After three days of group play, the NA vs. EU version of Rift Rivals will be wrapped up Saturday when Team SoloMid takes on Unicorns of Love. It’s a rematch of the IEM Oakland semifinal earlier this year, which UOL took 2-1, but there are plenty of reasons to think TSM is in better shape this time around.
For starters, TSM had the best record of any team in the knockout round, going 5-1 (UOL’s 3-3, by comparison, was the best among any EU team). TSM also has Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng back at AD Carry, which was not the case at IEM Oakland.
There are also reasons to doubt TSM’s ability to take this one home:
- that one loss in the group stage came to UOL
- UOL has a better recent track record in international play
- NA can’t have nice things
Either way, we’re about to find out. The two teams will play a best-of-five, with the winner claiming glory for their region.
The games are scheduled to start at 12 p.m. ET, and will be streamed on Riot Games’ Twitch channel.