The last 2021 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals was played Monday between Cloud9 and GenG. Eight teams who rose above the others in the group stage battled it out to determine who would advance to the semifinals. Now that the top four teams have been finalized, here's a rundown of what happened in the quarterfinals.
The eight teams that qualified for the quarterfinals were Royal Never Give Up, Edward Gaming, Gen. G, Cloud9, T1, Hanwha Life Esports, DWG KIA, and MAD Lions. The bracket saw an LPL standoff with RNG playing EDG, followed by an LCK battle with T1 playing HLE. Finally, DWG KIA played Mad Lions and Cloud9 faced off against Gen. G.
LoL World Championship 2021 Quarterfinals Results
Ultimately, the quarterfinals saw many hard fought games that ended in a wide variety of results. The LPL battle went the full distance showcasing two teams from the same region fighting for survival in the most important tournament of the year. In the end, EDG took it over RNG in the fifth game. On the LCK side, we saw a different result with T1 proving they are a top Korean team by cleaning up HLE in the minimum three games. The tournament favorites DWG KIA lived up to their hype, and eliminated LEC from the tournament in three games as well. Finally, NA's last hope failed to pick up a game in their quarterfinals against Gen. G and who advanced in just three games.
While not many match ups went more than the minimum number of games, many of these matches still showcased tension and skill. The regions now knocked out of the tournament will be surely disappointed, but the upcoming games will be exciting to watch with only incredibly skilled teams remaining.