The LCK Regional Qualifiers will fill the final remaining seed from the region for the 2016 LoL World Championship. It’s comprised of the 4 teams who earned the most Championship Points over the course of the entire season and are also seeded accordingly. All games played were a best of 5 series and the team to come out on top at the end will take the LCK No.3 Seed. The tournament’s 4 competing teams are Afreeca Freecs, Jin Air Green Wings, KT Rolster and Samsung Galaxy. Things started quickly as Afreeca Freecs faced off against Jin Air Green Wings. Their series ended on the 5th game where Afreeca Freecs managed to take the final game and proceed into the semi-finals against Samsung Galaxy. This series was a lot quicker than the previous, Samsung Galaxy managed to take the series on the 4th game after dropping a match but this meant they were heading into the finals to battle it out against KT Rolster for the final seed from their region. This series posed a challenge for both KT and SSG, after a few back and forth matches the series tied after the 4th game. Everything was riding on the 5th game and Samsung Galaxy quickly took control of it. The opportunity slipped away from KT Rolster as Samsung Galaxy came out on top of the 5th game to claim victory over the series and take the South Korean no.3 seed to the League of Legends Worlds 2016.
LCK Regional Qualifiers 2016 | LoL Worlds Qualifiers facts
- Date: 08/29/2016 – 09/03/2016
- Format: King-of-the-Hill bracket (every series was a best of 5).
- There were 4 competing teams.
- Seeding was based on overall season performance.
- The winner takes the no.3 LCK seed to Worlds.
Samsung Galaxy won and qualified for LoL Worlds 2016 as LCK Seed #3
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- 1st place: Samsung Galaxy
- 2nd place: KT Rolster
- 3rd place: Afreeca Freecs
- 4th place: Afreeca Freecs
Samsung Galaxy (Samsung) – (LCK No.3 Seed)
Qualified by: Winning the LCK Regional Qualifiers Tournament.
An extremely challenging tournament for SSG; they managed to do their best and it was enough to come out on top. The 5 game series against KT Rolster showed the teams potential and although they weren’t the favourites to win they certainly deserve it. They had a few bumps on their journey, like their single loss to Afreeca Freecs, but ultimately they had proven to be the 3rd best performing team and took away the LCK no.3 seed for the World Championship.
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