Literally no-one watched the last match of League of Legends’ riveting five-game regional Worlds qualifiers in China after the crowd was sent home for state curfew.
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Well, we say no-one like Twitch and DouYu don’t exist, but still it’s a bit weird for the deciding game in such a high-profile match to play out to an entirely empty arena.
Team World Elite finally triumphed over Snake eSports to claim the spot in the regional finals today against I May, though failed to repeate their success allowing the LPL newcomers to advance to this year’s World Championship.
Yesterday’s broadcast ran late as the final best-of-five was the second Snake eSports had forced to a fifth round, bringing them to a total of 10 hours playtime throughout the day.
The qualifiers, being held in the Guanzhou International Sports Arena, were subject to Chinese provincial law which prevents large gatherings after 10:20pm local time in the southernmost region of mainland China.
The stadium is empty now, it's really weird coming into a game 5 with that. pic.twitter.com/rszQH2LwU9
— Rusty The Caster (@RustyLoL) August 27, 2016