​The Rift Rivals three-way final between Korea's LoL Champions Korea, China's LoL Pro League and Taiwan's League Masters Series reached a dramatic conclusion today with the LPL pulling away with a dominant victory 3-1 over the LCK.


Samsung Galaxy 0-1 EDward Gaming

Team World Elite 1-0 SK telecom T1

KT Rolster 1-0 OMG

Royal Never Give Up 1-0 Team MVP

SKT Falls To Team WE

China's Team World Elite took down the three-time World Championship winning SK telecom T1, widely considered to be the best team in the world, with a final score of 22-8. 

This wasn't a first either: Team WE managed to beat SKT in the Group Stage of Rift Rivals as well as in the Group Stage of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational, where the teams had faced previously.

EDG Zet Secures a Quadra

China's EDward Gaming's AD carry Hae "Zet" Sung-min secured a quadra kill in the game winning fight against 2016 Worlds finalist Samsung Galaxy, who were representing Korea. 

Rending Kalista's spears at crucial times, Zet was able to output enough damage to secure his team with a victory and put China ahead of Korea with the first game win.

Letme Secures a Backdoor Win for RNG

Royal Never Give Up's top laner Yan "LetMe" Jun-Ze managed to close out China's Rift Rivals win by backdooring MVP's nexus as Camille. 

Securing a baron buff, Letme quickly teleported into the enemy's base and whittled down the nexus with the help of his allied minions whilst the rest of RNG kept MVP busy, securing China the series win.

With such a strong showing from a number of Chinese teams, would it be possible to see an LPL name lifting the World Championship cup this year? 

Or was the Rift Rivals win just a fluke, with the Koreans bound to dominate Worlds again?