LoL World Championship Semifinals recap
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Last weekend concluded the League of Legends World Championship Semifinals in which G2 Esports and FunPLus Phoenix defeating their opponents to qualify for the Worlds Finals on November 10.
Invictus Gaming vs FunPlus Phoenix
The match between FunPlus Phoenix and Invictus Gaming was full of non-stop action. FPX frequently banned Kai’S and Kayle to prevent iG from repeating their victory against Griffin in the Quarterfinals. The first game was the most one-sided of the series as FPX kept on ambushing iG, leaving their opponents always two players down. The game ended 4-0.
During game two, the teams achieved a new World Championship kill record in one game after scoring 59 kills in total. 31 kills for iG and 28 for FPX. The game had the most team fights in any Worlds championship match ever, with iG eventually seizing the victory following some great picks by Gao “Ning” Zhen-Ning. Game three had Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang dictate the outcome as he focused on iG’s carries, winning the game in the shortest time of the series.
FPX held control early on during game four, stockpiling 3k gold, but lost their lead after two back-to-back Baron Nashor team fights. The game ended with 55 kills after iG failed its siege of FPX’s mid lane inhibitor in a 4v5 situation that lost them the game and the series.
G2 Esports vs SK Telecom T1
G2 has brought Europe’s dreams of winning the Grand Slam one step closer after defeating Korean powerhouse, SK Telecom T1. In all four games, SKT managed to take an early lead, thanks to Kim “Clid” Tae-min and Kim “Khan” Dong-ha.
Each game lasted over 30 minutes, with game one going to G2 after it successfully won a team fight against SKT as they tried to secure Baron. Game two began with a much more confident G2, but SKT shut them down at every turn. Khan’s Renekton hunted down all G2 players that tried to farm waves, but it was when G2 went for Elder Dragon that SKT took the game by going for the ace.
Game three was the closest of the series, with both teams exchanging kills like a game of ping-pong. When G2 began to take a proper lead, SKT went for the Baron but suffered for it as G2 quickly finished them off and took the game. In the final game, the first 18 minutes seemed to point at an SKT win. However, G2 began to pressure them by forcing as many fights as they could. During a crucial base defence, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok made a critical mistake, one of many during the series. This time, it cost SKT the game as G2 found the window of opportunity they needed to win the team fight, the game and the series.
Worlds Championship 2019 Finals
On November 10, G2 will meet FPX in the LoL World Championship Finals. Winning the match will secure G2 with a Grand Slam as they’ve won every other Major this season. However, FPX is still a top contender for the crown and will undoubtedly put up a good fight. The Finals will take place at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France and scheduled for 1:00 p.m. CET.