World Playoffs Day One Recap

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420fromyhometown

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10-05-2012

I was extremely disappointed with Team Dignitas. Crumbzz was my favorite streamer, I didn't even watch the end of their last game I thought it was so bad. What are they doing?


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Godsfame

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10-05-2012

koreans gonna win


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SaintSummoner

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10-05-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by brb afk ftw View Post
Since I'm hoping for a TSM vs M5 finals, I would like TSM to beat Azubu Frost. But after seeing the Group A games yesterday, if I was betting money, it would be on Korea.

It's hard to say if getting the "bye" is an advantage or disadvantage in the long run for the playoffs.

AF gets 3 good games of practice to boost their confidence and (possibly) intimidate TSM going in.
On the other hand, TSM gets to keep all of their play styles and team comps a secret.

All I know after day 1 is that KOREA OP! (especially AF's Shy)
I'm Korean so obviously I'm voting for najin and frost to win but I'm nervous because I know TSM is really good and I'm afraid frost might lose. It's also funny that if u say ur korean ppl automatically think you are amazing I'm not that great :P anyways GL for both teams I hope there Is no fighting. Najin, Frost and TSM ftw!!!!


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Anak1n 5kywalk3r

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10-05-2012

Holy Azubu Frost ruled lol


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Frostfire20

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10-05-2012

This is the first time I've ever been excited about a sport in my entire life! I saw CLG vs. Dignitas last night. That Karthus minion count was incredible!


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vinayaachar01

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10-05-2012

Very disappointed with CLG.NA show , I expected them to at least make it out of group stages but they got floored in games 1 and 3 they had absolutely no chance . Doublelift was getting caught 2 many times and voyboy never really got going even in the regionals his performance hasn't been good (except for curse game). Doublelift and jiji have been carrying the team but double failed this tournament and jiji was the only saving grace. Hotshot I don't know just doesn't seem to get any ganks going so his mundo is off no use in team fights without health items.

In the end its not the end of the road for CLG.NA they have been around for a long time it just looks like they need to broaden there champ roaster specially hotshot who seems to play only mundo / cho and most importantly there team work has to be better all these new teams seem so prepared and alert to situations individually CLG players are one of best but team wise they seem 2 be failing .

Good luck to them in the future.


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Aerothal

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10-05-2012

@Riot:
If you do an outdoor tournament again, could you please hire an architect to do 3d-model sun/shadow studies?
There were several games that got delayed which could easily have been prevented.


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For the first round of the World Playoffs, eight teams faced off in two groups for a chance to move on to the quarter finals against the seeded teams Team SoloMid, Moscow Five, Team WE, and Taipei Assassins. With only half of the teams advancing today, every match was a battle for tournament survival, and the best-of-one format meant there were no second chances.

Group A

In the first Group, Azubu Frost, Invictus Gaming, Counter Logic Gaming NA, and SK Gaming were all thrust into the arena. The first game was an explosive back and forth between Azubu Frost and Invictus Gaming. Invictus scored an early lead over Frost and managed to hold onto it for the entire first half of the game. However, a disastrous Baron fight for them resulted in Frost pulling off a steal to take the lead with minimal losses. By picking hard-scaling champions like Jax, Frost was able to last until their late-game power kicked in and turned the match around.

The second highlight match of the group featured SK Gaming and CLG NA, who were each down one game after losses to Frost and iG respectively. Both teams went for global map presence, with SK picking up Shen while CLG NA ran three Teleport spells. After a sneaky Baron kill, SK Gaming attempted to kick in the door on CLG’s mid. This opened a window of opportunity for Doublelift to split-push with a promoted minion while his team held the line. Suddenly, the base race was on! Despite SK having the Baron buff in their favor, it became quickly apparent that CLG was in the lead as SK attempted to Recall and defend. A few quick teleports from CLG NA brought the game to a white-knuckle finish.

Despite their impressive second game, neither CLG NA nor SK Gaming were able to advance past the group stage. Azubu Frost would draw TSM in the next round, while Invictus drew Moscow Five.

Group B

NaJin Sword, Counter Logic Gaming Europe, Saigon Jokers, and Dignitas made up the second group of the day, and the evening games were just as fierce as the morning. Saigon Jokers put on an impressive performance in their first match against NaJin Sword, but like the Frost vs. iG match, Sword managed to draw the game out until their superior late-game comp won them the match. The rest of the group seemed like a warm up for Sword as they rolled through Dignitas and CLG EU in quick games. Maknoon clearly earned the award for MVP of the day for his unbeatable performance in top lane.

Counter Logic Gaming Europe also advanced to the quarterfinals after routing the Saigon Jokers. While the Jokers performed well in their match against NaJin Sword and had scored an upset victory over Dignitas, CLG EU was able to seize an advantage early on in their match. From there, they were able to snowball to victory, choosing to engage their opponents only when they had a huge advantage. NaJin Sword moves on to face Taipei Assassins tomorrow, while CLG EU will do battle with Team WE.

The action starts up again at 12 PM PST with Moscow Five vs. iG in the quarter finals. Check out our official website to watch all the matches streamed live.


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HZJC

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10-05-2012

go china


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O Miu Miu O

Junior Member

10-05-2012

Korean just made this game mechanization.
" times up dragon,times up buff,times up Baron."Are they machine???

I really want to see some new ideas about the play such like FB of IG vs. AF,or CLG steal AF's 1st red.


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D4rkPhil

Junior Member

10-05-2012

AZNS OH-PEE
KOREAN TEAMS MORE SO
(don't ever play starcraft against a korean guy)(in about 2-3 years...same thing for LoL)