League of Legends. South Korea regains the world throne

The South Korean team Damwon won the world championship of the popular video gameLeague of Legendsthis Saturday , the most anticipated event of the year for eSports, before 6,300 live viewers in Shanghai and millions around the world through the internet.

Damwon beat Chinese team Suning (3-1) in the final, recovering for South Korea, the historical power of the ‘League of Legends’ , the world throne after two years of Chinese rule (with the FPX team in 2019 and Invictus Gaming in 2018), which finished with five consecutive South Korean titles.

Nuguri’, ‘Showmaker’ and the rest of the Damwon team members thus fulfilled their role as great favorites after having dominated the competition, although the final was more disputed than expected and the Chinese, surprising finalists, were about to come back in the second sleeve.

‘League of Legends’ (LOL for connoisseurs) is a popular strategy video game in which teams of five players each face off, with the aim of destroying the rival’s fortress, called Nexus, all in a fantastic universe of monsters , dragons, towers and minions.

The Summoner’s Cup, the trophy awarded to the winning team, is one of the most prestigious in eSports, a discipline that has more and more followers, especially among the youth.

El torneo se disputó en el Pudong Football Stadium de Shanghái ante 6 mil 300 fanáticos, todos ellos debidamente enmascarados y guardando las distancias de seguridad para evitar contagios del covid-19.

Este recinto deportivo fue inaugurado para la ocasión, con capacidad para 30.000 personas, aunque los organizadores redujeron la asistencia por la pandemia.

La organización del torneo había recibido más de 3,2 millones de peticiones de entradas para la final, lo que deja claro que es uno de los eventos más esperados del año por los aficionados a los eSports.

100 millones de seguidores

De hecho, la empresa editora del juego, Riot Games, calculó una audiencia para la final de 100 millones de personas en todo el mundo.

Con su estilo de juego ofensivo, los campeones de Corea del Sur, fueron los grandes dominadores del torneo, pero en la final se toparon con una resistencia feroz de Suning, equipo al que apoyaba la mayoría de los presentes en el estadio, que siguieron el juego a través de dos pantallas gigantes, después de una ceremonia de apertura con tintes futuristas.

“Manos demasiado sudorosas”, tuiteó antes de la final Damwon, que cuenta con casi 36,5 millones de seguidores en esta red social y otros casi 40 en Instagram.

Kim ‘Canyon’ Geon-bu fue elegido el mejor jugador de la final. “Durante el Mundial comenté en una entrevista que quería ganar el título y ser el MVP. No puedo creer que haya ocurrido”, declaró muy feliz el surcoreano tras la final.

The World Cup tournament began on September 25 with 22 participating teams. Despite the new coronavirus pandemic, which forced the cancellation of almost all sporting events scheduled in China until the end of the year, although Riot Games managed to keep ‘its’ World Cup.

For his title, Damwon will win a minimum prize of $ 2.225 million, although the loot could be much higher. In 2018, the last year for which figures were released, the champions made nearly $ 7 million.

Another element that gives an idea of ​​the importance of this discipline.

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