Exeter College win League of Legends All Star Showdown: Full match-recap, VoDs and interviews
In the week beginning February 8th, eight of the top teams from the British Esports Championships battled it out in the League of Legends All Star Showdown, a single elimination bracket tournament.
At the end of the week, the Showdown culminated in a thrilling final match where Exeter College (eXecoll LOL) faced off against East Norfolk College (East Norfolk Knights).
This event followed the success of last year’s Rocket League All Star Showdown, and there are plans to continue these in the future with further titles.
eXecoll LOL closed out the tournament in style using strong teamwork and aggressive gameplay to win the best of five series 3–0. But how did they win? Jack Freeman takes a look in this recap article.
Tournament summary: How the teams got on in the early stages
It all began with the East Norfolk Knights and eXecoll LOL quickly progressing through the stages of the bracket. Meanwhile, the Conel Cyphers and Hills Road SFC2 took comfortable victories to meet them in the semi-finals on Thursday February 11th.
The semi-finals ended quickly for eXecoll LOL, as they triumphed over Hills Road SFC2 in two highly contested games.
On the other side of the bracket, the East Norfolk Knights tore apart the Conel Cyphers in the first game.
The second game was not as easy, as the Cyphers capitalised on the Knights’ mistakes, slowly clawing their way back into the game and the series. However, it wasn’t enough, as the Knights won the final fight around the elder dragon — securing them the series to meet eXecoll LOL in the finals.