Today the League of Legends Worlds 2019 Semifinals has started with amazing battle between FunPlus Phoenix and Invictus Gaming.
At the end of the day the champions have fallen. FunPlus Phoenix the LPL first seed took down defending champions Invictus Gaming the third LPL seed with 3-1 to advance to the final leg of the tournament.
IG had the scaling, they had the team fight, everything seemed to be in their hands, but they choked. TheShy and JackeyLove walked face-first into FPX’s jungle and straight into four members of FPX. Ning, Baolan, and Rookie were not in range or prepared. FPX quickly turned and deleted the two IG carries.
League of Legends fans and casters alike were baffled by this decision. No words could describe the mistake that just transpired. And once again IG were on the back foot. They managed to push into FPX’s middle inhibitor, but TheShy was caught out and died with his flash and ultimate still up.
Despite the questionable choices made in game four, IG put up quite a fight throughout the series. Game two was an incredible back and forth bloodbath that ended in 60 deaths across the board. And broke the Worlds record for second-highest deaths in a single game. FPX proved to be the better LPL team yet again and eliminated the reigning World champions.
For FPX this is a huge milestone for a fresh organization. The team joined the LPL in 2018 and quickly rose to the top in 2019. Now, they are one series away from winning a Championship title during their first Worlds appearance.
The Worlds 2019 semifinals continue tomorrow with the series between G2 Esports and SK Telecom T1 1pm CEST.