missing Worlds two years straight, EDG finally returned, going further than ever before. The org nearly missed their opportunity to attend Worlds entirely, with an early loss in the summer playoffs, but they bounced back to make the lower bracket run to win the summer.
You can watch the 2021 Worlds Finals on lolesports.com on Saturday, Nov. 6th.
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