LoL: Worlds 2021 Hanwha Life vs Infinity Esports Play-ins Recap

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LoL: Worlds 2021 Hanwha Life vs Infinity Esports Play-ins Recap

Infinity Esports and Hanwha Life Esports locked horns to get their first victory of Worlds 2021.

Hanwha Life Esports vs Infinity Esports

A screenshot from the 2021 World Championship Play-ins broadcast, showing the drafts between Hanwha Life Esports and Infinity Esports with a shot of HLE coach Son "Kezman" Dae-young in the middle.

The match’s early game was sort of quiet, but the first major team fight broke near the dragon as Infinity looked to sneak a dragon under HLE’s vision. While the dragon was secured by INF, their opponents showed up and grabbed two of their key members to make it a sour-sweet exchange. Another dive in the top lane secured another kill for Morgan, however, he took a bit too many tower shots and it ended up being an equal exchange. The second dragon of the match was taken by HLE but INF collapsed on the enemy near the Rift Herald and caught them by surprise to get the necessary kills and make a comeback into the match.

The third dragon of the match was secured by HLE, though it was a very slow mid-game for both the teams as they slowly scaled towards the late game. After that, there were a few scrappy kills where HLE got the better of most team fights and eventually took down Baron. With the help of the Baron, HLE pushed all the waves and created a lot of pressure on Infinity. Finally, Infinity was caught in the top jungle by Hanwa and the players started falling one by one as HLE comfortably ended the match that seemed to be a lost cause in the early game.

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Quick Stats:

  • Teams: HLE-INF
  • Time: 31:24
  • Kills: 12-8
  • Turrets: 11-2
  • Gold: 59.7k-50.0k
  • Dragons: 3-1
  • Barons: 1-0
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Rijit Banerjee is a freelance esports and gaming journalist who covers games like Fortnite, Valorant and League of Legends. He was formerly associated with Sportskeeda, GG Recon and Gamezo.