The semi finals were nothing to scoff at either, with an incredible showing from Eclypsia vs. SK, winning a convincing 2 - 0 victory (if you watch one match from this tournament, make it game 2 of this series, a sub-20 minute victory). Curse.EU were no slouches either, also 2 - 0ing the European super-giant-omega-death team M5. These semi's were an excellent display of skill and good composition selection, and it really shows how much the EU scene and LoL in general has grown. The real story here though is the finals.
The Eclypsia vs. Curse.EU series was one of the closest and craziest series I have ever seen, with game 3 going to a 50+ minute game. It had Fizz, mid-lane Darius, ADC Jayce, Natanyel 'Enemyz' Kazoula's DIVEkton, and the return of Spears of Doom courtesy of Erik 'Tabzz' van Helvert. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't try and dodge a few of those Nidalee spears myself. In the end there could be only one, and the supremely tight play from Curse.EU won them the day. Congrats to them, it was a well-deserved win, and huge respect to all the teams that competed, especially the final 4 that fought so hard.
You can check out Tales of the Lane's official website here, where you can find out how to contribute and get involved in the next series. Congrats again Curse.EU!
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