Fnatic wins League of Legends Season 3 European Playoffs

Fnactic bounces back during the playoffs to take the top spot and $50,000.

The Riot League of Legends Season 3 European Playoffs has concluded at Gamescom, with Fnatic taking the first seed and $50,000.

After some rough losses during Super Week, Fnatic bounced back during the playoffs by only dropping one map the entire weekend, including a sweep of Evil Geniuses and a convincing victory over Sweden’s Lemondogs in the finals.

“For me, qualifying for the World Championships was enough,” Fnatic MidLaner Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño told GameSpot after his team’s victory. “Winning this was a super big bonus.”

“In Season 1 we won [the World Championships], and there were good teams, but nothing compared to now. It would be great to win two now, to prove we are a great team.”

Fnatic, Lemondogs, and Russia’s Gambit Gaming are the three European teams qualified for the World Championships scheduled to be held in October at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Gambit Gaming defeated rivals Evil Geniuses in a close 2-1 series to take the last spot.

“I’m really good friends with most of the Evil Geniuses lineup,” said Gambit team Captain Alexey "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin. “I’m upset that they don’t go, but it’s the game, and it happened. I think I’ve got no more feelings, I’m just a robot. All the emotions were there, I’m just totally exhausted. We will go home for two or three days and then get ready to bootcamp for the world championships.”

The North American Playoffs will begin this weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, with Team SoloMid, Counter Logic Gaming, Curse, Dignitas, Cloud 9 and Vulcun competing for four spots at the World Championships.

GameSpot eSports will be providing live coverage from NA LCS at PAX.

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28 comments
hunterbarnett
hunterbarnett

4 spots for NA? I thought there were only 3 spots for NA teams, just like for EU.  Did that change?

javalino
javalino

50k ???  Alliance won 1.4 million on DOTA 3 international !!!

50k is change for DOTA PLAYERS !!!! LOL S**KS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

IncisionX
IncisionX

Thank you Gamespot for the massive spoiler without any warning - I hadn't watched any of the matches yet as I was on holiday, come home looking forward to watching the matches and you tell me the winner.


Thanks.



imnotacrook
imnotacrook

This happened Sunday (6/18), why so long to report?

Mech-Gouki
Mech-Gouki

don't be messing with these guy's they are gods among men.

mnoi
mnoi

fanatic's  dota team should get some tips from their lol team, stupid h4nni threw an easy victory for the quarter finals at ti3

WhalinDan
WhalinDan

The last DOTA 2 tournament was waaay more entertaining,

yourdem1ze
yourdem1ze

Meh, Fnatic.HoN won dreamhack 4 times in a row. Too bad they went to DotA2.

iCruze
iCruze

@hunterbarnett They got an extra spot cause they beat EU in All-Star champs earlier this year.

LogicM
LogicM

@javalino This is only the regional tournament for NA, the last year World Championship awarded a pool of $5 million, and this year's might be even better, so yeah, it sucks.

Ellex08
Ellex08

@javalino 

This isn't the LoL World Championship, just a qualifying tournament...it's really just a 50k bonus to their salaries.

JudgeSim
JudgeSim

@Tribesmaster aw, do you miss super mario articles? sorry kid, be away and let the grown ups play real games.

IncisionX
IncisionX

@Leeric420 Then why aren't you playing with TPA for the chance to be win £100,000.?

Riddick123
Riddick123

@Neo_Sarevok @Tribesmaster While I don't care if people enjoy this "sport".  Saying someone is not a real man because they prefer watching football or baseball does not make them any less of a man.  You're pathetic for your daft statement.

unreal101
unreal101

@Neo_Sarevok @Tribesmaster  So the basement nerds are the "real" men now?

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

@Tribesmaster Your pathetic. Go watch football then if you feel like it. Let the real men watch the real sports.