Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix wins League of Legends World Championship
New York (CNN)Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) defeated European rivals G2 Esports to win the World Championship finals of esports phenomenon League of Legends.
FPX beat the favorites G2 Esports in all three of their games to win the championship in one of the world’s biggest online games, watched by a crowd of 15,000 spectators in Paris.
Even more tuned in online to see two teams face off to win a largely crowd-funded prize that hasn’t been finalized yet. (Last year’s prize pool totaled up to $6.45 million.)
G2 Esports represented Europe, a region that won the championship in 2011 when the games first started but hasn’t secured victory at Worlds since then.
FPX, a relatively newer group that formed in 2018, represented China, which had a team win the crown last year.