Held in the Wuhan Sports Center China, the 2017 League of Legends group stage has just been concluded.
After the last match against SKT and EDG, the knockout stage draws were held right away. The first 4 teams to be announced were: RNG vs FNC and SKT vs MSF. The second round of teams were: WE vs C9 and LZ vs SSG. With this, the quarterfinal game schedule has been finalized.
Regarding to the results of this draft, the Korean fans have shown both a pleased and not so pleased reaction. Although the Korean teams should have gone to an all out civil war, the chances for the teams that could show the best civil war, SKT T1 and Longzhu Gaming, have diminished.
Longzhu’s fans have said “As long as we beat Samsung, the chances that we face another strong team such as SKT or RNG is slim” and have also said “Can’t wait to see SKT in the finals”. On the other hand, SKT fans have said “Since we have a high chance to face off against RNG, it is a relief to face a relatively easy team like Misfits. I hope we can fix the mistakes shown in the group stage.” about heading into the quarterfinals.
Although Samsung Galaxy fans know they are against a top tier team such as Longzhu, the fans hold steadfast. Samsung fans saying “Last year, no one really expected much from us but we made it to the finals. Careful overlooking us this year, we will strike a blow to Longzhu.” about the upcoming match. Samsung fans awaiting the difficult match with confidence.
The League of Legends Championships knockout stage is scheduled to start on the 19th (CST) with Longzhu Gaming and Samsung Galaxy. The games will be held a set per day with a best of 5’s set.
■ Knockout stage schedule (CST standard)
19th(Thursday) 4pm - Longzhu Gaming vs Samsung Galaxy
20th(Friday) 4pm - SKT T1 vs Misfits
21st(Saturday) 4pm - Royal Never Give Up vs Fnatic
22nd(Sunday) 4pm - Team WE vs Cloud9