LoL Challengers – Week 6 [Part 1]

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VODS:
http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/60647
http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/61129

LoL Korea Challengers Spring

Griffin vs CJ Entus – 0 : 2

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 1

Griffin CJ Entus
Sword – Rumble Soul – Maokai
Yonghon – Rengar Winged – Graves
Rather – Casseopia Candy – Corki
Force – Ezrael Veritas – Caitlyn
Shield – LuLu Pure – Malzahar


HIGHLIGHTS:

CJ Entus as the heavy favorites looked great starting the game, but Griffin proved that they can hang in there with the #1 team.  Despite Griffin’s best efforts to hold off the enemy team, CJ Entus chipped away at the game slowly, gaining more and more of a lead due to objectives.  Approximately around the 35-minute mark, the score was 8-9 kills, but the gold lead was an incredible 13k gold lead for CJ Entus, showing how dominant they were with every other aspect of the game.  Inevitably, Griffin begin to crumble being so far behind in gold, and CJ Entus close out the game with a final push with Baron to give them a ‘w’ for game 1 of the series.

 

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 2

CJ Entus Griffin
Soul – Maokai Sword – Fiora
Winged – Lee Sin Yonghun – Khazix
Candy – Corki Rather – Syndra
Veritas – Jhin Force – Ashe
Shield – Karma Pure – Tahm Kench

HIGHLIGHTS:

At the start of game 2, things were looking great for CJ Entus once again, as they were able to out farm their lane opponents and slowly gain a gold lead.  Following up the lane phase, CJ Entus used their gold lead to their advantage starting to pick Griffin apart, stacking kills, controlling objectives and dominating team fights.  With Griffin unable to come up with an answer to the pressure, CJ Entus dominate once again, getting yet another 2-0 sweep, keeping them at the #1 spot of the challenger’s spring season.

 

I Gaming Star vs Team BattleComics – 2 : 1

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 1

I Gaming Star Team BattleComics
Patrick – Poppy Abmi – Maokai
Natu – Lee Sin U Jun – Reksai
Dove – Corki Fact – Syndra
Hollow – Varus Benedict – Jhin
Plankton – Janna Joker – Thresh

HIGHLIGHTS:

Team BattleComics start off well, securing the first 2 kills of the game and take first blood turret.  BattleComics have been in a struggle to climb up the seasons ladder, yet to earn their first win for the season.  In game one of the series, BtC looked more focused and coordinated in comparison to previous games we’ve seen this season.  For I Gaming Star, the game seemed to be one of their off nights, getting picked apart, unable to secure any objectives and getting dismantled during team fights.  A small light of hope seemed to present itself for IGS, as Team BattleComics overstayed their welcome in IGS’ base, and a very messy fight broke out where IGS capitalized and managed to bring themselves back, but only for a moment.  IGS’ moment of glory was soon shattered by BtC, as they put the nail in the coffin after securing Baron, and push for game, ending their long losings spree.

 

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 2

Team BattleComics I Gaming Star
Abmi – Poppy Patrick – Sion
U Jun – Elise Natu – Lee Sin
Fact – Syndra Dove – Corki
Benedict – Jhin Hollow – Varus
Joker – Malzahar Plankton – Tahm Kench


HIGHLIGHTS:

IGS seemed refocused in game 2, coming out strong against Team BattleComics, who left IGS with a very sour taste in their mouth from the previous game of the series.  I Gaming Star look to make short work of their opponents, as they manage to sit comfortably with a 9 kill lead 24-minutes into game #2.  With no answer to IGS’ intense pressure, BtC  get dominated in all aspects of the game, struggling to regain any type of control and eventually fall in a very convincing defeat to I Gaming Star.

 

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 3

I Gaming Star Team BattleComics
Patrick – Nautilus Abmi – Camille
Natu – Rengar U Jun – Elise
Dove – Syndra Fact – Casseopia
Hollow – Caitlyn Benedict – Jhin
Plankton – Tahm Kench Joker – Malzahar


HIGHLIGHTS:

With the series split 2 games apiece, both teams seemed to play a bit safely looking for the respective team to make a mistake they can capitalize on.  The first advantage went to I Gaming star as they were able to coordinate their team fights a lot better and have better positioning in most engagements.  Despite the messiness of the fights, IGS composed themselves and managed to find the better position on the map, opposed to BtC commonly finding themselves in a bad situation, and often split up due to the chaos.  The lack of solid positioning, and poor communication from BtC soon led to their demise, getting ace’d twice in a row, and losing the 3rd and final game of the series.  IGS close the series out hard, and take the series 2-1.

 

Split Rankings
1. CJ Entus 6-0 12-1
2. Ever8 Winners 5-1 11-4
3. Griffin 3-3 7-7
3. APK Prince 3-3 6-7
5. BPZ 2-3 6-6
6. I Gaming Star 3-4 8-9
6. Rising Star Gaming 2-4 4-9
8. Team BattleComics 0-6 2-12

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LoL Challengers

 

EVER 8 vs. APK PRINCE – 2:0

 

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 1

EVER 8 Winners APK PRINCE
Helper – Maokai Cube – Shen
Malrang  – Graves Hoglet – Lee Sin
Cepted – Syndra DO IT – Ryze
Deul – Ezrael DAN – Jhin
Ella – Karma Nova – Soraka


HIGHLIGHTS:

            EVER 8 start off strong, and seem to play flawlessly against a struggling APK PRINCE.  Malrang’s jungle play seemed to be too hard for APK to deal with, and applied pressure all over the map setting up kills for his team, snowballing EVER 8 them to the shortest game in the Challengers Spring Season at 24 minutes.  EVER 8 takes game 1 with ease, and looks great going into game 2.

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 2

APK PRINCE EVER 8 Winners
Cube – Maokai Helper – Shen
Hoglet – Rengar Malrang – Graves
DO IT – Orianna Cepted – Ahri
DAN – Jinx Deul – Sivir
Nova – Soraka Ella – Karma

HIGHLIGHTS:

            Early into the game, APK PRINCE made a couple rookie mistakes that gave them a difficult game ahead of them as EVER 8 was looking focused and coming off a very flawless game 1.  As things were looking great for EVER 8 once again, a team fight broke out in top side jungle, where EVER 8 got a kill on DO IT, but as APK PRINCE collapses in response to EVER 8’s engagement, APK manages to score an ace, turning the game around to their favor.  Unable to hold onto their lead, APK PRINCE try to contest a Baron and things turn for the worst for APK.  An overextended “DO IT” seemed to be the turning point once again at Baron with EVER 8 jumping on DO IT and taking out the rest of APK PRINCE one by one.  EVER 8 Winners carry their momentum all the way to the end of the game, closing the series with a 2-0 on APK PRINCE.

 

BPZ vs. CJ ENTUS – 0:2

 

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 1

BPZ CJ ENTUS
MONG – Jayce Soul – Sion
Once – Graves Winged – Lee Sin
Cheong – Syndra Candy – Corki
Tak2 – Caitlyn Veritas – Ashe
Lehends – Taric Pure – Karma

HIGHLIGHTS:

For game 1 of the series, the first notable fight went to CJ Entus, Veritas was able to land a great Ashe arrow at BPZ’s backline, picking apart the rest of BPZ and scoring the first clear advantage of the game.  The power house team, CJ Entus, control majority of the game, with BPZ only being able to stay on the defensive, eventually falling due to CJ Entus’ hard pressure.  CJ Entus go on to continue their undefeated streak, having only lost 1 game at the start of the season.

 

CHAMPION PICKS: GAME 2

CJ ENTUS BPZ
Soul – Camille MONG – Renekton
Winged – Lee Sin Once – Graves
Candy – Corki Cheong – Syndra
Veritas – Jhin Tak2 – Ashe
Lehends – Malzahar Pure – Miss Fortune


HIGHLIGHT:

            It doesn’t take CJ Entus too long to get things going for themselves, as Winged was able dictate the pace of the game due to his phenomenal Lee Sin Jungle play.  BPZ saw a brief light of hope during laning phase when they scored first blood onto Soul and first blood tower, but things started spiraling down for BPZ, once Winged began to tear them up.  With full control of the map, Winged and the rest of CJ Entus close the game out convincingly, completely blowing BPZ out of the water in game 2 and ending the series 2-0.

 

Split Rankings
1. CJ Entus 7-0 13-1
2. Ever8 Winners 6-1 13-4
3. Griffin 3-3 7-7
4. I Gaming Star 3-4 8-9
4. APK Prince 3-4 6-9
6. BPZ 2-4 6-9
6. Rising Star Gaming 2-4 4-9
8. Team BattleComics 0-6 2-12

 

GSL – TY / soO / Stats / InNoVation

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Matches Covered:
Feb 22: Quarterfinals 1
[T] TY vs [Z] soO
[P] Stats vs [T] InNoVation

Caution: Spoilers Listed Below!


 

GSL SEASON 1 Ro. 8 Date February 22, 2017
By Aristotle Ibay
Issues & Highlights:
• Game 3 of TY vs. soO was a really interesting game to watch, soO coming out from behind and
turning the game around, beating TY who was on a roll.
• soO was down 2-0 in the best of 5 match, but comes from behinds and reverse sweeps TY.
• Fun trash talk in the interviews between Stats and INoVation
• Unexpectedly, Stats comes from behind as well, being down 2-0, manages to win 2 in a row
forcing a game 5 similar to TY vs soO.
• 2 upsets occur where both Terran players ahead 2-0, ended up losing the match.
TY vs. soO – 2 : 3
GAME 1:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Quick Game as soO attemts a Zerg rush with ravagers againsts TY, but TY successfully defends,
wiping out soO’s ravagers, and soO immediately surrenders.
GAME 2:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– More back and forth action, with TY attacking relentlessly, and harassing soO really well, but soO
fighting back, but not as well. SoO has lost a lot of economy and forces a good attack onto TY
but his attack is fended off again and the loss of units causes him to surrender game 2.
GAME 3:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Everyone was expecting TY to close out the game with a clean sweep on soO, with everything going
well for TY. TY was able to build a nice Terran mech army, but when soO came in for the attack
soO turned the tide, overwhelming TY’s army and TY surrenders, bringing soO back into the match.
GAME 4:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– soO goes in for his Ravagers rush again, and this time it works out for him, TY surrenders by losing
too much resources.
GAME 5:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– In the last game of the series, with 2 wins apiece, both players are playing a lot safer, but TY goes
for the terran dropship harass. soO answer’s back with a great mutalisk attack taking out most of
TY’s army but is forced to retreat but looked to gain momentum from that attack. soO rides the
momentum, and goes in for a huge zerg push, wiping out TY’s defenses and TY surrendurs. SoO
was able to pull off a reverse sweep after getting 2-0’d in the beginning of the series.
Stats vs. INnoVation – 3 : 2
GAME 1:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Stats, came in confident, but Innovation looks to be too overwhelming in game 1 with a relenteless
Terran attack. Stats build a good amount of Colossi, but his Colossi get wiped which put a dent into
STats resources and thats GG, INnoVation wins game 1.
GAME 2:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Stats goes in with an early harass on INnoVation, and successfully disrupts him briefly, but
INnoVation survives and harasses back with widow mine drops. Not long after, INnoVation goes in
with a massive Terran army, and simply overwhelms Stats, winning game 2 as well.
GAME 3:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Nothing crazy to begin game 3, although it looks like stats gains first advantage. INnoVation seems
to have overcommitted on an early attack and Stats was able to recover and turn the game around,
and Stats manages to stay in the series with 1 game to 2.
GAME 4:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– With Stats having 2 losses, the pressure was on in the best of 5, and Stats gained some momentum
in the previous game. The game starts with some harass on both sides, with no one getting a clear
advantage, but Stats managed to put together a great attack to wipe INnoVation’s units
and forces INnoVation to a game, 5 winning 2 in a row.
GAME 5:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– In their final game, Stats goes in for an insane attack filled with Stalkers and Colossi, and things start
to look bad for INnoVation. INnoVation caught back pedaling and was unable to defend the attack
and loses the final match in another upset for the night !

 

GSL: Group C Wrap Up

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Matches Covered:
Feb 15: http://afreeca.tv/36840697/v/60138
[P] Hero vs [P] Trap
[Z] Leenock vs [T] Ryung

Caution: Spoilers Listed Below!


Match 1: [P] Hero vs [P] Trap

GAME 1:
Quick game, as herO goes for an early attack, although Trap withstands the attack, leaving herO defenseless and Trap goes in to finish the game.

GAME 2:
herO goes in again for the first attack, but this time it’s looking a lot better for him than the previous game.  Trap defended well, but lost a lot of economy and units from herO’s aggressive attack.  Trap didn’t go down without a fight, but herO’s pressure was too much and Trap couldn’t recover fast enough and gets forced to surrender.

GAME 3:
More aggressiveness from herO, starting just like game 2, herO proves to be the more aggressive player.  The overwhelming attack of herO overruns Trap’s base, and closes the game, herO takes the match 2-1 and moves on to battle the winner between Leenock, and Ryung.

Winner: Hero 2-1


Match 2: [Z] Leenock vs [T] Ryung

GAME 1:
Ryung, went in for some early liberator harass onto Leenock’s drones, disrupting his mineral production and damaging his economy.  Although Leenock took Ryung’s liberators down, Ryung stayed persistent attacking him with liberators and helions, going after his drones.  Great fight between the 2 players, Leenock, and Ryung going at each other’s armies but Ryung had a well set up backline of siege tanks that dwindled Leenock’s Zerge army.  Leenock surrenders once he loses many units due to the army battle, Ryung takes the first game of the match.

GAME 2:
Second game of the series starts a bit slower than the first, but Ryung goes in first with a well-placed drop of marines, but Leenock defends very well and wipes out most of the marine drop before Ryung is able to retreat.  Leenock, takes the tempo of the game attacking Ryung’s base, but Ryung comes back with a counter attack, able to wipe out Leenock’s Zerg wave.  As it looked like Ryung took control of the game wiping Leenocks army out, Leenock surprises Ryung with a second wave and returns the favor wiping the Terran army out to end the game, Leenock takes game 2.

GAME 3:
Similar to his game 1 win, Ryung goes back to the mech army build, and proves to be effective against Leenock early, by harassing his drones with helions.  Ryung goes in with a hard push of siege tanks and Thor’s, leaving Leenock with too much to handle and forces him to surrender once the mech army dismantles his zerg army.  Ryung takes the match 2-1 advancing to take on herO, and sends Leenock to face another tough match against Trap.

Winner: Ryung 2-1


Match 3: [P] Hero vs [T] Ryung

GAME 1:
The game starts slow, but herO goes in hard with a Protoss warp in, catching Ryung off guard, and wipes out his base.  With Ryung’s base overrun with adepts and little defense, Ryung surrenders.

GAME 2:
Tables are turned, with herO being the one to harass Ryung, taking out a lot of Ryungs SCV’s and disrupting his mineral production.  HerO looked very strong, with his Protoss play constantly pressuring Ryung, eventually making Ryung fold.  HerO defeats Ryung with a 2-0 and moves on to the Round of 8.

Winner: Hero 2-1



Match 4: [Z] Leenock vs [P] Trap

GAME 1:
In game 1, Leenock tries to go in for an early Zerg attack, but Trap has an answer to his offense and successfully defends most of the attack.  Trap then goes in with Archon’s and adepts, able to take down a large number of hydra’s and does plenty damage to Leenocks Zerg structures.  Overwhelming pressure from Trap, and its GG for Leenock in the first game of the match.

GAME 2:
Things start off looking grim for Leenock, as he attempts an attack onto Trap, but Leenock is forced to retreat due to a successful defense by Trap.  Leenock does a great job breaking into Trap’s base, but once again, Trap is able to fend him off, and proceeds with his counterattack and wipes Leenock’s remaining units.  Trap takes the match with a 2-0 sweep on Leenock.

Winner: Trap 2-0


Match 5: [P] Trap vs [T] Ryung

GAME 1:
Ryung initiates the attack with marines, marauders and medivacs and successfully does great damage to Trap’s resources.  Trap made a couple mistakes early by losing his Oracle, accidentally flying over a widow mine, and loses control.  Ryung snowballs with that advantage and takes the momentum all the way, defeating Trap in the first game of the series.

GAME 2:
Game 2 goes starts off well for Ryung, as he’s successfully able to bring in a dropship from the back of Trap’s base while also pushing forward with another army attacking the front line.  Although it looked like Ryung had the game under control, Trap attacks back and gets the better of the exchange in regards to a base attack.  Both teams run into each other in the middle of an attack, and both armies go at it at the center of the map with Trap ultimately coming out on top.

GAME 3:
In the 3rd game, Trap goes in for the first attack, and Ryung was able to defend very well wiping out all the Adepts Trap sent over.  Both players fighting very hard to stay in with this final game, with both armies taking high casualties, but Trap with the slight advantage doing more damage to Ryung’s base.  A final fight breaks out in front of Trap’s base, and Ryung gained the upper hand wiping out Trap’s units and forcing the GG, Ryung takes second place in group C.

Winner: Ryung 2-1

LCSK: Week 5 Wrap Up – Matches 17-20

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Matches Covered:
Feb 13: http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/59922
CJ Entus vs APK
Griffin vs I Gaming Star

Feb 17: http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/60324
I Gaming Star vs Rising Star Gaming
Team BattleComics vs CJ Entus


Match 17: CJ ENTUS VS APK

Game 1 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

CJ ENTUS APK Prince
Soul – Camille Cube – Shen
Winged – Reksai Hoglet – Elise
Candy – Corki DO IT – Syndra
Veritas – Jhin DAN – Ezrael
Pure – Tahm Kench Nova – Karma

CJ Entus showed their dominance early into the game with great coordination, proving their experience in champions league level.  First game was straight forward, all dominance by CJ Entus.  APK Prince tried to hold out, but CJ Entus was too much to handle, forcing APK on their back legs and eventually win game 1 with ease.

Game 2 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

APK Prince CJ ENTUS
Cube – Kennen Soul – Maokai
Hoglet – Elise Winged – Olaf
DO IT – Ryze Candy – Casseopia
DAN – Lucian Veritas – Jhin
Nova – Malzahar Pure – Miss Fortune

At the start of game 2, things were going well for APK Prince.  For most of the laning phase, APK seemed to get the better of CJ Entus with good ganks and early kills.  Although APK had a strong start, it didn’t take CJ Entus very long to take control of the game.  Once team fighting broke out, the veteran CJ Entus team showed no mercy taking out APK Prince, which is by far a very solid team coming into this tournament with a 3-1 record.  CJ Entus just showing too much superiority in their coordination, as they take game 2 for a clean sweep against APK.


Match 18: GRIFFIN VS I GAMING STAR

Game 1 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

Griffin I Gaming Star
Sword – Maokai Patrick – Shen
Yonghun – Rengar Natu – Graves
Rather – Corki Dove – Syndra
Force – Ashe Hollow – Jhin
Shield – Karma Saymi – Malzahar

Game 1 of the series was a highly competitive game, with both teams equally getting their great moments with their engages.  Team fights were also entertaining to watch as both teams were able to get away with slivers of health or awesome out-plays that lead to some impressive kills.  The game also contained a nice Baron steal from IGS Natu, where he snuck in a Graves ult to sneak a slick baron steal away from Griffin.  Although IGS seemed to get the better of the kills early into the game, Griffin was able to walk out with the lead with great objective control, and eventually bring IGS down after a few well-executed team fights. Great win for Griffin, for an entertaining, hard fought game to start the series.

Game 2 Summary: 
CHAMPION PICKS

I Gaming Star Griffin
Patrick – Nautilus Sword – Maokai
Natu – Graves Yonghun – Khazix
Dove – Corki Rather – Taliyah
Hollow – Varus Force – Ashe
Plankton – Blitzcrank Shield – Karma

The second game started out equally contested as the first, with both teams securing kills early, but the switch from Saymi to Plankton on IGS’ support role, proved to be the answer I Gaming Star was looking for.  Plankton made some notable plays with his Blitzcrank, able to land his grab to set up nice kills, with the help of some Nautilus hook as well.  It was clear that Plankton’s grabs spelled trouble for Griffin throughout the game, forcing them to make split second decisions between engaging or retreating, often ending in disaster for Griffin.  IGS get a well-deserved win over Griffin, splitting the series evenly with 1 game apiece.

Game 3 Summary: 
CHAMPION PICKS

Griffin I Gaming Star
Sword – Maokai Patrick – Gragas
Yonghun – Rengar Natu – Graves
Rather – Casseopia Dove – Corki
Force – Jhin Hollow – Ezrael
Shield – Malzahar Plankton – Zyra

In game 3, Griffin make a ban against Plankton’s Blitzcrank which clearly was the game breaker from the previous game, forcing Plankton to go with his alternative Zyra pick.  Early into the game, it was clear that Plankton no longer had the same presence he had with Blitzcrank, showing some early struggles for the IGS bot lane.  Once team fighting began, Griffin seemed to be more comfortable engaging IGS with the absence of Planktons Blitz grab, causing Griffin to come out on top with most of the fights.  Griffin’s confidence with engaging, and the lack of Plankton’s presence and playmaking seemed to be the story of the game. Griffin take the series 2-1 winning them the match, and advancing them further into the tournament.


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Match 19: I GAMING STAR VS RISING STAR GAMING

Game 1 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

I Gaming Star Rising Star Gaming
Patrick – Maokai Hyuni – Nautilus
Natu – Lee Sin BBang – Reksai
Dove – Ryze Crow – Corki
Hollow – Ezrael OdduGi – Jhin
Plankton – Zyra HighDin – Malzahar

For about 20 minutes of the game, both teams seemed dead even up until the 20-minute mark, where a mid-game team fight breaks out with Rising Star Gaming coming out with an ACE to gain the momentum.  Not long after they get “ace’d”, IGS regain some control over the game by securing an easy Baron buff with a failed steal attempt by Rising Star.  In what seemed like a very messy game, RSG wasn’t able to maintain their strong, early lead, and IGS snowball to their victory thanks to 2 secured Baron buffs and a few ace’s.  I Gaming Star claim the first victory of the match.

Game 2 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

Rising Star Gaming I Gaming Star
Hyuni – Gangplank Patrick – Maokai
BBang – Elise Natu – Lee Sin
Crow – Corki Dove – Casseopia
OdduGi – Ashe Hollow – Jhin
HighDin – Malzahar Plankton – Miss Fortune

IGS Natu has a rough start with his Lee Sin, unable to land a single Q with his first gank causing him to go down against Hyuni, giving up first blood, but not without taking Hyuni down with him.  After a short pause, the game resumes with IGS being able to build some momentum, scoring kills from all lanes and taking down the first 2 towers of game 2.  With a much smoother game than game 1, IGS was able to get the clean sweep on Rising Star Gaming by playing with more coordination and what looked like, better communication altogether. I Gaming Star win their match against Rising Star gaming.


 

Match 20: TEAM BEATTLECOMICS VS CJ ENTUS

Game 1 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

Team BattleComics CJ Entus
Abmi – Maokai Soul – Shen
U Jun – Olaf Winged – Lee sin
Fact – Ryze Candy – Syndra
Benedict – Sivir Avenger – Jhin
Joker – Malzahar Racoon – Zyra

In what was supposed to be an easy game for CJ Entus, turned out to be a tough game ahead of them, as one of the lower ranked teams, Team BattleComics, almost ACE the favorite, CJ Entus.  Although BtC held their own against the #1 team in the tournament, CJ Entus kept their composure, and managed to build a gold lead, by staying in control of the map objectives.  BtC played their best game by far, but came in short at the end, by forcing a very sloppy team fight, resulting in an ACE scored by CJ Entus and ultimately costing them the game.  A well contested game by BtC, but CJ Entus showing veteran patience, closing out the game when given the opportunity and capitalizing on the opposing team’s mistakes.

Game 2 Summary:
CHAMPION PICKS

CJ Entus Team BattleComics
Soul – Poppy Abmi – Maokai
Winged – Elise U Jun – Lee Sin
Candy – Ahri Fact – Taliyah
Avenger – Varus Benedict – Jhin
Racoon – Karma Joker – Braum

For the second game of the match, it played out the way it was originally expected between these 2 teams, that being CJ Entus doing as they pleased to Team BattleComics.  Despite the complete domination of CJ Entus, Team BattleComics had a few notable moments throughout the game.  BtC had a few plays that could’ve given them some momentum to go along with, but CJ Entus weaved their way around the map, always knowing what to do at the right times to flee with slivers of health, preventing BtC from making any type of comeback.  CJ Entus close out the game with an endgame score of 14-1, sweeping BtC, but also having to work a little harder than they expected.  Well-deserved win by CJ Entus as they remain undefeated having yet to lose a game in the tournament.

Weekly Esports Wrap Up 3 – 01/30-02/11

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VOD
: http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/59253

Match 1:

cjvsrsg

Game 1 Summary:

CJ ENTUS Rising Star Gaming
Soul – Maokai Hyuni – Nautilus
Winged – Elise Catch – Khazix
Candy – Corki Crow – Taliyah
Veritas – Varus OdduGi – Jhin
Pure – Thresh HighDin – Karma

CJ Entus Soul picks up first blood with the help of Winged, ganking the top lane. Due to great coordination and clean ganks from CJ Entus, they easily set the tempo of the game and Rising Star Gaming cannot keep up. Great ward and objective control from CJ Entus. They pick up the first tower and first dragon, and RSG have yet to pick up a single kill.

A team fight breaks out 28 minutes into the game. RSG manages to pick up 3 kills for 2, putting the kill count at 6-3, still in favor of CJ Entus. Despite the small victory, RSG fails to ward the Baron pit, allowing CJ Entus to take the Baron uncontested.

CJ Entus picking up objective after objective, just too far in the lead for RSG to do anything about it. CJ Entus forces their way into the enemy’s Nexus and takes game 1. Final kill count 10-4.

Game 2 Summary:

Rising Star Gaming CJ ENTUS
Hyuni – Rumble Soul – Kennen
Catch – Ivern Winged – Khazix
Crow – Jayce Candy – Syndra
OdduGi – Jhin Veritas – Ashe
HighDin – Tahm Kench Pure – Karma

CJ Entus showing us why they were once in the Championship league. Pretty much a repeat of game 1, just straight dominating on RSG. CJ Entus picks up the first blood once again, this time over in the mid lane with Candy taking down Crow.

While RSG manages to pick up a few kills, CJ Entus is just a beast in taking objectives. 27 minutes into the game, CJ Entus gets a 5-0 ACE on RSG, allowing them to take down Baron. With better shot calling, objective control, and team coordination, CJ Entus wins Game 2. Continuing their winning streak (3-0), and fighting for their spot back into the LCK.


Match 2:

apkvsbpz

Game 1 Summary:

APK Prince BPZ
Cube – Kennen MONG – Poppy
Hoglet – Elise Once – Lee Sin
DO IT – Jayce Cheong – Corki
DAN – Varus Tak2 – Jhin
Nova – Tahm Kench Lehends – Zyra

First blood goes to BPZ’s Once, after a small fight in the jungle against APK’s Hoglet. Despite that early lead, APKs poke comp proves to be too much for BPZ in the mid game. With a steady barrage of pokes, especially from DO IT landing those crucial shockwaves, BPZ is forced to give up tower after tower. Allowing APK to take down the first inhibitor of the game.

The number of objectives taken from APK increases their gold lead by more than 6k, 33 minutes into the game. This gold lead, mixed with APKs constant siege pressure and poke gives them the first game quite convincingly.

Game 2 Summary:

BPZ APK Prince
MONG – Jayce Cube – Poppy
Once – Khazix Hoglet – Elise
Cheong – Corki DO IT – Syndra
Tak2 – Ashe DAN – Jhin
Lehends – Karma Nova – Thresh

This time around, BPZ takes the Jayce away and does a poke comp of their own while APK opts to go for a pick comp. Cube picks up first blood with the help of Hoglet’s gank. APK takes control in the early game by picking off members of BPZ.

Even with APKs lead, a pick comp does not excel in a 5v5 team fight as their composition was made to eliminate stray members before a team fight does occur, giving them a numbers advantage. This weakness shows as BPZ would come out on top more often during those team fights.

25 minutes in, and it still can be anybody’s game. Kill count is 15-12, slightly favoring APK along with a 1k gold lead. APK manages to pick off members of BPZ which grants them the first Baron of the game. BPZ putting up a great fight, trying hard to hold on, but ultimately lose grip and and APK takes game 2.


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Match 1:

e8wvsgriffin

Game 1 Summary:

EVER 8 Winners Griffin
Helper – Poppy Sword – Camille
Malrang – Khazix Bin – Elise
Cepted – Corki Rather – Syndra
Deul – Caitlyn Force – Varus
Ella – Malzahar Shield – Karma

Most of the early game, both teams seemed to be dead even on objectives and kills. The first clear advantage went to EVER 8 Winners by engaging onto an out-of-place team Griffin, and capitalizing on a free Baron buff after forcing Griffin to retreat.  The beginning of the end begins to show once EVER 8 gets a second baron, and eventually snowball into their victory. EVER 8 takes game 1.

Game 2 Summary:

Griffin EVER 8 Winners
Sword – Jayce Helper – Poppy
Bin – Elise Malrang – Khazix
Rather – Syndra Cepted – Ryze
Force – Varus Deul – Sivir
Shield – Tahm Kench Ella – Karma

Game 2 starts off with another early stalemate regarding gold advantages, but EVER 8 leads the game early on with kills showing their ability to pick Griffin off.  Towards the mid-game Griffin regains control on the map, taking out towers and catching up on kills, giving them a 3k gold lead.  As things start to look good on Griffins side, EVER 8 Winners catch Griffin off guard in their base and force a hard team fight that gives EVER 8 an ACE on Griffin. EVER 8 Winners show they have the clear advantage when it comes to coordinated team fights constantly coming out on top whenever they force a team fight.  Griffin failed to close the game out while they had the clear advantage, causing EVER 8 to come back and take the game. EVER 8 gets the clean sweep on Griffin, tying them with CJ ENTUS.

 


Match 2:
igsvsapk

Game 1 Summary:

I Gaming Star APK PRINCE
Patrick – Maokai Cube – Rumble
Natu – Graves Hoglet – Rengar
Dove – Leblanc DO IT – Ryze
Hollow – Jhin DAN – Varus
Plankton – Blitz Nova – Alistar

The underdogs, I Gaming Star, come out swinging.  They prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with, handling APK PRINCE who seemed to be out of their game.  Plankton manages to land perfect Blitzcrank grabs to set up the kills for his team, spelling out a lot of trouble for APK Prince to deal with.  APK Prince couldn’t come up with an answer to the pressure, and I Gaming Star completely dominates in Game 1 for the series.

Game 2 Summary:

APK PRINCE I Gaming Star
Cube – Renekton Patrick – Gragas
Hoglet – Elise Natu – Graves
DO IT – Casseopia Dove – Ryze
DAN – Jhin Hollow – Ezrael
Nova – Malzahar Plankton – Zyra

I Gaming Star pick up from where they left off, and get a couple kills over APK prince early in the game.  Although I Gaming Star came off with an early lead, APK PRINCE answer back mid-game showing IGS that they’re still in the game.  Despite APK PRINCE’s efforts to hold off IGS, APK PRINCE fall short, losing game 2. I Gaming Star gets the clean sweep with 2 upsets for the night !


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VODS:
GROUP A: http://afreeca.tv/36840697/v/59400
GROUP B: http://afreeca.tv/36840697/v/59702

SPOILERS LISTED BELOW, CLICK ABOVE LINKS TO WATCH

 

Group A
February 8, 2017 – 18:30 KST
1. South Korea Terran TY 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss Stats 2-1 5-3
3. South Korea Zerg ByuL 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Terran aLive 0-2 1-4

 

Group B
February 11, 2017 – 13:00 KST
1. South Korea Terran INnoVation 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Zerg soO 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Protoss Classic 1-2 4-4
4. South Korea Zerg Dark 0-2 0-4

Weekly Esports Wrap Up 2 – 01/30-02/03

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VODS: http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/59017
http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/59034

apkvsgriffin

Game 1: APK Prince (1-0) vs Griffin (1-0): 0-0

APK PRINCE

GRIFFIN

Cube (Top) – Jayce Sword (Top) – Poppy
Hoglet (Jungle) – Reksai Yonghun (Jungle) – Elise
DO IT (Mid) – Syndra Rather (Mid) – Corki
DAN (ADC) – Jhin Force (ADC) – Miss Fortune
Nova (Support) – Tahm Kench Shield (Support) – Karma

APK Prince with the early game lead on Griffin with 5-2 in kills. Griffin desperately attempts to bring the game back into their favor by forcing a fight at Baron. They managed to pick up the buff, but APK Prince instantly answers back by killing off 4 of their members, further increasing the kill lead to 9-3.

While all seems bleak for Griffin, APK Hoglet (Reksai) & Nova (Tahm Kench) gets caught. With two members down from APK, Griffin aggressively pushes down mid and takes down the first inhibitor of the game!

Griffin wins a skirmish in APK’s jungle and ties the kill count to 9-9. Feeling the momentum, Griffin decides to attempt Baron with a member of APK down desipte being at 20-30% health. The plan backfires with APK Cube (Jayce) & Hoglet (Reksai) teleporting back into the fight, allowing other members of APK to catch up and get 3 kills. Kill lead now back in APK’s favor, 12-10.

APK picks up the Baron buff shortly after, along with the Elder Drake buff. They push in towards Griffin’s base, catches Griffin Force (Miss Fortune) & Griffin Shield (Karma) off guard and wins game 1!



Game 2: APK Prince (1-o) vs Griffin (1-o): 1-0

GRIFFIN

APK PRINCE

Sword – Nautilus Cube – Rumble
Yonghun – Khazix Hoglet – Reksai
Rather – Syndra DO IT – Ekko
Force – Ashe DAN – Varus
Shield – Taric Nova – Tahm Kench

Griffin learned from their mistakes last game, and did not want to give an early lead to APK. Griffin Yonghun (Khazix) heads top and secures first blood on Cube (Rumble). Within 13 minutes of the game, they increase their kill lead to 4-1.

A team fight breaks out in the bottom river. Griffin’s Khazix gets poked down by Varus arrows, leaving him at 30% health before the fight even starts. He gets caught, and dies without being able to deal any damage despite being 4-1. Griffin’s Ashe walks up from bottom lane to help, gets intercepted by APK’s Ekko and instantly dies. APK cleans up 2 more, and ties the kill count to 5-5.

Another team fight in the middle lane at Griffin’s tower. APK Cube (Rumble) times his ult poorly, and deals no damage whatsoever due to APK Shield’s (Taric) ult. With APK’s main AOE damage gone, Griffin easily wins the fight 4 for 1 and pushes towards APK’s base. Griffin scores an ACE, after another poor timing from APK Cubes ult. With the superior CC team composition, allowing various methods of engagement, Griffin takes the game convincingly. Tying the series to 1-1.



Game 3: APK Prince (1-o) vs Griffin (1-o): 1-1

APK PRINCE

GRIFFIN

Cube – Poppy Sword – Maokai
Hoglet – Reksai Yonghun – Elise
DO IT – Corki Rather – Syndra
DAN – Varus Force – Miss Fortune
Nova –  Malzahar Shield – Tahm Kench


The final match for these two teams, currently undefeated at 1-0. Griffin gets the lead with Rather (Syndra) picking up a double kill and securing the first dragon. APK working to get the game back into their favor, initates a dive at Griffin’s bot lane tower and takes out Shield (Tahm Kench) and Force (Miss Fortune).

The first team fight occurs 17 minutes in. APK easily comes out on top getting 3 for 0, allowing them to pick up the first Baron. APK is just completely dominating this game with an 8k gold lead. Griffin is unable to close the gap with APK using their lead to take objective after objective. APK easily overcomes Griffin’s last stand, wins game 3 and takes the match, 2-1.


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Game 2: BPZ (1-0) vs Rising Star Gaming (0-1): 0-0

BPZ RISING STAR GAMING
Mong – Poppy Hyuni – Nautilus
Once – Graves Catch – Khazix
Cheong – Karthus Crow – Jayce
Tak2 – Ashe OdduGi – Jhin
Lehends – Braum HighDin – Karma

GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Interesting champion pick with BPZ Cheong picking Karthus. Got casters and a viewer excited.
  • BPZ Once Takes first blood, slaying Hyuni. At the same time, Mid Lane kill each other, with Karthus Ult going off. 2-1 BPZ lead.
  • Fight breaks out mid lane with both teams collapsing toward mid and both teams trade 2 for 2. Score 5-3 BPZ
  • Big team fight for Rising Star Gaming, 2 for 5. Team fights ties the game at 7-7
  • Rising Star Gaming secures first dragon of the game.
  • Big fight in Baron, both teams trade 2 for 2 with no one scoring Baron buff and many walking away with very little health. Score at 10-12 Rising Star Gaming
  • Crow as Jayce dealing TONS of damage each fight being the biggest obstacle for BPZ during team fights. Hyuni making big plays with great Nautilus hooks, getting a lot of great engages which gave them the turn-around lead. 10-16 Rising Star Gaming.
  • Rising Star engages with Jhin Ult and follow up with Nautilus hook forcing BPZ back, causing them to also make mistakes, while Rising Star capitalized every time. No answer from BPZ mid-way into the game. Score at 11-20 Rising Star Gaming build a big lead.
  • Rising Star Gaming takes Baron at 34 minutes in, also scoring kills while BPZ scores 1.
  • Rising Star initiates at bot lane base turret with baron buff, Crow obliterating their team with Jayce who was clearly the MVP of the game.

Rising Star Gaming takes game 1. End score 14-28


Game 2: BPZ (1-0) vs Rising Star Gaming (0-1): 0-1

RISING STAR GAMING BPZ
Hyuni – Poppy Mong – Maokai
Catch –  Ivern Once – Khazix
Crow – Syndra Cheong – Zilean
OdduGi – Varus Tak2 – Jhin
HighDin – Zyra Lehends – Malzahar

GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Crow goes in for a kill on Zilean, but the fight turns around as Once jumps in for a gank and Cheong gets the kill on Crow for first blood!
  • BPZ Lehends initiates with Malzahar ult and Tak2 secures the kill on an overextended OdduGi at botlane.
  • Messy team fight in the top lane where BPZ tower dives Rising Star Gaming and walks out with a 3 for 1 trade. Score at 1-8 BPZ leads.
  • BPZ Once solos mountain drake for the first dragon of the game uncontested.
  • BPZ catches Crow out of position and secures the kill. Following the kill on Crow, BPZ capitalizes on the situation, they initiate a team fight scoring another 2 kills to add to their score. Meanwhile Cheong gets shutdown dropping his score to 6/1/3. BPZ leads 13-2.
  • Hard initiate by Mong’s Maokai at Rising Star’s base taking 2 kills and dropping 1 death by Cheong. Once leading the game with 11 kills and having only died once 30 minutes into the game. Score at 20-3 BPZ with a strong lead.
  • Rising star attempts to contest Baron, though their base was overrun by minions forcing them to go back and BPZ complete the first Baron buff and go for a final push to win game 2. BPZ wins 20-4. Match tied at 1-1

Game 3: BPZ (1-0) vs Rising Star Gaming (0-1): 1-1

BPZ RISING STAR GAMING
Mong – Ekko Hyuni – Nautilus
Once – Khazix Catch – Ivern
Cheong – Syndra Crow – katarina
Tak2 – Jhin OdduGi – Varus
Lehends – Elise HighDin – Karma

GAME 3 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Game was paused for about 10 minutes at the start of game 3.
  • Hyuni scores a double kill along with first blood taking down both Mong and Once due to a poorly coordinated gank. 2-0 Rising Star Gaming.
  • Rising star takes first blood tower at 9 minutes in. 2-3 Rising Star leads
  • Crow overcommits on Tak at bot lane, tower diving too far and goes down. BPZ ties game at 4 kills apiece.
  • Big team fight at top lane jungle with the fight going even with team members getting very low on health, then Crow jumps in with Katarina ult for a cleanup. Fight ends with 7-9 Rising Star Gaming
  • BPZ makes another mistake committing on the tank Nautilus, while Crow gets a solo kill and forces all of BPZ to retreat all the way back to their base. 8-11 Rising star
  • Hyuni as Nautilus built full tank and has a score of 8/0/2 seems to be unstoppable leading his team with kills
  • Rising Star engages in BPZ’s base with Rising Star scoring 3 kills but BPZ finally shut down Hyuni’s 9-14 Rising star lead.
  • Rising Star Gaming goes for a final push with Baron buff only losing Crow in the process, while taking down 3 members of BPZ and finishing the game.

 

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  1. Group A
    A.
    Similar to Group B, but without the team history or championships titles.
  2. Group B (Insane)
    A.
    Everyone in that group was on SKT
    B. They have all won a GSL or SSL except soO.
  3. Group C
    A.
    More weaker players(Trap, Leenock, Ryung)
  4. Group D (Interesting)
    A.
    sOs seemed so confident against Terran
    B. Maru is the strongest in the group

Weekly Esports Wrap Up: 01/16-01/22

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VODS:

GSL Code S (Group E): http://afreeca.tv/36840697/v/57879
GSL Code S (Group H): http://afreeca.tv/36840697/v/58054
LoL Challengers (Game 1&2): http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/57711
LoL Challengers (Game 3&4): http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/57979
LoL Challengers (Game 4&5): http://afreeca.tv/36888258/v/58196
ASL Finals: http://afreeca.tv/36855042/v/58130

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GSL Code S
Group E

Group E
January 18, 2017 – 18:30 KST
1. South Korea Zerg Dark 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Zerg Leenock 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Terran Cure 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Terran jjakji 0-2 1-4

Group H

Group H
January 21, 2017 – 13:00 KST
1. South Korea Terran TY 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss Trap 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea Zerg Solar 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Zerg Armani 0-2 2-4

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League of Legends Challengers Korea
Week 1

Match Results
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RSG RSGlogo std.png 0 2 Griffinlogo std.png Griffin

Week 2

Match Results
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CJ CJElogo std.png 2 0 IGSlogo std.png IGS


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ASL Season 2 [Finals]


Source:
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/2017_Global_StarCraft_II_League_Season_1/Code_S
http://lol.esportswikis.com/wiki/Challengers_Korea/2017_Season/Spring_Season
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/Afreeca_Starleague_Season_2