DAMWON Gaming, the first South Korean team to reach the League of Legends World Championship Finals in three years, defeated China’s Suning, 3-1, to become this year’s champions in Shanghai.
DAMWON Gaming made good on its promise to restore glory to the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK). While the LCK has won five world championships, it had not won in the last couple of years. It was the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) that was creating a new legacy, with Chinese teams winning the championship for the past two years. Dominant throughout the tournament, DAMWON Gaming finally had to fight hard. Ironically, it took the ultimate underdogs, Suning, to test them. Suning, which knocked out higher-ranked teams to make it to the Finals. The score does not reflect how close each game was except for the final one. In fact, the contrast in styles between the precise, disciplined, and stronger DAMWON Gaming team and the flashy, unpredictable, and fearless Suning squad made for very long and thrilling battles throughout the best-of-five series.(more…)