League of Legends All-Stars 2018: Day Three Recap

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League of Legends All-Stars 2018: Day Three Recap

With a fun-filled opening to this year’s 2018 All-Stars event, day two finally came around and with it, a continuation of yesterday’s tournaments and more memories to be made. The day will feature the finale of the Charity 2v2 tournament, another Tandem, and Nexus Blitz match, as well as both the round of 32 and the round of 16 of the 1v1 tournament.

East vs. West Show Match 2:

Opening up the Day Three event was the first show match of the night. The match pitted some of the top players from both the eastern and western hemispheres of the League of Legends community against one another. Familiar faces would duke it out once again purely for fun and bragging rights, competing to prove which hemisphere was truly stronger. Making things interesting, every player in the match was on an off-role, meaning that they would be playing a role they don’t play professionally, at least presently. On the blue side, the Eastern team featured talent from Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and Thailand. In listed order, the players were Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang in the top lane as Gangplank, Shunsuke “Evi” Murase in the jungle as Xin Zhao, Phạm “Zeros” Minh Lộc in the middle lane as Akali, Song “Rookie” Eui-jin in the AD carry position as Lucian and Nuttapong “G4” Menkasikan as the team’s support, playing as Braum. Against them stood Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov in the top lane as Sion, Rasmus “Caps” Winther in the jungle as Kayn, Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen in the middle lane as Nocturne, Mykhailo “Kira” Harmash in the AD carry position as Karthus along with his sidekick, Rafael “Rakin” Knittel as Thresh in the support role.

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After a slugfest of back and forth action, the West finally fell to the East after a botched mid lane fight attempt as both “Kira” and “Diamondprox” were caught out by the Eastern team, Kira falling instantly. A desperate attempt at trying to recover the fight ensued as one by one, Western players gathered into the brawl that had broken out and staggered their deaths as well. The game lasted 39 minutes before the East had bested the West.

East vs. West Show Match 1:

After a short break, new players took to the stage to once again battle for their respective regions with the same drive – to prove themselves the stronger region. The players remained in their off-roles allowing for a more enjoyable experience. Now on the blue side, the Western team included Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves as Ryze top, Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi as Gragas jungle, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng as Darius mid, Édgar “Seiya” Ali Bracamontes Munguía as Vladimir bottom with Sebastián “Tierwulf” Andrés Mateluna Cibrario as Pyke support. The East presented Bae “Bang” Jun-sik as Viktor top, Liu “Westdoor” Shu-Wei as Ivern jungle, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao as Yasuo mid, Stephen “Triple” Li as Kai’Sa bottom and lastly, Nguyễn “Artifact” Văn Hậu as Rakan support. 

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The spoils of bragging rights were once again given to the East as they bested the West once again, this time in a spectacular 21-minute fashion. Dominating from start to finish, not much else can be said about the game besides the fact that the Western team was utterly outclassed.

East vs. West Nexus Blitz Show Match:

Continuing the theme of a clash of the best in the west against the beasts from the east, another rotation of professional players was ushered on stage to begin the final East vs. West show match. Jungling for the eastern team was Kyohei “Ceros” Yoshida (Rumble) and Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (Master Yi). Their laners included Liu “Mlxg” Shi-Yu (Ornn), Jackson “Pabu” Pavone (Pyke) and Atit “Rockky” Phaomuang (Wukong). Representing the western talent were junglers Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (Xayah) and Mustafa Kemal “Dumbledoge” Gökseloğlu (Rakan) as well as laners Daniele “Jiizuké” di Mauro (Cassiopeia), Joaquín José “Plugo” Pérez (Pyke) and Édgar “Seiya” Ali Bracamontes Munguía (Kennen).

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For the first time in East vs. West show matches, the Western team took the lead and ran away with it, even if it was just a Nexus Blitz game. For 14 action-packed minutes, the West took it straight to the East thanks to “Plugo” and his phenomenal Pyke play, getting a Pentakill earlier in the game to snowball his team to victory.

Pro 1v1 Tournament Quarterfinals:

Game 1: KR Faker (Cassiopeia) vs. OCE Pabu (Darius)

Winner: Pabu via First Blood Victory

Game 2: LMS Maple (Neeko) vs. EU Caps (Neeko)

Winner: Caps via First Blood Victory

Game 3: LPL Rookie (Zoe) vs. KR Bang (Lucian)

Winner: Rookie via First Blood Victory

Game 4: JP Evi (Olaf) vs. LPL Uzi (Varus)

Winner: Uzi via First Blood Victory

Pro 1v1 Tournament Semifinals:

As the semifinals approached the 1v1 tournament, the lack of players allowed for a best of three series to be played out between the pros to extend the event and allow for more of a competitive atmosphere that a best of one series doesn’t enable.

Match One:

Game 1: OCE Pabu (Olaf) vs. LPL Rookie (Akali)

Winner: Rookie via First Blood Victory

Game 2: OCE Pabu (Caitlyn) vs. LPL Rookie (Irelia)

Winner: Pabu via First Blood Victory

Game 3: OCE Pabu (Fiora) vs. LPL Rookie (Akali)

Winner: Pabu via First Blood Victory (moves on to finals)

Match Two:

Game 1: EU Caps (Aatrox) vs. LPL Uzi (Orianna)

Winner: Caps via First Blood Victory

Game 2: EU Caps (Yasuo) vs. LPL Uzi (Orianna)

Winner: Caps via First Blood Victory (moves on to finals)

LPL vs. LCK Show Match:

To ease the tension of the long-awaited conclusion to the 2018 All-Stars 1v1 tournament, a final show match was squeezed in, breaking up the Eastern hemisphere into the two top regions to casually declare which Eastern region was superior. Some familiar faces and some new faces made their appearances for the last time on the big stage. Participating for the LPL (Chinese) region was “GoDlike” as Sion top, “Mlxg” as Aatrox jungle, “Rookie” as Malzahar mid, “Uzi” as Neeko bottom and “Jie Zou” as Thresh support. Challenging the Chinese players were the Korean representatives of the LCK which included “Watch” as Karma top, “Peanut” as Rengar jungle, “Faker” as Zac mid, “Bang” as Kai’Sa bottom with his partner in crime “Madlife” as Blitzcrank support.

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With some unconventional picks coming out from both sides, the fun came to an unfortunate end after 23 minutes of back and forth slugging between the Chinese and Korean professionals. With a “for fun” attitude that came out from the Korean side, it was no surprise that once they fell behind, the LPL simply became a wall that could not be overcome.

Pro 1v1 Tournament Finals:

At long last, the finale to the epic 1v1 Tournament had come. Clashing for the 2018 1v1 Draven Axe trophy and the title of the best 1v1 player in the world would be Oceania’s Jackson “Pabu” Pavone facing off against the European Rasmus “Caps” Winther. The final match would also be played in a best of three series with the rules being the same as always.

1v1 Grand Final:

Game 1: OCE Pabu (Fiora) vs. EU Caps (Vayne)

Winner: Pabu via First Blood Victory

Game 2: OCE Pabu (Irelia) vs. EU Caps (Neeko)

Winner: Caps via First Blood Victory

Game 3: OCE Pabu (Irelia) vs. EU Caps (Neeko)

Winner: Caps via First Blood Victory (Tournament Victor)

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This concludes the recap of the third day of the 2018 League of Legends All-Stars event. Should you wish to watch a rebroadcast of the Day Three events of the League of Legends All-Stars 2018 event for yourself, you can find a link to the official LoL Esports VOD here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/346816805

For specific timestamps, you can find them below:

  • East vs. West Show Match: 38:00 – 1:26:54
  • West vs. East Show Match: 1:45:00 – 2:16:13
  • East vs. West Nexus Blitz: 2:33:53 – 2:50:15
  • Pro 1v1 Tournament Quarterfinals: 3:08:33 – 3:30:42
  • Pro 1v1 Tournament Semifinals: 3:33:22 – 4:13:53
  • LPL vs. LCK Show Match: 4:34:33- 5:03:35
  • Pro 1v1 Tournament Finals: 5:23:30 – 5:39:25

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Yuri Custodio
Yuri is a student at St. Clair College in Windsor ON, studying Esports Administration and Entrepreneurship. Yuri is passionate about all aspects of esports and specializes in League of Legends and Overwatch. He has competed in the Collegiate Overwatch League for his school team - Saints Gaming.