Next year is going to be a very different one for League of Legends. Given the current changes and the fact that Koreans have over flooded the game, we will be seeing a lot of new teams in league of legends next year. The competition has become rather tight, with more and more people joining the game and attempting at being the best. Obviously, the public needs new blood for these sort of endeavors and this is exactly what competitors are offering.
North America is getting ready for next year’s League of Legends championship series and it is about time that some other continent made a step forward. Ever since the end of season 2 only Asian teams have made it to and won the world championships. The world has yet to see someone rise to the same level as Asians, specifically Koreans, are right now, so there is need for much improvement.
If any team is going to face Korea in combat, they will need to go through a series of tough trials known as the LCS. A total of ten teams will participate in these trials, just like they do in every year, but only three will make it to the worlds. Needless to say, only the best players in the world make it to this stage, but beating the Koreans is easier said than done.
Out of the 10 teams that will be participating this year, it is fair to say that only 5 have had their LCS experience before and even these 5 are undergoing major roster changes. We have another 5 new teams that will be upping America in the year to come and while there are great expectations concerning them, it is highly unlikely that they will manage to stand firm against SKT1. The old teams are TSM, CLG, Team Liquid, Team Dignitas and Cloud9.
Out of the 5 remaining “new teams” it is safe to say that 3 are not even defined yet as Gravity Gaming, Team 8 and Team Impulse have already announced that they will be selling their LCS spots in the year to come, which can even make the game imbalanced. Some of the old players might find themselves winning games easily against a bunch of rookies, but you never know.
A lot of new teams in League of Legends next year, right? If only we actually knew them all. It is a tough year for America and it is either going to be the best or the last.
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