The grand final of the 2016 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational takes place Sunday, as North American champion Counter Logic Gaming takes on Korean champion SK Telecom T1 in Shanghai.
This is the first time a North American team has ever made it to a Riot major final -- no NA team had made it past the quarterfinal round since Season 1 Worlds. CLG finished in second place in the round robin stage, including a win over SKT, and beat Flash Wolves in the semifinal round three games to one.
SKT started the round robin stage 2-4, but finished 4-0 to qualify for the semifinal round. After losing the first game in the semifinal round to China's Royal Never Give Up, SKT won the next three games in a row, culminating in a perfect Game 4.
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The best-of-five series will start at 1:30 AM ET (1:30 PM local time) and will be streamed live on Lolesports.com and on Twitch and YouTube.
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