The Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix has won the final of the League of Legends world championship. The team won 3-0 against the European G2 Esports. With this, the championship was won 3-0 by China for the second year in a row.
Many analysts and fans expected a profit for G2 Esports, is on the official game website . The team won the European Championship earlier this year and appeared to be in top form during the World Cup; during the group stage the team only lost a single round, after which it beat the SK Telecom T1 in the quarterfinals. In the final, however, the team lost 3-0 to the Chinese FunPlus Phoenix . FPX is a relatively new team that was established in 2018. The team made its debut in the Chinese LPL , where the five with a shared seventh place fell outside the prize money. Players Doinb and Tian joined the team in December last year. The team now has a first world title in its pocket.
The League of Legends World Cup has been the largest e-sport event in the world for years. Last year, around 99.6 million people watched the live stream of the final. According to e-sports expert Ward Geene, that number has been exceeded this year, the NOS writes . Geene expects that the live stream has been watched a lot, especially from China and Europe, since there was a European and a Chinese team in the final. The AccorHotels Arena in Paris was filled with around fifteen thousand spectators.
It is still unknown how much prize money the Chinese team wins with the win. Developer Riot Games has made approximately 2 million euros available for the total prize pool, of which the winner receives 37.5 percent. The rest of the prize pool is financed through micro-transactions. Last year the total prize money converted amounted to 5.85 million euros, of which the winning team Invictus Gaming received almost 2.2 million euros.