WCG Grand Finals Recap Day 2

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Rinoa

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10-01-2010
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Yesterday, the World Cyber Games 2010 opened.

But day one was just the prelude. Today saw the first competitive League of Legends matches at the Grand Finals, and wow, what an amazing set of matches they were.

Group Phase

The group phase played out like this:
Team Counter-Logic Gaming (CLG) defeat Team Another Story (AS)
Team China Hero (CH) defeat Team SK-Gaming (SK)
Team CLG defeat Team CH
Team SK defeat Team AS
Team CH defeat Team AS
Team SK defeat Team CLG

Thus the standings at the end of the group phase were:
CLG: 2-1
CH: 2-1
SK: 2-1
AS: 0-3

A three-way tie! We looked at the three matches between the three tied teams and used match length (shorter is better) to determine the seedings. CLG had the shortest game, with their 27 minute defeat of China, while SK Gaming really struggled to finish their game against CLG, resulting in an epic (and super-fun) 45 minute blow-out. The seedings, going into semi-finals, were:
Team CLG (2-1; 27 minutes)
Team CH (2-1; 35 minutes)
Team SK (2-1; 45 minutes)
Team AS (0-3);

Semi-Finals

The beginning of the single elimination phase! Seed #1 played seed #4 and seed #2 played seed #3. Even though the three-way tie in the group phase suggested very close match-ups, the semi-finals ended up extremely one-sided in both games. Perhaps the Western teams had been saving their best strategies for when it really counted?

The results of the semi-finals:
Team CLG 2 - 0 Team AS
Team SK 2 - 0 Team CH


Which means that tomorrow, at 10am PST we'll have the game for third place between teams Another Story and China Hero, which you will once again be able to follow live right here on our WCG 2010 site. And at 2pm, we have a real treat in store for you, as well will have the Grand Finals on the main stage here at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with a live stream commentated by our very own David "Phreak" Turley (aka Mr Spotlight Videos, aka The Man Your Man Could Shoutcast Like) and a very nice British bloke I've been chatting with all day and whose name I've forgotten. It will be awesome. Once again we will be hosting the WCG stream right here on our website. Don't miss it!

PS:

If you're anything like me and if you missed those games (well if you're anything like me you wouldn't have missed the games) you're not going to be satisfied with these quick recaps. I wrote up all the picks and bans in our WCG 2010 forums. And if that's not enough, the raw recordings (with some chunks missing where you guys crashed the streaming servers--good job!) are up on own3d.tv. But that's not all! We'll be commentating the recorded videos over the next weeks and upload them one by one.

Here are the VOD's for the Round Robin matches and Semi-finals:

Round Robin 1: Another Story vs. Counter-Logic
Bans: (Singapore first) Garen | Twitch + Morgana | Amumu
Picks: (USA first) Kog'Maw | Shen + Miss Fortune | Janna + Galio | Sona + Xin Zhao | Annie + Warwick | Veigar

Round Robin 1: SK-Gaming vs. China Hero
Bans: (China first) Morgana | Garen + Janna | Kog'Maw
Picks: (Germany first) Miss Fortune | Kayle + Shen | Ashe + Taric | Galio + Malzahar | Warwick + Soraka | Nunu

Round Robin 2: Counter-Logic vs. China Hero
Bans: (USA first) Twitch | Morgana + Garen | Kog'Maw
Picks: (China first) Ashe | Galio + Miss Fortune | Amumu + Sona | Kayle + Nunu | Shen + Taric | Anivia

Round Robin 2: SK-Gaming vs Another Story
Bans: (EU first) Morgana | Garen + Amumu | Miss Fortune
Picks: (SEA first) Galio | Ashe + Shen | Kog'Maw + Taric | Twisted Fate + Janna | Karthus + Udyr | Kassadin

Round Robin 3: Counter-Logic vs. SK-Gaming
Bans: (SK-Gaming first) Morgana | Janna + Garen | Miss Fortune
Picks: (CLG first) Kog'Maw | Galio + Ashe | Amumu + Shen | Sona + Twisted Fate | Taric + Nidalee | Akali

Round Robin 3: Another Story vs. China Hero
Bans: (Another Story first) Twitch | Morgana + Amumu | Kog'Maw
Picks: (China Hero first) Garen | Taric + Miss Fortune | Ashe + Galio | Xin Zhao + Warwick | Janna + Nunu | Blitzcrank

Semi-Finals:

Semi-Final: Counter-Logic vs. Another Story 1
Bans: (SEA first) Kog'Maw | Garen + Amumu | Morgana
Picks: (CLG first) Galio | Twisted Fate + Sona | Miss Fortune + Warwick | Tristana + Blitzcrank | Shen + Anivia | Pantheon

Semi-Final: Counter-Logic vs. Another Story 2
Bans: (CLG first) Kog'Maw | No bans | Galio
Picks: (SEA first) Morgana | Garen + Sona | Amumu + Vladimir | Janna + Miss Fortune | Mordekaiser + Ashe | Olaf

Semi-Final: SK-Gaming vs. China Hero 1
Bans: (SK-Gaming) Ashe | Morgana + Miss Fortune | Kayle
Picks: (China Hero first) Kog'Maw | Shen + Janna | Garen + Taric | Twisted Fate + Tristana | Amumu + Vladimir | Kassadin

Semi-Final: SK-Gaming vs. China Hero 2
Bans: (China Hero first) Kassadin | Kayle + Morgana | Janna
Picks: (SK-Gaming first) Ashe | Kog'Maw + Garen | Shen + Sona | Taric + Annie | Twisted Fate + Akali | Nunu


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Emilyo

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10-01-2010

Cant wait for tomorrows grand final game!


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aggg

Senior Member

10-01-2010

Can't wait for finals!

Was pretty disappointed at the level of play from China/Sea. Both extremely underwheleming. Playing bltiz + no jungle? T_T

Will be exciting to see CLG's 2 carries + 2 tanks +2 support vs SK's 3 carries + 1 support + 1 tank. Obvious difference in play style (AoE vs Heal/Poke).


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CLTY PanDa

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10-01-2010

Finals are going to be great!


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Pieson

Senior Member

10-01-2010

anybody have reruns of the matches with sound? Preferably the one of the game between CLG and SK


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w23

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10-01-2010

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Can't wait for finals!

Was pretty disappointed at the level of play from China/Sea. Both extremely underwheleming. Playing bltiz + no jungle? T_T

Will be exciting to see CLG's 2 carries + 2 tanks + 2 support vs SK's 3 carries + 1 support + 1 tank. Obvious difference in play style (AoE vs Heal/Poke).
its not really fair if CLG has 6 players and SK has 5


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Chanchai

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10-01-2010

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...we'll be commentating the recorded videos over the next weeks and upload them one by one.
awesome!


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ADyingWren

Senior Member

10-01-2010

Considering SEA aren't officially allowed to even play the darn game, I think its ludicrous to even have a team representing us there. Huge waste of money and effort IMO.


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Athxx

Member

10-01-2010

if hotshot plays nidalee, clg will lose. They lost twice already if anyone remembered back at wcg US finals?


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Shimrra3

Senior Member

10-01-2010

Interesting.