Esports at the 2018 Asian Games – League of Legends tournament

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League of Legends
at the 2018 Asian Games
VenueBritAma Arena
Dates27–29 August
Competitors53 from 8 nations
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
2022 →

The League of Legends tournament at the 2018 Asian Games was an eSports demonstration event that contested from 27 to 29 August 2018.[1]

Qualification[edit]

League of Legends qualification for the Central Asia and West Asia zones were determined in through online matches while other zones' qualification process took place offline in two locations.[2] Indonesia as hosts automatically qualified.[3]

Means of qualification Venue Vacancies Qualifier
Host country N/A 1  Indonesia
East Asia Qualifier  Hong Kong 3  South Korea
 Chinese Taipei
 China
Southeast Asia Qualifier Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 1  Vietnam
South Asia Qualifier 1  Pakistan
Central Asia Qualifier Online 1  Kazakhstan
West Asia Qualifier 1  Saudi Arabia

Regional qualification[edit]

A double round robin format was used for the qualification tournaments.[3]

Players[edit]

Four countries, including medalists China, Korea and Chinese Taipei, sent teams composed exclusively of pro players, including multiple champions of national leagues and official Riot Games international events such as the World Championships and Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), including South Korea's Lee Sang-hyeok (Faker) and China's Jian Zi-Hao (Uzi).[4]

Country TOP JGL MID ADC SUP SUB
 South Korea Kiin

Kim Ki-in (김기인)
Afreeca Freecs

Score

Go Dong-bin (고동빈)
KT Rolster

Faker

Lee Sang-hyeok (이상혁)
SK Telecom T1

Ruler

Park Jae-hyuk (박재혁)
Gen.G

CoreJJ

Jo Yong-in (조용인)
Gen.G

Peanut

Han Wang-ho (한왕호)
KingZone DragonX

 China Letme

Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽)
Royal Never Give Up

Mlxg

Liu Shi-Yu (刘世宇)
Royal Never Give Up

xiye

Su Han-Wei (苏汉伟)
Team WE

Uzi

Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪)
Royal Never Give Up

Ming

Shi Sen-Ming (史森明)
Royal Never Give Up

Meiko

Tian Ye (田野)
Edward Gaming

 Vietnam Stark

Phan Công Minh
EVOS E-Sports

YiJin

Nguyễn Lê Hải Đăng
EVOS E-Sports

Warzone

Đoàn Văn Ngọc Sơn
EVOS E-Sports

Slay

Nguyễn Ngọc Hùng
EVOS E-Sports

RonOP

Lê Thiên Hàn
EVOS E-Sports

Beyond

Trương Vĩnh Thanh
EVOS E-Sports

 Chinese Taipei PK

Hsieh Yu-Ting (謝宇庭)
G-Rex

baybay

Wang You-Chun (王佑軍)
G-Rex

Maple

Huang Yi-Tang (黃熠棠)
Flash Wolves

Betty

Lu Yu-Hung (盧禹宏)
Flash Wolves

SwordArT

Hu Shuo-Chieh (胡碩傑)
Flash Wolves

Morning

Chen Kuan-Ting (陳冠廷)
G-Rex

Tournament[edit]

The format used in this tournament are double round robin in the group stage and single elimination in knockout stage. The highest two of each group will advance to semifinals. Best of one are used for the group stage, best of three are used for the semifinals and best of five are used for bronze and gold medal match.[5]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts
1  South Korea 6 6 0 6–0
2  China 6 4 2 4–2
3  Vietnam 6 2 4 2–4
4  Kazakhstan 6 0 6 0–6

Teams shaded in blue advanced to the knockout stage.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts
1  Chinese Taipei 6 6 0 6–0
2  Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 4–2
3  Pakistan 6 2 4 2–4
4  Indonesia 6 0 6 0–6

Teams shaded in blue advanced to the knockout stage.

Knockouts[edit]

 
Semi-finalsGold Medal Game
 
      
 
28 August - BritAma Arena
 
 
 South Korea2
 
29 August - BritAma Arena
 
 Saudi Arabia0
 
 South Korea1
 
28 August - BritAma Arena
 
 China3
 
 Chinese Taipei1
 
 
 China2
 
Bronze Medal Game
 
 
29 August - BritAma Arena
 
 
 Saudi Arabia1
 
 
 Chinese Taipei3

Source: AESF[6]

Results[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  China
2nd, silver medalist(s)  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Chinese Taipei
4  Saudi Arabia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etchells, Daniel. "Schedule for Asian Games esports demonstration event released". Inside the Games. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "AESF announced results of the Regional Qualifier Competitions for the Asian Games 2018". Asian Electronic Sports Federation. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "AESF Game Result" (PDF). Asian Electronic Sports Federation. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ 2018 Asian Games League of Legends League of Legends Gamepedia (Competitive wiki)
  5. ^ https://esports.id/other/news/2018/08/894b77f805bd94d292574c38c5d628d5/pengundian-tim-dan-bagan-grup-untuk-ekshibisi-esports-di-asian-games-2018#
  6. ^ https://www.aesf.com/Road-To-Asian-Games-2018/images/LOL_result_1000.jpg