Excel vs Splyce
Splyce kicked off the day with a fairly dominant win against Excel. Their win was very clean and came from great capitalization on Excel aggression. At only five minutes, Excel tried to three-man dive the top lane, but Viziscasci and Xerxe turned around the 2v3 to get two kills. From here Splyce took the First Tower bonus in the bottom lane and turned around another top lane dive to save their top laner, while Kobbe farmed up on his Xayah.
When the teams transitioned to the mid game, Humanoid’s Ryze became a huge threat. He bullied both Expect and Mickey on the side lane and asserted a lot of pressure. Meanwhile, the rest of Splyce grouped to take multiple towers. At 28 minutes Excel tried to force a team fight on Splyce, but the Splyce counterattack resulted in two deaths for Excel and the loss of the Baron. With the buff, Splyce only needed one more team fight before they shattered Excel’s Nexus.
SK Gaming vs Rogue
Similarly to the match before, SK won a clean game versus Rogue. The opening minutes were relatively quiet, but at the eight minute mark the game exploded. First, Selfmade ganked and killed Larssen for First Blood. Then the SK bottom duo killed their counterparts in the 2v2, with Crownshot getting the Double Kill. With this strong duo, SK was able to swap lanes to push down towers and their plating.
Rogue did find a skirmish victory, but SK pushed the pace of the game and claimed objective after objective. On top of this, SK had taken two Infernal Dragon to add to their exceptional scaling composition. At 25 minutes, a team fight broke out where SK killed two Rogue members, allowing them to take the Baron. Shortly after, SK was pushing all three lanes but Rogue made a desperate engage. SK turned the fight on them and Ace’d them, with Sacre’s Vladimir getting a Quadra kill from a clutch flank. It only took them a few moments after this to finish the game.
Origen vs Misfits
In the third game of the day, Origen defeated Misfits. It was a hard fought victory though, as Kirei’s early game impact was immense. He got First Blood for Febiven, then tower dove Kold to kill him himself. A little while later he also set up his team with an Infernal Dragon. But crucially Origen was able to stem the bleeding and get small advantages for themselves, like the Rift Herald and First Tower bonus.
Origen really stepped it up in the mid game though. Misfits tried to attack Nukeduck in the side lane, but was able to absorb the pressure while his team won the rest of the map. At 27 minutes Origen won a huge fight in the top lane, where they killed three Misfits and their top Inhibitor. Three minutes later another team fight exploded in Misfits’ jungle. Origen routed their opponents, Ace’ing them before demolishing their entire base.
Schalke 04 vs Fnatic
Fnatic continued their undefeated streak with another win over S04. They did so in a dominant fashion, smashing S04 at all points in the game. First, Fnatic focused on the bottom lane, diving the tower twice in the opening 10 minutes of the game. They found two kills here while Bwipo solo killed Odoamne in the top lane. The pressure allowed Fnatic to take the First Tower bonus as well.
During the mid game Fnatic played the side lanes and constantly pressured them with roams from Broxah and Hylissang. They took multiple towers and found a few picks during this time. Eventually, Fnatic decided to start the Baron and they secured it with only one death. They then began pushing all three lanes, and before S04 knew it they had no Inhibitors left. They lost multiple players before Fnatic pushed through their last remaining towers and finished their Nexus off.
Vitality vs G2 Esports
G2, to no one’s surprise, absolutely dismantled Vitality in the last match of the day. They played fast and bloody, picking every fight they could. They secured First Blood by diving Vitality’s bottom tower. Afterward, Wunder killed Mowgli in a 1v2 before losing his own life. Vitality tried to make some plays towards the bottom lane but G2 moved around the map very fast to keep picking fights.
In the early-mid game, G2 engaged a ton of fights. At 14 minutes they fought in Vitality’s blue side jungle, finding four kills before leaving. Five minutes later G2 killed two more members in the bottom lane. The game really broke open at 22 minutes, which started off with G2 diving and killing Attila mid. From here they pushed to take the mid Inhibitor. Vitality attempted to repel them, but G2 pushed forward and slaughtered them. Vitality’s base was painted red before G2 finally decided to end the game.
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