A good early ward by mid lane allowed dig to take out Vi early for free with Lee Sin/Kayle. This pressure allows dig to take a 5 minute dragon. Solid pressure from all lanes and a general advantage allow dig to force objective after objective, which included the second dragon. Marn half engaged on this dragon and dig convincingly takes the fight. The game slows down at this point for the most part, with dig just applying consistent map pressure and taking down towers. Dig secures the Baron and shoves down the base at 25 minutes.
Game2: TSM vs. Vulcun
TSM initiates a 2v1, and when Xin arrives top after his rotation he is met by Jarvan IV and Rumble on their turret. Instead of backing out TSM takes hold of this game and dives anyways, coming out ahead convincingly with a kill. As Vulcun tried to force a Dragon, they secure it but a good fight off the back of it ends in favour of TSM in kills and a tower. At the next Dragon fight that TSM ended up backing out of, Vulcun did secure it but was chased out with their tails between their legs, and TSM takes bot inner turret off of it. After some positioning mid TSM jumps on Vulcun and gets a huge MF ult across most of Vulcun, securing the Baron for TSM. With slow, methodical play TSM gradually crushed out Vulcun, and with superb ball control from Reginald on Orianna they take this game.
Game 3: compLexity Gaming vs. Curse
The second Vi pick of the tournament ends results in compLexity securing a strong jungle position, to the extent that she grabs dragon at 4:30 for compLexity. The game goes on at a slow pace until the next dragon, which Vi also secures handily. This is impressive considering Curse is considered by most to be at the front of the NA scene right now. Taking advantage of this position compLexity forces good fights in their favour, which includes a dragon fight and another dragon kill. It's then that Curse flips the switch, and the next big engagement ends at the 4th dragon ends 4 for 1 in favour of Curse. With compLexity reeling from this sudden upheaval, Curse takes advantage of their position to clear Baron. With everyone banking on the fact that they are just baiting the Baron, Curse very much breaks from it's traditional play style and just goes for it, securing the Baron easily. This allows them to brute force down compLexity's base for the win.
Game 4: TSM vs Dignitas
With the trinity of top teams being re-established after the break, TSM is looking to prove itself still worthy of the title. With a decent early game that played out similarly to the Vulcun game, TSM seems to be holding their own, but Dignitas looks just a little better in every trade with TSM. With a slow roll style Dignitas begins picking up dragons and turrets at a decent pace. When it becomes clear that TSM has no intent of stopping them (not to mention the strength), Dignitas picks up the pace and begins aggressively locking down their advantage. With the split push power of Singed Dig manages to push down a significant part of TSM's base, secure an easy Baron, and the win.
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