League of Legends is BACK! On the first playday we watched teams from Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia battle it out in their respective groups to become a part of the Regional Playoffs.
Split Raiders dominantly breezed past Zahmeljeni in the first Croatian round. RainDrop dropped two wins versus BL Gaming, while Fantastic Esports outplayed Intensity eSports 2-1. The second round of the upper bracket ended after just one match as Reroot forfeited their match against Fantastic. The only match saw Split Raiders sent RainDrop to the lower portion of the bracket.
While the teams played the second round, the lower bracket was going through its first one. BL Gaming were able to 2-0 and eliminate Zahmeljeni, and in the other match, Fiko Izdaja bested Intensity eSports in a great three-game duel.
In the Macedonian National Playoffs, the double-elimination bracket saw an interesting Day 1 filled with intense League of Legends action. Brotagonists1g managed to beat Cult, while Harmony advanced to the second winners’ bracket round over Shelco Esports. The other two teams that made the second round were FunTeam and Reborn Esports. In the lower bracket, Cult directly advanced to Round 2, while Dragon Force got their victory after playing Shelco Esports.
Reborn Esports and Harmony reached the winners’ bracket final after they successfully outplayed Brotagonists1g and FunTeam, respectively. Besides the upper bracket final, FunTeam will face Cult and the Brotagonists will meet Dragon Force next week.
QSKE and Placeholder were the most successful teams in the first Serbian League of Legends playday. On the other hand, ConnectnowEsports and Banished Esports were eliminated after suffering two losses in the double-elimination bracket. Sarajevo Five, Supp Diff, Mental Boomers, and OnlyFans are the other four teams that survived the first playday besides QSKE and Placeholder. Mental Boomers will play SuppDiff, while SarajevoFive will try to beat OnlyFans in the lower bracket round 2 which will be played next Saturday.
Due to Riot Games’ rules concerning tournaments of this character, the teams from countries that didn’t field enough teams in the qualifiers had to be excluded from the latter portions of the event. We are actively working to find a way to give these teams a chance in the next season if such a thing happens again!