Rogue had the tough task of taking on Damwon on the second day of Groups.
Rogue vs Damwon Gaming
Rogue ("RGE") versus Damwon Gaming ("DWG"); the European third seed against the Korean first seed. The game was a constant offense versus defense with RGE always looking to thwart DWG’s aggressive advances. DWG opened up the game with first blood onto Finn with a tower dive at three minutes. Canyon then continued to power farm with a lead with the help of his three winning lanes.
DWG looked to continue pressuring RGE by forcing a play onto Larssen, but BeryL overcommitted, and Larssen picks up a kill instead. The game continued with DWG pressuring and RGE containing the pressure from the Korean powerhouse. As the game approached 20 minutes RGE found themselves down 5k gold with the only positive thing being Inspired winning a 50-50 smite on the Earth Drag to keep them afloat.
However, eventually, RGE’s shield would crack and the game would finally burst open. Larssen aggressively looks to find a stun as Syndra which allows Ghost to find an Arrow onto RGE’s mid laner leading to a kill. DWG then immediately turns to Baron and Inspired goes for a desperate steal and is unable to find the smite. DWG then cleans up the map and wins the game in 33 minutes in a scrappy, but convincing win.
- Time: 33:54
- Kills: 4-7
- Turrets: 2-10
- Gold: 51.8K-63K
- Dragons: 1-4
- Barons: 0-1