LoL: Worlds 2021 Infinity Esports vs RED Canids Play-ins Recap

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LoL: Worlds 2021 Infinity Esports vs RED Canids Play-ins Recap

Reliving the series of the underdogs, where Infinity Esports and RED Canids met during the second game of Worlds 2021.

Infinity Esports vs RED Canids

A screenshot from the 2021 World Championship Play-ins broadcast, showing the drafts between Infinity Esports and RED Canids with a shot of the Worlds 2021 stage in the middle.

There was a very slow start to the match as both teams were playing safely and trading onto the enemy players. At the eight-minute mark, INF secured their first dragon and made a joint effort to take down the enemy mid laner. The team fight was in their favor and they got three kills at the cost of only one. After that, RED was quick to respond and got another one in the mid lane but INF also secured kills in the bot lane and mid lane to maintain their lead.

Infinity looked very dominant coming into the mid-game and they secured another kill to claim their third dragon of the match. RED, feeling the pressure, initiated a beautiful engage in the mid lane where they grabbed a kill for themselves. Then INF overextended in the lane and got caught in the jungle, while RED missed no opportunity to gain ground back. After that, RED took the opportunity to shift the momentum of the match and took a really good team fight in the enemy jungle to get even further, get Baron and secure their first dragon of the game.

During the late game, RED made nearly no mistakes and pushed the waves into the enemy towers while taking down objectives. The match was slowly getting out of Infinity’s hands and they had to face check the Baron in a desperate attempt to come back into the match. However, RED was very quick in their decision-making. They turned off the Baron and took down the whole enemy squad, marching through the mid lane afterward to take their first victory of Worlds 2021.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: INF-RED
  • Time: 32:29
  • Kills: 6-15
  • Turrets: 2-9
  • Gold: 50.5k-59.7k
  • Dragons: 3-2
  • Barons: 0-1
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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.