God i missed the competitive scene, all 4 teams in this tournament were amazing i have so much admiration for every single one of them GGs !
Although the show was great there is a couple of things that really pissed me off about this tournament:
First, technical difficulties galore
Each game was paused at least 2 to 3 times its actually sad how much lag these players were experiencing you could feel the frustration and the tilt each time the game was paused. Idk whats wrong with the competitive server but comon semc get your shit together…
Second, why was this played on patch 3.9 ? They were definitely playing on the competitive server which allows them to play on old patchs and yet they chose to play the most competitive tournament on a patch that’s 5 days old seriously ?
Third, the meta this patch is godman awful this tournament made me realize how bad it actually is. Top lane is even more terrible to play than ever, being shoved in 2v1 with a sieging jungler like skaarf or melene (now i understand why cp kestrel got nerfed) with minion candied waves, tier 1 towers falling 3 minutes in, it really made me feel the players that had to play top lane. I dont care how bad the gold funneling meta was in 3.4 to 3.8, its still way better than this battle royal meta in the sidelanes.
Now for the actual games, all of the series were hard fought and thrilling i enjoyed watching them so much ! Congrats to Ace very deserved champions, the way they play is so composed and clinical they were definitely the best team this tournament ggs to them. Qlash you made europe proud, i knew you would beat the Na teams and you did both of them ! Now i finally have proof to back up my statement, Eu > Na Shame that L3oN couldn’t make the trip i feel like qlash would have beaten ace if he was playing, maybe some day he will get his passport issues sorted and make Eu world champion