JD Gaming and Rogue went head to head during Day Three of the Group Stage.
JD Gaming vs Rogue
JDG vs Rogue (“RGE”) is a crucial match in the group. With JDG and RGE both picking up a 1-1 record thus far, the victor of the series would go into the second round-robin the favorite to claim the second spot. RGE definitely went into this series as the underdogs. However, their performance against PSG gave EU fans hope that RGE could do the unthinkable and make it to knockouts. First Blood goes over to JDG after they picked up the Rift Herald, while an extended fight sees both teams pick up a kill. RGE did manage to pick up a second in the tail end of the fight too though. While the early game was quiet, it picked up by the 12th minute. Here, another fight saw both teams claiming two kills apiece.
Sleepy Sisters put Rogue to sleep
JDG picked up yet another crucial fight as they secured two more members of RGE and an outer mid lane turret. The play saw JDG move to a 3.5k lead. It’s another huge fight win for JDG as they pick up two big kills in the mid lane. They then transfer this into the Soul point drake. RGE claimed one kill back in return, though the gold lead grew to just shy of 5k by the 23rd minute. JDG picked up the key pre-Baron fight as they sank three members of RGE as they moved towards the soul drake picking up the remaining two members of RGE in the process.
With the Baron buff backing them up, JDG just slams through the RGE mid lane as the “sleepy sisters” put RGE to sleep. JDG goes up 2-1 in their group as they looked to cement their place as the second seed.
- Time: 30:11
- Kills: 21-10
- Turrets: 9-0
- Gold: 61.3k - 47.3k
- Dragons: 4-0
- Barons: 1-0