Original title: Crowned Nine Crown Champion!Chongqing Wolves win the 2023 Honor of Kings Challenger Cup championship
China News Service, Suzhou, November 6 (Reporter Wang Hao) On the evening of November 5, the 2023 King of Glory Challenger Cup finals came to an end at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium. The Chongqing Wolves defeated Chengdu AG with a score of 4:2. Super Wanhui won the ninth Honor of Kings professional event championship in team history and continued to lead the championship list. Chongqing Wolves jungler Xiaopang (Li Daheng) is elected as FMVP and will receive a customized Challenger Cup FMVP hero skin.
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The last time Chongqing Wolves and Chengdu AG Super Play met in the finals dates back to the 2017 KPL Spring Split. At that time, QGhappy, the predecessor of Chongqing Wolves, defeated Chengdu AG Super Play Club as a dark horse to win the first championship in team history and achieved a Grand Slam that year.
In the previous two Challenger Cups, the Chongqing Wolves were stopped in the quarterfinals. This time they won consecutively and entered the finals first. The team’s rookie confrontation player (Shuang Xiaojun) set foot on the stage of the finals for the first time.
When Chengdu AG Super League won its first championship in team history in the 2019 KPL Autumn Championship, its opponent in the final was Qghappy, the predecessor of Chongqing Wolves – the first championships of these two teams were both won by each other. Winning, this also makes the two teams meeting again in the finals even more topical.
It has been 1,051 days since Chengdu AG Super Play Club last appeared on the stage of the finals. In this Challenger Cup, development player Yinuo (Xu Bicheng) returned to the team’s starting lineup after winning the gold medal in the Asian Games. The performance of the newcomers against Lu Xuanran (Liu Ming) left a deep impression on the audience, while veteran Cat (Chen Zhengzheng), who has rich experience in the finals, took the roaming position.
Chengdu AG Super Play Club players in the game.Photo provided by the organizer
After the start of the Challenger Cup finals, Chengdu AG Super Play Club took the lead in the first game and gained the advantage on the court. However, the Chongqing Wolves showed extremely high resilience and defeated the Storm Dragon King at the critical moment, completing a great comeback even though they were 8,000 behind in economy. , the next city first. However, Chengdu AG Super Play Club still dared to operate after the start of the second game. It gained an advantage in the early stage through the strategy of grabbing the edge and successfully equalized the score.
In the crucial third game, the Chongqing Wolves firmly controlled the rhythm of the game. With a fierce offensive in the middle, they successfully pushed away the opponent’s crystal in just 7 minutes and 38 seconds, temporarily leading the opponent with a score of 2:1.
In the fourth game, Cat Taiyi made many key team starts and led Chengdu AG Super Play Club to equalize the score again. Subsequently, the Chongqing Wolves used the top and jungle combination of “Pei Qinhu” + “Mengtian” to continuously suppress the opponent’s output space, took the lead in getting the match point with their late advantage, and won again in one go in the sixth game.
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In the end, the Chongqing Wolves defeated the Chengdu AG Super Play Club with a score of 4:2 and became the 2023 King of Glory Challenger Cup champion. This is the ninth Honor of Kings professional event championship in the history of the Chongqing Wolves. Since then, they have led the championship list alone. Chongqing Wolves jungler Xiaopang was elected as the 2023 Honor of Kings Challenger Cup FMVP.