'Just a Sivir comp'
Hjarnan's Sivir pick seemed to be routine, his best champion and able to synergise with almost any comp. Little did anyone know how crazy he would go with it. SK's answer was a Vayne and Mundo combination. A different style to what we have been playing the last few weeks, Candypanda had a hard task ahead in order to carry this game. H2k had secured a great draft, with a heavy engage comp and a Twisted Fate mid for the map pressure.
H2k's first blood onto Candypanda was answered with a Svenskeren gank onto Odoamne, and things were looking great as we repeatedly punished Odo's Rumble, opening up a slim lead by 10 minutes. H2k caught up as both teams traded mid game objectives, and although they took the lead for themselves, Sk were still in contention with some great picks. We held the lead until a 29 minute team fight, which gave H2k vital gold advantages. With all the crowd control H2k's team had on offer, Hjarnan's Sivir was able to go to town, with a 95% kill contribution. Candypanda's Vayne really wasn't working out as even Fredy's Dr. Mundo dealt more damage. The late game team fight power was simply too strong for us to handle, and we succumbed to a very strong H2k squad in 41 minutes.
H2k took their 4th victory of the split in a hard fought game
Buoyed by their first victory of the split in their last match, Gambit have
steadily improved since their abysmal Week 1 showing. The match against our former ADC FORG1VEN was overshadowed by the Taric pick from GoSu Pepper. A champion not seen in a very long time, Taric's point and click stun seemed to be targeted at stopping our Kalista. A much stronger scaling draft from SK meant all we needed to do was avoid the mid game power spike from Gambit.
The gem knight began with a bang, helping secure first blood for Gambit and creating a tonne of action in the bot lane. Gambit had a 4k gold lead by 12 minutes, and with Cabochard's Hecarim split pushing for eternity, our turrets began to drop. The mid game skirmishes were not totally one sided, as we put up a good fight and kept Gambit from breaking through. Despite some strong play from Sven and his Gragas, we just didn't have the damage of coordination to pull apart Gambit's team. Over 10k gold down, our resistance crumbled and our nexus blew up at 35 minutes.
Old faces reappear as Forgiven and Gambit go 2-0 for the week
Player of the week: Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen
The constant shining light in the darkness, Sven has shown consistently strong play even when our team hasn't performed as a whole. Good showings on Rek'sai and Gragas are encouraging, as if the others can raise their game to Sven's level, the victories will come thick and fast due to his aggressive but calculated playstyle.
Next week we face Roccat and the Unicorns of Love. Playoffs can still be reached and with our continual improvement, our first victory should be just around the corner.
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