Two tournament underdogs fought to establish themselves internationally today.
FlyQuest vs Unicorns of Love
A crucial final game of the day for FlyQuest (“FLY”) and NA – with the region sitting at 0-5 FLY needed to get a victory against UOL. As for UOL, they looked strong in the Play-ins and surprised many with their performances. Victory for either side would be required if they wanted to pick up an unlikely spot at knockouts. It wasn’t the start NA or FLY needed as UOL is able to pick up First Blood in the top lane. The early game remained completely even on the gold front, though the map situation seems favorable for UOL at this early stage.
As if they knew I’d said it, FLY decided that they wanted a gold lead. So they got a huge double pick in the top and mid lane, with a 1k lead going their way. FLY looked to take their lead and cut down UOL at mid game point. As they push to take the tier three UOL bot lane turret they fumble the play and UOL claim two of the FLY members. They then move to claim Soul point and reduce FLY’s gold lead. It goes from bad to worse for FLY as UOL continued to pick up kills around the Baron buff, though it remained for the time being.
FLY on the board
With the Soul drake on the map again, FLY and UOL find the time to fight. The first round of fighting goes the way of FLY, though UOL won the second phase knocking FLY down to just two members. Not to be outdone, PowerOfEvil again comes in clutch to keep FLY alive in the game. UOL picked up kills on the back end of the fight but with people respawning UOL is forced to retreat. They do manage to pick up the drake though to stop UOL from securing Soul.
With Baron on the map FLY somehow managed to take the Baron and the kills as Santorin came in huge for FLY as they pushed down the mid lane. The death timers were too long on UOL as FLY brings it home.
- Time: 36:33
- Kills: 16-18
- Turrets: 9-2
- Gold: 67.4k - 60.2k
- Dragons: 2-3
- Barons: 2-0