news\ Aug 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Azubu Blaze wins first MLG League of Legends Summer Arena


Korean dominance isn't something exclusive to Starcraft it seems. In their first showing in an international League of Legends tournament, Korean team Azubu Blaze took home the gold, beating out American fan favorites Team Solo Mid. They did so in impressive fashion, sweeping them in three games. This was the second time they faced off in the tournament, with the first being in the tournament's round robin stage.

Azubu's performance was great throughout the tournament - so great, they only lost one map the entire weekend. Interestingly enough, they are not invited to the Summer Championship in Raleigh at the end of this month. The other invited teams will be breathing a sigh of relief at that news, but are sure to have to face off against Azubu again in the League of Legends Season 2 championships in a few months. This will not be the last we hear of Azubu Blaze, mark my words.

Here were the final standings:

League of Legends Summer Arena – Final Standings:
First Place: Team Azubu Blaze - $10,000
Second Place: Team SoloMid
Third Place: Curse Gaming
Fourth Place: Team Black
Speaking of the Summer Championships, now that the Online Qualifiers have concluded the twelve invited teams are set for the competition on August 24-26th. Qualified teams will compete for over $40,000 in prizes, and the competition marks th last time taht North American teams can earn points for League of Legends' Season 2 Championship. Check out the invited teams below, and tell us who you're rooting for!
Invited Teams
Team Solo Mid
Curse NA
Team Dynamic
Orbit Gaming
Qualified Teams
Meat Playground
CLG Black
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Dustin Steiner is GameZone's eSports Correspondent! Follow him on Twitter @VGHC_Deitis and check out Video Gaming Hard Corps, where he is a local tournament organizer for the S. FL. Fighting Game Community.

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