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    World Championships 2014



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    Groups

    Each team will play every other team in the group twice (once on blue side, once on purple). This sums up to each team playing 6 group stage games for a total of 12 matches in one group and 24 games per location.

    Spoiler: show


    Group A

    September 18-21 Taipei, Taiwan
    Group B

    September 18-21 Taipei, Taiwan
    Group C

    September 25-28 Singapore
    Group D

    September 25-28 Singapore
    Bracket Stage

    Spoiler: show


    Full Schedule

    Spoiler: show

    Thursday, Sep 18
    Live: PDT 2am - 8am / CEST 11am - 5pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group A - Edward Gaming vs. Samsung White
    *Group B - TSM vs. SK Gaming
    *Group A - Dark Passage vs. AHQ
    *Group B - TPA vs. Royal Club
    *Group A - Samsung White vs. AHQ
    *Group B - Royal Club vs. TSM

    Friday, Sep 19
    Live: PDT 2am - 8am / CEST 11am - 5pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group B - TPA vs. SK Gaming
    *Group A - Edward Gaming vs. Dark Passage
    *Group B - Royal Club vs. SK Gaming
    *Group A - Dark Passage vs. Samsung White
    *Group B - TSM vs. TPA
    *Group A - Edward Gaming vs. AHQ

    Saturday, Sep 20
    Live: PDT 2am - 8am / CEST 11am - 5pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group A - Samsung White vs. Dark Passage
    *Group B - SK Gaming vs. Royal Club
    *Group A - AHQ vs. Samsung White
    *Group B - TPA vs. TSM
    *Group A - Dark Passage vs. Edward Gaming
    *Group B - SK Gaming vs. TPA

    Sunday, Sep 21
    Live: PDT 2am - 8am / CEST 11am - 5pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group B - TSM vs. Royal Club
    *Group A - AHQ vs. Dark Passage
    *Group B - Royal Club vs. TPA
    *Group A - AHQ vs. Edward Gaming
    *Group B - SK Gaming vs. TSM
    *Group A - Samsung White vs. Edward Gaming

    Thursday, Sep 25
    Live: PDT 2am - 8am / CEST 11am - 5pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group C - LMQ vs. OMG
    *Group D - NJWS vs. Kabum
    *Group C - Samsung Blue vs. OMG
    *Group D - C9 vs. Alliance
    *Group C - Fnatic vs. LMQ
    *Group D - C9 vs. Kabum

    Friday, Sep 26
    Live: PDT 2am - 8am / CEST 11am - 5pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group C - NWS vs. Alliance
    *Group D - Samsung Blue vs. Fnatic
    *Group C - NWS vs. C9
    *Group D - OMG vs. Fnatic
    *Group C - Alliance vs. Kabum
    *Group D - Samsung Blue vs. LMQ
    *Group C - Fnatic vs. OMG

    Saturday, Sep 27
    Live: PDT 11pm - 5am / CEST 8am - 2pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group D - Alliance vs. C9
    *Group C - LMQ vs. Fnatic
    *Group D - Kabum vs. NWS
    *Group C - OMG vs. Samsung Blue
    *Group D - Alliance vs. NWS
    *Group D - Kabum vs. C9

    Sunday, Sep 28
    Live: PDT 11pm - 5am / CEST 8am - 2pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *Group C - LMQ vs. Samsung Blue
    *Group D - Kabum vs. Alliance
    *Group C - Fnatic vs. Samsung Blue
    *Group D - C9 vs. NWS
    *Group C - OMG vs. LMQ

    Friday, Oct 3 - Quarter Finals
    Live: PDT 1am - 6am / CEST 10am - 3pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *TBA vs. TBA BO5
    *TBA vs. TBA BO5

    Saturday, Oct 4 - Quarter Finals
    Live: PDT 10pm - 3am / CEST 7am - 12pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *TBA vs. TBA BO5

    Monday, Oct 6 - Quarter Finals
    Live: PDT 1am - 6am / CEST 10am - 3pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *TBA vs. TBA BO5

    Saturday, Oct 11 - Semi-Finals
    Live: PDT 1am - 6am / CEST 10am - 3pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *TBA vs. TBA BO5

    Sunday, Oct 12 - Semi-Finals
    Live: PDT 1am - 6am / CEST 10am - 3pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *TBA vs. TBA BO5

    Sunday, Oct 19 - Finals
    Live: PDT 12am - 5am / CEST 9am - 2pm
    Rebroadcast: PDT 10am - 4pm / CEST 7pm - 1am

    *TBA vs. TBA BO5

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    Groups B and D seem the most interesting to me. Will SHRC play like they did at Chinese Regionals? Or will the SHRC from LPL Playoffs show up? How good is TPA? How will TSM match up against international competition? Is Najin Shield really this good, or did they have the best week of their lives in the regional tournament? Can C9 compete with ALL and NJS when, on paper, they should get blown up in the laning phase? Will Kabum last to the 25 minute mark in any game?

    Group A is obviously the easiest to call. Group C is the "group of death" but I honestly don't think it will be that close, with SGB and OMG cruising through. Then, assuming both Samsung teams win their group, they'll be set up for a team kill in the semi-finals. That could be a fantastic match.

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    I initially thought Group B would be easy for TSM, but SHRC are decent and could take 1 or 2 games off them, leaving them fighting for second, and there isn't a lot of footage of TPA who while probably not a great team are at least decent, and SK are not a trash team, while they will be outskilled by TSM they will come with a solid plan.

    Group A is "who can beat the scrubs fastest for the lols", and winner decided by the white vs edg series which should give us a better read on how EDG stack up given they're the strongest in china by a long way.


    Predictions:

    Group A: White+ EDG

    Group B: TSM + SHRC

    Group C: Blue + FNC

    Group D: Najin + Alliance

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    Genuinely curious, why FNC over OMG? I think it's an interesting comparison. OMG has one of the top 3 top laners in the world, and arguably a top 3 mid as well. FNC has a gigantic advantage in the bottom lane over OMG. Individuals aside, OMG's team fighting is superior to FNC, imo. They are also way more aggressive. I don't think OMG can beat Blue, but I think they won't have much trouble with LMQ and should also beat FNC due to building early leads in top and mid, and then pressing those advantages too hard for Rekkles with hard carry against. I haven't considered the jungle match up that much because I don't think Cyanide is that good. What do you think FNC has that will propel them over OMG in that group?

    EDIT: I should also throw in that I'm not a big OMG fan. I actually said something at the start of the LPL season along the lines of people that don't follow LPL highly overrating them. I don't think OMG will go deep in the tournament. Just, they'll get out of groups because they got an easy group.

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    OMG didn't exactly look great vs the other weaker chinese teams and I think skill for skill FNC match up pretty well, if OMG get aggressive early they could end up trading badly with fnc, I don't think its in their nature to wait for mid/lategame and wait to outplay them in teamfights.

    Plus I don't think FNC are that weak, and they can run the double tele cheese

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    imo out of the 4 big regions (EU/NA/KR/CN) OMG is the weakest by far, but that's just me and i'll admit i only watched LPL during the last month or so. but it is league anyhting can happen

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    viq how do i get tickets to any of the finals in korea?

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    I wish the finals weren't in Korea again... Fucking hate having to stay up until 3-4AM. Wish they would bring them back to the US or at least alternate their fkn location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shepardG View Post
    viq how do i get tickets to any of the finals in korea?
    They sold out really fast. My plan is to just go to Bexco in Busan before some matches and try to scalp tickets, but I'm not sure how successful that will be.

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    damn, Busan sorta far...

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    Updated OP because they changed the schedule slightly. Each groups pair (A+B / C+D) play during all four scheduled days of the week.

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    Viq, are you familiar with any sort of korean based websites like E-bay or craigslist that might have tickets for sale? I'mma do some research, but thought maybe you might be familiar before trying to decipher stuff..

    GAM SAMHIDA.
    (i butchered that)

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    You can try checking sites like gmarket (http://gmarket.co.kr/) to see if tickets pop up there.

    Another option is going to Naver and searching for 롤드컵 티겟 판매. That comes up with a handful of results of individuals selling some tickets, though it may be tougher to strike a deal having to contact someone directly via Kakaotalk.

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    KA KAO

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    Mine: http://pickem.lolesports.com/#series...47037/my-picks

    Edit: In other news, Svenskeren banned for the first 3 WC games (and fined $2,500). Gilius from UOL will play instead. GG TSM, GG.

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    I've got this, after the Svenskeren news came out. RIP SK:
    http://pickem.lolesports.com/#series...15741/my-picks

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    Cut off my teaching job about 20 minutes early. Got home just in time to catch the first match. Let's gooooooo!

    EDIT: That was a really fun match to open worlds. Couldn't have asked for much more.

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    Yeah great game, timed nicely for my lunch break. EDG is a very scary team, to win a team fight beeing 10k behind. Imagine how strong they can be if ClearLove and U actually perform. Namei with the highest damage output even with all those deaths. SSW only won through superior rotations (and early imp + Mata), but they did that beautifully throughout the entire game, as Phreak pointed out.

    TSM vs SK was a lot more one-sided than expected, but what the hell were SK thinking giving TSM that dream team.

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    TPA needs to learn how to close out a game, and both TPA and SHRC need to pick better comps. TSM should be considered a lock to get out of that group now, possibly as the top seed.

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