The regional qualifying gauntlet for North America was supposedly one of the toughest yet, even more than last year’s slugfest between Immortals and Cloud9.
The weekend was filled with Counter-Strike, as ESG Tours, Group A of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier and DreamHack Montreal all took place.
Although much talk in the finals of the European League of Legends Championship Series regional gauntlet surrounded the catastrophe of H2K Gaming’s bottom lane getting 2-v-2 killed as Sivir and Braum in Game 1 and other misplays by Sin “Nuclear” Jeong-hyeon, I found Fnatic’s draft in the third and final game the perfect culmination of the series.
After Splyce nearly defeated G2 Esports in the quarterfinals European League of Legends Championship Series summer playoffs, excitement for the team began to mount.
When Valve introduced skins and the Major system, no one could have imagined the impact and reverberations those moves eventually made throughout the Counter-Strike scene.