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C9 – TSM (Game 3): Undefeated champions!

Game 1 review

Game 2 review

On the blue side again, C9 ban Dr. Mundo, Nocturne, LeBlanc and pick Jax, Elise, Twisted Faith, Caitlyn and Morgana. On the pruple side, TSM do not want to lose 3-0, ban Soraka, Lucian, Kha’zix and pick Renekton, Evelynn, Nidalee,  Graves and Karma.

C9 - TSM Game 3

2′ – Standard lanes once again, Cloud 9 is not afraid of facing TSM straight out.

10′ – Two turrets down for each team, as TSM  get the top and mid outer turrets and C9 get the mid and the bot ones.

10′ – The CS count shows domination for TSM’s solo laners: top 64 – 90, mid 67-93 and a small lead for Senaky in the bot-lane, 85-77.

12′ – It is TSM who takes the first dragon of the game, same as in every match of the series.

19′ – Dragon goes to TSM again, but C9 invest 3 people in the top-lane and kill Dyrus. TSM tries to respond by taking down the bot inner tower with 4 people but C9 gets the mid inner turret down.

21′ – TSM make a great play grouping up as 5 in the top-lane, take the inner turret down, but C9 are able to answer once again with the bot inner turret and another kill on Dyrus who went to defend against 2 people. Every single play TSM try to make gets answered right back from C9.

25′ – TSM start off the dragon but do not have vision of C9 and are yet again hesitant and thanks to a decisive engage from C9, they manage to break up the team get themselves 2 kills and take the dragon for themsevles. Another big out-play from C9 who punish TSM’s lack of coordination.

C9 vs TSM Game 3 crucial play

31′ – Bjergsen loses a 1v duel to Balls’ Jax and without the threat of Nidalee, the rest of C9 collapse on TSM in the mid-lane, winning the trade by a mile, 4-1 and take down the mid inhibitor, before returning to baron and securing that objective. They do not stop there, take the dragon as well, find another pick on Bjergsen and down the bot-inhibitor too before finally going back to spend their humongous amount of gold, C9 was 12k ahead at that time.

35′ – When they come back, they simply push in the top-lane and end the game, not before ACE-ing their opponents one last time. The third game was a bit more even than the previous two, but TSM have their worked cut off for them if they want to stop getting stomped on by C9 in the next split. Congratulations to Cloud 9, who are North America’s Spring Split Champions and will get to represent their region at the All-Star Invitational in Paris next month, as they hope to gather more international experience for the upcoming World Championships in September.

C9 vs TSM Game 3 scoreboard

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TSM – C9 (Game 2): Nashor claims more souls

Game 1 review

Game 3 review

On the blue side this time, TSM look to keep themselves in the series, ban Lucian, LeBlanc, Kha’zix and pick Renekton, Xin Zhao, Karma, Corki and Leona. On the purple side, C9 ban Dr. Mundo, Nocturne, Soraka and pick Jax, Elise, Lulu, Graves and Morgana.

TSM - C9 Game 2

2′ – Standard lanes from the two teams yet again, as TSM can not benefit from the fact that they caught a glimpse of C9 invading their red buff.

8′ – FB goes to C9 as Hai makes a roam top and finds a kill on Renekton who was over-extended

10′ – TSM take the first dragon of the game as they have a 5v4 advantage, but as soon as Dyrus teleports in the top-lane, C9 engage on their counter-parts and find 2 kills.

11′ – First kill for TSM comes much earlier this time as Bjergsen finally roams top and kills Balls.

13′ – Another roam for Karma in the top-lane and the spring split MVP gets himself another solo kill

17′ – Meteos rotates top and kills Dyrus but TSM get the dragon down and hold on to to their 1k gold lead.

19′ – Same scenario happens a couple of minutes later, as Dyrus gets ganked by Meteos again. After reviving, he tries to save his turret by teleporting on it, but ends up dying again. First mistake of the game by Dyrus.

23′ – Around the dragon pit, Cloud 9 waste no time and try to rush the objective down, but TSM catch up and OddOne pulls of a nice steal, but his team ends up losing the fight that followed 3-1.

27′ – TSM scare Meteos away from the baron as he manages to barely run away alive and decide to start Nashor. However, in a very brave manneuver, C9 decide to engage on their opponents 4v5 and because TSM was hesitant if they should finish baron or re-engage on C9, Hai and crew end up getting 4 kills to 0 and taking the baron for themselves.

C9 vs TSM Game 2 crucial moment

29′ –  Jax dies in the top-lane as TSM need 3 people to kill him, but down in the bot-lane, the rest of c9 take down the inner turret and then kill the dragon as well to extend their gold lead to 8k.

36′ – The two teams find eachother in the mid-lane and at the end of a very intensive team-fight, C9 get a small advantage, getting themselves a kill on Xin Zhao and rush baron managing to get it down before TSM can position themselves properly to contest it. Having the purple buff around them, they turn around, get 2 more kills on TSM, take the dragon down and rush the bot inhibitor to extend their lead to 13k gold.

39′ – With the baron buff on, C9 simply push the waves in the top-lane, get themselves another bunch of kills and end the game with ease. As hard as it is to be a TSM fan right now, it is very easy to be a C9 fan, they have literally taken this series by storm. It is a best of five though and TSM get one more chance to turn it around.

C9 vs TSM Game 2 scoreboard

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C9 – TSM (Game 1): Eighteen to one

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On the blue side, C9 Dr. Mundo, Nocturne, Renekton and pick Trundle, Elise, LeBlanc, Lucian and Morgana. On the purple side, TSM, who try to change their fortune against C9, ban Soraka, Jax, Kha’zix and pick Lee Sin, Xin Zhao, Karma, Corki and Thresh.

C9 - TSM Game 1

2′ – Standard lanes for both teams is the most that TSM could have hoped for the start of this game

11′ – CS count shows a more aggressive  97-78 76-89 104-92

11′ – The first dragon of the game goes in favor of TSM who needed this dragon to come back in the game, being down in cs on two out of three lanes.

12′ – FB goes to C9 as Karma got caught wandering in the river and killed by the mid-bot trio. After that, C9 invades the blue buff and find another kill on Xin Zhao. One minute later, TSM look to repay the favor invading the enemy blue buff, but get caught out and Xin Zhao dies one more time.

17′ – Having superior items, Hai finds a kill 1v1 in the mid-lane vs Bjergsen and his team get the dragon.

C9 vs TSM Game 1 crucial moment

22′ – C9 take down the bot inner turret of TSM as Sneaky and Lemonnation out-played Xpecial and WildTurtle in the bot-lane

25′ – TSM take the dragon but following a couple of better rotations from C9, they end up trading their mid inner turret for TSM’s top and mid inner turrets.

29′ – As a desperation move, TSM try to catch C9 off-guard and sneak baron, but C9 gets another kill on them and everyone recalls. Before that, C9 managed to down the mid inhibitor turret of TSM that was very low from the previous engage.

30′ – Dragon goes in favor of C9, who want to assert their lead, increasing it to 9k and taking the exposed mid inhibitor with ease.

32′ – TSM take their first kill of the game as Lucian gets kicked by Lee Sin and taken out by Corki.

35′ – TSM try to contest the baron, but following a sloppy engage they lose Lee Sin and and Karma, but at least stop the baron from going down.

37′ – Around the baron pit, Cloud 9 do a very good job of denying vision from their opponents and are able to find picks, thus forcing TSM to be on the back foot at all times and after they ACE them, Balls and crew are able to close out the game before the 40 minute mark. The scoreboard is absolutely mind-blowing, 18-1. Cloud 9 had a very impressive showing and it will take a lot from TSM to be able to come back in this series.

C9 vs TSM Game 1 scoreboard

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CLG take 3rd spot and bragging rights

After a very close Game 1 and a more one-sided Game 2, CLG wins the series for 3rd place against CRS 2-0. The stage has been set and everyone is excited for the best of five Grand Final between Cloud 9 and TSM.

Here are the scoreboards of the two games:

CLG - CRS Game 1 scoreboard

CLG - CRS Game 2 scoreboard

 

CRS – C9 (Game 2): Not enough Exhausts for Jaximus

Game 1 review

On the blue side, CRS ban Nocturne, Morgana, Kha’zix and pick Dr.Mundo

CRS - C9 Game 2

5′ – CRS get a kill on Jax in the bot-lane, while C9 kill Mundo in the top-lane, but CRS comes out on top after that trade, as they manage to get the dragon down as well.

7′ – Elise over-extends in the enemy jungle trying to steal the blue-buff but gets killed

10′ – C9 rotate 4 people in the bot-lane, getting a kill on Yasuo under the bot outer tower and the turret

12′ – The dragon re-spawns and both teams collapse in the pit. It is C9, with the better positioning, who comes out ahead at the end of that skirmish, 2-1 and the dragon.

16′ – CRS think they found a pick on Lemonnation in the mid-lane, they finally get him down, but end up trading two of their own for that as Jax gets stronger and stronger and Cloud 9 increase their gold lead to almost 5k.

19′ – Cloud 9 over-extend in the bot-lane, trying to dive the inner turret with 4 people, but the whole thign goes side-ways as CRS win the skirmish 3-0 and take the dragon on top of that and halve the gold lead.

23′ – Jax over-extends in the bot-lane after killing Yasuo, dies and the rest of his team are caught between retreating or fighting and end up losing the skirmish, 3-1 as CRS rushes to kill the baron and succeeds.

25′ – Surprisingly, it’s C9 who take the next dragon uncontested, as they out-rotate CRS.

C9 vs CRS Game 2 crucial moment

27′ – 3-1 for C9, as CRS try to push the mid-lane, but from the side, Hai kept being annoying on LeBlanc and dismantled their hp bars before the team-fight began.

33′ – Baron re-spawns and after a short-dance, C9 decide to engage on CRS, but VoyBoy and crew have a very decent team-fight prowess and the skirmish ends in a tie, 3-3. A couple of minutes later, CRS push down the mid-lane and are looking for a fight and as always C9 are willing to accept the challenge. CRS gets split up as Jax jumps in the middle of them and basically 1v3s Yasuo, Lucian and Lulu and buys enough time for his team to kill the rest of the enemies, get an ACE and end the game. Sneaky and crew had a less dominant performance in the 2nd game but stepped up when it mattered and join Team SoloMid in tomorrow’s Grand Final.

C9 vs CRS Game 2 build

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C9 – CRS (Game 1): Mundo does not go where he pleases!

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On the blue side, the big favorites Cloud9, ban Ryze, Jax, Thresh and pick Trundle, Elise, LeBlanc, Lucian and Morgana. On the purple side, Curse who are looking to pull off the huge upset, ban Kha’zix, Soraka, Nocturne and pick Dr. Mundo, Xin Zhao, Lulu, Graves and Leona.

C9 - CRS Game 1

2′ – CRS initiate the lane swap and both teams destroy two turrets in the respective lanes

7′ – Curse get the early dragon, but C9 decide to fight them after they get the objective and get themselves 2 kills for 0, both of the kills go on LeBlanc and Hai looks to be a force to be reckon with this game

13′ – As dragon re-spawns, both teams look to take it and in the huge fight that followed, CRS com eout with a 4-1 wn win, after Cloud 9 focus so much on the support, but do not manage to get Leona down. Curse than takes the dragon as well and get the early gold lead.

15′ – With the help of the roaming support, Mundo finds a kill on Trundle in the top-lane and C9 are not able to answer anywhere else on the map.

19′ – The third dragon also goes to CRS as Cloud 9 trade it for the top outer turret

C9 vs CRS Game 1 critical moment

24′ – CRS try to hard engage on C9 with a flanking maneuver from Dr.Mundo, but it back-fires horribly and Cloud 9 manage to ACE their opponents while only dropping one death. On the back of that  5-1 victory in the skirmish, C9 down the baron and take control of the game.

26′ – Despite all the above, CRS still wants to fight in open field but get out-rotated, need to retreat and lose the mid inner and inhibitor turret before being able to fight. When they do engage, they lose the skirmish 3-0 and C9 takes down the mid inhibitor and the dragon to boost their gold lead to 9k.

29′ – C9 push in the bot-lane, ends with a 2-1 victory for them, but the inhibitor tower still stands, however the super-minions in the mid-lane take down one of the Nexus turrets

32′ – CRS keep forcing fights in the mid-lane and C9 happily accepts the challenge, destroying their opponents, 4-0 and closing out the game in under 33 minutes. Cloud 9 looking as strong as ever.

C9 vs CRS Game 1 build

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TSM – CLG (Game 3): CLG later, alligator!

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On the blue side, TSM ban Lulu, Lucian, Kha’zix and pick Renekton, Nocturne, LeBlanc, Corki and Leona. On the purple side, CLG ban Jax, Soraka, Thresh and pick Trundle, Lee Sin, Nidalee, Caitlyn and Alistar.

TSM - CLG Game 3

7′ – Dyrus overextends in the top-lane and gives away FB to the duo of Lee Sin and Trundle. However, Dyrus is turning himself into a huge crocodile, asserting a very impressive lane dominance.

9′ – CLG get the first dragon of the game as TSM was no where near that objective.

10′ – LeBlanc roams in the top-lane and gets a kill on Trundle, reminding the fans about the mid-season TSM.

12′ – In a 2v2 in the top-lane between the two top-laners and junglers, TSM comes out ahead 1-0 as they get a kill on Trundle and Lee Sin makes it out safely.

13′ – Both Dyrus and Bjergsen win their lane so hard and manage to simultaneously down their outer turrets.

15′ – The CLG mid inner turret falls as Doublelift and crew get our-totated in their own jungle thinking that TSM will go for the dragon.

16′ – TSM secure the dragon as they have a better vision around the objective.

19′ – Desperate to make something happen, CLG group as four in the bot-lane, but TSM respond very well and manage to gather 4 people there as well and in the skirmish that followed, they get 2 kills and force a lot of summoner spells from their opponents, 2-0 in the aftermath of that fight and Dyrus and crew take down both the outer and the inner turret. They overstay their welcome though and CLG punish their mistakes as they re-engage on them, winning the team-fight 3-1, but as Link over-extends trying to kill Dyrus, the big crocodile turns around and explodes the little cat.

22′ – In the mid-lane, Corki finds a solo kill on Nidalee with the help of his red-buff and meanwhile in the top-lane, Renekton and Nocturne win a 2v3 fight in the top-lane as Dyrus is simply too big for anyone to handle. Bjergsen and crew capitalize on their success in the skirmishes by downing the mid inhibitor.

TSM vs CLG Game 3 crucial moment

24′ – The dragon re-spawns and the two teams are making their way to the pit and after a little dance, TSM find the engage they want and just obliterate CLG, being 8k gold ahead of them at that point. Dyrus does not waste any time and teleports in the CLG base to force the Nexus turrets down as super-minions were already knocking on them. This is game, TSM turn it around and manage to qualify in the grand final tomorrow! The winner of that game will get a chance to represent NA at the All-Star Invitational in Paris.

TSM vs CLG Game 3 build

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