Something strange is happening at the League of Legends World Championship. The international tournament, featuring the best LoL teams from around the world, is surprising everyone, and we’re only in the midst of the group stage. Despite overwhelming expectations, we are seeing upset after upset across the board. Teams like Origen, CLG, and Cloud 9, none of whom were expected to lead the pack at this point, have made tremendous showings. The underdog victories, especially against their traditionally dominant Chinese and Korean opponents, is making Worlds one of the most exciting championships to date. It is also making for one amazing spectacle of eSports drama.
So what is the latest hubbub all about? Right now, the group of analysts that comment on these tournament matches are under attack for (in a way) not predicting the outcome of these matches better. Jakob Mebdi, more commonly known at YamatoCannon, received a particular hefty amount of negative feedback when he stated he believed the North American team Cloud 9 would lose all six games during the group stage. So far, Cloud 9 has gone undefeated in three games against the likes of AHQ and Fnatic, teams that have consistently led their region in victories.