LPL Summer Playoffs 2017 – Recap | LoL Worlds 2017 Qualifiers

LPL 2017 LoL Pro League China LogoThe LPL Summer Playoff tournament was an extremely long tournament; there were 7 series player in total to determine which team would punch their ticket to the 2017 LoL World Championship, not including the 3rd place series. For this recap we’ll be covering the finals of each group bracket along with the finals over the overall tournament, essentially covering the most impactful series’. Let’s jump into it.

League of Legends Icon LPL Summer Playoffs 2017 | LoL Worlds Qualifiers facts

  • Date: 08/22/2016 – 09/01/2016
  • Format: Every series was a best of 5.
  • There were 8 competing teams.
  • It was a double bracket tournament.
  • Seeding offered +1 wins for higher placed teams in round 1 of bracket A.
  • The winners of the LPL Summer Playoffs get 1st seed to Worlds.
  • Remaining tournament seedings were based off of season standings.
  • The 2 bracket winners face off in the finals.

Tournament Results:

Edward Gaming won and qualified for LoL Worlds 2017 as LPL Seed #1
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  • 1st place: League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds EDward Gaming
  • 2nd place: League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds Royal Never Give Up
  • 3rd place: Invictus Gaming LPL League of Legends Logo Invictus Gaming
  • 4th place: League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds Team WE
  • 5th place: Oh My God LPL League of Legends Logo Oh My God
  • 6th place: Newbee LPL League of Legends Logo Newbee
  • 7th place: Suning Gaming LPL League of Legends Logo Suning Gaming
  • 8th place: Snake Esports LPL League of Legends Logo Snake Esports

Bracket A

League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds Edward Gaming vs. Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming LPL League of Legends Logo

Both teams managed to pick up a few kills in the earlier stages of game 1 but EDG find a comfortable lead. This becomes apparent when they build a significant lead by 12mins. At 16mins IG look for a fight but EDG manage to turn it around and push for an 8:2 kill score. At 23mins a huge fight erupts where team EDG clean up most of IG and look to secure Baron afterwards. EDG pick a fight around 33mins and after picking up 4 kills they look to push. At 35mins another significant fight starts where EDG clean up most of IG and push for their 36min win. Game 2 has EDG pushing or another early lead and at 12mins a huge fight erupts, IG manage to build a gold lead of their own from it. At 23mins a fight starts as IG secure Baron. In the middle lane the fight continues and IG manages to expand their lead. IG pushes into the base of EDG but after a fight around 28mins has EDG closing the gold gap. IG picks up another baron at 32mins and they pick a fight just moments later, after acing EDG, IG push for their win at 34mins. Game 3 has kills traded during the earlier stages of the game but EDG find a lead by 14mins. A few more kills are traded but a huge fight breaks out by Baron at 23mins where EDG clean up most of IG and secure the buff. EDG break into the IG base at 28mins and at 31mins EDG finds a fight that leads them to a 33min victory. The 4th game of the series has a lot of early aggression, a big fight breaks out in the bottom lane at 7mins where IG push for a 2k gold lead. By 15mins IG are dominating the game and sieging. IG take a 20min Baron and use it to break into the EDG base, clean up a fight, and push for their win at 23mins.Game 5 has EDG playing more aggressively, they manage to find an early lead which becomes more apparent as they come out on top of a fight at 23mins. With a 6k gold lead EDG pick a fight at 26mins where they pick up 3 kills and secure Baron buff. EDG picks another fight at 33mins and some odd positioning from IG has EDG taking the fight and expanding their lead. At 36mins EDG clean up a few players from IG and begin to push for their win, they clean up the remaining IG members and take the series win at 37mins.

Series Victory: Edward Gaming. They had some strong performances but there were also a lot of issues encountered. They were unable to capitalise on some of their leads and this could complicate things in future games for them. If they manage to play with more confidence they could put on more consistent and stronger performances.

Bracket B

League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds Royal Never Give Up vs. Team WE League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds

Kills are traded during the earlier stage of the 1st game but at 17mins a fight breaks out that pushes WE into a lead. WE start to pick off the RNG players and this leads them to destroying WE during the fight around 23mins. With a large gold lead, WE secure a 26min Baron which they use to break into the RNG base just minutes later. The fight that erupts in the RNG base has WE taking the 1st win of the series by 29mins. RNG manage to find an early lead in game 2 and around 17mins RNG clean up most of WE and expand their lead. RNG secure a 27min baron but it’s the fight around Baron at 35mins that becomes significant, RNG force WE back and use their 2nd baron of the game to clean up a fight and push for a win by 37mins. A mass of aggression erupts in game 3 where a team fight breaks out just 10mins into the game; WE pick up the kills and take a gold lead. RNG make an attempt at baron at 20mins but after securing the buff WE clean up most of their team. WE begin to siege at 23mins and the following fight has WE acing RNG and taking a win by 25mins. A slower pace to game 4 has only a few kills traded before 20mins, the fight that breaks out by Baron at 21mins has RNG finding an advantage and securing the buff. A fight in the bottom lane at 24mins has RNG making a significant siege, RNG find an opportunity shortly after where they clean up WE and take the game by 26mins. The final game of the series has low action in the earlier stages of the game; WE manage to find a small lead which they expand to 3k by 20mins. WE secure Baron at 26mins and the following fight has the growing their lead even more. The next significant fight is at 34mins and WE manage to secure their 2nd Baron. WE have some trouble closing out the game and a fight at 42mins has RNG turning things around. A huge fight erupts around Baron at 59mins that has RNG cleaning up WE and pushing for the win as 60mins passes.

Series Victory: Royal Never Give Up Victory. It was a difficult series for them to take but they managed to show a lot of strength and resilience, even when they were behind by significant amounts they were able to stall out the game and wait patiently for the right opportunities.

Finals

League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds Royal Never Give Up vs. Edward Gaming League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds

EDG find an early lead in game 1 but RNG manage to equalise the gold by 12mins. RNG manage to turn a fight around at 15mins and push for a lead of their own. At 25mins a huge fight erupts by Baron and RNG quickly find an advantage to expand their lead. Baron is being contest at 28mins where RNG secure the buff. A fight erupts in the middle lane at 36mins where RNG are able to clean up most of EDG, this leads them to securing baron once again. The fight that follows shortly after, at 38mins, has RNG cleaning up EDG and pushing for a 39min win. RNG find an early lead in game 2 and push for a 3k gold lead by 13mins. RNG look for more skirmishes and push for a 7:0 kill score and a Baron buff by 20mins. A fight around 21mins has EDG picking up their 1st kill of the game but RNG start their siege. A significant fight erupts at 27mins where RNG clean up EDG and secure another baron. At 32mins the RNG siege becomes too much as they clean up EDG once more and push for a 33min win. A few kills are traded in the earlier stages of game 3 and at 20mins RNG continue to pick off EDG players and at 25mins they follow it up by taking a team fight. 26mins has RNG securing a Baron buff which they use to crack into the EDG base, the fight that follows has RNG pushing for a win by 30mins. Game 4 follows the same pattern; early kills are traded between the 2 teams but RNG manage to find a gold lead. Around 24mins a huge fight breaks out and EDG come out on top, they quickly secure Baron afterwards and use it to siege. EDG manage to push for a 7k gold lead and at 34mins they look to contest the Baron that RNG are attempting. RNG secure the buff but EDG clean up the fight and push for a 35min victory. Game 5 has both teams trading kill in the earlier stages of the game but at 15mins a fight breaks out where EDG manage to find a lead. After both teams trade a few more kills EDG come out on top of a significant fight at 29mins and they follow it up by securing Baron. EDG look for a fight at 33mins and they manage to break into the base of RNG, the fight that erupts shortly after has EDG falling back and securing their 2nd Baron. After clearing the objectives on the map EDG look for more fights, they find an engagement at 41mins that quickly leads to their victory in the series.

Series Victory: Edward Gaming. EDG punch their ticket to the World Championship 2017 but it wasn’t an easy journey for them. They encountered issues every step of the way, they’ve definitely got some phenomenal strengths but if they’re unable to play more consistently they could run into issues on the international World Championship stage.

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