Our team will be playing on the 13th of next month against a team yet to be determined.
Posted on November 23rd of 2013 by Javier Fernandez
Riot Games, the organizers behind the highly acclaimed League of Legends Championship Series released Wednesday the schedule for the upcoming Battle of the Atlantic, as well as for the upcoming European and North American LCS promotion matches, which will see last season´s 3 worst performing teams face off against 3 challenger teams to determine who gets to participate in what is poised to be the best season of LCS to date.
Our very own team will be in attendance as they look to get back on the good track they derailed from some months ago. The team has been practicing hard for the event, as they know it is possibly the most important match of their careers to date. Luck has not been on the team´s side for some time now, but as they have shown countless times before, they strive under pressure, and we at MYM have no doubt that the team will give it everything they have got. Our team will be playing their qualifier match on December 13th, against a rival yet to be determined.
Moving camps, SK Gaming announced some weeks ago that they would be introducing three new faces to their team, as long standing captain and fan-favorite Carlos “Ocelote“ Rodriguez followed the steps of John “Hyrqbot“ Velly and Kevin “kev1n” Rubiszewski and decided to leave the German organization to pursuit new endeavors. Despite these big changes, the team has consistently shown great performances in amateur competitions, and seems to be prepared for anything that comes their way.
Last but not least, Swedish organization NiP has also had quite a turbulent pre-season as they have made roster changes twice during the period. Most notably, the team decided to accept a bid from North American organization Team Solo Mid to sign their star player Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, who has now moved to California with his new team. The team then went on to make a bid for Lemondogs duo Alfonso “Mythy” Aguirre and Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm and replaced Kevin “kev1n” Rubiszewski, whom they had initially signed from SK Gaming, with Morten “Zorozero” Ronquist who had been a member of the team at the start of last split. Finally, the team also signed John “Hyrqbot“ Velly from SK Gaming in order to strengthen the jungler position. Completing the team is Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek, standing as the only member left from last split´s roster.
Looking at the amateur scene, and judging by performances, it seems fairly safe to say that Copenhagen Wolves and TCM Gaming are the teams with the bigger chances of qualifying to play for an spot at LCS. As for who will take the 3rd spot for the qualifying matches, it is hard to predict, as a number of amateur teams have been following the steps of aforementioned teams pretty closely. British side Team Dignitas and Polish side H2k have both shown great progression and look to possibly taking the 3rd and last spot for the qualifying matches.
As it has been shown time and time again, predicting the outcome of these qualifying matches is very hard, but what is for sure is that fans will be able to once again enjoy amazing games from some of the best players the game has to offer.