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
Letme Secures a Backdoor Win for RNG
Royal Never Give Up's top laner
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?