Article originally published on Mineski.net and also edited to adhere to SPOUT 360’s style guide.
With the Vainglory 8 SEA Summer Championships just around the corner, we get to take a look at how the teams are looking coming into Indonesia.
First up is Elite 8, the hometown team. They won the most recent Spring Championship 2017 in Manila, Philippines. They had an impressive run in the tournament and only dropped a single game in their Grand Final bout against Impunity. The team has been together since early 2017 so their familiarity with one another is unquestionable. With the backing of the home crowd, they are primed to book their tickets to the Vainglory Worlds.
Popeyes finished 4th place in the Spring Championship 2017. Far from their desired form, they changed up their roster. DestinyStarZ and MrSpartan have left the squad and have been replaced by Aozure and Chingy. They are also bringing with them an extra player in jungler Zyroni. Popeyes are interestingly the only one bringing a sub with them into Jakarta. Maybe they still haven’t found their winning formula or maybe they want to keep their opponents guessing. Fortunately for us, we won’t have to wait long to find out what Popeyes game plan is.
Impunity made it to the Grand Finals of the Spring Championship 2017 after sweeping much of the way. But they ran into a brick wall against Elite 8 as they only one game in the bout. This prompted changes for the organization as spaghetti left the team shortly after Bluexidy joined the team as a sub. 2nd place wasn’t bad so they didn’t do a drastic overhaul in preparation for the Summer Championship.
Last but not the least is Infamous Gaming. Though they were eliminated in the Quarterfinals of the Spring Championship by Popeyes, they are hungrier for a win now in Jakarta. Spaghetti has joined them from Impunity and despite being only 15 brings experience in the jungle role at a high level for the team. Plus, Spaghetti versus Impunity is going to be a fun match to watch.
Which team will you be rooting for in Jakarta?