On the blue side, ALL ban Youngbuck’s Heimerdinger, Ziggs, Lulu and pick Irelia, Kha’zix, Zed, Caitlyn and Thresh. Over on the purple side, CW ban Nidalee, Evelynn, LeBlanc and pick Gragas, Lee Sin, Ryze, Lucian and Karma.
Surprisingly for the current patch, the game starts with the classic 2v2 bot lane face-off. The only stray from the normal course is the late invade and red buff steal from CW. 5 minutes in, the squishy Ryze gets caught in the mid lane by Kha’zix and Zed, manages to escape in the enemy jungle, but eventually dies by the hands of Froggen, giving First Blood to ALL. The first turret of the game falls 9 minutes in, as CW pressure the bottom-lane and secure that objective. A couple of minutes later, CW catch off Thresh near drake, kill him and secure the global objective for themselves since Zed had already recalled. In the aftermath, CW make an aggressive engage in the bot lane and manage to get another kill on Thresh, but with Irelia teleporting in, ALL get a retribution kill on Ryze.
16 minutes in and with drake about to re-spawn, Zed goes for a gank top. Together with Irelia, he manages to kill Gragas and down the outer top turret. Meanwhile, CW move into position and secure the second dragon, putting themselves 2k gold ahead. At the 19 minute mark, a spectacular ward TP with homeguard boots from Irelia enables ALL a kill on Ryze with the help of Zed down in the bot lane. The outer turret falls, however CW answer with the mid outer tower. In the minutes that followed, it became clear that ALL would go for the 1-3-1 split push strategy, sending Zed and Irelia to the side lanes. This went on until minute 23, when the teams converged at the dragon pit. Zed managed to steal the dragon, but Thresh and the bug had to pay for it with their lives. Having a 2 man advantage, CW decide to rush to baron and start it. ALL manage to buy enough time for their 2 members to come back to life, and although Zed and Irelia fall, ALL turn it around, take 4 kills and the baron for themselves to extend their gold lead to 4k. 29 minutes in and with baron buff on, the 4 man ALL group siege the top lane, down the inner turret and rotate bot, in search of the last inner tower. They find Gragas out of position in the jungle though, which easily secures them the objective. At this point, ALL overextend, lose Irelia and the drake while CW reduces the gold deficit to only 2k. Later on, Nyph gets killed in the mid lane, giving up the mid inner turret to the Wolves while on ALL side the pace is set by Zed and Irelia, who continue their split-push unphased.
39 minutes in, more action is about to unfold. Near the baron pit, Kha’zix catches off Lucian, but overextends and gets killed by Lee Sin. The rest of ALL, however, quickly close in and get the revenge kill on Lee Sin. They start the baron and safely secure it, taking the drake right after in order to get a solid 6k gold lead on the Copenhagen Wolves. ALL now feel confident pushing with 5 man down the mid lane, but can not take the inner turret down being constantly poked by the CW. Right when it seemed like ALL had no chance but to back off, Ryze got caught and killed setting out a doomsday scenario for the Wolves. They must concede the mid inner turret, but ALL are pushing for more and following a triple kill from Zed, Froggen and crew are going all the way, downing the inhibitor turret, the inhibitor and finally the Nexus, thus disrupting the tie-breaking tradition in the EU LCS. Ironically enough, they get to play the Wolves once again in the first round of the play-offs. What a great rematch that will be!
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