Let's get right to it; it's Game 3 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, Malphite
* Black Bans: Rumble, Ahri, Shyvana
* Curse picks: Alistar, Graves, Nocturne, Singed, Veigar
* Black picks: Nunu, Ezrael, Karthus, Janna, Yorick
Yet again we see Curse secure the first blood bonus of 500 gold early on, just as the clock ticks to 2 minutes. Cop kills Svenskeren as Nyjacky stays aggressive in a quick gank as the rest of Curse assists. It's looking like an early pull ahead by Curse, when we see Alvik go aggro and even out the gold at 5.3k/5.5k, getting a kill of his own onto Pobelter. Yet again Alvik goes after Pobelter for the kill, but turrets force Alvik of Team Black to go back. Black takes the gold league for the first time in this series, leading by just a few dozen going into 6 minutes.
Despite Pobelter is struggling a little bit, having a death early on and falling back and forth through gank attempts dodging left and right, he does maintain a proper CS count as Svenskeren cuts him off mid-map near Blue Buff. As the casters say, the composition of Curse is aimed more towards late game, opposed to early rushes as we've seen in the last two games. Curse regains the gold lead as Pobelter runs back and forth dodging Svenskeren's attempts to snipe him. Curse goes CLG mode as they attempt to absorb any damage that comes their way until it's time to strike; Nyjacky picks up a kill on Faceroller in mid as we see Pobelter obtain his alt at bottom lane.
SaintVicious being forced back by Alvik but Nyjacky is right there behind his team mate and gets a kill on Alvik. We see Curse go for the Dragon at the 17 minute mark as SaintVicious gets a kill on Alvik yet again. Faceroller falls to Cop, Nyjacky gets a double kill as Pobelter is sitting on about 20hp and blinking red.
Nyjacky lands a stun on Karthus, Nocturne follows up with his ult and eventually gets the kill while Graves wraps up Nunu. Black tried to cling on but it looks like Curse isn't gonna let that happen. Curse invades to take the blue and Nyjacky drops one instantly, Elementz comes in for the rescue who almost gets dropped but Nyjacky pops back in and they easily win the exchange and take another Dragon. Next up is Baron and Nyjacky overextends a bit, he gets dropped and Black are able to barely win the team fight with ins and outs from both sides 5 for 3.
Curse takes the top inhibitor as Black takes the bottom; we head into the 32 minute mark making this the longest of the series. Baron at 36:30 and Dragon at 36:44. Pobelter has Ghost, Teleport and Insanity Potion, as Curse discusses an AFK push to bottom lane to rotate the players. Alvik takes out a turret for Black, but Svenskeren is caught out of position; Cop gets a kill onto Alvik. Nyjacky slays Svenskeren as Pobelter and Nyjacky are both very low on health, blinking on 1/5th of a bar. Rekkles falls, Faceroller falls and FatMamma is the only player alive. Curse forces the GG 35 minutes in, making it a 3-0 sweep over Team Black. 27:14 overall, Curse.
Posted 9 months ago: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 02:13:16 +0100