NerdRage.Pro have become the first League of Legends team to qualify for the Summer 2017 UK Masters playoffs.
They beat MnM Gaming yesterday evening 2-0. In the first game they turned things around to win 24-16 and in the second put in a dominant 19-0 performance.
NerdRage player Kakan was on fire in the mid-lane as Corki and Orianna respectively.
“The hard work from the players has been incredible and puts us in a great position to consider thinking about the European scene afterwards.”
Rupert Cary, NerdRage.Pro
The team are currently top of the UK Masters league table with 13 points. With two weeks to go, they have sealed their spot in the playoffs, where three other teams will join them.
From the playoffs, two teams will advance to the grand finals taking place at i61 at the Birmingham NEC next month.
(Source: UK Masters Twitch)
NerdRage have also won their first ESL Premiership game of the Autumn Season too, beating MnM in a best-of-one this week.
NerdRage.Pro CEO Rupert Cary told Esports News UK: “We are very excited to qualify for the [UK masters] playoffs! We want to make the most of the UK Masters and ESL Premiership and will be putting 110% effort into ensuring we finish in the top spots!
“The hard work from the players has been incredible and puts us in a great position to consider thinking about the European scene afterwards.
“We are excited about what the future holds for nerdRage in LoL. A final thanks to all the support from the community over the last few months and we hope everyone keeps rooting for this great team!”
— UK Masters (@UKMasters) 18 July 2017
There has been a lot of goings on in the UK Masters over the past few weeks.
Orgs including Bulldog and Radix have left the split midway through, leaving some to question whether other teams should be allowed to pick up free wins against them.
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