Split 2 of the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League concluded Saturday with a thrilling, if one sided, Final at Luna Park.
It was a match up that is fast becoming the “El Classico” of Oceania with the Chiefs taking on Legacy in a best of five final to see who represents Oceania at the International Wildcard Qualifier in Turkey later this month. The Chiefs had never before beaten Legacy in a best-of series, with Legacy winning their past 2 encounters in the finals.
The Chiefs were in no mood for a repeat though, bursting out of the gate with their all out dominance of the map that they’ve become known for this split and securing games 1 and 2. Legacy would not go down without a fight though, rallying in game 3 to make Chiefs earn their victory. Game 4 was a return to classic Chiefs aggression with some strong picks and map movement securing them the Oceanic Pro League Final 3-1.”I feel absolutely incredible. I’ve never been more overwhelmed than I was when I hoisted that trophy in front of the crowd,” said Simon ‘Swiffer’ Papamarkos, Chiefs captain and mid-laner. “I knew we had it after Egym set up that game winning play that allowed me to combo their entire team. From there, I knew we had what it took to close it out.”
The Chiefs will now begin their preparations for the International Wildcard Qualifier in Istanbul, Turkey later this month. There they’ll face stiff competition from the Japan, Turkey and South East Asia as they compete for a place at this years World Championships.