As we approach the Globe Conquerors Manila (GCM) 2018 Main Event, here are the 8 final teams who will fight for a chance to represent Southeast Asia in the League of Legends World Championship 2018! Besides a slot to the most prestigious LoL tournament, they'll also be battling for the lion's share of a US$250,000 prize pool.
As previously announced, the 8 playoff slots will consist of 5 country slots, made up of one representative from each Southeast Asia region’s main qualifier, as well as 3 additional slots granted to the top three regions of GPL Spring 2018. Based on the results of GPL Spring 2018, Thailand, Philippines, and Malaysia have 2 slots in the Globe Conquerors Manila 2018, while Singapore and Indonesia have 1 slot each. The 8 teams have thus been assigned into 2 groups from a Live Group Draw by the team over at LoL Philippines.
Staying true to their roster from the previous split, Mineski has always been a well-known name in the Philippines. Although they were the champions in the recent Hyperplay Philippines Qualifier, they willingly acceded the champion slot to go to Korea for an intensive boot-camp in preparation for GCM as opposed to going on the all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore to take part in the Hyperplay Playoffs.
With two veteran players from Bangkok Titans Worlds 2015 roster, two superstar players, and one former AD Carry from Gambit, Ascension is considered as the best team in Thailand. In 2018, Ascension won GPL Spring, earned tickets to big international events like MSI and Rift Rivals.
The proud Asian Games representative for Singapore, Resurgence has always been known to be one of the top tier LoL teams in Singapore. As veterans of the scene, they are no strangers to international competitions even though this will be the first year that they can finally play to their full potential with their main mid-laner, Ken 'Raven' Goh, finally being of legal age to attend the international League tournaments.
Making their first debut into an international event, Team Anything is out to prove themselves. Being the underdogs in the local scene back in Malaysia, they've proven that they're not a team to be messed with.
After four non-stop action-packed games in the GCM Philippines National Qualifiers, Team ArkAngel took the win against Emperor Esports and was hailed as the 2nd Philippine representative. As a relatively new team, ArkAngel is eager to prove themselves worthy of being able to stand alongside fellow PH representatives - the goliath known as Mineski.
MEGA eSports has consistently placed at the top of the Thailand Premier League as well as the Southeast Asia region’s Garena Premier League. With the reinforcement of two Vietnamese players, MEGA has powered up and that was pretty apparent in their excellent performance in the GCM Thailand National Qualifier.
The champion of LGS Spring 2018, Bigetron Esports once more represents Indonesia this year with a stronger, solid roster. They won the Indonesia Main Qualifier without being defeated even once. The primary mission coming to GCM is to show improvements over the last GPL as strong contenders to other teams.
Kuala Lumpur Hunters
Recognized by many as the most prestigious League of Legends team in Malaysia, the Hunters are the most veteran team in the Malaysian scene. Sporting star players with impeccable mechanics and unparalleled versatility, KLH made it to their first international event - Rift Rivals early this year. They're now on the hunt to go further in the international level off the high from a recent win from Hyperplay.
The Group Stage will be streamed live on gaming.youtube.com/phgarena/live, from August 13-16 so don't forget to tune in and support your favourites! The top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the Semifinals at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manila.
For more info, please visit www.conquerors.ph