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LGD seeks to continue streak while iG tries for their first decisive 2-0

Posted by Michale "DreXxiN" Lalor 22 weeks, 4 days ago

Positive Energy tests their limits while Invictus Gaming shows their hunger for victory in the second day of week 5 of the LPL.


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If you're simply interested in spoiler-free VODs;

LGD vs. PE Game 1
LGD vs. PE Game 2
OMG vs. iG Game 1
OMG vs. iG Game 2



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Coverage

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LGD LoL lineup

Purple

Styz Lucian Lucian
Quan Elise Elise
YYY Syndra Syndra
Pyl Karma Karma
Star Shyvana Shyvana
Bans:
Gragas Lulu Kassadin
Positive Energy lineup

Blue

Renekton Renekton Canines
Sivir Sivir LovC
Thresh Thresh Trickyboy
Vi Vi YCC
LeBlanc LeBlanc JOJO
Bans:
Caitlyn Lee Sin Ziggs

Positive Energy has been struggling a bit while LGD has been on a win streak. Positive Energy showed strong early game play by grabbing the first couple kills of the game and making sure they had an undetected pink ward in the south river to anticipate ganks. The early game was full of back and forth action.

LGD pulled ahead by being the heavier aggressor, making sure to invade Positive Energy's jungle and take control of the buffs.  Though the kills were back and forth and Rena was being dominated by Positive Energy's jungler and mid, Aluka was practically feeding on Renekton due to all the focus on his lane.  Positive Energy also had far more towers and therefore a huge gold lead.


LGD sieging heavily onto PE.

 

Positive Energy's issue was also their gold distribution.  Three of the killing blows were on Dada's Thresh. The carries on Positive Energy were gold starved and it showed in the fights. The status of the game escalated quickly as Positive Energy's early game composition didn't have an answer to the heavy aggression brought out by Positive Energy.  Before the 30 minute mark, Positive Energy were cowering beind their nexus turrets and LGD took an easy win.

VOD (Click for Full-Screen)


 

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LGD LoL lineup

Blue

YYY Ziggs Ziggs
Quan Vi Vi
Pyl Thresh Thresh
Styz Ezreal Ezreal
Star Shyvana Shyvana
Bans:
Gragas Lulu Kassadin
Positive Energy lineup

Purple

Lucian Lucian LovC
Renekton Renekton Canines
LeBlanc LeBlanc JOJO
Kha'Zix Kha'Zix YCC
Karma Karma Trickyboy
Bans:
Elise Lee Sin Caitlyn

In traditional LGD fashion, they started off again rolling 2v1 in an attempt to quickly take out the top tower.  Unfortunately for them, Pyl was very uncareful when Ycc came to assist in the top lane, allowing himself to get instantly flashed upon and bursted for first blood. LGD continued their dominance bottom lane by forcing Positive Energy out before PE could take the tower.  A ziggs bomb later, 1 kill and 1 dragon were acquired for LGD.

The gold disparity didn't prove too large throughout the course of the game, but Quan's camp on the bottom lane was brutal and put PE's marksman and support duo incredibly far beh9ind.  The next dragon fight would be an all-out 5v5 standoff, but LGD won the smite battles as well as the fight that followed. 


LGD's bottom lane a little too complacent during times of danger.

 

At the 15 minute mark, Positive Energy were being incredibly overzealous and playing as if they were ahead. Their attempts to establish jungle control ended up hurting them and putting them further behind than they needed to be, but their constant aggression also helpoed them to catch up a bit and would find its merits eventually.  Positive Energy were also able to practically duo the dragon after Karma was killed from some harass, but LGD cleaned up.

Oddly enough the baron was enough to even out the game, but more importantly, LGD had higher scaling carries and better gold distribution.  30 minutes in, the gold was dead even, but the pressure of all three lanes were in favor of LGD. They had more than a double turret advantage and the global gold allowed them to flourish.  LGD were able to continue their win streak despite the help from baron for Positive Energy.

VOD (Click for Full-Screen)


 

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Invictus Gaming LoL lineup

Purple

Pdd Renekton Renekton
Kitties Thresh Thresh
Zz1tai Xerath Xerath
kid Varus Varus
illuSioN. Pantheon Pantheon
Bans:
Kha'Zix Lulu Elise
OMG-LoL lineup

Blue

Ziggs Ziggs xiyang
Lee Sin Lee Sin bigpomelo
Caitlyn Caitlyn San.
Shyvana Shyvana gogoing
LeBlanc LeBlanc Allen.
Bans:
Yasuo Kassadin Lucian

Invictus Gaming were unhappy being wiped out at IEM and were hungry for vengeance, having not seen any 2-0 victories in the LPL.  They started off on the right foot with Impact making a huge impact on the game.  He was able to help PDD get ahead and have a strong 2-0 start on his jungle Pantheon.  The strong point of OMG was LoveLin's LeBlanc support was working out early, though the
y didn't have a huge lead against iG's bottom lane.

Illusion continued to dominate and have 100% kill participating, striking fear into the hearts of every laner from OMG.  OMG showed their discomfort of playing outside of the driver's seat and from behind.  Whenever OMG tried to start fights against Invictus Gaming, Illusion was there to help. However, this was often bot lane which allowed San to thrive. 


Invictus Gaming finding an unlikely advantage onto OMG.

 

iG's poke was very strong and became a problem; iG's "out of meta" picks were doing better than OMG's.  Zz1tai was showing heavy impact with his Xerath play and Kid and Kitties were beginning to dominate bottom with Illusion's help. Invictus Gaming started dominating teamfights Zz1tai was absolutely wrecking on Xerath from the backlines while PDD was initiating on the front lines.  However, OMG grabbed a baron at 26 minutes to stall out the game.

The sheer standings of the teams would normally dictate that this would be Invictus Gaming throwing and OMG using the baron to swing a comeback, but it was not the case.  The siege became overwhelming for OMG to handle and Invictus Gaming simply showed stronger teamwork, allowing iG to grab a much needed win.

VOD (Click for Full-Screen)


 

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Invictus Gaming LoL lineup

Blue

Zz1tai Yasuo Yasuo
illuSioN. Wukong Wukong
kid Lucian Lucian
Kitties Thresh Thresh
Pdd Malphite Malphite
Bans:
Kha'Zix Ziggs Kayle
OMG-LoL lineup

Purple

Renekton Renekton gogoing
Annie Annie Allen.
LeBlanc LeBlanc xiyang
Sivir Sivir San.
Pantheon Pantheon bigpomelo
Bans:
Kassadin Elise Lulu

More "traditional" picks would put an end to the second day of LPL.  Both teams lane swapped against one another so the duos met up in top lane while the tanky top laners fought in the bottom lane.  Zz1tai pulled out his Yasuo for the first time since IEM Katowice.  Illusion would begin his terror in the top lane, patiently waiting for the correct opportunity, which he would find and help secure first blood for Kid along with Kitties.

At around 7 minutes in, a dive would go horribly wrong for OMG. Xiyang baited  Zz1tai to walk forward and get ganked by Pomelo, but Zz1tai was able to ult them and knock them up under tower where Illusion was waiting, securing two kills and grabbing a 3-0 advantage. 


A dive gone wrong.

 

The lead would continue to grow for the first ten minutes with the only retribution coming from a gank bottom against Kitties, where summoners and ultimates needed to be blown.  However, as the game progressed into midgame, Pomelo would abuse and make Pantheon's global strength apparent, picking up three kills and nearly evening up the game after the bottom tower went down for Invictus Gaming.

Not wanting to go down 2-0 to an inferior rated team, OMG found the vigor to pull nearly 10k ahead in the lategame after acquiring a baron.  However, they were also over eager to close out objectives. When it was time for the second baron, OMG were able to pick that up as well. OMG then aggressed onto the top inhibitor of Invictus Gaming to land the final blow, leaving Invictus Gaming still without a decisive 2-0 victory in the LPL.

VOD (Click for Full-Screen)



STANDINGS

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
OMG-LoL 14 11 3 0 36
EDG.LoL 14 9 3 2 30
WE 14 7 4 3 25
iG 14 3 8 3 17
LGD.LoL 14 4 4 6 16
RC-LoL 14 3 3 8 12
Energy PM 14 1 5 8 8
PE 14 1 4 9 7
Schedule
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming LoL
OMG-LoL 2 – 0 Positive Energy
Energy Pacemaker 2 – 0 LGD LoL
World Elite 2 – 0 Royal Club
Edward Gaming 1 – 1 LGD LoL
Positive Energy 0 – 2 World Elite
Invictus Gaming LoL 1 – 1 Energy Pacemaker
OMG-LoL 2 – 0 Royal Club
Royal Club 2 – 0 Positive Energy
LGD LoL 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming LoL
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Energy Pacemaker
World Elite 0 – 2 OMG-LoL
LGD LoL 2 – 0 World Elite
Positive Energy 1 – 1 Invictus Gaming LoL
Royal Club 1 – 1 Invictus Gaming LoL
World Elite 2 – 0 Energy Pacemaker
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Positive Energy
Energy Pacemaker 0 – 2 OMG-LoL
Royal Club 0 – 2 LGD LoL
Edward Gaming 0 – 2 OMG-LoL
Positive Energy 2 – 0 Energy Pacemaker
OMG-LoL 2 – 0 LGD LoL
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Royal Club
Invictus Gaming LoL 1 – 1 World Elite
LGD LoL 2 – 0 Positive Energy
Invictus Gaming LoL 1 – 1 OMG-LoL
Energy Pacemaker 1 – 1 Royal Club
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 World Elite
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming LoL
OMG-LoL 2 – 0 Positive Energy
Energy Pacemaker 1 – 1 LGD LoL
World Elite 2 – 0 Royal Club
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 LGD LoL
Positive Energy 0 – 2 World Elite
Invictus Gaming LoL 1 – 1 Energy Pacemaker
OMG-LoL 2 – 0 Royal Club
Royal Club 2 – 0 Positive Energy
LGD LoL 0 – 2 Invictus Gaming LoL
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Energy Pacemaker
World Elite 1 – 1 OMG-LoL
Edward Gaming 0 – 2 OMG-LoL
Positive Energy 0 – 2 Invictus Gaming LoL
Royal Club 1 – 1 LGD LoL
World Elite 2 – 0 Energy Pacemaker
Edward Gaming 1 – 1 Positive Energy
Energy Pacemaker 0 – 2 OMG-LoL
Royal Club 0 – 2 Invictus Gaming LoL
LGD LoL 0 – 2 World Elite
Positive Energy 1 – 1 Energy Pacemaker
OMG-LoL 2 – 0 LGD LoL
Edward Gaming 2 – 0 Royal Club
Invictus Gaming LoL 1 – 1 World Elite
LGD LoL 1 – 1 Positive Energy
Invictus Gaming LoL 1 – 1 OMG-LoL
Energy Pacemaker 0 – 2 Royal Club
Edward Gaming 1 – 1 World Elite

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