Let's get right to it; it's Game 2 of the tournament as we see Curse Gaming from NA take on Team Black from EU, somewhat of a stealth team that have been keeping a low profile.
* Curse Bans: Soraka, Lee Sin, Rumble
* BLACK Bans: Ahri, Shen, Nocturne
* Curse picks: Shyvana, Janna, Alistar, Ezrael, Orianna
* BLACK picks: Malphite, Sona, Morgana, Graves, Jax
Game 2 has us riding the edge of our seats in anxiousness as we see massive potential from Black to take this game early with AoE ults; Curse bans rumble as Black had first pick, while Black now have Morgana, which Curse had last game. Black's composition could demolish Curse early if it all goes perfectly, let's stay tuned to see if their wish is granted. We see Curse go for a delayed invade at 2 minutes in; Curse gets first blood onto Faceroller, FatMamma retreats as Curse hops back out of the fray to secure a fast start on their opponent.
Curse significantly ahead by nearly 2k just 5 minutes into the game as they gather up for Dragon. A 6 minute Dragon as Black attempts to go for a gank after placing a ward down; Curse ganks Svenskeren quickly as they attempt to pick Faceroller in the process, but he flashes away out of range. Despite Curse not being able to pick off the Dragon, they'll have a convincing early game advantage over Black.
Looks like Cops and Nyjacky are going to steal away the Blue Buff from Black. If they manage to do this, it could pay off for the team. 74 to 51 is the farm difference as we see an incredible top lane performance from Pobelter. Teleport onto Rekkles as Curse ganks him easy; Curse are 4:0 up as they want the Dragon badly, yearning for that bonus. A large utility composition to disengage the AoE composition of Black. Gold difference peaks 3k as the clock ticks to 13 minutes into Game 2.
Keep in mind SaintVicious of Curse has The Oracle equipped, allowing him to clear wards more easily and pressure the lane he's on more than otherwise. Curse building up on the bottom turret as they focus the turret of Black 19 minutes into the game trying to wear down the Europeans. Black took Drake as Alvik pressured top lane too hard; the jungler of Curse had to come up top to defend the tower as Black slips in to take the critical buff. Coming back from a 7k drop, the difference in coinage is only just over 4k as we hit the 20 minute mark.
A perfect Orianna ultimate from Nyjacky as everyone gets pulled in and Nyjacky picks up a quad kil; he's 4/0/2 as he earns Curse a 9k lead on gold; his ult was well enough to disengage Black's AoE pressure. Curse pushes mid with a heavy force as they push Black into their own main. 13k gold difference as we hit the 26 minute mark as Curse continues to dominate Black, a team we expected to be somewhat of a dark horse. They're dark, but no horse in sight so far. Curse moves up to 18:0 as they move in to finish them. Curse takes the series in a quick 2-0, both games lasting under 30 minutes.
Posted 9 months ago: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 01:17:21 +0100