Posted 31st October 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Invictus Gaming (IG) represent China in the upcoming League of Legends World Championships Grand Finals. After defeating G2 Esports in the EU-LCS semi-final match with a commanding 3-0 victory, China reigned over all Western teams participating in the event.
Driven by the pressure that they’re the last remaining Chinese team in the competition, IG already took the early lead on the first match. The solo laners of the team carried the first match from beginning to end. Mid laner Song “Rookie” Eui-jin and top planer Kang “TheShy” Dong-guen put MVP performances after facing G2’s Aatrox in the corresponding lane.
Game 2 saw G2 Esports getting back on track, but the top laners of IG once again secured the lead. The overall game plan of G2 lacked tactics and proper strategy to keep the solo laners of IG at bay. G2 was able to hold their own in 1v1 team fights, but IG attacked with full laners behind from start to end. IG moved around the map to present a solid, united front on their way to the to match point.
Even when G2’s top laner Martin “Wunder” Hansen was given a supposedly favorable matchup, he couldn’t beat out TheShy and Rookie. The winning bot lanes G2 assigned were at their weakest points in the mid-game. IG then ignored Baron, easily threatening the G2 base without their buff to counter-attack. After more than 30 minutes of total playtime, Invictus Gaming was one game away from the finals.
The third and final match saw G2 finally become more proactive, even if the odds are clearly in favor of IG already. However, G2 still managed to find winnable matchups for its solo laners to secure a team fight with their Irelia and Lissandra for Wunder and Perkz. The representatives of IG both came out of the matches ahead to find numerous kills in early skirmishes. IG once again outplayed its opponent and finally found a way to end the game in 30 minutes. They concluded the tournament with a smooth 3-0 victory.
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