It changes the composition of the participants of the tournament IEM Season XI World Championship on the League of Legends. Instead of the current SK Telecom T1 world title in the championship perform ROX Tigers, and Kongdoo Monster will replace the Samsung Galaxy. It became known from the announcement in the official website of the IEM. SK Telecom T1 team was invited to the tournament after winning the IEM Season XI World Championship. It will replace ROX Tigers team that won for 2016 Season World Championship 3-4 seat. The current composition of the team is completely different from the roster, who played at the World Cup.
Twitch impact on SK Telecom T1 to participate in this tournament? Broadcasts were more important? 🙂
Samsung Galaxy The team was invited as the winner of IEM Season XI Gyeonggi. Team Kongdoo Monster, which will replace the Samsung, won the tournament runner-up. The announcement did not state the reasons on which the teams left the league. Korean portal FOMOS said that they refused to play because of the intersection with matches LCK Spring 2017. In the tournament will participate eight teams.
Five teams were invited on the basis of the World Cup. Besides the already mentioned ROX Tigers, invites received EDward Gaming, Cloud9, H2k-Gaming and the M19, which was previously played under the tag Albus NoX Luna. One slot was given to the winners of IEM Oakland, the team Unicorns of Love. Eighth invitation has been played in qualifying for compositions from Taiwan. The strongest team was there Flash Wolves.
IEM Season XI World Championship will be held from 22 to 26 February in Katowice, Poland. Teams will be distributed in two groups, in which the matches will be held on the GSL system. Two of the best composition of each group will be held in the grid playoffs single-elimination format.
The list of participants IEM World Championship:
- ROX Tigers
- edward Gaming
- Unicorns of Love
- Kongdoo Monster
- Flash Wolves