Both teams are 2-3 in the tournament going into the match, with Urgot being the unusual and popular pick with his recent rework.  Six minutes into the game and both teams are playing very patient, we are still waiting for any kind of jungle gank.  The early game continues to be fairly spread out and passive until C9.Sneaky breaks the ice with first blood from a gank in bottom lane, and then a second kill a minute later.  This enables C9 to take their first tower down and Sneaky heads back to bottom.  It’s Sneaky again in the second team fight initiating with a thirdRead More →

A lot of G2’s strength comes from having the lead early on, and then steadily closing in on it.  The former EU champions couldn’t get that lead against NA’s Phoenix 1.  P1’s Ryu started off the match smiling, which is a pretty rare occurrence, possibly foreshadowing his victory.  He was sitting next to the young rookie MikeYeung, who everyone is hyped for lately.  Both teams start the match 1-1 in the tournament. After the picks in this BO1, Phoenix 1 looks to have a lot of high value picks, yet seems vulnerable in the early game.  G2’s Perkz was having a lot of success withRead More →

  It was said before the match, “If P1 wins, everyone gets a fidget spinner,” and that was all the hype as the round started. In Game 1, Akaadian took first blood against Ryu to put them at a 600 gold lead. Ryu took revenge on Akaadian the very next kill, taking an infernal dragon with the extra time they gained. Froggen dominated CS in the mid lane, tripling his average numbers, effectively stabilizing the gold count between the two teams. At 19 minutes, P1 won a team fight giving them 4 kills, and a 2200 gold lead. Mikeyeung, looking very strong for Phoenix1, whileRead More →