CLG EU and World Elite now into their fifth game of three and second rematch.
By Tim Colwill on October 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm
League of Legends otherwise super-impressive Season 2 of the World Championships has been marred by multiple network failures and disconnects, forcing the two teams into multiple re-matches to determine the outcome of the quarterfinals.
CLG EU and World Elite’s first game went well, but ten minutes into game two the stream froze and the connection at the LA venue crashed, forcing a rematch. An hour into the third match, the connection crashed again, just as CLG were on the cusp of victory — forcing yet another rematch. According to sources on the ground, Riot are still restarting and retrying the matches.
There’s no word from Riot on what caused the outages — although at the moment it looks like hardware rather than DDoS issues — or what they plan to do for the rest of the season to make sure it doesn’t happen again, but analysts agree that the re-matches have already skewed the outcome by giving both teams an extended and consequence-free look at each others playstyle.