Solomid pulls it together on W6D1
Posted by Michale "DreXxiN" Lalor 8 weeks, 6 days ago
TSM Snapdragon comes back in good shape and Wildturtle astonishes viewers with his solid performance and a pentakill in his first ever LCS day.
The big crowds are gone and it's back to the studio for LCS starting with MRN vs. Dignitas. The game breaks out with a 3v3 to contest Dignitas's blue buff with Nasus ultimately securing it in the end. As the game proceeds to shift into the early-mid game, Heartbeattt's inexperience on support becomes apparent and his results weren't looking so hot.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Patoy found excellent success in support AP Janna. The primary differences in his play were running teleport on support and using it to acquire the same amount of farm as Crumbzz. While the others weren't a complete steam roll in their respective role, they still had the edge.
Cataclysm catches both carries, but it wasn't enough to win the fight.
While MRN did manage to take a baron of their own, it ended poorly in the end with Dignitas capitalizing on their experience and bringing themselves in the victory.
The second match of the day would be one of the closest in the entire history of LCS up to this point. Even as the game went on for a good near-hour, it was back and forth and never remained stagnant. Reginald started off the game with a first blood on Complexity straight away with a very solid invade.
Despite having the early advantage, early-mid game would have Complexity picking up speed and grabbing just about every dragon in the game. As both teams ramped up, it was hard to determine who would be the strongest come 6-item late game, however, on paper it would appear that the composition of Complexity proved to be stronger.
Towers, kills, and gold unbelievably close after three quarters of an hour.
Possibly to the dismay of Chaox, WildTurtle could not have had a more explosive and exciting debut, showing off his skills to the team. Though Caitlyn is weaker on her own than Kog'Maw late game, WildTurtle took the brave route to off-set that and grab a second phantom dancer in her 6 item build rather than building offensively. This immense damage and risk caused WildTurtle to pick up a pentakill in his first ever LCS match.
Say what you will about how classic of a matchup Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Dignitas is, but the match wasn't even close. After a greedy attempt by Chauster to gank bottom with the knowledge of Crumbzz camping around for some fresh blood, the first blood acquired by Chauster was not anywhere near worth it as it meant 3 deaths for CLG right off the bat.
With HotshotGG having trouble holding his own top, and even being dueled on his level 9 Malphite by a level 6 0CS Elise, things were appearing grim -- and grim they were. Dignitas gave no opportunity to throw and pushed the game slow and steady, perhaps too steady. With that, they gave Counter Logic Gaming a one-dimensional crushing.
If the games were in reverse order, we would have had an epic finals. Unfortunately things didn't turn out that way, but players did maintain their promises. Reginald kept his claim of picking Twisted Fate immediately if it was open and performed well with it, redeem his poor performance in game 1 and also previous experienced with a perfect game against MRN.
WildTurtle, while behind in farm, also once again held up his end of the bargain with a solid performance, meshing with the team like bread goes with butter. With both bottom laners being rather expirimental, the switch-up created a solid entertainment value to an otherwise dull game for the viewers. Unfortunately in the end, TSM would prevail and show they've whipped themselves back into shape by taking a 2-0 at today's LCS. Will their domination continue during the epic showdown tomorrow against CLG?