9:57 AM ETESPN Esports staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintLeague of Legends' inaugural Mid-Season Cup, which was a competition in place of the Mid-Season Invitational, went off this past weekend, with Top Esports taking the title and their first-ever tournament victory. Our writers have some thoughts on the Cup, and what it means for this LoL season. T1 was a tournament favorite going into the Mid-Season Cup. What happened?Emily Rand: The reason why I had picked T1 to take it all was due to their dominant performance over Gen. G in the LoL Champions Korea finals, and the current metagame. Right now, a strong bot lane is, in my opinion, crucial to success, regardless of whether you're leaving them to play weak side for whatever reason or taking advantage of the myriad strong bot lane pickups like Ezreal, Varus, or Aphelios.
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