Demacia Cup tournament overview
The Demacia Cup is one of the bigger domestic events in LoL outside of the League of Legends Championship Series. It is organized by Tencent Games, one of the largest gaming companies in the world having bought majority share of Riot Games in 2011. While the event is officially organised, the winning teams will not receive any championship points, meaning its results do not count towards Worlds.
How long will it run for?
The Demacia Cup 2018 will run between the 31st of May to the 3rd of June, lasting a short five days.
Where is it held?
The tournament itself will be held in Zhuhai, China. However, interested viewers can catch the games through various streaming sites, both Western and Chinese such as panda.tv and twitch.tv.
Being a short five day event, the Demacia Cup 2018 will run a double elimination format. The first round will be a quick best of one. Later rounds will be a best of three, the only exception being the finals match, with teams playing in a best of five.
Which teams are participating?
Eight teams will be playing in the Demacia Cup 2018. Six teams will come from the LPL, three from the west region and three from the east region. The other two position in the tournament will be taken by the finalists from the 2018 LDL Spring Playoffs.
- Bilibili Gaming
- Edward Gaming
- Invictus Gaming
- Rogue Warriors
- Royal Never Give Up
- Shadow Cream
- Snake Esports
Who has the best chance in the Demacia Cup 2018?
This tournament undoubtedly has some of the biggest names in League of Legends, not limited only to China, but the world. Edward Gaming, Rogue warrior and Invictus Gaming are the top three teams most likely to take the tournament.
Edward Gaming – One of the more well known teams internationally gaining recognition from their amazing performance in the world stage. While they did take first place out of all the West region team in the LPL, they had quite a number of losses compared to Invictus and Rogue. That said, they remain as a top team, and have a decent chance in taking out the tournament.
Rogue Warrior – Only created at the end of 2017, Rogue Warrior are emerging as a major force in China. They placed second in the Eastern region for the LPL, only bested by Invictus Gaming. The team will only get better as the members synergise even stronger.
Invictus Gaming – Invictus Gaming are extremely strong, while they failed to make it to the final match of the LPL Playoffs, they almost went undefeated in the regular season of the East region of the LPL. Invictus has the best chance in taking the Demacia Cup.
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