Dom Sacco takes a look at the final eight qualified teams for the UK Masters summer 2017 League of Legends split, after Bulldog and Enclave progressed from the final qualifier this evening.
Well, what a round of qualifiers this has been.
We've had so much banter and 'drama' these past few weeks, I'm now looking forward to leaning back, chilling out and not having to worry about explaining Bo Selecta pictures in articles or how the UK scene is free money, or highlighting another ego anymore.*
(*of course, I'm lying, I feed off the drama like a hungry esports vampire looking for his next feed from the scene).
There are a few 'org signing roster' announcements to come, though. Randoms, Free Money and Toaster's team Sippin the Purp are all currently looking for orgs.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the eight qualified teams we approach the UK Masters proper:
- NerdRage Pro
- Radix Esports
- Excel Esports
- Sippin the Purp
- RÄÄÄNDOMS V3
- Free Money
- Enclave Dawn
- Bulldog Esports
Enclave and Bulldog qualified this evening, fending off competition from Macromaniacs, 'Radix Academy', Digital Warfare and GLB.
— Bulldog eSports LTD (@BulldogeSports) June 13, 2017
Dawn take game 2 and QUALIFY FOR @UKMasters!! Love this team so much :)
— Enclave Gaming (@EnclaveGamingUK) June 13, 2017
It's worth naming Toaster's roster Sippin the Purp however, as they used aliases in the qualifiers and they are potentially one of the strongest rosters.
Their players include former MnM players Rifty and Candyfloss, as well as Energysus and Adam, and LoL veteran and former Origen player Toaster (who is playing as sub while they look for a more regular ADC).
It's an unusual mix of teams. No MnM Gaming, no GLB, no XENEX, no Cyclone and sadly no Choke again.
Going to be taking a long look at myself and the issues as I do believe it mainly comes down to my decisions will be distant fromtwitter 2/2
— Tomas 'Chin' Davis (@2Chins_) June 13, 2017
There seemed to be more mix teams, with players from some of those listed above. For example the likes of kerberos playing in Randoms and former Enclave player RangeExpire in Free Money.
We'll run a more in-depth roster analysis once orgs pick up the remaining three mix teams and orgs finalise their rosters.
Another team also tried running their mouth about how easy the UK scene is, but UK scene hero Joekerism pulled through and made them eat humble pie. Separate article on those shenanigans incoming.
The LoL UK Masters league stages will be streamed live on Twitch from Multiplay's office in Basingstoke, from 7pm to 11pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.