SKT Telecom T1 and Cloud9 have qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals as first and second seed respectively. The Flash Wolves and I MAY have been eliminated from the tournament.
Cloud9 qualified after SKT’s victory over the Flash Wolves in the last game of Group D. The loss left Flash Wolves with a 2-4 record, while C9 had a 3-3 record. I MAY also had a 2-4 record after their loss to C9, giving the NA squad the second seed from Group D.
Cloud9 qualified for Worlds as the third seed from the NA LCS, winning the North American Regional Finals with a 3-1 victory over Immortals. C9 placed second in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split.
They ended Week 1 of Worlds with a 2-1 record, losing only to SKT, but dropped a key game against the Flash Wolves during Week 2, leaving their fates up to the Taiwanese team’s performance in a showdown with SKT. As the Wolves lost, Cloud9 advances.
SKT and C9 join the ROX Tigers, Albus NoX Luna, H2k-Gaming, EDward Gaming, Samsung Galaxy and Royal Never Give Up in the quarterfinals, which will begin on Oct. 13.
Previously: SKT T1 qualify for Worlds quarterfinals as first seed from Group B
SK Telecom T1 have qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals following a 16-10 victory over I MAY, securing first seed out of Group B with a 4-1 record.
SKT are last year's world champions and qualified for the year's tournament as the second seed out of Korea. SKT won the 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs and the Mid-Season Invitational, then placed third in the summer split.
The team was favored to make it out of their group, but a Week 1 loss to the Flash Wolves put some doubt into SKT's ability to make it out of Group B cleanly. However, Flash Wolves' failure to beat I May or Cloud9 that week gave SKT a better chance.
SKT will join the ROX Tigers, Albus NoX Luna, H2k-Gaming, EDward Gaming, Samsung Galaxy and Royal Never Give Up in the Top 8 of Worlds.
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