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SSG, RNG qualify for quarterfinals at Worlds; TSM, Splyce eliminated

by Daniel Rosen Oct 8 2016
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Royal Never Give Up have qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championships quarterfinals as the second seed from Group D, eliminating Team SoloMid in the process. RNG join Samsung Galaxy in the quarterfinals, while TSM will be heading home along with Splyce.

RNG beat TSM 22-11 in kills in a 36-minute game that saw RNG completely stomp their North American opponents. TSM made a few strong comeback players, but nothing was enough to stop RNG from totally shredding them in almost every teamfight. AD carry Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao led RNG to victory on his 10/2/8 Ezreal.

RNG qualified for Worlds as the second seed out of China, while TSM was North America’s top seed after their win in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs. RNG had the stronger first week at Worlds, and once again beat both Splyce and TSM, losing only to SSG.

TSM, meanwhile, was unable to beat SSG as they did in the first week, forcing them into a do-or-die qualifying match against RNG, who defeated them in Week 1.

Previously: Samsung Galaxy qualify for Worlds quarterfinals

Samsung Galaxy have qualified for the 2016 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals following a win over Royal Never Give Up. SSG are the first team to qualify out of Group D, while Splyce has already been eliminated from quarterfinals contention.

SSG went on to defeat Splyce to secure the top seed out of Group D with a 4-1 record.

SSG took a clean, 9-0 game over RNG, beating them in 23 minutes. The Korean team slowly took over the map, breaking their Chinese opponents again and again and denying them every objective.

Samsung qualified for the tournament as the third set out of South Korea by winning the Korean Regional Qualifier, upsetting favourites KT Rolster 3-2 to lock in their place at Worlds. SSG looked strong in Week 1, only dropping one game to Team SoloMid to finish 2-1 headed into Week 2.

Previously: Splyce eliminated from Worlds

Splyce have been removed from quarterfinal contention at the 2016 League of Legends World Championship following their 24-6 loss to Team SoloMid.

Despite Splyce’s earlier upset against Royal Never Give up, they couldn’t keep the momentum going for their game against TSM. TSM closed the game out at 28 minutes with a 15K gold lead, completely dominating their European opponents.

Splyce qualified for Worlds as the third seed from the EU LCS, taking down the Unicorns Of Love 3-2 in the European Regional Finals to secure their spot. Splyce finished second in both the 2016 EU LCS Summer Split and Playoffs, a notable improvement from their ninth-place finish in the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split.

Splyce had a rough first week at Worlds, losing all three of their Week 1 games. Their quick loss to TSM knocks them out of quarterfinals contention, but they will still be able to play spoiler against Samsung Galaxy.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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