Berlin (AP) - On the penultimate game day of the regular summer season of the European League of Legends league LEC, three teams in the race for the playoff qualification were eliminated. Misfits Gaming, Team Vitality and Origen therefore no longer have a chance of participating in the World Cup.

Only MAD Lions, Rogue, G2 Esports and SK Gaming are safe in the playoffs. In the top game of the current leaders, Rogue proved to be able to keep up with MAD without any problems.

With a sovereign victory, Rogue secured first place in the table together with their opponents. “It feels good that my team and I are playing so well and our goal is to win this split,” said Rogues midlane Emil “Larssen” Larsson in an interview after the game.

There are still two playoff places open before the last matchday. That's why Excel Esports, Fnatic and Schalke 04 Esports are fighting on Sunday. Fnatic saved himself from a tight spot by beating Excel. And Schalke proved in the game against Vitality with the sixth win in a row that anything is still possible in the fight for the playoffs.

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