In case you needed reminding, Legacy are still the best team in Oceanic League of Legends, dismantling the OPL All-Stars in the Mid-Season Streamathon showmatch with a 2-0 sweep.
The OPL All-Stars, featuring players from the Dire Wolves, Order, Pentanet, and the Chiefs were unable to take down the reigning champions, as the more coordinated Legacy took them to town.
While it’s a far cry from the international stage we are used to seeing at this time of year, the boys in green showed no mercy.
Kim “Topoon” Ji-hoon was the star of the show in game one, with his Gangplank having a massive influence across the map. His Cannon Barrages, combined with Tally’s Twisted Fate and Raes’ Ezreal meant that nowhere was safe for the All-Stars.
Leo “Babip” Romer also showed up huge on Graves, netting 10 kills for himself without dying thanks to Isles’ Yuumi keeping him buffed up whenever he dove in. It was a clean and calculated performance from the team who was meant to represent Oceania at MSI.
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In game two, the map was flipped. This time, it was on Raes and Isles to carry after Chippys got ahead to a roaring lead in the top lane. However, it wasn’t as clean as the first victory. It took a massive throw at Baron to swing the momentum in Legacy’s favour, as they chipped away at an 11,000 gold deficit.
Once they smelt blood in the water though, they struck. The champion bot lane showed no respect to the All-Stars on Ezreal and Soraka, jumping in deep and just winning the sustain game. Raes and Isles finished up with 8/1/8 and 1/1/15 statlines respectively as they completed the sweep.
The Soraka pick might seem out of place given the champion was gutted earlier in Season 10, but the Legacy support told Snowball Esports he expects more people to pull out the Starchild once they realise how underrated she is.
“Soraka is currently extremely undervalued,” Isles said. “Her recent changes in the last 5 patches or so have silently brought her to strength and I think she’ll probably prevalence in western regions if she remains how she is.”
The Mid-Season Invitational replacement didn’t have the same allure as performing on the international stage, however, Isles is still setting his sights on making it there one day. After taking home an OPL title in his rookie split, he wants to show that there is talent to be found in the region.
“In general I’m not the type of person who likes to “show off,’” he admitted. “However I’d like to show internationally that despite our isolated location, Oceania harbours talent and that I personally can compete on a world-class level.”
He might have his chance at Worlds 2020. The is yet to be cancelled, and Legacy are gearing up to not only defend their title, but put even more distance between them and the rest of the pack.
“Not much has changed since the last split and as such I’m quite confident going into Split 2,” he said. “I think the gap between Legacy and other teams will only continue to grow.”
At the end of the OPL segment of the Mid-Season Streamathon just a few hours in, over $10,000 had been raised for the Social Impact Fund. The 48-hour livestream is aiming to raise upwards of $100,000 to support COVID-19 relief services across the globe.
The Mid-Season Streamathon will be running all weekend long, with events from regions dotted across the globe taking place across the two-day event.
The OPL will return on June 5.