LOL: Top Esports, G2 reach semis at Esports World Cup


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Top Esports swept Gen.G Esports 2-0 and G2 Esports stormed past FlyQuest 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the League of Legends tournament at the Esports World Cup on Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Top and G2 will meet in the semifinals of the single-elimination bracket, with T1 opposing Team Liquid in the other semifinal match.

The eventual winner of the eight-team tournament will bring home $400,000 of the $1 million prize pool. All matches are best-of-three until Sunday’s best-of-five grand final.

Top Esports defeated Gen.G in 34 minutes on red for two straight maps to clinch the sweep. Lin “Creme” Jian of China compiled a total kills-deaths-assists ratio of 17-2-15 for Top.

FlyQuest opened their match with a 38-minute win on red, but G2 evened things up with a 36-minute win on blue before prevailing in 30 minutes on red in order to advance.

The competition continues Saturday with the semifinals:
–T1 vs. Team Liquid
–Top Esports vs. G2 Esports

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

–Field Level Media


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