Good things come to those who work hard. Since Gamers2 was created, one of the club’s primary goals was to have a League of Legends team in LCS, and all the blood, sweat and tears shed over the months paid off on Saturday, when our roster qualified for the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS).
Despite taking on SK Gaming – one of the most storied teams in LCS history, with a presence at Worlds just a year ago – our players went into the match confident of their chances after a week of intensive practice in Berlin with Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago as an interim coach.
The first two games of the series were almost mirror images of each other: after the early stages were played at a frantic pace, with neither side being able to stamp their authority, Gamers2 took control from around the 20-minute mark and outplayed SK in the late stages. Kikis lived up to his tag as the team’s most experienced player and put in amazing performances (4/3/6 in game one, 10/1/6 in game two) to power Gamers2 to a 2-0 lead.
SK then capitalised on our team’s mistakes in games three and four to equalise the series at 2-2. The threat of a reverse sweep loomed large, but our players kept their composure and hammered the final nail into SK’s coffin in game five thanks to superior positioning in team fights and Hybrid’s timely hooks.
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) September 5, 2015
Below you can find a video recap of our team’s journey in Berlin and the stats from this nail-bitting series:
The following 10 franchises will compete in the 2016 Season 6 EU LCS Spring Split: