On the blue side, FNC want to continue the hype with a win against the last place in the league as they ban Ziggs, Ryze, LeBlanc and pick Shyvana, Elise, Zed, Sivir and Karma. On the other side, looking to pull off a huge upset, MIL ban Lulu, Gragas, Kha’zix and pick Renekton, Evelynn, Xerath, Lucian and Leona.
The game started off with both junglers focusing their ganks in the bottom-lane. No kills were achieved, but FNC take the first turret of the game after 10 minutes as they rotate for dragon, but get interrupted by MIL. Leona will pay with her life for it and xPeke’s Zed continued to hammer at the mid outer-turret this entire time, bringing it to half-hp, no dragon for FNC though, who decide to base. The cs count at the 10 minute mark showed a small advantage for Renekton in the top-lane 77-86, a bigger one for Zed in the mid-lane 95-82 and a huge one for Sivir in the bot-lane, 82-65. Having returned from the base, FNC pick up the dragon as well, uncontested.
A few minutes later, in the top-lane, Cyanide anticipates an Evelynn gank perfectly and comes to help, but Shyvana was too low to assist and in a 1v2, Elise gets one kill before dying herself. However, Shyvana recalls and comes back with teleport to take the top outer turret down. In the mid-game, FNC make a few positional mistakes as they lose the first fight to MIL, in the mid-lane, 1-2. Elise got a bit greedy and ended up dying, trying to get a solo kill on Lucian. The new decreased damage on Elise in the 4.4 patch is noticeable. Two minutes later, around the dragon pit, MIL force FNC in a very messy fight and kite them very well around. The result of this skirmish was 2-0 in favor of MIL, the dragon on top of that and another kill on xPeke, after a very long chase that lasted from the dragon pit, through MIL’s red side jungle and all the way up to the FNC’s outer top-turret.
FNC looked like they realized what they are doing wrong and after MIL got a kill in the mid-lane and overstayed to kill the outer turret, they re-engaged and turned the fight on it’s head, getting themselves 2 kills and chasing MIL away. Three minutes later, at the next dragon fight, MIL wanted to contest it, although they did not have the best positioning and FNC ran them down, 3-0 and Cyanide and crew decide to skip dragon and go straight for baron. It turned out to be the right call, as they manage to kill it very fast, but have to sacrifice Shyvana in the process. MIL take the dragon (the actual drake, not Shyvana) as a consolation prize and keep themselves in the game. With the baron buff on, FNC decides to run a 1-3-1 split-push tactic to avoid the excellent wave clear from Xerath. The tactic is successful as Zed picks himself up a kill on Lucian in the bot-lane together with the inner turret, while Shyvana takes down the top inner turret.
35 minutes in, FNC try to melt down the baron with only 3 people, while Zed and Shyvana are running interference around the enemy red buff, this tactic works wonders for them and the 2 heroes manage to get a 2-0 win in a 2v4 skirmish!! Absolutely impressive and FNC are hyped and ready for more. With the baron buff on, they rotate top, get a kill on Xerath and the inhibitor down, then make their way mid and destroy that inhibitor as well before recalling to base. Two minutes later they push down the bot-lane and with Shyvana tanking the turret they just dismantle the enemy team, winning the trade 4-0 and ending the game in 38 minutes. This new and improved FNC, who ar enot chasign kills but instead are forcing down objectives reminds the viewers of the team that went 7-0 in the beginning of this split. Great performance!
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