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Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 – Quarterfinal #4

By Irena 'curlychan' Pencheva
Aug 10, 2012 19:15

ImageThe last quarterfinal, the last chance for Counter Logic Gaming to have two teams in the semis. In case you missed the matches look no further than our full recap.

US Counter Logic Gaming participates for the second time in the Champions and while in the spring edition they met KR Azubu Blaze in the Round of 8 and lost against them, now they had to overcome their brother team KR Azubu Frost. Did CA George 'HotshotGG' Georgallidis managed to accomplish the important task this time? Read on to find out.

US CLG vs KR Azubu Frost

Game 1

Bans: CLG: Nocturne, Vladimir, Malphite - Azubu Frost: Shen, Alistar, Rumble

Picks CLG: Urgot, Taric, Nautilus, Anivia, Irelia

Picks Azubu Frost: Sivir, Maokai, Jax, Soraka, Karthus

At the beginning of the game both teams stole each other’s blue buffs. Maokai ganked top and Jax picked up first blood on US Joe 'Voyboy' Esfahani. Jax killed Voyboy once more, this time with the help of Karthus’ ult. HotshotGG tried to help Voyboy regain some advantage in top lane, but a countergank from Maokai and the Karthus’ ult took Hotshot’s life. CLG’s bot lane was their only hope at that moment and Doublelift didn’t disappoint them, first killing Soraka and then helping Hotshot for a kill on Maokai, who came to hold the lane.

The first team fight happened when Frost tried to take dragon and CLG initiated them but with Voyboy being far behind Jax, they lost the fight 1-3. A few minutes later both teams scored three kills each in an encounter in CLG’s jungle. Frost pulled off a two-man Baron pick up with Jax and Karthus, Hotshot spotted them at the last second and couldn’t steal it, but his team picked up two kills there. Frost were pushing the second mid turret where CLG managed to take two kills and lose only one, while Voyboy was splitpushing top lane. The next teamfight didn’t go that good for CLG though and they lost 4 players, getting only 2 kills in return.

Soon after that CA Michael 'bigfatlp' Tang got caught which allowed Frost to take baron and get two more kills, while Voyboy was once again splitpushing, this time the bot lane. Frost pushed mid inhibitor and tried to do the same with the side lanes, but CLG managed to defend them. The Korean team grabbed an uncontested third baron and went once again for CLG’s base. This time they succeeded in taking the top inhibitor and they traded 2 kills with CLG. After all of them respawned, Frost turned their attention towards the last standing inhibitor and after CLG’s last try to defend it ended with 4 of them dying, the Korean team had to do only one thing – kill the nexus and win the game.

Winner: Azubu Frost

Game 2

Bans: Azubu Frost: Alistar, Rumble, Nocturne - CLG: Vladimir, Shen, Malphite

Picks Azubu Frost: Taric, Skarner, Urgot, Anivia, Jax

Picks CLG: Lulu, Ezreal, Olaf, Maokai, Gragas

Once again both teams stole each other’s blue buffs. This time though they also sent their top laners in bot lane. After a couple of quiet minutes first blood was taken by Urgot on US Peter 'DoubleLift' Peng, but CLG responded with taking the first dragon of the game. Soon after Anivia ganked top and Voyboy died. Both teams started pushing turrets with Voyboy and Hotshot doing that in the top lane. They stayed there a little bit too long and Frost killed both of them, making the score 5-0.

When Frost tried to take the second mid turret Hotshot got caught and bursted immediately. Soon after the NA team finally managed to score their first kill as well as take one more dragon, but Frost responded with an uncontested baron and immediate push on inhibitor turrets. This led to the first team fight, which the Korean team won 2-1 and they also took two inhibitors. At that point CLG could only defend their base while Frost was taking yet another baron and powered up with it pushed for one last time, taking the second game as well and securing their place in the semi-finals.

Winner: Azubu Frost


Now that all the participants in the semi-finals are clear, here are the match-ups as well:

KR Azubu Blaze vs KR Azubu Frost
KR NaJin Sword vs EU




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