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FPX Return to Worlds As the Phoenix Rises From the Ashes

By Jamie Good

September 2, 2021

FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) takes on Edward Gaming (EDG) in the LPL finals today. FPX looks to cap off a very successful 2021 Summer Season with a domestic title before attempting to claim another World Championship.

After a heartbreaking start to 2021, with a loss to RNG in the LPL Spring Season finals, FPX dominated the LPL Summer Season by coming first in the regular season and going undefeated through the LPL Summer Season Playoffs.

FunPlus Phoenix was the League of Legends World Champions of 2019. Unfortunately, after that success, they had a rather disappointing 2020 by failing to claim a domestic title or even a playoff finals appearance.

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In addition to that, FPX did not even qualify to return to the world stage in 2020 with what could only be described as a very disappointing performance in the LPL Summer Season 2020.

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FPX will not have an easy road back to the top of the world

DWG KIA, the defending 2020 League of Legends World Champions from South Korea, won the domestic title in August and will be coming into 2021 worlds with fierce determination to claim back to back championships.

In addition to that, the rising stars of Europe in Mad Lions will be a formidable team. After upsetting Europe by defeating G2 Esports and Rogue to take the League of Legends European Championship in Spring 2021, Mad Lions then successfully defended their title in quite a dominant victory in the 2021 LEC Summer Season final.

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The reigning world champions and the young rising stars will stand before FPX when the 2021 World Championships begin, and only one team can win. With the improvements that FunPlus Phoenix has been making over the past two years, the League of Legends World Championship is looking to be as exciting as ever this year.

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Jamie Good
@Purple_413

I enjoy playing and keeping up to date with the professional competitive scenes of League of Legends and Valorant amongst others. Additionally, I have a great interest in following the advancements of PC and gaming hardware. When not playing reading about or watching videos on games or technology, I am often playing or watching volleyball.

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