Saturday it will be the big day, the League of Legends Worlds final. Damwon Gaming or DWG KIA will play against EDWard Gaming for the final. Who will win?
Damwon Gaming unarguably proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the competition. As they dominated every single team they faced in the tournament. However, odds turned against them in the semifinal where their nerves were tested against their league rivals, T1.
The South Korean side led by Faker, competed against Damwon in one of the most captivating series in the history of the tournament. As heading into the 4th Game, against all odds, T1 was leading 1-2. However, Damwon was no pushover as the Korean side turned the series around after picking aggressive lineups and dominating the rest of the games. T1 was unable to respond to these tactics and Damwon emerged as the winner.
Now the team arrives in the grand finale as the reigning champions and will aim to defend their title to show the world that Korea will again reign supreme under a new legacy. Some might say Damwon is well on its way to becoming the legendary SK Telecom side.
Edward gaming arrived in the world championship as the winner of the LPL 2021 Summer Season. Yet the team was never tipped by the critics to make it this far into the competition. They had a decent run in the group stage of the competition as the team finished at 2nd place.
The Chinese side came out with all guns blazing in the Knockout stage. They started their fairytale run with a victory over their domestic rivals, RNG in the quarterfinals, claiming the fact that the team is a true representative of the LPL. Then they completely shocked the world as they made a remarkable comeback in the semifinals against Gen.g where they were down 1-2.
This is the first world championship final for EDward Gaming. They have competed in the previous editions, yet were eliminated in the group stage. Now they have a great opportunity to bring the title back to China after FPX’s success in 2019.
Now, we will give our verdict based on the playing style of both teams. We believe that the grand final will be decided on the fact that which team makes a bigger impact. That will depend on how the jungle-mid duo of both teams will perform in the early stages of each match.
Looking at the performances of both teams in the Worlds 2021, we can easily state that Damwon is the stronger team. Canyon and Showmaker have been consistent from day 1. Even if Damwon drops a game or two the duo will still fight to the last minute. Their performances will be vital for their team’s success in the final.
Meanwhile, some might even say EDward also stands a chance to claim the trophy but they will have to rely a lot on their carry to win the three games in the upcoming best-of-five series. Yet in the end, we still believe that it will be a 3-2 victory for Damwon Gaming.
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