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The first casualties have emerged at the 2023 League of Legends World Championship, with DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM) and Movistar R7 bidding farewell.

This departure marks the end of Japan and LATAM’s presence in the prestigious League of Legends event, and it’s worth noting that both these teams were the sole representatives for their respective regions.

Movistar R7’s elimination came at the hands of the Vietnamese team GAM Esports.

While they displayed some initial promise in their opening series against PSG Talon, Movistar was defeated in 0-2 fashion.

This unfortunate trend continued as they fell 0-2 again, this time to GAM.

The series wasn’t even close, with GAM dominating Movistar R7 in two relatively quick games lasting 26 and 31 minutes.

In the first game, GAM surged ahead with 19 kills to Movistar’s 6, and they held a substantial 13.1k gold lead by the end.

GAM’s ADC, Nguyễn “Slayder” Linh Vương, showcased an impressive 8/0/5 performance on Xayah, and Duy “Levi” Duy Khánh on Wukong contributed with a 6/2/11 game.

On Movistar’s side, Jeong “Mireu” Jo-bin’s Sylas with a 4/4/1 scoreline was the only silver lining in the game.

The second game was even more challenging for Movistar R7, as Nguyễn “Slayder” Linh Vương continued to shine on Xayah with a 9/2/5 performance.

Additionally, Đỗ “Levi” Duy Khánh on Vi seemed unstoppable, posting a 4/1/13 performance.

GAM ultimately closed out the game with a commanding 13.5k gold lead and 24 kills, while Movistar managed to secure only 7 kills.

DFM’s journey in the tournament also came to an abrupt end after they faced the European representative, Team BDS.

Team BDS had previously been pushed to the lower bracket following an unexpected reverse sweep by Vietnam’s Team Whales in the upper bracket.

Unfortunately, DFM’s fate mirrored their LATAM counterparts, as they were eliminated with a 0-2 series loss.

The first game of their series against Team BDS was incredibly tight, with BDS securing a narrow victory in 26 minutes and an 11.1k gold lead.

BDS’s midlaner, Ilias “nuc” Bizriken, emerged as the standout performer with a dominant 6/0/3 game on Jayce.

In the second game, BDS demonstrated a cleaner performance, claiming a victory with a 16.6k gold lead in 28 minutes.

BDS’s ADC, Juš “Crownie” Marušič, redeemed himself with a remarkable 10/1/5 performance on Xayah.

After surviving elimination against Movistar R7 and DetonatioN FocusMe, in their respective series, GAM Esports will clash with LOUD and Team BDS will meet CTBC Flying Oyster on Saturday.

The winner of each series will qualify for round two of the Play-In stage, where PSG Talon and Team Whales await the victor of Saturday’s series.

Saturday’s Play-In series

  • LOUD (-175.44 vs GAM Esports (+125) @ 3pm KST
  • CTBC Flying Oyster (+300 vs Team BDS (-454.55) @ 6pm KST

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