LOL: T1 defeats Top Esports to win Esports World Cup

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T1 took down Top Esports 3-1 in the grand final of the Esports World Cup’s League of Legends tournament on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

T1 won the inaugural event and will bring home $400,000 of the $1 million prize pool. Top Esports settled for a $200,000 second prize.

For the second straight round, T1 fell behind 1-0 before digging out of their hole. Top Esports claimed a 23-minute win on blue, but T1 stormed back with a 26-minute win on blue, a 39-minute win on red and a 29-minute win on red for the title.

T1 star Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok of South Korea was named tournament MVP.

All matches in the single-elimination bracket were best-of-three leading up to the best-of-five grand final.

Esports World Cup prize pool (money, EWC club points):
1. $400,000, 1,000 points — T1
2. $200,000, 600 — Top Esports
3-4. $100,000, 275 — Team Liquid, G2 Esports
5-8. $50,000, 60 — Bilibili Gaming, Fnatic, Gen.G Esports, FlyQuest

–Field Level Media

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