SK Gaming went into the 8 team double elimination competition with confidence. SK were the number #1 seed after their season long strong performances and the first game against Tictacs went according to plan.
The match started well with SK taking the first game, Mike 'Wickd' Petersen put in a very strong performance on lane Warwick totally out creeping and out levelling the opponent Malzahar, played by Wai Noch 'Reyk' Shum
This left SK needing just one more win to qualify, sadly the second game went to Gamed.de
vs Team GAMED!DE
Whether it was the defeat that knocked the wind out of the sails of SK or something else entirely, the second game was in control by Gamed.de for a while. Although it lasted till near the 50 minute mark the score was strongly in favour of Gamed.de with the scores at 21-4 kills.
This victory for Gamed.de gave them their ticket to Dreamhack.
vs Avec Le Style
SK got back to winning form against Avec Le Style and sent them home 2-1 which would see SK go against the old enemy, Fnatic.
Limelight went 9-2-5 on Corki.
Unfortunately it then all went downhill for SK. Fnatic managed to take control of the fixture and in a repeat of the Gamed.de match managed to turn around a 1-0 deficit to defeat SK 2-1.
This meant that SK finished the tournament in 4th place and missed out on the Season 1 finals.
The qualifying tournament was won overall by against All authority who won all of their matches and look as if they will be a force to be reckoned with come June 18th.
3 EU Season 1 Finalists
1. against All authority
2. Team GAMED!DE
Now as you all know SK went into this as the #1 seed and so it was a bitterly disappointing weekend for our guys, I thought I’d ask Carlos 'ocelote' Rodríguez Santiago his thoughts.
Carlos 'ocelote' Rodríguez Santiago
As you could see, we hadn't the best gameplay in that saturday preciselly, and that sent us to the bottom bracket, where we faced Fnatic, and it went a bit equal, but in these kind of games, where two similar teams fight for a spot everything can happen.
Would be nice if the next year the things change a bit, and the First and Second seeded just go directly to DreamHack, to prevent these Catastrophes.[sic]"
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SK Gaming - League of Legends Team Manager + Editor
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