League of Legends Fandom Battle Results
SK Telecom T1 may be the team who walks away with the Mid-Season Invitational trophy, but that [...]
SK Telecom T1 may be the team who walks away with the Mid-Season Invitational trophy, but that trophy wasn't the only thing at stake today. Another contest, one that some may say is even more important, also came to an end today: the Mid-Season Invitational fan vote. Fans from around the world have been in constant competition over the last four weeks, as they fight to prove which region has the most devoted fan base. Players could purchase a summoner icon that represented their region at any point during the Mid-Season invitational, and any games that player entered with that icon equipped racked up the score for that region.
Over the past four weeks, we've seen many regions break into the top three of the fan vote, but today it is time to finally crown a victor. May I present to you this year's winners of the MSI Fandom Battle!
Coming in at third place, we have the EU LCS. It's no surprise that the EU LCS surged through the ranking during the final days of the competition, as G2's redemption story was one of the strongest narratives at the event. Despite barely making it out of the group stage, G2 went on to meet SK Telecom T1 in the finals and even managed to take a game off their Korean overlords before finally succumbing.
Once again, the EU LCS has proven that their passion for their region is strong, and this Fandom Battle is yet another way that they can prove once and for all that EU>NA, who was far, far behind.prevnext
The big surprise of the Fandom Battle is who managed to pull into second. All throughout the event, there's been an incredible amount of support from all of the Latin American regions -- no surprise since this years MSI was held in Brazil -- and the LLN was no exception. The LLN represents players who play on the Latin America North server, which includes countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia. It comes as no surprise, then, that they were out in force to support their region, which is amongst the closest to Brazil.prevnext
Was the ever any doubt as to who would be taking the crown? If you've watched the Mid-Season Invitational for even a moment, you know exactly how into it the Brazilian crowd has been all month, and thus it's no surprise whatsoever that the Brazilian CBLOL ended up taking the gold in the fandom vote. Even though Brazil's representatives at the event, the Red Canids, were struck down early on in the event, that didn't stop them from vocally supporting just about every Western team present as well as the Gigabyte Marines. From the way the crowd was shouting at the end of the tournament, you'd have thought it was G2 Esports that took the trophy home, not SKT T1.
There's no doubt that the Brazilian crowd put on a better show then most have in the history of League of Legends international play, and thus there's also no doubt that the whole of the CBLOL deserves the awesome new icons that they'll be receiving thanks to their victory.prev