Fnatic vs Unicorns of Love
Picks/Bans: Jungle Nidalee is real (unfortunately) and AD Fizz (top) picked for UoL
First blood goes to Steelback after a failed dive from UoL in the bot lane
Fnatic takes a big lead; Reignover is having a HUGE impact all over the map (as usual)
Fnatic gets caught out of position and UoL takes a sneaky front door inhib
After inhib goes down, UoL completely turns it on, taking 3 dragons, baron, and every teamfight afterwards
UoL wins in 45 mins, MVP goes to UoL shot caller
H2k vs SK
Picks/Bans: Sion banned, Elise picked
Very close game with both junglers making their presence felt across the map early
Poke from SK proves too strong as SK demolishes teamfights
Kills look close, but SK was in the driver’s seat for the entire game
SK wins in 40 mins, MVP goes to Svenskeren on Jungle Nidalee (6/1/9)
MYM vs EL
Picks/Bans: Kalista and Sivir banned out
EL takes an early lead as Shook (EL jungler) lays down the mid lane tent
Entire game is pretty much this play: Froggen or Shook goes super hard on MrRallez or Kori and everyone else follows up to instakill the target and win the 4v5
Not a close game at all, EL showed they were clearly the better team
EL wins in 35 mins, MVP goes to Froggen on Mid Lissandra (6/0/16) AND Shook on Jungle Rengar (5/1/19)
ROC vs GIA
Picks/Bans: nothing special
Early game is very slow and very close, save for one objective: Dragons. Roccat takes 3 dragons before Giants can even respond
Not too much to say, Giants looked absolutely horrible this game
Roccat wins in 40 mins, MVP goes to Nukeduck on Mid Kassadin (6/1/13, 19/21 kill participation)
CW vs GMB
Picks/Bans: Nidalee finally banned, Gragas, Kennen, Lucian, and support Lulu picked (wtf is going on)
Gambit gets ahead early as Diamond makes his presence felt in the solo lanes
Airwaks with a good retaliation in the mid lane for CW
Huge teamfight for second dragon as both teams lose too much health to fight either the dragon or the other team
Close game but Gambit takes 4 dragons in a row for a HUGE advantage
CW closes the gap by taking the next 4 dragons and start winning teamfights
CW trades 1 for 5 and the lichbane Kassadin wins it for them at the hour mark
MVP goes to Freeze on ADC Kalista (11/3/12)
Fun fact: Very low kill score for an hour long game
[FNC] vs Giants
- 2v2 fight mid ends in First blood from xpepi on reignover with the last tick of ignite
- Early skirmish top ends with another 2 kills from giants.
- Fnatic dragon fights way better than most other eu teams and get 4 kills at the first drag
- 25 minute baron from fnatic
- Giants go for baron and get aced to lose the game.
- Stomp by Fnatic
- Febiven destroyed the giants lineup
- This game alone made me decide that FNC is the best EU LCS team. They play so well as a team.
- Reignover's rengar is something to be feared by all competition.
MVP: Reignover and his rengar showing that the west can actually play rengar(Even if he is korean).
[Gambit] vs H2K
- Gambit outpicked H2K imo (Kass, reksai, thresh)
- Ryu has all the components of DFG(did he forget that they are playing on 5.2?) ended up going rabadons and nomicon
- Gambit managed to sneak a dragon from H2K with reksai tunnels
- Odoamnae comes in with the kennen flank and gambit casually walks out and blows him up.
- 1k gold difference at 30 mins
- the next 10 minutes consist of gambit getting pick after pick giving them the lead
- Drag 5 by moscow 5 allows them to win some fights which leads to the win.
MVP: P1noy (should be odoamnae who hit 5 amazing kennen ults in a row to keep his team in the game.
[ROC] vs MYM
- the most boring game of the day due to the slow kassadin pick.
- Roccat just slowly over the course of 25 minutes gained a small gold advantage and then took baron.
- Second baron was stolen by MYM but was aced due to the steal and misposition.
- Just as I hoped the game was ending, mym trades 2 for 3 and defends their inhib
- MYM goes for baron and trades 0-4 and loses the game.
MVP: Not the viewers
UoL vs [CW]
PICKS: Gnarvan and draven on CW
UOL decides not to pick reksai, instead pick Lee Sin
- at 5:00 leona blows flash trying to get draven, irelia then burns flash as he thinks leona hit draven.
- Fantastic counter gank with a tele from top and a roam from jungle to trade 4 for 1
- Unicorns dive youngbuck and takedown all 3 top towers just for the outer bot tower
-Soren and Freeze have hit their late game tipping point on Draven and Cass and ace UOL
- Very back and forth game, the fight for the third dragon ends in a 5 for 1 trade for UOL with 2 inhibs
- Freeze is absolutely massive on Draven at the 40 min mark (13/3/11) The MVP for sure.
Elements vs [SK]
- Standard picks (double ap mid/top on both team)
- the triple ult combo from rumble, liss, and rengar to kill ahri for fb
- 15 minute pause
- Lissandra rengar combo is deadly for locking down and bursting a single target
- Elements continue to win small fights
- Elements get greedy and look for a pick with rengar ult but end up trading 1-4 losing baron in the process.
- Shook runs in 1v5 without ult and dies and sk take elements' mid inhib
- Freddy's Azir provides a huge amount of peel and poke
- Sk wins small fight after small fight leading to their 3rd drag and second baron and mid inhib.
- SK wins one final fight at 35 minutes and taken the game.
- FORG1VEN has a definable KD/A now but it is a 64 KD/A
GV vs. TiP
GV: Saintvicious - Rek’sai, Cop - Kalista, Kauntzer - Lulu, Bunny Fufuu - Morgana, Keane - Corki
TiP: Impact - Rumble, Apollo - Graves, XWX - Ahri, Adrian - Annie, Rush - Lee Sin
Keane plays a mid Corki, does some serious bullying early. Under some serious pressure, TiP plays it safe by only going for kills on ganks and picks, nothing too crazy. XWX in particular plays a very slow Ahri game that simply explodes as TiP gets a foothold picking up massive amounts of kills in teamfights. The turning point of this game was around 35 minutes when TiP began playing decidedly more aggressive. After a huge push from a successful teamfight middle, TiP takes the game at 48:22.
MVP: XWX 11/2/9
It’s difficult to play a carry role slowly and not feed or become useless. Excellent job.
C9 vs T8
C9: Balls - Maokai, Meteos - Vi, Hai - Kassadin, Sneaky - Graves, LemonNation - Annie
T8: Maplestreet - Sivir, Slooshi - Corki, Dodo - Leona, Porpoise - Jarvan, CaliTrlolz - Irelia
This game makes me wonder about the value of dragons in the current meta. This was honestly a flawless game by C9 except for one instance where Sneaky and LemonNation get collapsed on around 20 minutes by 5 T8 members. Other than that there was never a point in this game where C9 was actually behind even while they weren’t up any significant amount of towers early and gave up the first two dragons. After a while (and suitable farming) C9 picks up baron and seals the deal at 34:25.
MVP: LemonNation 2/1/10
Superb Annie stuns locked teamfights in a positive way for C9.
DIG vs TSM
DIG: KiwiKid - Thresh, Shiphtur - Azir, Gamsu - Rek’Sai, CloudNguyen - Vi, CoreJJ - Corki
TSM: Dyrus - Maokai, Bjergsen - Xerath, Wildturtle - Sivir, Lustboy - Morgana, Santorin - Lee Sin
This game was both messy and organized at the same time. Both teams go blow for blow up until 23:15 where a teamfight initiation goes wrong for DIG and gets turned around by TSM. TSM uses this opportunity to grab a quick baron, helping solidify the slight lead they just earned. DIG tries to shake it off and continues to put up a solid fight but another bad initiation at 31:00 puts the young CloudNguyen under Dyrus’s foot and costs them yet another teamfight and the second baron. A final pick under tower for TSM gets them into DIG’s base at 35:00 and they finish up the game at 35:30.
MVP: Dyrus 1/3/9
Dyrus was the deciding factor for many of the winning conditions for the teamfights that ultimately led to TSM’s win this game
TL vs CST
TL: Xpecial - Nami, Piglet - Vayne, Quas - Lissandra, IWDominate - Rek’Sai, FeniX - Xerath
CST: Mash - Sivir, Cris - Sion, Impaler - Jarvan, Jesiz - Casseopia, Sheep - Morgana
This was the most boring game I have ever seen. This was almost like watching a group of bots play against each other designed to simply assess the viability of team compositions. Long story short, TL out-scaled CST and won the game, nothing more nothing less. Both teams played well for what they were given.
WFX vs CLG
WFX: Helios - Jarvan, Pobelter - Kassadin, Gleeb - Janna, Altec - Sivir, Avalon - Gnar
CLG: Link - Nidalee, Doublelift - Jinx, Aphromoo - Morgana, Zion Spartan - Irelia, Xmithie - Vi
WFX bans Blitzcrank. Oh Aphro.
Story of the game. 11:00 minutes hits and kills go all over the map for CLG giving them an early lead in kills along with the first dragon they had already picked up. 15:00, excellent kills in mid for Doublelift. Afterwards it seems as though WFX players were doing their best to lose this game. Staying in the jungle for camps when they knew they were surrounded, fail flashing, engaging on losing fights, and getting caught basically handed CLG this game on a silver platter. That is,of course, until 24:00 with the notorious POB laying down some fat damage and Link attempting to 1v5. Realizing that their meal wasn’t quite dead yet, CLG closed ranks and pulled off some sweet teamfights in the top lane securing more kills with the help of Zion and Links’ burst. A baron gives CLG the buff they need to finish the game at 31:00.
MVP: Link 9/1/7
Look who showed up to play.
C9 vs CST
C9: Balls - Rumble, Meteos - Vi, Hai - Leblanc, Sneaky - Graves, Lemon - Morg
CST: Cris - Maokia, Impaler - Jarvan, Jesiz - Xerath, Mash - Lucian, Sheep - Janna
Balls wins a 3v1 under top turret for first blood. CST makes some bad calls and lose first dragon. C9 takes the lead and runs with it. Mid game C9 actually makes some bad decisions to let CST back in the game. Then C9 seemed to take a breath. They get a few picks in a row around Baron and once CST is too afraid to go in, they get the baron. CST continues to fight, but the baroned up C9 and the nice plays from both Sneaky and Balls leads to the early 30 min victory.
MVP: This game was 6-4 C9. They just played as a team to win it. No one was fed and no one stood out.
CLG vs GV
CLG: Zion - Liss, Xmithie - Lee, Link - Ezreal, Doublelift - Sivir, Aphro - moomoomoo
GV: Hauntzer - Irelia, Saint - Vi, Keane - Azir, Cop - Corki, Bunnyfufu - Janna
CLG takes an early lead and never lets it go. Link is a godreal. Aphromoo and Link basically carried this game. It’s not to downgrade the performance of Double, Zion, or Xmithie, it’s just that Link played amazingly against Keane. Speaking of Keane, he did makes some good plays, but not nearly as helpful as Link’s ultimates. One really bad baron attempt from GV where Saint gets executed by baron. Team decision making, and expert team fighting and picks led to the CLG victory.
MVP: Link 10-1-4
“Doublelift best ADC NA? Doublelift isn’t even the best ADC on CLG!” - Krepo
“That’s some stuff right there.” - Riv
TL vs DIG
TL: Quas - Maokai, Dominate - Vi, Fenix - Ezreal, Piglet - Vayne, Xpecial - Annie
DIG: Gamsu - Rumble, CloudNguyen - J4, Shiphtur - Ahri, CoreJJ - Sivir, Kiwi - Morg
Liquid falls behind a bit after a pretty even early game. Then DIG pulls out the cheese strats as they play the vision game around the baron area and pick off liquid’s members one after another. Piglet not showing up this game as we expected, but I don’t think this loss was entirely his fault. DIG had a really good initiation comp and used this to their advantage in the late game. Double ad comp doesn’t work for TL as it just had for CLG.
Notable play: Amazing ult from KiwiKid helps to secure 2 more kills for DIG.
MVP: Gamsu 5-2-9
Gamsu, early mid and late game, hit insane Rumble ultimates. They led to picks, and great teamfights for DIG.
T8 vs WFX
T8: CaliTlolz - Jax, Porpoise - Rek’sai, Slooshi - Liss, Maple - Graves, Dodo - Morg
WFX: Avalon - Gnar, Helios - Lee, Pobelter - Lulu, Altec - Kalista, Gleeb - Annie
Team 8 with a really nice opening. They get first blood on Avalon’s Gnar. Then they go get the gromp and blue buff and put Helios way behind in the Winterfox jungle. Wait till about 25 mins and Team 8 wins a great teamfight, which in essence seals their victory. Casters and viewers alike wonder why Pobelter played Lulu when Ahri was available and clearly the better pick.
MVP: Slooshi 5-0-10
Slooshi and porpoise were both very strong this game. MVP goes to Slooshi for his astounding mid play and for beating up the notorious P.O.B.
TSM vs TIP
TSM: Dyrus - Sion, Santorin - Vi, Bjergsen - Ahri, Turtle - Jinx, Lustboy - Janna
TIP: Impact - Maokai, Rush - Lee, XWX - Yasuo, Apollo - Graves, Adrian - Morg
Turtle steals the dragon blindly from top lane with Jinx ult. From there this game was Bjergsen all the way. From his first blood on XWX under his mid turret, to the late game picks, Bjergsen was the main reason for the victory here. Late game TSM pushed where they wanted, baroned when they wanted and just pushed the base down around 28 min.
MVP: Bjergsen 10-1-6
WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS
Coast vs CLG King Hillmann Chris Frost
Chris WFX vs TiP King Frost Hillmann
DIG vs C9 King Chris Hillmann Frost
Hillmann T8 vs TL King Chris Frost
GV vs TSM King Hillmann Frost Chris
WFX vs C9 King Chris Hillmann Frost
Hillmann King Chris TiP vs Coast Frost
Chris King CLG vs TSM Hillmann Frost
Hillmann King GV vs TL Chris Frost
Chris Frost King DIG vs T8 Hillmann
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