H2k-Gaming have qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championships as the first seed from Group C, with EDWard Gaming in second. ahq e-Sports Club and INTZ e-Sports will be going home in third and fourth, respectively.
While EDG were favorites to make it out of their group, the Chinese team had a rough time at Worlds. They lost their Week 1 match against INTZ, then lost to H2K in Week 2 before beating ahq. However, their game against ahq wasn’t easy — EDG was behind for the majority of the game, finally turning things around thanks to a few key teamfights and a Baron that let them take initiative.
EDG qualified for Worlds as the first seed out of China after placing first in the 2016 LPL Summer PLayoffs. ahq, meanwhile, were the second seed out of the LMS, and qualified for Worlds after a 3-0 win over Machi E-Sports Club in the Taiwanese Regional Finals.
H2K won their tiebreaker against EDG, meaning H2K is guaranteed a match against a second-place seed from another group next week, while EDG has to play a first seed in the quarterfinals.
Previously: H2K qualify for Worlds quarterfinals
H2k-Gaming have qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship following a 16-2 win over INTZ e-Sports, who were already eliminated from the tournament.
This win means H2K will play a tiebreaker for first place in Group C with whoever wins the upcoming match between EDward Gaming and ahq e-Sports Club.
H2K qualified for Worlds as the second seed out of Europe after placing third in the 2016 EU LCS Summer playoffs. Europe’s first, G2 Esports, have already been eliminated from the tournament.
H2K had a rough first week of Worlds, taking their only win against INTZ. Week 2 was much kinder to them, however, as they turned the tables and beat both ahq and EDG in their Week 2 rematches. As a result, they were able to qualify for quarterfinals with their win over INTZ.
Previously: INTZ e-Sports eliminated from Worlds
INTZ e-Sports have been eliminated from the 2016 League of Legends World Championship following a 28-minute, 12-3 loss to ahq e-Sports Club.
INTZ made headlines at Worlds for their incredible Week 1 upset over EDward Gaming, but the Brazilian team wasn't able to keep up the momentum going into the rest of the tournament. They lost both their other Week 1 matches, then lost their Week 2 rematch against EDG.
INTZ qualified for worlds after taking 1st-2nd at the International Wildcard Qualifier with a 3-2 win over Turkey's Dark Passage. They weren't considered favorites to win the group heading into the tournament, but both INTZ and fellow IWC team Albus NoX Luna provided some unpredictable upsets at the tournament, with ANX even becoming the first IWC team to ever qualify for the bracket stage at Worlds.
However, INTZ won't be following ANX into the quarterfinals. They will get a chance to play spoiler though, as their next match against H2k-Gaming could set the stage for a tie for second place in Group C. Should INTZ beat H2K, then no matter who wins the match between ahq and EDG will cause a tiebreaker between H2K and the losing team.
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