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China's Invictus Gaming wins League of Legends World Championship

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Invictus Gaming has become the first Chinese team to win the League of Legends (opens in new tab) World Championship, beating European side Fnatic 3-0 in the final.

Both Invictus and Fnatic eased through their semi-finals 3-0 last month, setting up what many hoped would be a blockbuster final. However, Invictus dominated the best-of-five match in Incheon, South Korea this weekend, needing just 26 minutes to go 1-0 up. 

Fnatic grew as the match progressed and provided a sterner test in games two and three, but the Chinese side ended up comfortable winners.

For the past five years, a Korean team has been crowned world champions (opens in new tab). This year, no Korean team reached the semi-final, with USA's Cloud 9 and Europe's G2 Esports taking joint third and fourth place. 

The last time a European team won the title was in 2011, when Fnatic beat fellow Europeans against All authority in the final.

You can watch the match between Invictus and Fnatic in full below.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.