Jimmy Bellinghausen

Jimmy Bellinghausen

Jimmy's love of esports began during the League of Legends 2013 Worlds Tournament. Since then, he has been honing his analytical ability and his skills as a reporter to make an impact on the scene he holds dear. Despite his preference for LoL, he also enjoys one-tricking Doomfist in Overwatch and being at the bottom of the leaderboard in CS:GO.

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League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Two Recap

LoL Worlds 2019 Play Ins Day Two
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Royal Youth vs Damwon Gaming

Damwon Gaming prevented the upset and took their first game of Worlds. Royal Youth (“RYL”) started the action with a with a gank in the bottom lane, picking up a kill on Nuclear. DWG fought on their return, but they were closed in on with a teleport and lost two for one. They continued to press forward and picked up a free kill in the middle lane. Both teams moved to the Rift Herald; DWG pushed RYL off the objective, took it and a kill. RYL picked Nuclear and then took the Infernal Drake. Returning to the top lane with Rift Herald, DWG took the first tower.

Using their vision denial, RYL jumped over the wall and quickly took two unanswered kills. DWG caught out RYL for a decisive three-for-one teamfight and a pick soon after, but RYL answered back with two picks of their own. Another teamfight kicked off resulting in an even 2-2. RYL tried to find another pick, but a quick Zhonya;s from ShowMaker turned the play, resulting in two kills and a Baron Nashor for DWG. DWG sieged through the base, taking five outside of the base and one more right before the game end.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 34:33
  • Kills: 12-17
  • Turrets: 2-9
  • Gold: 56.1k-68.5k
  • Dragons: 1-4
  • Barons: 0-1

Mega Esports vs Hong Kong Attitude

Hong Kong Attitude (“HKA”) found the first win in Group C. Mega Esports (“MG”) found the first kill of the game with a gank in the bottom lane. MG stole the dragon from HKA but lost a kill in the process. HKA moved to the Rift Herald, but MG moved in and found a return kill, stopping the Rift Herald in the process. MG soon returned to the Rift Herald, taking it and using it in the middle lane to take the first turret of the game. They then returned to the bottom side to pick up the Infernal Drake. HKA’s 3Z tower dove by himself in the bottom lane. He didn’t get a kill, but he got executed.

A skirmish broke out in the top lane resulting in an even one for one. Dragons continued to pile up for MG, taking another Mountain and then Cloud Dragon. 3Z continued to build his lead in the top lane, taking the bottom lane inhibitor by himself. MG immediately started the Baron Nashor in response, but HKA stole it and took a 4-0 team fight. They then returned to the bottom lane and took another kill and the Nexus.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 34:09
  • Kills: 3-7
  • Turrets: 4-8
  • Gold: 56.1k-62.2k
  • Dragons: 4-0
  • Barons: 0-1

Damwon Gaming vs Flamengo Esports

DWG slammed their second game opponents. They took an early lead with first blood in the top lane. Flamengo Esports (“FLA”) shot back immediately, taking two kills for nothing, but DWG found another successful gank in the top lane. FLA found a kill middle lane, DWG answered for another, but FLA found another in the bottom lane by turning around a dive. Trying to keep the momentum, FLA moved to force in the middle lane again, but DWG countered for two more. Both teams found a kill on opposite sides, but DWG also picked up the first tower in the top lane.

FLA ganked Nuguri in the bottom lane, but he turned it around and pushed them back in a 2v1. They returned to the play, bringing four and winning a resulting team fight two for one. DWG finally found their moment in a river teamfight, pushing past through the middle lane turret, and took a 4-1 victory into the Mountain Drake. DWG shoved the middle lane and immediately used the Ryze ultimate to take Baron and take a 4-1 teamfight. They shoved into the Nexus and dove fountain racking up six more kills.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 30:04
  • Kills: 22-11
  • Turrets: 11-0
  • Gold: 63.8k-48.2k
  • Dragons: 3-1
  • Barons: 1-0

Mega Esports vs Lowkey Gaming

MG found their first win against Lowkey Gaming (“LK”). LK found the first kill of the game in a 2v2 bottom lane. MG answered back with a solo kill in middle lane and then a gank top lane. LK found a free kill in the middle lane with a gank. Teams fought around the Rift Herald, resulting in a two for two. LK found the first turret of the game in the bottom lane. After slowly bleeding turrets and gold, LK forced a teamfight that resulted in a decisive 4-1 victory. A greedy blue buff steal attempt by LK led to two kills for MG, but they soon answered with one of their own.

LK found two kills thanks to an enormous 2v1 play by their mid laner, and then rushed the Baron. On the Baron push in the top lane, MG found a four-for-one teamfight, equalizing the game. LK struck back with two kills and started the Baron while MG’s Rockky solo killed Hani in the top lane. Both teams converged on the Baron, resulting in a 4 for 3 for LK. MG picked the LK jungler and rushed the Baron. They took the Baron and turned on LK, picking up the remaining four champions and the game.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 39:57
  • Kills: 21-19
  • Turrets: 8-5
  • Gold: 75.8k-73.8k
  • Dragons: 3-1
  • Barons: 1-1

Royal Youth vs Flamengo Esports

FLA dominated with brTT’s signature Draven pick. After nine minutes of inaction, RYL found the first blood with a gank in the bottom lane. FLA struck back immediately and picked up two and the infernal. They took their focus to the top lane, finding a pick and taking the Rift Herald. Draven finally found a kill in the bottom lane and, soon after, the first turret of the game.

FLA continued to crush the game, finding another kill in the enemy bottom jungle and taking the second Infernal Drake. In the bottom lane, FLA forced a team fight and picked up two, but RYL stuck around and got one in return after the play. After setting up Baron vision they started it and found a pick on the way out. They pushed through the mid lane, picking up a kill. Then through the bottom side, and they then ended the game with a crushing 5-1 teamfight.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 24:12
  • Kills: 3-14
  • Turrets: 2-9
  • Gold:37.1k-48.7k
  • Dragons: 0-3
  • Barons: 0-1

Hong Kong Attitude vs LowKey Esports

LK through Group C into chaos by evening the scores. Bloodshed filled the game early with a 3-2 skirmish in favor of HKA breaking out before four minutes. Evening the score, LK struck back with a gank in the middle lane. They continued to push forward and took the lead with a 2v2 outplay in the bottom lane leading to a skirmish that resulted in two free kills. HKA tried to find a play in the middle lane, but had it turned on them and lost a member with no return. LK converged on the middle lane, diving and trading 1-1 but taking two tower plates.

HKA found the first turret in the top lane with the help of the Rift Herald. LK’s Artifact solo killed Mission, but he was taken down by Pyke on his way out. LK found a fight after a missed hook by Pyke, winning it three to one. Starting the Baron, LK tried to turn on HKA, but gave away a free kill. Unphased by their failure, they returned to the pit and took the Baron as well as a 3-2 trade in their favor. The team continued to go forward, taking an unanswered kill and the bottom lane inhibitor. Without needing Baron, LK found five for nothing and the Nexus.

QUICK STATS:

  • Time: 29:57
  • Kills: 9-20
  • Turrets: 3-9
  • Gold: 49.9k-57.3k
  • Dragons: 0-3
  • Barons: 0-1

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