This Sunday evening, the final of the European Masters pitted the French representative Karmine Corp against the English of BT Excel. It was KC who won the very close match 3-1, and became the champion.
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Karmine Corp completed one of the biggest climbs on the French League of Legends competitive scene for the Spring Split last night. In Division 2 last year under the name Kameto Corp, the Karmine Corp was created last January to join the French league, the level above (the LFL), by combining the streamer Kameto and the artist and former Prime sportsman.
This new team quickly proved its worth: in the French league, it won the day after a few weeks of setting up between the players. The Karmine machine was launched. The team rose to the top of the LFL standings against well-established organizations like LDLC OL and GamersOrigin, then won their playoffs, earning a place in the European Masters (the Europa League equivalent).
In addition to players with well-honed mechanics and a solid synergy, Karmine is supported by many French fans: the latter have also contributed to explode the audiences of each match of the team they support.
– OTP LoL #KCORP (@OTP_LoL) May 2, 2021
These forces allowed the team to come out of the group stage of the European Masters without any defeat against the best teams of the other national leagues of the old continent, and this despite the rookies in its ranks.
Arriving in this final, Karmine lost one point against BT Excel, but went on to win the other three after very close matches. Aggressive compositions in early or scaling, various styles of play: the match held in suspense more than 300,000 French spectators, while the English-speaking live stagnated around 30,000 spectators.
The commentators of the new OTP channel, Chips and Noi, have also beaten a World Championship audience record on League of Legends, the biggest esports competition in the world, and this match has become the most watched in French esport on Twitch.
Suffice to say that the bar will be higher than ever for the brand new team which has already imposed itself at the international level. She will return for the LFL summer split, hoping to double for her first year in the league.