Quarter-Finals: LoL Tournament IEM San Jose 2014

The League of Legends tournament at the Intel Extreme Masters in San Jose starts off with the Quarter-Finals matches Unicorns of Love vs. Lyon Gaming and Cloud9 vs. paiN Gaming. The Quarterfinals are played best of 3 and the two winners advance to the Semi-Finals where TSM and and Alliance are waiting. Both Quarter-Finals are streamed live, the first match starts at 12:00 PST| 15:00 EST| 21:00 CET and the second match will start approximately 3 hours later. The whole LoL tournament at IEM San Jose is played on the 4.20 Patch, so will see the first big competitive tournament in the new Summoner’s Rift.

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Quarter-Final #1: IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Unicorns of Love - small Unicorns of Love vs. IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Lyon Gaming - small Lyon Gaming
(Dec 6th, 12:00 PST/ 15:00 EST/ 21:00 CET)
Quarter-Final#2: IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Pain Gaming - small paiN Gaming vs. IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Cloud 9 - small Cloud9
(Dec 6th, 15:00 PST/ 18:00 EST/ 24:00 CET)

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Quarter-Final #1: IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Unicorns of Love - small Unicorns of Love vs. IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Lyon Gaming - small Lyon Gaming

(Dec 6th, 12:00 PST/ 15:00 EST/ 21:00 CET)

UNICORNS OF LOVE

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Unicorns of Love - smallIEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Unicorns of Love - smallCurrent Roster
Country Name Pos.
Flag Hungary Vizicsacsi Top
Flag Poland Kikis Jungle
Flag Germany PowerOfEvil Mid
Flag Sweden Vardags AD
Flag Bulgaria Hylissang Support

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Unicorns of LoveUnicorns of Love is one of the top challenger teams in EU. They defeated Millenium in the 2015 EU LCS Spring Promotion, knocking down Millenium into the 2014 EU Challenger Series Spring and winning a spot as one of the 10 teams in the 2015 EU LCS Spring Split.

Unicorns of Love won several ESL’s Go4LoL Cup; placing 1st in the Go4LoL EU West Monthly Final April 2014 and Go4LoL EU West Monthly Final March 2014 among many others. They were formed late last year with Sheepy as the jungler, Vizicsacsi as a part-time top laner and Vardags as ADC. Through the course of their expedition into the League of Legends competitive scene, they acquired Hylissang and PowerofEvil as support and mid-laner respectively.

They were voted by fans, ahead of runner-up SK Gaming, as one of the teams that will compete in the 2014 IEM San Jose.

LYON GAMING

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Lyon Gaming - smallCurrent RosterIEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Lyon Gaming - small
Country Name Pos.
Flag Mexico Porky Top
Flag Mexico Thyak Jungle
Flag Mexico Seeiya Mid
MappleST AD
Flag South Korea Dodo8 Support

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Lyon GamingThe champions of the Riot Latin America Cup 2014, Lyon Gaming defeated Furious Gaming in the finals and clinched a berth in the 2014 IEM San Jose LoL tournament.

They have an impressive performance in the Season 3 Latin America Regional Finals, crushing Team LoL Cave in the finals and taking home the 1st place. They are one of the best teams in Latin America and winning a majority of Riot Latin America Cup.

Lyon Gaming had undergone a series of roster changes. The team was originally consisted of Uri, Carreira, h4ckerv2, Cahdez, and FraGio and through the years, all of the original members left and was replaced by Porky, Thyak, Seeiya, NerzhuL, Arce, and Biblos, the current active roster.

PREDICTION: IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Unicorns of Love - small Unicorns of Love vs. IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Lyon Gaming - small Lyon Gaming

Unicorns of Love has a relatively huge fan base and is a new team that has earned a spot, bragging rights included, in the 2015 EU LCS Spring Split. Lyon Gaming on the other hand is one of the best teams in Latin America but hasn’t had the chance to play in the LCS.

The 2015 EU LCS Spring Split will start in the next few months and because of this, Unicorns of Love will have the experience of battling the top teams in their region. Unicorns of Love has the upper hand against Lyon Gaming, and they could win against them in a fashionable manner.

The 2014 IEM San Jose will be the biggest stage of their gaming career for both teams since their formation. They need to show their remarkable individual skills and most especially their strategy and coordination.

IEM San Jose Quarter-Final#2: IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Pain Gaming - small paiN Gaming vs. IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Cloud 9 - small Cloud9

(Dec 6th, 15:00 PST/ 18:00 EST/ 24:00 CET)

Cloud9

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Cloud 9 - smallIEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Cloud 9 - smallCurrent Roster
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Flag USA Balls Top
Flag USA Meteos Jungle
Flag USA Hai Mid
Flag USA Sneaky AD
Flag USA LemonNation Support

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Cloud 9CLOUD9 has been and is still one of the strongest teams in the North American competitive scene, a team which is always present in the LCS Playoffs. They have set the longest win streak in LCS history, winning 13 games consecutively in the 2013 Summer Split regular season. They also finished the 2013 NA LCS Summer Playoffs with 30 wins and 3 losses, the highest in LCS history with a 91% win rate.

CLOUD9 placed first in the 2014 Season Spring Split. They also placed first in the 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs, defeating Team Curse in the semi-finals in a best-of-3 series and then eventually winning the season, defeating Team SoloMid in the finals in a best-of-5 series. They also had a magnificent journey in last year IEM Season VIII World Championship, taking home the fourth/third place with cash prize of 14,000 USD.

They also had a fantastic run in the 2013 World Championship and 2014 World Championship. They went into the quarterfinals of the 2013 World Championship with a bye as the North American champions. They lost to Fnatic, 1-2, and ended up in the 5th-8th place. In the 2014 World Championship, they were the first NA team to beat a Korean team in a World Championship, defeating NaJin Shield. Still, they ended up in the 5th-8th place.

CLOUD9, along with Unicorns of Love, were voted in by fans as one of the teams that will compete in the 2014 IEM San Jose.

PAIN GAMING

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Pain Gaming - smallIEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Pain Gaming - smallCurrent Roster
Country Name Pos.
 Flag Brazil Leko Top
 Flag Brazil SirT Jungle
 Flag Brazil Kami Mid
 Flag South Korea Lactea AD
 Flag South Korea Olleh Support

IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Pain GamingpaiN Gaming is a League of Legends team from the paiN Gaming organization based in Brazil. They are currently the best Brazilian team in the ranked 5’s ladder and they are the first Latin American organization to have a gaming house.

paiN Gaming have won several international and local tournaments. They placed first in the recently concluded 2014 X5 Mega Arena International Challenge, defeating Keyd Stars in the finals. They placed second behind Millenium in the 2014 IEM Season VIII San Paulo. But their major achievement was the domination of Riot Season 3 Brazilian Championship, taking home the championship trophy and cash prize of 30,000 USD.

paiN Gaming qualified into the 2014 IEM San Jose by defeating Kabum Esports in the International Wild Card tournament.

PREDICTION: IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Pain Gaming - small paiN Gaming vs. IEM San Jose - League of Legends Team Cloud 9 - small Cloud9

Cloud9 has been a prevailing force in the NA competitive scene, winning numerous major and international tournaments. They are always present in the World Championship since their formation way back pre-season 3 of League of Legends. On the other hand, paiN Gaming is a dominating force in their local scene, which is in Brazil. Although they have much to offer in the competitive scene, they will face Cloud9 in this quarterfinal, a major obstacle in this tournament.

With its years of success and fantastic record in the World Championship, Cloud9 has the upper hand in this quarterfinal. If pain Gaming does not bring their A game, Cloud9 will wreck them in 2 games.

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*.) John Bryan M. LimOdds may have changed by now – no guarantee! The predictions are the opinion of the author.

About the Author: Pre-Match Analysis and Predictions by John Bryan M. Lim, BS Computer Science student of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Contact John Bryan M. Lim on Facebook