IG Defeats Griffin And Rounds Up Semifinal Matchups
Posted 29th October 2019 By: Derpina    144 Views
Esports News – Invictus Gaming, the reigning champions of League of Legends World Championships, enters the semifinals to defend the title. After defeating Griffin, the second seed of the Group Stage, IG will join other semifinalists SKT Telecom T1, G2 Esports, and Funplus Phoenix in Madrid, Spain. They are one step away from the title.
One of the biggest comebacks in LoL tournaments this year is IG’s Worlds 2019 run. The team didn’t have a smooth run in the previous majors, but they found their footing on the group stage and quarterfinals. Further, they have proven their consistency in their recent match against Griffin.
IG capitalized on Griffin’s mistakes in the first and second games. They allowed Griffin to take control of the early games, only to beat them in team fights. During game one, for instance, IG let Griffin take the Herald. With the opposing team’s guard down, IG attacked and went on to get multiple kills. Game two saw Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok on Kayle saving IG from late-game by Griffin. With TheShy on the front, IG can breathe a sigh of relief after chaotic team fights.
Game three was slightly different as Griffin finally learned how to fight back and regain control. One of Griffin’s members also used Kayle to infiltrate IG’s base and go for multiple kills. Park “Viper” Do-hyeon even earned his first pentakill. After a series of team fights, Griffin won the game.
Unfortunately for Griffin, Viper failed fight IG’s forces on his own. When TheShy picked Kayle again, Griffin had no choice but to face his wrath. Choi “Sword” Sung-won managed to secure early kills, but TheSky’s presence kept him from getting more points. In the end, IG closed out the series with a 3-1 victory.
All four winners of the quarterfinals displayed 3-1 convincing victories. DAMWON Gaming, Splyce, Griffin, and Fnatic had to go home. But IG and other winners ` return in the semifinals at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain. Below is the complete schedule and matchup for the semifinals:
Invictus Gaming vs FunPlus Phoenix (November 2)
SK Telecom T1 vs G2 Esports (November 3)