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BLG stuns T1 to clinch a spot at MSI Finals against Gen.G

BLG stuns T1 to clinch a spot at MSI Finals against Gen.G

League of Legends
18 May
Antonio Cinotti Ballarte

In a surprising turn of events at the Mid-Season Invitational, Bilibili Gaming triumphed over the favored T1 in a gripping best-of-five series, clinching a 3-2 victory that propels them into the finals against Gen.G. The series also broke the record for peak viewership with 2.8 million spectators!

Any Man's Series

Credit: T1

Starting strong, BLG managed to secure an early lead in the series, showcasing a robust team synergy and draft adaptations. Their ability to consistently pressure T1's key players was pivotal in BLG's success. Throughout the series, Zebin "Bin" Chen and Ding "knight" Zhuo emerged as pivotal factors in their series success. They consistently secured kills and objectives that swung momentum in their favor. While the series tempo was greatly influenced by BLG's aggressive playstyle, T1 was persistent in ensuring BLG did not leave unscathed. They managed to bounce back in the second and fourth games with incredible performances made by every member. However, BLG in the fifth and final game showed a strong mid to late game performance and won the series 3-2.

Looking Forward

Credit: Colin Young Wolff / Riot Games

Looking ahead, BLG's victory sets up an incredibly anticipated final against GEN. Having demonstrated their capability to adapt and overcome a formidable opponent such as T1, they now face the challenge of keeping this performance up against another LCK titan. The finals are anticipated to be a showcase of high-caliber strategic play with dominating draft adaptations as each time looks to capitalize on their momentum.

BLG prepares to face GEN in what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to MSI. It is projected that the peak viewership can break once again as fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see the highest quality gameplay that will end in one team claiming the MSI title.

Featured Image Source: Colin Young Wolff / Riot Games

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