Top Esports gain semifinal berth in LPL spring playoffs

Top Esports advanced to the semifinals of China’s League of Legends Pro League spring playoffs on Friday with a 3-1 victory over Team WE.

Top Esports, the fourth seed, finished the spring season at 11-5 and avenged a Week 6 setback to Team WE on Friday. They will meet top-seeded Invictus Gaming (14-2), who defeated Top Esports 2-0 in Week 3 action.

Eighth-seeded Team WE finished the spring season with an 8-8 mark before posting a 3-1 win over fifth-seeded eStar in a first-round match on Wednesday.

The other quarterfinal of the single-elimination tournament will take place on Saturday, when third-seded FunPlus Phoenix (12-4) squares off against sixth-seeded EDward Gaming (9-7). Fun-Plus Phoenix posted a 2-1 win over EDward Gaming in Week 6.

ED Gaming, who is the sixth seed, advanced to the quarterfinals after recording a 3-1 victory over Royal Never Give Up on Thursday.

The finals are scheduled for May 2.

The champion was to clinch a berth in the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational, featuring the top teams from every League of Legends region. On Thursday, however, Riot Games announced the cancellation of the tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic.

–Field Level Media

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