Comedy of Errors
A game strewn with mistakes, it ultimately cost us a simple victory. Losing despite having the gold lead was a result of poor play and a reluctance to finish the game off. Elements did a good job of turtling, Froggen's AP Kog'maw getting a huge amount of cs and staying safe enough to remain relevant, but it was an unusual passivity that cost us this win.
The early game was all in our favor, Fredy's Shen turning the bot lane into a 3vs2 and getting a lot of value out of it. despite Froggen remaining untouched, SK bullied Elements around and opened up a large gold and map advantage. As long as we kept out in the open, Elements found it hard to find a good engage, Dexter in particular being punished for his over aggression. However, we failed time and time again to close out the game, allowing Elements to get the necessary items. A poor team fight in the jungle allowed Gnar and Kog to destroy us, and ended any hope of our victory in a sloppy 55 minute game.
Froggen's Kog'maw was impeccable and carried his team to a comeback victory
A Fall from Grace
Placing focus onto H2k's strong bottom lane in pick and ban, we had the much better early game. H2k just couldn't find a catch, and Sven was back to his best, roaming across the map and making plays. Odoamne's Ryze was caught time and time again and even when H2k tried to force a 35 minute baron, Sven came up again with a great steal.
That baron buff spelled the end for H2k, who just couldn't find their groove, and SK played out our comp well, sieging well and choking out H2k's resources. Ryu remained the bright spot for H2k, ending 7-2 on Jayce and not suffering the drop in performance that seemed to be afflicting his teammates. A fifth dragon at 44 minutes gave us the ace, and we finished off a very impressive game that only puts us 1 win away from the playoff places.
H2k experienced their first 0-2 week of the split
Player of the week: Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen
Time and time again, our best player shows up big. Another strong week for Sven, really controlling the crucial early game against H2k as well as stealing the crucial baron, and was also instrumental in creating our early lead against Elements. Sven needs to continue this level of performance, as now the rest of the team are starting to up their game, and we can hopefully expect to see many more victories in the future.
Next week we play ROCCAT and GIANTS! Gaming and should continue to gain momentum in the second half of the split.
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