2015 League of Legends World Championship

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League of Legends World Championship
2015
2015 LoL World Championship.png
Tournament information
Location  France
 United Kingdom
 Belgium
 Germany
Dates October 1–October 31
Administrator(s) Riot Games
Tournament
format(s)
16 team round-robin group stage
8 team single-elimination bracket
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Teams 16
Purse $2,130,000 USD (€1,907,194.31)
Final positions
Champion SK Telecom T1 (2nd title)
Runner-up KOO Tigers
Tournament statistics
Matches played 73
MVP South Korea Jang "MaRin" Gyeong-hwan (SK Telecom T1)[2]
Highest KDA South Korea Bae "Bang" Jun-sik (SK Telecom T1)[note 1][1]
Highest CSPM Spain Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño Martinez (Origen)[1]
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The 2015 League of Legends World Championship was the world championship held from October 1–31, 2015 for the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game League of Legends. It was the fifth iteration of the League of Legends World Championship. The different stages of the event were held in various cities across Europe: the group stages in Le Dock Pullman, in Paris, France; the quarterfinals at the Wembley Arena in London, England; the semifinals in the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium; and the finals at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. The 16 teams qualified by either winning a professional league or a regional qualifying tournament.[3] There was a 16 team round-robin group stage followed by an 8 team single elimination bracket. The games were officially streamed on twitch.tv, YouTube and Azubu in several languages. The BBC also streamed the tournament online on BBC Three but for United Kingdom IP addresses only. A peak of around 14 million concurrent viewers watched the finals, according to official sources.

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified to participate in the tournament's group stage:[4]

China (LPL)

China LGD Gaming
China EDward Gaming
China Invictus Gaming

Europe (EU LCS)

United Kingdom Fnatic
United Kingdom H2k-Gaming
Spain Origen

North America (NA LCS)

United States Counter Logic Gaming
United States Team SoloMid
United States Cloud9

South Korea (LCK)

South Korea SK Telecom T1
South Korea KOO Tigers
South Korea KT Rolster

Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau (LMS)

Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club
Taiwan Flash Wolves

International Wildcards

Thailand Bangkok Titans
Brazil paiN Gaming

Rosters[edit]

Team Players
ID Name Role
Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club

Taiwan Ziv
Taiwan Mountain
Taiwan westdoor
Taiwan AN
Taiwan Albis
Taiwan Backstairs

Chen Yi (陳奕)
Xue Zhao-Hong (薛兆鴻)
Liu Shu-Wei (劉書瑋)
Chou Chun-An (周俊諳)
Kang Chia-Wei (康家維)
Chen Yan-fu (陳彥甫)

Top laner
Jungle
Mid
AD carry
Support
Coach

Thailand Bangkok Titans

Thailand WarL0cK
Thailand 007x
Thailand G4
Thailand Lloyd
Thailand Moss
Thailand Cabbage

Pawat Ampaporn
Chayut Suebka
Nuttapong Menkasikan
Juckkirsts Kongubon
Sorawat Boonphrom
Akarawat Wangsawat

Top
Jungle
Mid
AD
Support
Coach

United States Cloud9

United States Balls
United States Hai
Denmark Incarnati0n
United States Sneaky
United States LemonNation
United States Bubbadub

An Le
Hai Du Lam
Nicolaj Jensen
Zachary Scuderi
Daerek Hart
Royce Newcomb

Top
Jungle
Mid
AD
Support
Coach

United States Counter Logic Gaming

Canada ZionSpartan
Philippines Xmithie
United States Pobelter
United States Doublelift
United States Aphromoo
United States Zikz

Darshan Upadhyaha
Jake Puchero
Eugene Park
Yiliang Peng
Zaqueri Black
Tony Gray

Top
Jungle
Mid
AD
Support
Coach

China EDward Gaming

Hong Kong AmazingJ
China Koro1
China ClearLove
South Korea PawN
South Korea Deft
China Meiko
China Aaron

Shek Wai Ho (石偉豪)
Tong Yang (童扬)
Ming Kai (明凯)
Heo Won-seok (허원석)
Tian Ye (田野)
Ji Xing (姬星)

Top
Top (substitute)
Jungle
Mid
AD
Support
Coach

Taiwan Flash Wolves

Taiwan Steak
Taiwan Karsa
Taiwan Maple
South Korea Kkramer
TaiwanNL
Taiwan SwordArt
Taiwan Fluidwind

Chou Lu-Hsi (周律希)
Hung Hau-Hsuan (洪浩軒)
Huang Yi-Tang (黃熠棠)
Ha Jong-hun (하종훈)
Hsiung Wen-An (熊汶銨)
Hu Shuo-Jie (胡碩傑)
Chen Ju-Chih (陳如治)

Top
Jungle
Mid
AD
AD
Support
Coach

United Kingdom Fnatic

South Korea Huni
South Korea Reignover
Netherlands Febiven
Sweden Rekkles
France YellOwStaR
Spain Deilor

Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)
Kim Yeu-jin (김의진)
Fabian Diepstraten
Martin Larsson
Bora Kim
Luis Sevilla Petit

Top
Jungle
Mid
AD
Support
Coach

United Kingdom H2k-Gaming

Romania Odoamne
France loulex
South Korea Ryu
Sweden Hjärnan
United Kingdom kaSing
United States PR0LLY

Andrei Pascu
Jean-Victor Burgevin
Yoo Sang-ook (유상욱)
Petter Freyschuss
Raymond Tsang
Neil Hammad

Top
Jungle
Mid
AD
Support
Coach

China Invictus Gaming
  • Liu Zhi-Hao (刘志豪)
  • Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)
  • Song Eui-jin (송의진)
  • Ge Yan (葛炎)
  • Tang Jin-Tai (唐金泰)
  • Liu Hong-Jun (刘洪均)
  • Won Sang-yeon (원상연)
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • AD (sub)
  • Support
  • Coach
South Korea KOO Tigers
  • Song Kyung-ho (송경호)
  • Lee Ho-jin (이호진)
  • Lee Seo-haeng (이서행)
  • Kim Jong-in (김종인)
  • Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현)
  • Jeong No-chul (정노철)
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach
South Korea KT Rolster
  • Kim Chan-ho (김찬호)
  • Go Dong-bin (고동빈)
  • Kim Sang-moon (김상문)
  • Noh Dong-hyeon (노동현)
  • Lee Jong-beom (이종범)
  • Oh Chang-jong (오창종)
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach
China LGD Gaming
  • Choi Cheon-ju (최천주)
  • Lee Ho-jong (이호종)
  • Zhu Yong-Quan (朱永权)
  • Wei Lian (韦联)
  • Gu Seung-bin (구승빈)
  • Chen Bo (陈博)
  • Huang Ting-Hsiang (黄鼎翔)
  • Top
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach
Spain Origen
  • Paul Boyer
  • Maurice Stückenschneider
  • Enrique Cedeño Martínez
  • Jesper Svenningsen
  • Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez
  • Tadayoshi Littleton
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach
Brazil paiN Gaming
  • Matheus Borges
  • Thúlio Carlos
  • Gabriel Santos
  • Felipe Gonçalves
  • Hugo Padioleau
  • Gabriel Souza
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach
South Korea SK Telecom T1
  • Jang Gyeong-hwan (장경환)
  • Bae Seong-ung (배성웅)
  • Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁)
  • Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈)
  • Bae Jun-sik (배준식)
  • Lee Jae-wan (이재완)
  • Kim Jeong-gyun (김정균)
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • Mid (sub)
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach
United States Team SoloMid
  • Marcus Hill
  • Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen
  • Søren Bjerg
  • Jason Tran
  • Ham Jang-sik (함장식)
  • Choi Yoon-sub (최윤섭)
  • Top
  • Jungle
  • Mid
  • AD
  • Support
  • Coach

Group stage[edit]

The group stage was played in a best of one double round-robin format, with the top two teams from each of the four groups advancing to the knockout stage, for a total of eight teams. The group stage started on October 1 in Le Dock Pullman, Paris and concluded on October 11.[4] In Group B, ahq e-Sports Club and Cloud9 both ended in a 3-3 tie, resulting in a tiebreaker won by ahq e-Sports Club to win second place in the group.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Record
1 Taiwan Flash Wolves 4–2
2 South Korea KOO Tigers 4–2
3 United States Counter Logic Gaming 2–4
3 Brazil paiN Gaming 2–4

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Record
1 United Kingdom Fnatic 4–2
2 Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club 4–3
3 United States Cloud9 3–4
4 China Invictus Gaming 2–4

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Record
1 South Korea SK Telecom T1 6–0
2 China EDward Gaming 4–2
3 United Kingdom H2k-Gaming 2–4
4 Thailand Bangkok Titans 0–6

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Record
1 South Korea KT Rolster 5–1
2 Spain Origen 4–2
3 China LGD Gaming 2–4
4 United States Team SoloMid 1–5

Knockout stage[edit]

The bracket stage started on October 15 in Wembley Arena in London, continued to Brussels Expo in Brussels, and concluded on October 31 with the grand finals hosted in Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.[5] The knockout stage has been streamed on BBC Three,[6] while the final will be streamed on ESPN3.[7] The bracket stage is played in a best of 5 format. In the grand final, SK Telecom T1 beat KOO Tigers 3 to 1, dropping their only game of the whole tournament.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
15 October – Wembley Arena
 
 
Taiwan Flash Wolves 1
 
24 October – Brussels Expo
 
Spain Origen 3
 
Spain Origen 0
 
16 October – Wembley Arena
 
South Korea SK Telecom T1 3
 
South Korea SK Telecom T1 3
 
31 October – Mercedes-Benz Arena
 
Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club 0
 
South Korea SK Telecom T1 3
 
17 October – Wembley Arena
 
South Korea KOO Tigers 1
 
United Kingdom Fnatic 3
 
25 October – Brussels Expo
 
China EDward Gaming 0
 
United Kingdom Fnatic 0
 
18 October – Wembley Arena
 
South Korea KOO Tigers 3
 
South Korea KT Rolster 1
 
 
South Korea KOO Tigers 3
 

Final standings[edit]

Place Team Prize money[8]
1st South Korea SK Telecom T1 $1,000,000
2nd South Korea KOO Tigers $250,000
3rd–4th United Kingdom Fnatic $150,000
Spain Origen
5–8th Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club $75,000
China EDward Gaming
Taiwan Flash Wolves
South Korea KT Rolster
9–11th United States Cloud9 $45,000
United Kingdom H2k-Gaming
China LGD Gaming
12–13th United States Counter Logic Gaming $35,000
Brazil paiN Gaming
14–16th Thailand Bangkok Titans $25,000
China Invictus Gaming
United States Team SoloMid

Viewership numbers[edit]

The final was expected to have over 30 million people streaming it online.[9] The finals were watched by 36 million people, with a peak concurrent viewership of 14 million viewers.[10]

Controversies[edit]

Obscenity incident[edit]

During the final day of the group stage in Paris, Cloud9's Hai "Hai" Lam made an obscene gesture towards an opponent while on stage. Hai was fined €500.[11]

Technical issues[edit]

In game 2 of the quarterfinals between Fnatic and EDward Gaming, an in-game bug occurred to Fnatic's Kim "Reignover" Ui-Jin which prevented the game from continuing, forcing the game to be remade from scratch. EDG lost 0-3 to FNC ,but because the remade of game 2 ,in which FNC had an advantage over EDG, EDG was taunted "lost 0-4 in a bo5"in China. After investigating the issue, Riot Games chose to disable Gragas, the champion Reignover was playing, for the rest of the tournament, along with Lux and Ziggs, champions who were deemed susceptible to the same issue.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tang "Time" Jintai, the substitute player of Invictus Gaming, had the overall highest KDA of 22.0; however, he only played one game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Championship – Stats". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Magrino, Tom (October 31, 2015). "SKT rises above KOO Tigers 3-1 to become the 2015 World Champion". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "League of Legends World Championships: What you need to know". BBC. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Fields, Frank (September 7, 2015). "Everything you need to know about the 2015 World Championship". Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 World Championship Venues | LoL Esports". Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Ward, Mark (October 16, 2015). "League of Legends makes global gains". BBC. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  7. ^ http://espn.go.com/espn/photos/gallery/_/id/13497547/image/1/team-clg-gets-focused-league-legends-finals
  8. ^ "2015 World Championship Rules" (PDF). Riot Games. July 7, 2015. pp. 5–6. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Ramgobin, Ryan (October 30, 2015). "SKT rises above KOO Tigers 3-1 to become the 2015 World Champion". The Independent. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "League of Legends 2015 ChampionShip Saw 334 million Unique Impressions | SegmentNext". Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  11. ^ Leigh, Hunter (October 21, 2015). "Competitive Ruling: C9 Hai". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  12. ^ Leigh, Hunter (October 18, 2015). "Gragas Disabled for Rest of Worlds 2015". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved October 25, 2015.

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