In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- The Shanghai Dragons win the Overwatch League’s Stage 3 playoffs.
- Vietnam wins a thrilling seven-game series in the Arena of Valor 2019 World Cup finals.
- Chaos Esports Club, Forward Gaming, and Royal Never Give Up qualify for TI9.
- G2’s Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski pulls off an amazing Sylas play during the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Summer Split 2019.
The Shanghai Dragons are your Overwatch League Stage 3 Champions
After going 0-40 in their inaugural season, the Shanghai Dragons have completed the greatest turnaround in esports, beating the top three teams in the league to become Overwatch League Stage 3 champions.
The Dragons trounced the second-ranked NYXL 3-1 in the quarterfinals, stunned the top-ranked Vancouver Titans 4-1 in the semifinals, and took a nailbiting 4-3 win over the third-ranked San Francisco Shock in the finals.
Shanghai’s Yang “DDing” Jinhyeok carried his team with his brilliant Pharah play, and was backed up by the incredible support duo of Yang “Luffy” Seonghyeon and Son “CoMa” Kyungwoo.
Vietnam wins the Arena of Valor 2019 World Cup
In a thrilling seven-game series played in Da Nang, Vietnam, the hometown team rode a wave of crowd support to victory, besting Chinese Taipei 4-3 in the Arena of Valor 2019 World Cup final.
The final was decided in the Jungle, with both teams relying on their star junglers to carry them to victory. On Vietnam’s side Trần “ADC” Đức Chiến was the difference-maker in many of Vietnam’s wins, while Chinese Taipei’s Chang “Neil” Chun-Sheng was a monster all tournament.
The finals went back and forth, with Vietnam winning one game, and Chinese Taipei immediately tying it up by taking the next. But with the score tied 3-3, Vietnam closed out the series with a dominant performance from ADC and Trần “XB” Xuân Bách, who finished off the Taipei team with a huge Maloch ultimate in their Dark Slayer Lane.
Chaos Esports Club, Forward Gaming, and Royal Never Give Up clinch the last spots for TI9
We now know all 18 teams who will be competing at the International 9.
Chaos Esports Club dominated the European qualifier, stomping The Final Tribe 3-0 in the finals. Forward Gaming won the North American regional qualifier defeating rivals J.Storm in the finals 3-1, while in China’s regional qualifier, Royal Never Give Up (RNG) narrowly defeated CDEC 3-2 in the finals.
G2’s Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski pulls off an amazing Sylas play
G2 Esports’ jungler, Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, pulled off an unbelievable Sylas play during the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Summer Split 2019.
Using Sylas’ ultimate ability Hijack, Jankos copied FC Schalke 04’s Elias “Upset” Lipp’s Jinx ultimate, Super Mega Death Rocket. G2 Jankos then hurled the rocket towards the bottom lane, accurately putting S04 Kim “Trick” Gang-yun’s Xin Zhao to sleep.