Rijit Banerjee
Rijit Banerjee
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.

LoL: Worlds 2021 Unicorns of Love vs DetonatioN FocusMe Play-ins Recap

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Japanese powerhouse DetonatioN FocusMe meets Unicorns of Love in the fifth match of Worlds 2021.


Unicorns of Love vs DetonatioN FocusMe

A screenshot from the 2021 World Championship Play-ins broadcast, showing the drafts between Unicorns of Love and DetonatioN FocusMe with a shot of the LoL Esports logo in the middle.

UOL vs DFM started off strong with unique picks during the drafting phase. Once in game, DFM’s early Talon gank on the top lane assured the First Blood for the team. After that, a great team effort took down UOL’s mid laner while Unicorns traded that kill by killing Evi’s Gnar in the top lane. DFM secured the first dragon on the map but UOL made sure to get early towers in return. Shortly after, DFM got one more kill for the Talon and secured the second dragon of the match. Then, Steal’s follow-up on unsuspecting enemies in the top lane netted him more kills to become a completely untouchable assassin on his pick.

UOL realized that they were losing their grip on the match and they tried to force the dragon. Though they claimed it, DFM got one more kill while UOL retreated. Afterward, Unicorns of Love were caught overextending by DFM again and were punished heavily by intercepting their path to their base. After getting many kills on the chase, DFM moved straight to the Baron and pushed all the waves to secure some towers. They also secured the third dragon of the match by taking advantage of the pressure generated by the empowered minions.

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Sheer dominance from DFM

From here, DFM was in a commanding position so they grouped in the bottom lane to take down the outer turret of the base. However, UOL held their ground and, with a great Lee Sin insec on to Yutapon's Miss Fortune, successfully delayed their push. The next major team fight took place near the dragon, as DFM patiently took the team fight and secured the Mountain Soul for the team. UOL was very shaky and they were punished further by the Japanese team. Here, DFM took some more kills and took another Baron and pushed the lanes to secure an easy victory for the team.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: UOL-DFM
  • Time: 35:20
  • Kills: 7-19
  • Turrets: 5-8
  • Gold: 56.8k-66.0k
  • Dragons: 1-4
  • Barons: 0-2

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