CIS representatives Unicorns of Love certified for this 12 months’s League of Legends World Championship and need to overwhelm their opposition after a dominant 12 months in the community. After shedding most effective two video games all over the Spring and Summer Splits, expectancies are prime for the German group.
With 3 returning avid gamers from final 12 months’s Worlds and arguably a greater backside lane than its earlier iteration, UOL have an excellent chance to make it out of the play-in degree and advance to staff play. But their power can be examined through the fourth seeds from the LEC and LPL, MAD Lions and LGD Gaming. If UOL can turn out that they have got what it takes to overcome those two groups, they might cement themselves as one of the vital ideally suited minor area squads at Worlds 2020.Many League enthusiasts keep in mind the fit between TSM and UOL in 2015 at IEM San Jose.
UOL have been despatched to the match due to receiving fan votes they usually delivered. They pulled off a jungle Twisted Fate and a shocking Syndra efficiency to take down TSM, who have been one of the vital favorites to win the match. Even even though they misplaced within the finals to North American representatives Cloud9, enthusiasts and individuals of the group most likely nonetheless keep in mind how EnergyOfEvil, a freshly-qualified rookie, destroyed NA’s golden mid laner, Bjergsen.
Over the years, that remained UOL’s sole defining second, with the group failing to win a unmarried EU LCS break up and even qualifying for Worlds. They have been regularly as regards to qualifying for Worlds because of accruing sufficient Championship Points to take part within the Regional Qualifier however at all times misplaced to different groups akin to Origen, H2K Gaming, and Splyce.
After the EU LCS rebranded to the LEC for the 2019 Spring Split, UOL didn’t protected a place within the newly franchised area. The group seemed to stay within the skilled League scene through taking part in different leagues. After being lacking from the scene for 6 months, UOL in spite of everything obtained an LCL group spot on May 22 for the Summer Split.
UOL entered the CIS area with a bang, completing the common season standings in 2nd position and successful the playoff race in a detailed best-of-five sequence in opposition to VEGA Squadron. This win propelled them to the play-in degree of the World Championship, the place they won the chance to turn themselves to all the global.
The play-in degree used to be fierce and UOL landed in a bunch with NA’s 3rd seed Clutch Gaming and Oceania’s first seed MAMMOTH. The video games have been shut with all 3 groups completing their staff degree with a 2-2 report. UOL received the tiebreaker to advance over MAMMOTH and certified for the following degree the place they’d face EU’s 3rd seed Splyce in a best-of-five sequence. The winner would transfer directly to the principle tournament whilst the loser would pass house.
The sequence between the 2 EU groups used to be shut. Both groups pulled out secret alternatives and ways and the sequence went all the way down to the final sport. Splyce in the long run got here out forward, even though, and despatched the Unicorns house.