LG Dire Wolves has cemented its claim as the best Oceanic Pro League team of 2017 with a second consecutive grand final victory.
The Wolves bested Chiefs 3-1 in the OPL Split 2 Grand Final on Saturday, and will be the first Oceania representative at the League of Legends World Championships in China as a result.
The Worlds run from September 23 to November 4.
"So proud of each and every person here at the @direwolvesgg," tweeted Dire Coach Curtis Morgan. "Chiefs always a classy opponent. Hope to do Oceania proud at worlds!!"
The finals loss was a harsh blow for a resurgent Chiefs team that swept its way through the playoffs after a middling regular season.
"To all our fans, the illusive [sic] dream of Worlds is once again so close yet so far," the team tweeted.
"Words cannot express how thankful we are for your support. We look forward to joining you next year once again in our journey of Chasing Worlds"
WE'RE GOING TO WORLDSSSSS!!!! #WOLFPACK— LG Dire Wolves (@direwolvesgg) September 2, 2017
huge props to chiefs they pushed us hard every game I will be a different beast for worlds— Shern (@shernfire) September 2, 2017
Thanks for all the support, we will put on a performance at worlds that makes all of oce proud 😎— Chippys (@ChippysOCE) September 2, 2017
So proud of each and every person here at the @direwolvesgg. Chiefs always a classy opponent. Hope to do Oceania proud at worlds!!— Coach Curtis (@CurtisMOfficial) September 2, 2017
Heartbroken. You've made us insanely proud despite what you may feel right now.— Chief Mitchy (@mtcih) September 2, 2017
thank you all, for a once in a life time opportunity. pic.twitter.com/zKaZTvQ4eX