The final day of the 2016 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals is between the European LCS’s H2K and the first ever International Wildcard team to make it out of the group stage, Albus NoX Luna. The series will begin Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.
The winner of this final series will go on to play Samsung Galaxy in the semifinals next week in Madison Square Garden. The winner will also become the only non-Korean semifinalist, as SKT and ROX join Samsung in the penultimate round of play.
For, H2K’s AD Carry Konstantinos-Napolen “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou a trip to the semifinals would help to quiet critics who suggested he wasn’t good enough to compete on the worlds stage. Similarly, for midlaner Sang Wook “Ryu” Yoo it would help to prove wrong those who criticized him for making the move from one of Korea’s best teams — KT Rolster — to the European LCS to join H2K.
For Albus NoX Luna. a trip to the semifinals represents a chance to continue their historic run as the best International Wildcard team in World Championship history. ANX came in second in what was assumed to be a difficult Group A, after beating CLG twice and ROX Tigers and G2 once.