World Playoffs Day Two Recap

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Elly Honda

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10-07-2012

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i just got off work and came to check standings and such, only to notice that something went down no winners/ finalists are announced. could someone post a brief recap of what happened and what the plan is? i tried to read prior posts and piece together things but not confident in my "piecing" effort... thanx for the scoop dg
legit not trolling here, but the servers crapped out and they restarted, what? 3 or 4 times?
til they gave up and rescheduled.

im dead serious. i know it sounds like trolling.


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WalkTheNikasaur

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10-07-2012

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Medicinara

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10-07-2012

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First of all. Take an English course. Second, don't expect them to reward you for something out of their control.
How are they going to make this up to the players who flew in for this tourny and now cannot play!? I dont give a **** about us internet people, we are the 47% that will whine no matter what :P


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IS17950c5e7a0344f6b3010

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10-07-2012

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Day two saw the regional finalists compete against the best of Group A and B, and saw the hopes of one region go home.

M5 BenQ vs Invictus Gaming

Moscow Five once again demonstrated spectacular team fight ability and put on a dominating performance. Even when they were losing – sometimes significantly – they were able to control their team fights and earn comebacks. Falling behind in both games, Moscow Five forced engagements across the map at multiple objectives. Despite heavy pressure on Darien in lane and failed ganks, superior positioning in team fights allowed M5 BenQ to take back control in games one and two.

The stars of the matches were M5 BenQ’s duo, Genja and GoZu Pepper. Picking the vulnerable but powerful late-game champion Kog’Maw in both matches, Genja took leads in lane due in large part to the aggression of GoZu Pepper. After Sona and Nunu bans in game one, GoZu Pepper ran support Zyra instead, locking down iG’s entire team with his ultimate and securing kills for the rest of his team.

NaJin Sword vs. Taipei Assassins

Coming off their amazing sweep performance in Group B, NaJin Sword seemed poised to upset the Southeast Asian champions, Taipei Assassins. Almost immediately, however, TPA showed exactly how they earned their seeded position. They dictated the first game of the match from beginning to end, starting off in style by picking up first blood before minions even spawned. Once the team fights started in that match, it was really TPA’s show.

Even in the second game of the match, where NaJin Sword managed to take an early kill lead, TPA stacked gold generation items and stabilized the game. TPA's pull strategy with Blitzcrank and Skarner faced an unfavorable team comp in Sword's three strong initiators that almost wanted to get pulled in: Morgana, Jax, and Maokai. Taipei Assassins, however, still managed to make it happen. They pulled smart, and set up some great hooks over terrain that was hard for NaJin Sword to cross, allowing them to break up fights and waste Sword's strong initiations. Taipei Assassins picked up an impressive sweep over Korean favorites NaJin Sword.

Team Solo Mid vs. Azubu Frost

The first game of this matchup was probably the most white-knuckle game of the tournament. TSM simply showed incredible tenacity, and proved hard to put down. Despite being at a significant disadvantage, Reginald on Karthus started Flash-initiating fights with Wall of Pain, and Dyrus, started making plays in spite of early game punishment. In the end, however, Azubu Frost proved just too reliable a team. Knowing they couldn’t stop TSM’s first Baron attempt, Frost traded the Baron for an inhibitor. This put TSM in an uncomfortable position, ultimately forcing them to pick a little bit of a disadvantageous fight before Baron buff expired. The 4 – 2 fight allowed Frost to clean up SoloMid’s base and ultimately win the game.

In the second match, TSM got off to a great aggressive start, this time taking a kill lead of their own. But once Azubu Frost hit their stride, they really took charge of the game. CloudTemplar on Skarner seemed to be all over the map, dragging Team SoloMid members to their deaths every time his ultimate was ready. Frost closed the massive gold gap of the early game by repeatedly out-fighting TSM in team situations. Frost's positioning was near-perfect in every fight, and after taking Baron, they quickly eliminated Team SoloMid from the tournament, closing the doors on any chance of a North American finals.

Tomorrow starts with the last quarter final match, CLG EU vs Team WE, followed by the semi-final matches to determine who will move on to the World Championship Finals. Head to our [URL2="http://tournaments.leagueoflegends.com/season2-championship-takeover/takeover_twitch_na_en.html"]official website[/URL2] for live stream coverage!
please riot fire this guy.
His recaps are written probably without seen a single game.
Being all the time negative over a certain team that he doesnt admire or like by not pointing out best games/moments and plays.
But what he does best is praising his loved one!!


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Dowwnwind

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10-07-2012

ok so, we saw how overrated TSM and other western teams are, and we saw dominating strategies from the asian teams. asian teams do exactly what i always try to get my 5v5 solo ques to do: all 5 take out objectives, all 5 roam the map, all 5 push lanes, all 5 attack the same carries in team fights, and all 5 win together. EXACTLY how it should be, ive never been much of a fan of the western strategies, because they are so easily dominated by TEAM play.


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Debbonaire

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10-07-2012

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ok so, we saw how overrated TSM and other western teams are, and we saw dominating strategies from the asian teams. asian teams do exactly what i always try to get my 5v5 solo ques to do: all 5 take out objectives, all 5 roam the map, all 5 push lanes, all 5 attack the same carries in team fights, and all 5 win together. EXACTLY how it should be, ive never been much of a fan of the western strategies, because they are so easily dominated by TEAM play.


Man you just know exactly how to win! I can't believe how absolutely invigorating it is to read YOUR idea how how to play this game and then think about the matches I saw with Asian teams and see YOUR idea unfold into glorious victory. If ONLY you and I could duo queue together and convince the 3 others we're paired with to assimilate your incredible tactics into fruition......We would be outclassing TSM in days!

Uh-mazing. Please scoop me under your wing, wise one.


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Micalas

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10-07-2012

Day 3 was a roaring success.


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EnderrWiggin

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10-07-2012

Uh who is Dyrus? Because the only champion I know with that portrait is Darius. I'm a little sceptical heh


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HustlĂȘ

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10-07-2012

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I was rooting for Azubu Frost this whole time, never even thought they'd make it this far. Good for them! Hope they win, they deserve it for playing to well.
except Azubu Frost cheated against TSM game 1. One of their players look at TSM's minimap and instantly know their top lane invade. Reginald made a video and if you don't believe me, youtube search azubu frost tsm cheat.


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aeonflames

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