League of Legends: The One Prize Team SoloMid Will Win At MSI

by James Bates

Team SoloMid Huddle
(Photo: lolesports)

For all of you fans of North America, I have some really bad news for you. While I don't know who will be the person to hoist the Mid-Season Invitational trophy at the end of the day, I do know who it won't be. Team SoloMid. Whether it'll be them or one of the Wildcard teams from Europe and Vietnam that will take the last place is still an open question, but it's sure that they're all in a race to avoid the bottom, not to take the top prize.

They will, however, get to go home with a consolation prize. While it might be a bit less impressive than the MSI cup, Team SoloMid will head home with the "longest summoner names" award, as it turns out their player names are the longest in the tournament across the board. You don't believe me? Check out this comparison.

Top Lane: TSM Hauntzer(8), G2 Expect(6), GAM Stark(5), SKT T1 Huni(4), FW MMD(3), WE 957(3)

Jungle: TSM Svenskeren(10), SKT T1 Peanut(6), FW Karsa(5), G2 Trick(5), WE Condi(5), GAM Levi(4)

Mid Lane: TSM Bjergsen(8), GAM Optimus(7), G2 Perkz(5), FW Maple(5), SKT T1 Faker(5), WE Xiye(4)

ADC: TSM Wildturtle(10), WE Mystic(6), FW Betty(5), SKT T1 Bang(4), G2 Zven(4), GAM Slay(4)

Support: TSM BioFrost(8), FW SwordArt(8), GAM Archie(6), G2 mithy(5), SKT T1 Wolf(4), WE Ben(3)

To say that WWG's Matt Best was unimpressed would be an understatement, as his comment on the issue wasn't exactly generous. “A Redditor commented and said ‘that’s the most interesting useless fact ever’ and I tend to agree completely. Here are some more interesting useless facts to pass the time. The weight of all the ants on earth is equivalent to the weight of all the humans on earth. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop. Underground is the only word in the English language that starts with ‘und’ and ends in ‘und’. Joe Rogan once paid $10,000 for a T1 internet connection in order to play Quake without lag. Google SEO requires 350 words in order to pick up articles more efficiently through its search engine. I had porchetta for lunch today. Now that you’ve got your useless facts for the day, carry on and do something worthwhile in order to rid yourself of what you just read."

By James Bates

A wanna-be novelist turned coach turned journalist, James is living proof that you never know where you'll end up. He's in love with narrative-heavy games, which he proves by spending his days writing about a game with less lore than Doom. His greatest regret in life is not having his name in the credits of Life is Strange, and it's galvanized him to truly pursue developing games that don't begin in packed taverns and use D20s.