There won’t be an EU team at LoL Worlds playoffs for the first time in nine years

The 2023 League of Legends World Championship closed its Swiss stage with one of the most anticipated and thrilling matches as Bilibili Gaming faced G2 Esports for the last spot in the quarterfinals.

Ultimately, it was BLG who emerged victorious, with a 2-1 win over G2 Esports, securing their ticket to the Knockout stage. BLG’s triumph not only advanced them but also marked a significant milestone for the League of Legends professional scene. EMEA, which had consistently produced top-tier teams for nearly a decade, was left without representation in the top eight for the first time in nine years.