NA's last team at Worlds had to start their miracle run against DRX.
FlyQuest vs DRX
NA’s last hope Flyquest ("FQ") looked to defend against DRX for the chance of staying afloat in Group D. The game started relatively calm with laners trading back and forth with no real action happening. Suddenly, FQ attempted a play on bot lane leading to Chovy to TP bot and PowerOfEvil matching, however, neither team was able to find a kill. FQ then took the Mountain Dragon uncontested as DRX began to focus their efforts on the topside.
Focusing top lane would be the name of the game for DRX as they Rift Herald top tower at 10 minutes helping Doran get ahead on his Jayce. After finding success top, DRX brought some attention down to the bot lane with a four-man gank burning all of Ignar and Wildturtle’s summoners. FQ then catches Deft off guard and immediately gets a kill for themselves the moment DRX leaves the lane. This play would also be FQ’s last successful play of the match.
DRX would tactically break down the map off of their stronger early game presence for the rest of the game. Doran would punish Solo in the side lane and then bleed the pressure into FQ’s jungle causing him to fall multiple levels. FQ became unable to contest any objectives and DRX would secure the next three dragons along with a Baron to close out the game in 30 minutes.
- Time: 30:28
- Kills: 4-15
- Turrets: 2-10
- Gold: 46.9K-63.1K
- Dragons: 2-3
- Barons: 0-1