Mirage, a Quebec electronic sports team, has just entered the Ligue de France de League of Legends (LFL) that she is already turning heads. After a loss on Wednesday against LDLC OL, they defeated the favorite team, Karmine Corp, and their star player, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, in a tournament on Thursday.
The task was not easy for the young team Mirage Elyandra, formed just two months ago. She faced Karmine Corp, a young team too, but more experienced.
The Quebec formation Mirage had to merge with the French team Elyandra to integrate the LFL, one of the most important European leagues.
Swedish player Martin
Rekkles Larsson, of Karmine Corp, the losing team, is one of the most successful in the world at League of Legends (LoL). His comrades were also crowned LFL champions in 2021, shortly before winning the European Masters.
We are super excited about this victory. We beat a juggernaut, not only in terms of the team on the ground, but also in terms of the marketing team, emphasizes Carl-Edwin Michel, co-founder and owner of the Mirage team.
In the ranks of Mirage Elyandra, there are Badlulu, Mementon, RangJun, Raxxo, but also a secret weapon: CodySun. This Toronto player has already qualified for the world championship of LoL, the biggest competition in the game.
The Mirage Elyandra players, who have been in Paris since January 3, have an appointment on January 19 to face Misfits Premier, which, like Mirage Elyandra, has a defeat and a victory on the board.
” We are at the start of the season, but Thursday’s victory lays the foundation for where we are going. […] We didn’t come to France to be extras. »
In all, 18 games of the strategy game are organized between 10 teams for the spring regular season. The top six teams in the standings then face off in a five-set playoff.
The three teams with the highest points will be offered a pass to the European Championships of LoL, the European Masters.
The January 14 clash between Mirage Elyandra and Karmine Corp, broadcast on Twitch, broke a viewership record, according to e-sports site AaA, peaking at 201,000 people simultaneously connected.