The Perfect League of Legends Season is Complete
21-0. Undefeated. The greatest regular season in Oceanic history. Whatever way you slice it, the Chiefs League of Legends squad have pulled off a phenomenal streak this split and are now primed to fight for championship glory.
Going 19-2 in Split 1 wasn't enough for our all-star team, as they've gone two better in Split 2 to secure a second consecutive minor championship and a guaranteed slot at the LCO finals at Dreamhack Melbourne next week. After bringing in former star jungler Leo "Babip" Romer as our head coach earlier this year, our rise to the top of the LCO has been swift and dominant. We brought in players with strong domestic and international pedigrees in our hunt to establish a regional dynasty — and we’re progressing along that path excellently so far.
We shattered numerous records over the course of the split, and currently have the highest average kills per game out of any team playing competitive League this split. Not only that, we’re the only team to have not dropped a game during the regular season around the world, and we also reign supreme globally in stats like damage per minute, gold per minute and gold difference at 15 minutes as well as most towers destroyed and least towers lost.
The accolades didn’t stop there, as ahead of the LCO Finals, each of our five players were named in the LCO All-Pro squad. as decided by a group of experts. This is an honour that has rarely been achieved in any league, let alone Oceania. Our star ADC Raes also was voted in by LCO fans into the LCO Fan Vote All-Pro team, capping off an excellent split for him individually.
We do love some awards here on the LCO - Delivered by @Menulog! 🤩— LCO - Delivered By Menulog (@LCO) August 23, 2022
To kick them off, we have the Expert Chosen LCO All-Pro Team, and it's @ChiefsESC! pic.twitter.com/TqRA8p6vEe
As well as All-Pro berths, three of our players ranked in the top of the MVP standings, with jungler Arthur tied first on 6 MVPs, Chiefs debutant Aladoric in sole possession of second with 5 and finally toplaner Topoon sharing a third of third with 4 MVPs.
Courtesy of our first place finish, a winner's bracket battle loomed against Split 1 champions Order, but after sweeping them 3-0 over the course of the regular season, hopes were running high that we'd lock in a Grand Final berth and claim our first title since 2016. Gameday rolled around and we were quick to reestablish our championship credentials, picking up two quick wins in the best-of-five playoff before prevailing in a gripping third match that went back and forth before our experience and skill won out.
The win secured and our undefeated streak now stretched to 24 wins in a row, the Chiefs are now seeded directly to the LCO Split 2 Grand Final at Dreamhack Melbourne on September 4th, to be played in front of likely the biggest crowd Australian esports has ever seen.