Say hello to League's new overlords.
FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) pulled off the unexpected, capturing the League of Legends (LoL) World Championship against super team G2 Esports.
The Chinese team dominated Europe's representative, as they swept the grand finals, 3-0 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. FPX were undeniable underdogs entering the title series mainly due to their lack of international experience.
The win also marks the second straight victory for China, after Invictus Gaming turned back UK squad Fnatic last year. The consecutive victories made it the second region (after Korea) to lift the coveted Summoner's Cup in successive years.
FPX were nearly unstoppable in the course of the finals, taking team fight after team fight in the opener match game before ending it in 41 minutes. The Chinese regional champions flexed their muscles some more in the next game with a sub 26-minute finish and a 26-4 kill score.
Backs against the wall, G2 tried to mount a comeback in the deciding match, but FPX's macro plays and map control didn't give the former any opening. The Chinese only needed 31 minutes to close out the game and cement themselves as this year's top League of Legends team.
FPX jungler Gao Tian-Liang "Tian" was also named the tournament's MVP.