After nearly a month of competition, the League of Legends World Championship 2018 has finally wrapped up, and Chinese team Invictus Gaming was this year’s team to hoist the Summoner’s Cup.
The Finals matchup took place between IG and Europe’s Fnatic in what was expected to be a hard-fought series. In the end, it proved to be anything but that. IG took down Fnatic in a 3-0 series sweep that led to them being the first Chinese team to ever win Worlds. IG’s Jungler Ning walked away with the MVP award for the series, after a dominant performance in all three games that set the stage for the team’s success.
Despite losing, Fnatic still became the furthest a western team has ever advanced in Worlds other than when Fnatic themselves won the inaugural Worlds in Season One. Even though the west as a whole had three representatives of the final four teams in the tournament, it seems they still have more ground to make up before they can finally surpass the east.
With IG now sitting on top of the League of Legends world, the 2018 season has now officially come to a close which means that the offseason is upon us. Roster moves will likely begin taking place much more over the coming weeks, more so than they already have.
As for the next official event associated with League of Legends, All-Stars is set to take place in Las Vegas early next month from December 6 until December 8. Here, the best and most popular players from around the world will compete to compete in a variety of matchups for fun, as a way to officially endcap the calendar year.
The competitive scene will pick up again in early 2019. As for next year’s Worlds, Riot Games has already revealed just where the tournament will be taking place.