League Rosters Earn Stripes in Clash Event
Team Norse Thunder’s new look League of Legends rosters competed for the first time last night and both came within a whisker of winning a trophy.
The latest instalment of the Clash event series - day three of the Ionia Cup - saw teams from across Europe coming together to do battle, and Thunder’s EU and GB rosters were among them. The EU roster were placed in tier one of the event - the highest level of competition - while the GB roster were placed in tier four.
Representing Team Norse Thunder’s EU roster was Sylvarwa, MyKey, Algorim, Grin, and Father of Kaisa, while the GB roster was made up of Trashraka, Dydaa, Xepherr, RobotBuilderAlex and Tristanaa Abuser.
Thunder’s EU roster opened up their campaign against NOT TDG and secured a victory in style as they made a little piece of history - the first win for any Thunder roster in a tier one competition. That was followed by a knife-edge, edge of your seat win against DW Men which put the them into the final of the competition.
Thunder faced up against CM Steve in the final round, a game that gave them a chance to repeat the feat of winning a Clash event at the first time of asking. Thunder built up a lead in the early game, but the match slipped away as the opposing team forced their way back to take victory.
Meanwhile, Thunder’s GB roster began their Clash campaign against Lesgeyes and played superbly to force an early victory. Round two saw them face TCG for a place in the final, but the close game went TCG’s way, leaving Thunder playing for third place in their final game of the day.
Dadbods stood between Thunder and a third place finish, but it was a one-sided affair. A dominant show of strength pushed Thunder into an unassailable lead within ten minutes and the opposing team surrendered the match after 16 minutes.
Speaking about the team’s Clash performance, Team Norse Thunder’s Dave Scotford said: “I’m really, really proud of everyone for how they played last night. This was a massive step along the way to getting both of our League rosters locked in and where we want them to be - and where they deserve to be too.
“Our EU team were superb. It was the first time they had played together in any form of competitive setting so to see them win back-to-back games and get themselves into the final was brilliant. It looked like we’d got the final in the bag too, but fair play to our opponents as they fought back and took the win in the end.
“The GB-based team were great to watch too. They dominated the first game and forced an early win, but by the finest of margins they slipped in round two. It would have been easy to drop their heads down after such a good start, so to win in the 3rd and 4th place play off was awesome. They should be buzzing after that.”