League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Four Recap

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League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Four Recap

Royal Never Give Up vs Fnatic

RNG v FNC worlds19 groups day 4

Domination came out of Royal Never Give Up (“RNG”) as they won the game with their team fight strength. They dove the middle lane to pick up the first blood. When they went to do the same top Bwipo outplayed the dive and Broxah found a kill on Karsa’s way out. The Fnatic (“FNC”) jungler then went bot to pick up another kill off Hylissang’s hook. Rift Herald was taken by RNG and FNC tried to start a fight after, but RNG took the fight handedly with a two-for-nothing victory. As Karsa went to use the Rift Herald, Hylissang managed to stop the channel in exchange for his life. Nemesis rushed down Xiaohu with Bwipo’s ultimate and found the kill; he then secured the first tower in the top lane.

Forcing face checks in the Baron river became FNC’s strategy, but a five-man convergence in the middle lane by RNG won them river control. RNG found the fight through Xiaohu’s Realm Warp. They sent Langx into Hylissang and continued the fight for three kills and the Baron while giving up nothing. Three towers and an Infernal fell to them, giving them a 6.5k gold lead at the end of their Baron buff. An overextension by FNC then gave RNG another kill on Hylissang. The red side base was broken open as RNG found a 2-1 fight. FNC rushed to the Baron, but RNG closed in and Uzi flashed forward to win a 5-3 team fight and the Nexus.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 36:17
  • Kills: 15-7
  • Turrets: 9-2
  • Gold: 69.9k-60.3k
  • Dragons: 2-3
  • Barons: 1-0

Clutch Gaming vs SK Telecom T1

CG v SKT worlds19 groups day 4

The red side won out in the second game of the day. A teleport marked the first blood with Faker coming into a bottom lane play and performing an amazing outplay. Huni then teleported down but just gave up a kill.  Khan then solo killed Huni, making the map state for Clutch Gaming (“CG”) only worse. Teams then switched their bottom lanes to the top for the Rift Herald. The fight resulted in a massive 4-1 victory for SK Telecom T1 (“SKT”). Infernal Drake fell to SKT and the team then moved to the bot lane to dive Damonte for a kill.

Faker showed his strength by taking the first tower top and then diving the second tower to solo kill Huni. A 3v1 fight was won by Faker and bought space for the third Infernal Dragon to go to SKT. He then solo killed Huni top again. Four CG members went to get Faker, but he avoided dying without even using his flash. This bought the time required and his team took the opportunity to get Baron. CG finally found a return kill on Effort, but they lost the bottom inhibitor and another tower mid. SKT finally crushed CG through the bottom lane, taking four and the Nexus.

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QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 26:04
  • Kills: 2-16
  • Turrets: 0-10
  • Gold: 36.8k-53.7k
  • Dragons: 0-4
  • Barons: 0-1

FunPlus Phoenix vs GAM Esports

FPX v GAM worlds19 groups day 4

FunPlus Phoenix (“FPX”) rose again to take a 2-1 record in the group. Taking advantage of flashes burnt at a level one invade, Tian found a gank in the bottom lane for first blood. Top lane brought another gank from Tian and this time Levi was there. Levi’s counter gank looked hopeful for GAM Esports (“GAM”) but the resulting fight brought two free kills to FPX. GAM finally found a kill on Tian and FPX found a response on Levi. A kill went to Tian as he invaded Levi for a solo kill. FPX found a 2v2 kill in the bottom lane as they dove top lane. The dive resulted in another kill and the first tower falling.

The bottom lane brought one at the same time as Doinb solo dove Kiaya, bringing two free kills for FPX. Zin was deleted by Tian, but GAM finally found a second kill on Doinb by committing four. Three fell in the red side jungle and FPX broke the base in the top lane before 20 minutes. Slay was picked and the top inhibitor was taken. They finally fell back to Baron and ran through the mid lane to close the game with a final kill.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 23:33
  • Kills: 19-2
  • Turrets: 10-0
  • Gold: 50.6k-34.8k
  • Dragons: 2-0
  • Barons: 1-0

Splyce vs CTBC J Team

SPY v JT worlds19 groups day 4

CBTC J Team (“JT”) demolished the European second seed in the fourth game of the day. Lane swaps kicked off this match. On a dive to get a bottom lane kill, Norskeren fell without any pay-off. As Rest avoided a death in the top lane, JT found a gank in the bot lane for a kill and the Infernal Dragon. JT prevented early game plays but Splyce (“SPY”) finally found a kill from JT overextending to challenge the Rift Herald. Kobbe was then able to take the herald and use it top to collect the first tower.

The Ocean Drake fell to JT and the resulting fight turned into a 1-1. Another pick by Hana brought a kill to his team. Fofo solo killed Humanoid and his team got the bottom lane tower. On a SPY engage JT found three quick kills and a free Baron. After gaining three towers, they rushed a second Baron, only losing Rest in the process. Two more deathless towers went to JT. Kobbe rushed in, but JT picked him off and took the Baron and Elder Dragon. They broke through the middle lane before running out of their epic buffs. Top lane fell next, but SPY managed to find a 2-2 fight. Finally, SPY tried to force the Baron, but JT immediately punished, taking 4-0 and the Nexus.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 44:41
  • Kills: 5-16
  • Turrets: 4-11
  • Gold: 74.9k-86.4k
  • Dragons: 0-6
  • Barons: 0-3

Cloud9 vs Griffin

C9 v GRF worlds19 groups day 4

Korea took a 2-1 record in Group A with this victory. 13 minutes marked the first deaths of the game with a hard dive in the top lane resulting in a 1-1 trade. A similar trade came out again with Blaber diving Chovy under the bottom lane tower. Cloud9 (“C9”) then found the Ocean Drake and the first tower of the game in the top lane. Griffin (“GRF”) found a pick in the top lane on Licorice and both teams traded a tower after. 4v5 in the middle lane gave GRF a kill, but C9 took the mid lane tower and the second bottom tower. Frustration showed on GRF as they sent four to kill Licorice, but C9 was ready.

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Baron became their target and they managed to take the purple worm with Licorice being the team’s only loss in return. As the Baron march began in the middle lane GRF found a 3-1 fight and took two towers. A massive 5 for nothing team fight by GRF took the Baron for them. The team moved up to push, but Chovy fell as he jumped over the wall to attempt a pick on Blaber. Running away from GRF, C9 lost Blaber and the Baron. Miracles were shown to be true as C9 pushed back with two more kills and the push repelled despite three downed inhibitors. Nisqy gave GRF their opening. Having Elder Dragon allowed them to one-shot him and take the Nexus with a 5-2 fight.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 43:24
  • Kills: 8-19
  • Turrets: 7-11
  • Gold: 81.0k-87.0k
  • Dragons: 2-3
  • Barons: 1-2

Hong Kong Attitude vs G2 Esports

HKA v G2 worlds19 groups day 4

The MSI champions proved their mettle after a shaky early game. Before the scuttle crab ad even spawned, G2 Esports (“G2”) found first blood in the middle lane. Caps then teleported to the bottom lane to pick up two kills in response to a 2v2 kill for Hong Kong Attitude (“HKA”). Returning to the mid lane, Caps and Jankos went for another kill but the latter fell with no advantage gained. Mikyx fell again as HKA found him separated from his team. The first turret came down in the mid lane as G2 sent three in.

Hooks landing brought another kill on Mikyx and soon after Jankos. Gold differences in the game were flipped as Crash found Jankos with a counter gank to secure his team the lead. G2 found a kill on 3Z by sending Caps and Jankos bot lane, but HKA shot back with a tower in mid. Europe’s best beat out an advantage through better macro and went to the Baron. Breaking the game open, they managed to take the Baron and push to a 4-1 team fight. Mid lane inhibitor was dove and gave G2 a 5-0 advantage and the Nexus soon after.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 30:32
  • Kills: 10-14
  • Turrets: 4-11
  • Gold: 50.9k-60.6k
  • Dragons: 1-3
  • Barons: 0-1

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