The 2021 League of Legends World Championship continued with day eight, which was also the last day for the first round-robin of the Group Stage. With a one day break following today, teams want to ride their momentum into the next round-robin, where they will all play three games in one day to decide their groups
2021 Worlds Group A Results
- FunPlus Phoenix > Rogue
- Cloud9 < Damwon Gaming
2021 Worlds Group B Results
- Edward Gaming > Detonation FocusMe
- 100 Thieves < T1
2021 Worlds Group C Results
- Royal Never Give Up > Hanwha Life Esports
- Fnatic < PSG Talon
2021 Worlds Group D Results
- LNG Esports > MAD Lions
- Team Liquid < Gen.G
A Tale of two Teams
At the end of the first round-robin of the Group Stage, three teams finished the stage undefeated, those being Damwon from Group A, Edward Gaming from Group B, and Royal Never Give Up from Group C. Damwon through the first three games have looked like the best team at the tournament, taking down everyone in their group by significant margins. Their feats in-game should be seen as more impressive since they are in the “group of death” with another tournament favorite FunPlus Phoenix.
Edward Gaming, the undefeated team from Group B are in a similar boat to Damwon, finishing their round-robin with a similar dominance. Though their group is weaker than that of Group A, with Detonation FocusMe, 100 Thieves, and T1 making up the rest of Group B. Despite this though, they have also looked very dominant.
Of the three undefeated teams, Royal Never Give Up have looked the weakest. With shaky games turning their way not because of their dominance in-game, but because of the teams they go against making mistakes in-game that RNG happens to capitalize on. The defending MSI winners will need to tighten their game if they hope to make a run in the tournament, but if not, the other teams that make it out of groups may send them home earlier than expected.
The 2021 League of Legends World Championship will continue on Friday, October 15th with Group A playing their second round robin, starting at 4 AM PST/7 AM EST/ 12 PM BST, and can be watched at LoLEsports.com.