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Eduardo Novais

Riot's Brazil Online Qualifiers coverage

Tue 31st Jul 2012 - 4:05pm Category: League of Legends

With gazes upon Poland, the ESL Polska shows us that the world of League of Legends gets into the scenario more and more every day. But LoL is not only about Europe, North America and Asia, there are a few shy countries trying to appear bit by bit in this competitive world.

One of these countries is Brazil!

With the announcement of the upcoming brazilian server and the end of the 11-days Closed Beta, Riot games together with NESL  Brazil organized the Riot Brazil’s Online Qualifier. It’s a tentative to call the attention of the country to the game and make it more popular, as well as to create and consolidate the national competitive scenario.

 

The tournament

The event started its registrations at July 24 and occurred on July 29. Counting on 323 brazilian teams, it’s by far the biggest national online event of the game until now. The 2 finalist teams will have an all-paid trip to a special final event which should happen at August 9th. Apparently it's going to be a closed event with a limited amount of people.

Tournament bracket

The tournament lasted 1 day and had a module of BO1 until quarterfinals. Semifinals got to be BO3. Finals didn’t happen in this event though, they shall occur on the promised special event.

After 12 hours of intense battles, new teams revealed and a narrator losing his voice, the four best teams finally made it to the semi finals.

 

The Semifinalists and Finalists


- Insight eSports, former Awake, played nicely against GamerHouse and got to semifinals.

 

Facing...

 

- The brand new CNB eSports Club grants its pass to the next phase after winning against Schk04.

 

The newcomer CNB faces the experienced Insight eSports. After two high level matches, both teams played really well but CNB gets the best of Insight, with a beastly and decisive 10-3 Gragas played on the last match by CNB prZo, winning by 2 – 0.

Replay of the last match:

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- vTi Corsair gets the job done against ICF and is semifinalist.

 

Facing...

 

- paiN.Razer qualified after a long and close one hour and six minutes game against team vTi Ice

 

Team vTi Corsair confronts its rival paiN.Razer on semifinals. Both teams are well known by winning a couple of tournaments in the national scenario and were expected to put up a nice fight - and they didn’t disappoint! After paiN losing the first match, the same reacts and puts on a nice 18 – 2 against vTi, leading the decision to the third and final match, where vTi Corsair emerged victorious!

Replay of second and last match:

With both finalists decided, there are still questions about the prizes. Will it be as rewarding as international tournaments?

Also, will Brazil overcome ping issues and preconcept and become a new potency on League of Legends? Or will it stay secondary on the competitive scenario? And finally, who’s going to be the grand champion? The prodigy newcomer CNB eSports Club or the famous and experienced vTi Corsair?

I’m leaving these questions in the air until our next coverage on the special event.

See you soon!

Eduardo “Shad” Novais

Your Comments

  • Cods

    Pablo Araujo
    Tue 31st Jul 2012 - 7:24pm

    Nice post. I believe in the vTi's team to be the grand champion. About the competitive scenario i hope that Riot bring us a great server, so we can play equally to others countries.

  • Shad

    Eduardo Novais
    Tue 31st Jul 2012 - 10:10pm

    Indeed Cods, latency issue is a barrier for pro playing. The difference between 20ms and 200ms is actually big and I'm sure once it gets fixed on our new server, our teams shall have a chance on international scene!

  • Spanker

    Spanker
    Tue 31st Jul 2012 - 11:58pm

    Not to mention that this both finalists faced each other on the day before that, and vTi beat CNB by 2-0 on the Finals Match of another tournament.

  • Spanker

    Spanker
    Wed 1st Aug 2012 - 12:02am

    Just a link with more info about that online tournament on the day before Riot Qualifier http://goo.gl/fYUss (Portuguese)

  • Shad

    Eduardo Novais
    Wed 1st Aug 2012 - 5:41am

    Thank you for the additional info Spanker! It sure will be a chance to CNB redeem themselves!

  • Malak

    Malak
    Thu 2nd Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

    Nice, good to know more about other place's competitive scenario. Hope they develop their own playstyle.

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