The time has come for the UK and Ireland's best and brightest to do battle on the grandstand, to pit their might against one another and take home the 2017 Spring Split Premiership trophy.
It has been a great split for the UK and Ireland Premiership with top spot Team XENEX and 2016 Summer Split winners MnM Gaming left as our final two, but with great displays from a number of sides it was not just a two horse race.
While the finale can only be between two sides, the rest of the pack will take note of their performance over the split and hopefully come back stronger in the summer.
Team XENEX (6-1-0)
Contender number one, Xenex may have surprised some people with their dominance going unbeaten in the Spring Split. With a draw against exceL being their single lost points in the group stage and with their week two victory over MnM, they will feel they have a mental edge over their fellow finalists.
Team Xenex roster of Shikari, Sancus, Backlund, Innaxe and Prosfair have impressed thus far and despite finishing the Split in first place, many still tip MnM as favourites to win the split, an important factor for Xenex in their preparation as it’s often easier to play from the position of the underdog in such events.
The roster has looked great in the group stages but MnM have a lot of experience in their roster at LAN finals and will want to recreate their title winning form from the the Summer Split. Xenex will have to be mentally switched on to handle the pressure that MnM will no doubt put on them.
MnM Gaming (4-2-1)
The early favourites to reach the final after their Summer Split exploits, MnM didn’t have it all their own way with exceL proving to be more than competitive over the course of the group stage.
Key victories over exceL and Cyclone ended up being crucial for MnM as they finished second place overall, behind the undefeated Xenex.
Despite their second place finish, MnM will go into the final as fan favourites and their roster of Teimpo, CandyFloss, Larssen, Luddehz and Hadow has a wealth of experience between them at lan events could prove vital in their attempts to retain the Premiership title and start 2017 off with a bang.
We can certainly expect to see some quality games of League of Legends at the finals this Sunday, with so much at stage and two top sides competing, we hope for a memorable day on the Rift
The finals of the UK and Ireland League of Legends Premiership take place at the ESL Studio One in Leicester, CS:GO kicks off events on the 18th of March with the League of Legends final taking place the following day on the 19th.