The first weekend of regional finals on the way to the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational continues its course, following two major best-of-five series in which both DWG KIA and Pentanet.GG qualified for the international event in Iceland.
This time, everyone's eyes were on Latin America, with the grand finals of the Opening Season of the Liga Latinoamérica (LLA), in which both Gillette Infinity Esports, champions of the 2018 LLN Closing Season, and Furious Gaming, first place of the regular season, faced each other for the championship.
Thanks to their position at the end of the season, Furious managed to qualify for the finals directly, while Infinity had to face All Knight, last season's runner-up, in the semifinals, beating the Chilean team with a 3-1 score.
LLA Finals: Gillette Infinity Esports vs Furious Gaming
After a short delay before the start of the series, the first confrontation was surrounded by many close duels, with both squads maintaining the same number of kills for most of the game. Looking at the end, a good engage at minute 33 in the jungle on the red side, managed to mark an ace and the first victory for FG.
For the second game, FG's pace managed to keep up with the previous one, with a dominant team from start to finish and taking as many goals as they could in the 36 minutes of game. With match point in hand, this seemed like the perfect opportunity for FG to be crowned champion for the first time.
However, a big change would come for the third game, where Infinity would demonstrate its preparation for the final showdown by taking the victory in less than 28 minutes, with more than 12 thousand gold and 14 kills of difference.
This would be a strong psychological blow for the skull squad, who in the fourth game were subdued by the power of Infinity thanks to the great presence of the Whitelotus - Ackerman duo, bringing the feared fifth game to the series with Silver Scrapes sounding loud.
With everything in its favor, Infinity Esports after 31 minutes of a one-side game, managed to sentence a reverse sweep as in the LLA 2020 Closing finals, leaving the skull's dreams for a first championship shattered, and rising with its third regional title, being the first obtained in the LLA era.
Thus, Gillette Infinity Esports, with its 3-2 victory in a more than even duel for both finalists, will be the representative of Latin America in the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational, starting on May 5th in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The next invitees to the international summit will be defined during the next few hours, with the LJL finals between DetonatioN FocusMe and V3 Esports, MAD Lions vs Rogue in the LEC finals, and the duel between Team Liquid and Cloud9 for regional glory at the LCS.