League of Legends heading to IPL 5

League of Legends heading to IPL 5

Overview

FnaticRC.LoL travelled back to their bootcamp center earlier on the day after leaving Jönköping and DreamHack Winter 2012 victoriously. They were originally set to just keep on practising until the THOR Open event at December 8th in Stockholm. However, yesterday the team was informed that Team ALTERNATE would be unable to attend the IPL 5 tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada next weekend due to losing some sponsors.

Because of our team's two near misses in qualifying for the final event, they were the first back-up team considered for replacement. When we received the message from the IPL organisation, we wholeheartedly accepted and are currently setting our targets on the stacked League of Legends event in the Cosmopolitan Casino right on the strip of Las Vegas.

Our boys will be one of sixteen teams participating, coming from all of the three major regions in League of Legends: North-America, Europe and Asia. Quite a few teams that were also at the Season 2 World Finals have either qualified or have been invited for the IPL 5  event:

Taipei Assassins
Team SoloMid
CLG Prime
CLG EU
Moscow Five
Team WE
...and more

The competition will be extremely tough, but our team will be doing their utmost best at giving their fans a result similarly strong as the one we just achieved at DreamHack Winter 2012. Expect full coverage of the event on our website from Thursday, 29th November onwards until Sunday, December 2nd.

Team Statement

"After our recent success at DreamHack, we wanted to keep the momentum going. Thanks to IPL we are able to do this. We will be heading to Las Vegas on Wednesday, to showcase the new Fnatic to the international scene. The guys are busy preparing and you can expect to see them performing like you've never seen before. Thanks to Nick Allen for all the support in getting us there so quickly. Also thanks to the FnaticRaidCall sponsors for getting us there on such short notice. Hope to see you supporting us!" - Team Manager, Harry Wiggett

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14 comments

  • jonas jonas
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 21:17

    awsome teams gl fnatic :)

  • Mathips Mathips
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 21:21

    thats so awesome ! good luck fnatic ;)

  • HpBS HpBS
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 21:28

    Go go guys fnatic fighting :D

  • Winterfist <3 fnatic Winterfist <3 fnatic
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 21:46

    GL guys . expect some great games ! :)

  • Triple_M Triple_M
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 22:08

    Very cool! Let's keep this winning streak going!

  • bebicko bebicko
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 22:35

    YEAH!!! Time for some revenge against Team Dynamic... And good luck against WE and Azubu Blaze! Play your game ^^

  • Kithaironuka Kithaironuka
    Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 22:45

    How great is that! You guys can keep up your momentum!
    Have a great great time there in Vegas. :p
    And good luck with all of your games! I will be sure to watch and learn from all of em;)

  • stery stery
    Posted Nov 26, 2012 at 00:42

    so excited! time to prove yourselves

  • ColdF1re ColdF1re
    Posted Nov 26, 2012 at 08:39

    Wich Ad Carry wil you use?
    Saw on the Facebook page of Rekkles that he is to young to play in S3.

  • Lexx Lexx
    Posted Nov 26, 2012 at 11:36

    It will be Rekkles this time.

  • xelss xelss
    Posted Nov 26, 2012 at 13:50

    Oh shit, shit, shit. It can't get any better than this.
    IPL5 is gonna be crazy.
    Do your best, guys!

  • Peachman Peachman
    Posted Nov 26, 2012 at 14:19

    We will see how our Team can actually handle the best Teams of the World CLG.eu insnt the best of them....
    Good Luck guys looking forward to see you at the event :)

  • GRofD GRofD
    Posted Nov 27, 2012 at 19:45

    OMG WOW IM speechless.... nice go for it guys :D

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