The League of Legends World Championships produced a grand champion, and then ALL THE ROSTER CHANGES started to happen. And ESL made some major announcements that fans of Microsoft will thoroughly enjoy. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly.
LoL: Worlds Finals Recap And Post-World Roster Change Madness
The grand finals of the 2014 LoL World Championships, between Samsung Galaxy White and Star Horn Royal Club, produced the winner that was expected: Samsung White. What wasn’t expected was for Star Horn to take a game against the heavily favored Korean powerhouse. Samsung White took the first two games in their usual quick, dominant fashion, winning each game in under 30 minutes. In the next game, Star Horn stunned Samsung White, going with a team composition favoring tanky teamfights, and not letting White end the match early, as they’re accustomed to. But Samsung White would respond in game four, playing strong from start to finish, claiming the world title in under 23 minutes.
Just days after Samsung White held the trophy above their heads in front of their home crowd, the landscape of competitive League of Legends began to change drastically, as several roster changes were made throughout the NA and EU LCS, in a similar fashion as many Dota 2 teams after TI4. We’ll do our best to try and list as many of the big changes as we can. Shoutout to r/leagueoflegends and its members for all the masterposts they have made.