The Latin American League of LoL begins, the most important esports tournament in Latin America

All Knights raised the Apertura cup at their gaming house

All Knights raised the Apertura cup at their gaming house 

Saturday will begin the long – awaited League Latin America of League of Legends . It is the most important esports competition in the region, and it will have eight teams that will seek to lift the cup and win a ticket to Worlds , the video game World Cup that would be played in China.The Clausura tournament will be comprised of All Knights, Azules Esports, Furious Gaming, Isurus, Gillette Infinity Esports, Pixel Esports Club, Rainbow7 and XTEN Esports .

The LLA is carried out by Riot Games , the creator of the MOBA , and is considered the elite of competitions in Latam. Define a la mejor escuadra de la región, y es el título que toda organización quiere poseer en sus vitrinas. Se dividirá en dos fases regulares y una instancia de playoffs. Mientras que el campeón viajará al Mundial, los dos últimos de la temporada jugarán la promoción/relegación en busca de no descender.

El primera instancia el torneo iba a disputarse de manera presencial, en el shopping Artz Pedregal ubicado en la Ciudad de México, pero debido a la pandemia ocasionada por el Covid-19, Riot decidió que todos los juegos se lleven a cabo de manera online, desde la gaming house de cada equipo. La cuarentena y el cierre de fronteras fue un gran obstáculo para los equipos a la hora de reforzarse, y pese a que hubo varios cambios, se vieron sumamente limitados. Aquí te contamos todo lo que tenés que saber de cada roster.

Los Caballeros son los vigentes campeones. Obtuvieron el primer título de su historia durante el Apertura y van por el bicampeonato. Durante la primera parte del año se mostraron como un equipo muy sólido, pero sufrieron algunos percances de cara al siguiente split. En primera instancia se retiró Joaquín “Plugo” Pérez, su carrilero central y una de sus principales figuras.In his replacement, they hired the Chilean Nicolás “Kiefer” Kiefer, who due to the closing of borders still could not reach Mexico. The distance makes it impossible for him to play on equal terms, and meanwhile, who plays in mid is Manuel ” Pancake ” Scale, the All Knights spare wheel , who began his career as ADC, but managed to win as champion playing as jungle . In relation to this last position, it is worth highlighting the incorporation of the Mexican Jesús “ Grell ” Trujillo, who arrived from Brazil and promises to give the roster a leap in quality.

Top: Jisu

Jungle: Grell

Mid: Pancake / Kiefer

ADC: Alive

Support: Newbie

Newbie - All Knights support

Newbie – All Knights support 

Es el equipo más nuevo de toda la LLA, ya que debutó durante el Apertura. Finalizó en el penúltimo puesto, con apenas dos victorias y tendrá la misión de hacer un buen papel para no caer en la promoción/relegación. Su As de espadas es el joven Christian “Cody” Quispe, que con 18 años es una de las principales promesas de todo Latam. El chileno contó con ofertas de varios equipos, incluso de Team SoloMid en Estados Unidos, pero prefirió quedarse en su club. En cuanto a las modificaciones en su alineación titular, el jungla Victor “Koughi” Yever y el soporte Felipe “Feitan” Martín dejaron la escuadra, e ingresaron Santiago “Xypherx” de León y Héctor “Tyr” Godínez.

Top: IceBox

Jungle: Xypherz

Mid: Cody

ADC: Kreshtdoo

Support: Tyr

Cody - Azules Esports midlaner

Cody – Azules Esports midlaner 

A sleeping giant that will seek to resurface. La Calavera is one of the largest organizations on the continent, but the first split did not go as expected and will seek to change the image so as not to fear promotion / relegation. Planning the roster for the Clausura was not easy, and they surprised with the incorporation of the Korean jungle Kim “Dragonmin” Yong-min, from North America. From Infobae we spoke with Andrés “ Wikko ” Legarda, the team’s new coach, and he specified the greatest virtues of reinforcement: “His knowledge of the game is incredible. He did bootcamps on his own and has hired specialized people to help him. I don’t know if it’s cultural, but the disposition it has is amazing. He really knows a lot about all the lines and is very important. The jungles of this region lack a lot ”.

Top: Zerito

Jungle: Dragonmin

Mid: Emp

Shooter: Nobody

Support: Baula

Emp - midlaner from Furious

Emp – midlaner from Furious 

El Tiburón argentino jugó las últimas tres finales y llega tras ser subcampeón. Es el único equipo de toda la LLA que mantuvo a su roster titular y al staff. El Clausura será la despedida del jungla Sebastián “Oddie” Alonso, que anunció que se retirará del competitivo cuando finalice el split. Quien promete ser uno de los fuertes es el toplaner Daniel “Jirall” del Castillo, que fue muy criticado a principios del Apertura, pero que despejó todas las dudas a lo largo del torneo: “Siento que esta vez no voy a comenzar con el pie izquierdo. Voy a empezar fuerte y con confianza desde el día uno. Va a haber una clara diferencia en el nivel que puedo mostrar”, le aseguró a Infobae.

Top: Jirall

Jungla: Oddie

Mid: Seiya

ADC: Warangelous

Soporte: Slow

Jirall - Toplaner by Isurus

Jirall – Toplaner by Isurus 

During the Apertura split he went from highest to lowest, and he is one of the great candidates to win the Clausura. He maintains the same roster and only made modifications to the staff. The historic Carlos “ Soren ” Ibarra left the position of headcoach , which is now occupied by Gonzalo “ Enatsu ” Peredo. Instead they added Carlos “ DCStar ” Méndez. Its main figure is Matías “ Whitelotus ” Musso from Cordoba , who in dialogue with Infobae Gaming differentiated the team from the past tournament with the current one:“At the beginning of the year we started very well and I think that went to our heads a bit. When the quarantine began our intensity dropped a lot. By having that as a reference we will not let it happen again. The idea is that we never slow down and go up ”.

Top: Straight

Jungle: Solidsnake

Mid: Cotopaco

ADC: Whitelotus

Support: Genthix

Whitelotus - Gillette Infinity ADC

Whitelotus – Gillette Infinity ADC 

The organization had several problems in terms of its roster in the Apertura, and they did not achieve the expected results. They finished sixth, with four wins and will be looking to score points to get away from the promotion / relegation spots. They made slight modifications to the staff and changed the botlane : now it will be composed of Omar “ Gavotto ” Gavotto, who arrived from Estral Esports, and Gabriel “ Crece ” Grimaldi, who last split was part of XTEN.

Top: Jauny

Jungle: QQmore

Mid: Toplop

ADC: Gavotto

Support: Grow

QQmore - Pixel jungle

QQmore – Pixel jungle 

La escuadra del Arcoiris llega tras un gran tercer puesto en el primer split del año. Por nombres e historia es uno de los firmes candidatos al título, pero por razones ajenas a ellos se encuentran en una situación complicada. Decidieron prescindir de los servicios del ADC Renato “Renyu” Gallegos, y su lugar será ocupado por su máxima figura, el midlaner Francisco “Leza” Jara, que cambiará de línea. Para ocupar el carril central contrataron al talentoso Tomás “Aloned” Díaz, que se encontraba jugando en Brasil, pero debido al cierre de fronteras tiene inconvenientes para ingresar al país, y todo parece indicar que comenzarán el Clausura sin él.It is worth highlighting the incorporation of position coach Carlos “ UkFallen ” Calderón in the team.

In dialogue with Infobae, Leza referred to the possibility that Aloned could not be on Saturday:“I think that in the extreme case we would have to face the start with our substitute who is MarioMe . If the team does not arrive, it will look for another alternative; another signing.But we all hope that everything can be done well and that the pandemic does not limit us so much. All Knights have the same problem as us. It is not in our hands, and we are going to do our best to give a good performance ”.

Top: Acce

Jungle: Josedeodo

Mid: Aloned / Leza

ADC: Leza / MarioMe

Support: Shadow

Leza - midlaner de Rainbow7

Leza – midlaner by Rainbow7 

He finished fifth in the Apertura and made the playoffs. They will have the same objective for the Clausura, with several changes in their starting lineup. They no longer have the South Koreans on their roster, and in addition to the additions of Samuel “ Mayhem ” García and Nicolás “Kz” Vera, they surprised with the arrival of Renato “ Renyu ” Gallegos, who leaves the role of ADC to control the center lane.“I know it looks strange to put Renyu in mid , but we think it is the best for the team,” explained Jesús ” Minibestia ” Coll, headcoach de la organización.

Top: Mayhem

Jungle: Unforgiven

Mid: Renyu

ADC: Kz

Support: Shu Hari

Unforgiven - jungla de XTEN

Unforgiven – jungle by XTEN 

The Latin American League is made up of three instances. The first is a regular phase with a double round robin format , in which teams face each other twice, with each victory awarding one unit. The top five advance to the pentagon, where they cross over once again, but this time the wins score two points. The fifth is eliminated and four will go to the playoffs , which will be played in gauntlett style : the first will go directly to the final and the second will wait in the semifinals for the winner of the cross between the third and fourth.

The first day will be played on Saturday June 20 and the second will be on Sunday .

All Knights – Isurus

XTEN Esports – Furious Gaming

Gillette Infinity Esports – Pixel Esports Club

Rainbow7 – Blue Esports

Isurus – Pixel Esports Club

XTEN Esports – Azules Esports

Gillette Infinity Esports – Furious Gaming

All Knights – Rainbow7

 

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