Philippines League of Legends eSport’s pride, Team Mineski, and Southeast Asia’s representative to the Worlds ended its LoL campaign without moving pass the playoff round.
Team Mineski bowed out of the most prestigious League of Legends competition with a 0-8 record in the Group Stage being the only team who wasn’t able to secure a win.
In the Group Stage, only the top two teams from group’s A and B advances to the Quarterfinals. Europe’s Fnatic (7-1) and Gambit BenQ (6-3) were the top two teams in Mineski’s group.
Even though Mineski didn’t win a game, they continued to improve after each game. They even did well against their last match with Korea’s Samsung Ozone when they got off to a good start before losing decisively. Mineski also earned a lot of cheers and fan support during their Day 6 match with group leader Fnatic by utilizing a quadruple support lineup. With nothing to lose nor gain, Mineski and Fnatic just enjoyed their game while treating spectators to an all-out melee fest. Fnatic eventually won the game by a huge margin.
Despite their unfortunate outing, it was still an experience to build on for Mineski having been able to play with the best teams in the world in a huge stage. An experience that will surely point the team to strive harder for next season.
Team Mineski earned the ticket to play in the Worlds by winning the Southeast Asia Regional in Vietnam last August. They were able to beat last year’s top two teams in the region – Singapore Sentinels and the Saigon Jokers.