Following a hard-fought five-game series versus Misfits yesterday in the LEC Summer Split playoffs, Rogue is the first team to clinch a spot in the 2021 League of Legends World Championship.
Rogue has had a tremendous year thus far, especially after entering the season as one of the top three teams in the LEC. The most significant shift from 2020 to today occurred in the top lane. Odoamne, a veteran player who has played in numerous playoffs and international events, was chosen to replace Finn in order to provide the team with a steady force in the role.
The rest of Rogue's budding stars established themselves as some of the greatest players in the region with a rock like Odoamne holding down the top lane. Inspired and Larssen, the team's mid-jungle pair, are currently widely regarded as two of Europe's top players. In yesterday's game versus Misfits, the former became the first jungler in LEC history to get a penta-kill, demonstrating why he deserves to earn the MVP award for the summer.
In the bottom lane, Hans Sama has continued to put in great, consistent performances as the team's AD carry, according to Oracle's Elixir, having the best early-game numbers of any ADC in the league. Meanwhile, in his first year in the league, Trymbi has continued his progress. They form one of the strongest teams in the world, giving European fans reason to be optimistic about their chances at Worlds.
Rogue's work isn't done, though. They'll now concentrate on winning the LEC championship, which has eluded every player on this team thus far in their careers.
Rogue has clinched a spot at Worlds 2021, leaving two spots open for the rest of the playoff pack to compete for. MAD Lions and G2 Esports will face off on Summoner's Rift today, with the winner earning a spot at Worlds Championship. Both teams would be welcomed additions to the EU, but only one will have the opportunity to join Rogue in China right away.
When the LEC playoffs resume today at 10 a.m. CT,
you'll be able to see all of the action.