LMQ vs C9
Top Play: (9:45) C9 gets an amazing fight bot lane. Sneaky and Lemon get caught by NoName and Xiao. Then Balls tp in and Hai TF tele. Ackerman tele in. C9 outplays and wins the fight 4-2.
The Story: C9 traded pressure very badly in the early game giving LMQ an early lead. C9 team fought well, but they lost so many objectives that they found themselves in a hole. However, the picks that came through for C9 worked in the late game and their team fight synergy, and late game hypercarry, won it for them.
MVP: C9 Sneaky 8-1-6 Kog Maw
COL vs CLG
Top Play: (22:45) COL attempts baron and CLG played it perfectly. CLG gets the baron and end up almost acing COL. Doublelift mechanics. (27:00) Link and Dexter 2v1.5 (Says Jatt since Dexter was late) Kez and Prolly. Outplayed.
The Story: The early Complexity lead proved insufficient against CLG. With the baron fights that CLG set up and controlled, and the split push Yasuo from Link, led to the win in a very close game for CLG.
MVP: CLG Link 5-2-4 Yasuo
DIG vs EG
Pick/Ban: Nunu banned out against Helios. He picks up a jungle Gragas.
Top Play: (6:55) 1v1 kill from Innox on Zion. A really nice fight. (12:00) Awesome combo. Crumbzz on Lee kicks Helios into Shiphtur’s Syndra stun. Really cool looking.
The Story: DIG showed some poor decision making early and EG capitalized on that. With Pobelter getting huge on Ryze, Zion commenced the split push to pull Pobelter or Innox away from the team. This secured them objectives and eventually the game around 53 mins.
MVP: DIG KiWiKiD 0-1-7 Braum
- Kiwi stopped probably 6 ultimates or crucial spells with the Bruam Unbreakable.
CLG vs C9
Top Play: (38:00) Doublelift assassinates Sneaky as the nexus goes down to get his 500th kill of the LCS.
The Story: CLG put down some great early game pressure all over the map with TF ult and Dexter’s Elise. C9 had some good fights but overall they looked out of sync, and Hai (Syndra) got caught many times. With all that CLG played well and focused on the TF/Braum initiation combo that allowed Doublelift to clean up.
MVP: CLG Doublelift 12-2-7 Twitch
TSM vs CRS
Top Play: (33:40) Dyrus split pushes the bot lane to the inhib and gets it while CRS is busy doing nothing mid.
The Story: Super even early game that leads to a gold tie for most of the first 25 mins. TSM holds true to the split push strat, and Dyrus basically winning the game for TSM this game. CRS being indecisive against the split ensured the TSM victory.
BTW: Cop bought two infinity edges.
MVP: TSM Dyrus 1-0-5 Jax
DIG vs TSM
Top Play: (26:40) DIG got a good pick on Gleeb and waited for TSM to go to dragon, at which point they got the baron uncontested.
The Story: Great plays early from Crumbzz’s Vi led to a lead for DIG. TSM pulls their way back into the game and they attempt the split push strat again but Zion just lanes against him and prevents the teleport. DIG showed good baron control all game and that was the real decisive factor for them to win this one.
MVP: DIG Shiphtur 8-0-3
COL vs EG
GAME OF THE WEEK
Pick/Ban: Kog and Ryze bans against EG. First time we see either ban and of course they both come from COL.
Top Play: (13:00) Helios with an amazing Dragon fight play. After a lot of trading, he jumps into dragon pit with safeguard and finds himself behind COL. He takes out both Kez (Elise) and Robert (Trist) to single handedly win that fight for EG.
The Story: A very even early game with a lot of excitement led to a high gold count for both teams. As mid game progresses there is no change. Still crazy fights and even trades with the carries for EG getting much more power than those for COL. The game progresses in a similar fashion for a long time, EG controlling baron and pushes to inhib. Later COL sneaks a baron and they end up pushing the all lanes and getting 2 inhibs. On their last inhib push, they lose the fight and EG ends up pushing the minions off enough to pull themselves back into it. One fight determined the game, at 65 mins COL took out EG.
BTW: Both teams ending the game with 100k+ gold. Pobelter and RobertxLee with over 600 CS.
MVP: COL Westrice 8-4-11 Lulu
- His early game play, plus his ability to survive assisted in the COL victory.
LMQ vs CRS
Top Play: (5:45) NoName sits bot for about a full minute and ends it with a lvl 5 turret dive as Xpecial grabs him under turret. Cop (Kog) gets a double kill, the second with his passive. (28:00) Team fight near red buff, and Cop calls the Lee Sin jump from NoName and kills him on the other side of the wall.
The Story: Fairly even trades early game and bloody. We get 15 kills in 20 mins. LMQ goes to baron, and Xpecial landing hooks like a god, CRS pick up a couple kills after to make up for it. CRS gets pick after pick on LMQ and end up controlling the map because of it. Also Xpecial is a god.
BTW: Xpecial becomes the first player to hit 1000 LCS assists this game.
MVP: CRS Xpecial 2-3-19 Thresh
EG vs TSM
Top Play: (11:30) TSM takes out three in the mid lane from a multiple lane roam. 5 man advantage puts Bjerg way ahead.
The Story: TSM walks over EG in this one coming out ahead early and continuing the pressure throughout the game.
MVP: TSM Amazing 6-0-9 Elise
- With his control of the EG jungle, there was nothing Helios could do on Eve.
C9 vs CRS
Pick/Ban: Xpecial chooses to take Leona instead of Thresh.
Top Play: Watch Xpecial early and Quas late. Both great displays.
The Story: Xpecial is doing work in the early game on Leona. Landing stun after stun to get Cop way ahead on Corki. In the mid game, Quas asserts the split push pressure on Jax. Late game also goes to CRS Quas as he is soloing Balls’ Renekton, and picking up objectives on the way. CRS slow played it and finished the game with baron buff at 54 mins.
BTW: Super low kill game. 2-4 in CRS favor.
MVP: CRS Quas 1-1-0 Jax
CLG vs LMQ
Pick/Ban: LMQ bans out Kogmaw and CLG leaves Trist up.
Top Play: (26:00) LMQ takes dragon and does an AMAZING job of baiting CLG into thinking they were ahead. Vasilli is able to get a TRIPLE kill and CLG never recovers.
The Story: CLG lane swaps, back to the 2v0 solo lanes with double jungle. Vasilli very smartly maxes Rapid Fire on Trist in the 2v0, meaning he doesn’t push lane AND will have it maxed by the time he finishes IE. HUGE 4v4 level 2-3 brawl in the mid lane gives LMQ a 2-0 lead. CLG finds some great fights and evens up the game at 3 kills and 2 towers a each. LMQ forces a dragon fight and NO ONE picks up a kill. Everyone leaving at sub 200 hp. CLG chases and get baited SUPER hard by a XWX zhonya. Beautiful clean up by LMQ, who immediately takes baron and ANOTHER winning fight. LMQ very methodically pushes out each lane and finishes the game.
MVP: LMQ Vasilli: 12-2-5 Tristana. Incredible aggressive play leaves Vasilli ahead and allows him to snowball a tiny lead into a huge gold gap.
CRS vs CLG
Pick/Ban: Dexter picks Jarvan with BOTH Lee Sin and Elise up.
Top Play: (37:30) Quas and Voyboy clean up the remaining member of CLG to end the game. GREAT positioning by Quas and excellent ball management by Voyboy.
The Story: IWD ganks top early and Quas picks up a kill on Seraph. Seraph on Kayle doesn’t even ult. Seraph pls. IWD with huge pressure all over the map. CRS picking up very nice kills pre teamfights. CLG, after a very slow start, begins to scale into their late game comp and takes a fight barely coming out ahead. CRS pushes mid and bot, forces a fight. Doublelift on the front line doing a TON of damage with Kayle ult preventing so much damage. Quas from out of nowhere to save the day and Voyboy gets an easy kill on Link, getting an ace and sealing the game.
MVP: CRS Voyboy: 7-0-5 Amazing play on Orianna. Ball management was perfect.
LMQ vs EG
The Story: EG pulls ahead early on with the kills, but never really manages to take the gold lead. The game gets dragged on until the point where LMQ has an unreachable gold lead, and they pinprick their opponents until they finally collapse under the hyper carries. Much top lulu, very wow.
MVP: XWX, Dem jukes, keeps EG focused on him, and stays elusive enough to not get caught.
COL vs DIG
Pick/Ban: TF ban from COL
"How do you fight against a team, who has no idea what they are doing"
I dont fucking understand what happened this game, COL played mediocre at best, with ROBERTxLEE played a pretty good trist. Zion spartan stomped in lane, secured an inhib by sacrificing himself to keep COL from backing, and yet, DIG still found a way to throw. Multiple mistakes from the rest of dig just cause the game to fall apart, and give COL a chance to claim victory.
MVP: Robert X Lee: Pulls out a trist, and uses the hyper carry to extreme effect.
TSM vs COL
Pick/Ban: Bjerg on Kas, Top Lulu for Westrice
Top Play: Nothing incredibly noteworthy, COL keeps getting caught and TSM just punishes them for it when appropriate.
The Story: pretty boring game until the FB at 15:25 with Brokenshard and Westrice towerdiving Dyrus (for the kill) ending in a 1 for 1 trade under tower. TSM slowly starts to consume tes entire game by rotating for towers and other objectives making the 2/1 game fall completely in TSMs favor as they pull a Baron bait at 24:14 solidifying their win with a monster push leading to a 10/1 final score.
BTW: Amazing has da g anks tho.
MVP: TSM Dyrus 3-1-5 for giving up FB but being the playmaker for TSMs teamfights later on.
DIG vs C9
Pick/Ban: Meteos on Nunu (yeaaaahhhhh boi)
Top Play: Just watch Hai this game. For real.
The Story: Interesting game overall! Both teams played very well but C9 just dances the dance a lot better this time around. Big teamfight in bottom at 7:30 resulting in FB for DIG and ending 4/2 in DIGs favor (Dragon had just gone to C9). Teamfights just keep going even after this with C9 gaining more and more objectives along the way. C9 takes it at 40:00 with a definitive push ending the game 13/15 and with a 15k gold lead.
BTW: BONUS FUN FACT: Did you know that LoL isn’t team deathmatch?
MVP: HAI 6-3-5 on Orianna shows us that you can play LeBlanc without actually picking LeBlanc
Week 8 Predictions
King COL VS CRS Chris Hillmann Henderson
EG VS C9 Hillmann King Chris Henderson
Chris King CLG VS TSM Henderson Hillmann
Henderson Chris LMQ VS DIG Hillmann King
King Henderson Chris CRS VS EG Hillmann
Hillmann Henderson DIG VS CLG Chris King
King C9 VS TSM Chris Henderson Hillmann
King COL VS LMQ Chris Henderson Hillmann
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