League of Legends: MSI team preview – Bombers

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With MSI beginning next week, we are taking you around the world of League of Legends to introduce all the teams participating in the tournament!

The League of Legends Midseason Invitational kicks off next Wednesday. While the tournament features teams most League of Legends fans are already familiar with, the tournament boasts teams from all across the world. From the major regions like North America, Europe, Korea, and China, to the smaller regions like Oceania, Turkey, Brazil, and Japan, there will be a lot of new names and faces to become acquainted with.

Today, we introduce you to one of the teams that will be vying for the MSI title. Drawing into Group B, Bombers will have a great shot to compete for a win in their group and advance to the knock-out stages. Can they avenge Dire Wolves loss at last year’s worlds and bring glory to Oceania?

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Who they are

Bombers won the 2019 Split 1 Playoffs for the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) with a 3-0 sweep of ORDER. As the number one seed entering the playoffs, Bombers were guaranteed a spot in the final match. They posted an impressive 19-2 record during the regular season, but both losses came against Chief Esports.

Chief was thus Bombers’ biggest threat, and entered the gauntlet as the number two seed, needing only one series win to create another showdown for the championship. However, it was not to be thanks to Cinderella story down under.

Starting as the lowest seed in the tournament, ORDER shocked Oceania by beating every single team in the gauntlet up to the finals, including Chief in the semifinals. Unfortunately, Bombers let Cinderella know she wasn’t going to dance with a prince at this ball. and made the most of that advantage by sweeping an ORDER team that had run the gauntlet, upsetting an opponent in each playoff match.