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Fnatic, Cloud9 qualify for Worlds

by Sasha Erfanian, Gabriel Zoltan-Johan 11d ago
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Fnatic and Cloud9 have qualified for the 2017 World Championship following the conclusion of the NA and EU LCS regional qualifiers Sunday. As the third seed in their respective regions, the two teams will have to compete in the Play-in Stage against other qualified teams for one of four spots in the Group Stage.

Fnatic were seeded directly into the finals due to having the highest amount of championship points out of the teams who haven't already qualified for Worlds. They faced off against H2k-Gaming and handed them a 3-0 defeat.

Cloud9 were also seeded directly into the finals of the regional qualifier gauntlet thanks to the championship points systems. Meeting them in the finals was Counter Logic Gaming, who made it to the finals with a win against FlyQuest. Cloud9 defeated CLG 3-1, booking their fourth straight appearance to worlds.

This teams currently qualified for the Worlds group stage are:

Region Team Pool
Korea Longzhu Gaming 1
Korea SK Telecom T1 2
Korea Samsung Galaxy 2
China EDward Gaming 1
China Royal Never Give Up 2
Europe G2 Esports 1
Europe Misfits 2
North America Team SoloMid 2
North America Immortals 2
LMS Flash Wolves 1
LMS ahq e-Sports Club 2
SEA GIGABYTE Marines 2

The teams currently qualified for the Worlds play-in stage are:

Region Team
China Team WE
LMS Hong Kong Attitude
Brazil Team oNe eSports
CIS Gambit Esports
Japan Rampage
Latin America North Lyon Gaming
Latin America South Kaos Latin Gamers
Oceania Dire Wolves
SEA Young Generation
Turkey 1907 Fenerbahce
Europe Fnatic
North America Cloud9

The play-in stage will be sorted into four groups of three teams through a random draw tomorrow, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. EST.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

Gabriel Zoltan-Johan is a news editor at theScore esports and the head analyst for the University of Toronto League of Legends team. His (public) musings can be found on his Twitter.

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