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Vainglory Weekly News Roundup

The major highlights in the world of Vainglory this week include the release of update 1.23 patch notes, two new skins to starve your wallet with and some great action from the Evil 8 series.

1.23 skins:

Seraphim adagio – Splash art, Alternate fates lore and crafting changes:

1.23 will see the release of another skin for Adagio, ‘Seraphim Adagio’ tier 2. SEMC has also announced a new method of crafting this skin which will also apply to ‘Apprentice Samuel’. Instead of having to craft multiple common, rare and epic cards for each skin, there will be a single card type which requires multiple of it to craft your desired skin. Coinciding with these recipe changes, SEMC is taking steps to make it even easier to purchase skins directly with ICE. Both Seraphim Adagio and Apprentice Samuel will have a 25% ICE purchase discount for a limited time after update 1.23 is released along with daily deals. Do your wallet a favor and spend right away!1000x500_seraphim_adagio_noshading-2

love bites blackfeather – Splash art and lore:

Along with the new Adagio skin, we will also get to purchase ‘Love Bites Blackfeather‘, the nocturnal vampire of legend. The skin has all new ability and recall animations with special effects; all of which come with a great leather look to compliment the Halloween theme of the update. 1000x500_love_bites_blackfeather-2

1.23 hero – gwen – spotlight

SEMC has released the spotlight for the new hero, Gwen and it can be checked out on their YouTube channel.

1.23 – patch notes:

SEMC has released the official 1.23 Update Notes. Be sure to check them out to get yourself hyped up for changes including a changed social tab, target sights on turrets and an all new map in Halloween theme.img_0024-1 halloweenmap

vainglory flickr account:

SEMC has started a Vainglory Game Flickr account for high resolution images of splash arts. Be sure to give it a look for some of your favorite pictures from the Vainglory Universe

tesseract league – format changes:

The Tesseract League in the South East Asia server has announced major changes to its format and rules to make it resemble the EVIL 8 series more closely.

gankstars/foojee:

A concern of many in the vainglory community has been FooJee, a co-owner of Gankstars, also casting the EVIL 8 series in whch GankStars is participating. This is believed by some to be representing a conflict of interests. GankStars has released an official word on it and it can be read on the Gankstars Blog.

esports

evil 8 – split 1 – week 3

day 1 – Eu

Series 1 – G2 Esports vs Mousesports:

game 1 – 

The early game went the way of G2 with a 1k gold lead and 2 kill lead by the 6th minute. They were even able to steal away a gold mine in the 7th minute but they gave up the ace in the fight that ensued allowing Mousesports to get a turret. Immediately after, n the 9th minute, G2 tried to force a fight, losing out again. They gave up the ace and another turret. in the 11th minute, Mousesports took gold mine for a 2k gold lead to compliment their 7 kill lead. Soon after, Emirking got a great engage on Hundor and Reddix, getting two kills and a turret from it. In the 17th minute, Mousesports got another two kills for Kraken. They won with the push.

game 2 – 

The second game started out rather slow with no one wanting to over commit. Worth noting is that G2 went for a double heal comp with Lyra and Adagio complimenting Lance. In the eighth minute, G2 went ahead and started gold mine. Mousesports tried to steal it away but failed and gave up 2 kills to the attempt. This gave them a 2 kill, 2k gold lead. By the 13th minute, this went up to 6k. Taka opted to go StormCrown first and was doing almost no damage in team fights and the lead for G2 just kept growing. With Kraken coming out on the fold, G2 went ahead and unleashed Helga, got the ace during the push and the win.

game 3 – 

The third game started out with a lot of fights, really. Can’t really expect less with Darkpotato getting a shot on his signature Taka. In the 5th minute, G2 were too far pushed into the lane after getting two kills and a turret. This allowed Aeroniac to clean up for the ace. He couldn’t get much from it though. in the 6th minute, G2 took a chance to try and get the gold mine but it was stolen away by Sn3aKy. The Adagio, Lyra double heal comp from G2 was working wonders, allowing Darkpotato and Hundor to make super risky plats and escape with just a sliver of health. Mousesports really didn’t seem to know how to engage against this comp without losing out. In the 15th minute, G2 tried taking Kraken and when Mousesports tried to contest, G2 chased them back to their base, getting two kills and then going right back and getting Kraken. In the fight that followed, G2 got the ace and the game.

winner – g2 esports

series 2 – gankstars cerberus vs team secret:

game 1 – 

Won by Team Secret (Not Streamed).

game 2 –

The early half of the game was very, very even. TS wasn’t as dominating as it had been the past few seasons. Just to show how even it was, exactly, even at the 10th minute, the gold was dead even and GSC was only one turret down. TS, though having Skye and Baron were banking on the late game. In the 13 minute, GSC baited TS down to the gold mine area, getting one kill and forcing TS to retreat. This allowed them to get the gold mine to finally get a 1k gold lead. In the 16th minute, TS took a huge risk trying to take Kraken with Iraqi and TetnoJJ watching from the sidelines. Palmatoro tried to get the engage on GSC but melted away allowing Iraqi and Tetno to get the ace on the rest of TS and release Kraken for themselves. They got two turrets from the push, leaving only the crystal turrets. In the 19th minute, a team fight broke out with KValafar and Iraqi both going down. Palmatoro and Mowglie tried to get the ace but couldn’t with Tetno and Nette ducking under their turret. In the 21st minute, another teamfight broke out with Nette having a sloppy engage with a failed root allowing TS to get the kill on Nette and iraqi. Tetno got out with a sliver of health and recalled allowing TS to start out Kraken. Tetno pulled of a miraculous steal but died in the process. GSC couldn’t capitalize on it but it got them a chance to stall it out. GSC engaged in the 23rd minute and KV on Baron, with his immense damage took out Iraqi and Nette, forcing Tetno to back out yet again. During the push, TS got the kill on Tetno for the ace and pushed to the last turret after which Iraqi and Nette chased TS. They got the kill on KValafar and Mowglie and Tetno came back to help get thee kill on Palmatoro. GSC pushed and got the win.

game 3 – 

The next game was really even, as well with the gold being almost dead even until about the 8th minute. In the tenth minute, though, GSC got a hook on KValafar allowing them to continue to get the ace, giving them a turret and a full gold mine. GSC were able to get another ace in the 12th minute for the second turret. Kvalafar was just getting melted with the huge amounts of damage coming from Samuel and Glaive. in the 16th minute, GSC started on Kraken and TS tried to contest it but again, they were melted through with the huge amounts of damage, leaving only Mowglie on the fold while GSC went back to Kraken. GSC got the win with the push.

winner – gankstars cerberus

series 3 – rising lotus vs sk gaming

game 1 – 

Won by Rising Lotus (Not Streamed).

game 2 – 

The first game started rather slow but it was clear that SK was steadily building up a lead over time with the lead going up to 3k gold and 2 kills by the tenth minute with Lotus having a 1 turret deficit. In the 12th minute, SK Gaming were able to pick up the ace under the turret of Rising Lotus. With the ace, they destroyed said turret and another to go with it. Immediately after, SK got yet another ace after a great a great block coming out from Cr3am for the Catherine Ult. SK got another turret from this. In the 15th minute, SK got another two quick kills near Kraken while justman retreated. Regardless, SK pushed for the win.

game 3 –

The second game saw some early aggression from SK in the jungle of Rising Lotus but Lotus took this as an opportunity to get two kills to start the game off on a better note. With Lotus having a pretty strong early game, SK triied to even it out by bursting down a turret in the 10th minute. Though Lotus rotated up, they weren’t able to get any return on SK. Instead, SK got even more out of it by capitalizing on a slight over-extension from Loere and getting the ace for another turret. They got a goldmine as well in the 13th minute after picking up the kill on Loere with a huge solar storm from Aidslip. In the 14th minute, SK tried to force another fight before Kraken spawned but it went badly with Aidslip missing the solar storm and a great snipe from Loere. After Raph fell, Lotus were able to clean up for the ace and Kraken. During the push, SK were able to take down justman and Loere quick with huge amounts of damage from Celeste. Sk tried to chase Keanu on Skye but Keanu had some amazing dodges and Forward barrages allowing him not only to escape but to get the kill on Cr3am as well. Lotus got two turrets from the push. In the 19th minute, lotus got the kill on Aidslip with a great snipe from Loere, on Kestrel. They used this to get Kraken. They got two turrets with the push. Soon after, Lotus were able to force Aidslip away from his team getting the kill. They then cleaned up for the ace and pushed for the win.

winner – rising lotus 

series 4 – snow aVALANCHE CS SNOW TSUNAMI:

GAME 1 – 

Won by Snow Tsunami (Not Streamed).

game 2 – 

The second game started out pretty slowly but Avalanche were pulling ahead, due in part to superior jungle farming from Kentysik amounting up to a gold lead of about 2k by the 8th minute along with a 1 turret advantage. Both teams were wary of over committing and by the 15th minute we only had 2 kills on the board. The gold was heavily in the favor of Avalanche, though with a 4 1/2k gold lead. They had great jungle control and got a lot of gold mines. In the 15th minute, Avalanche just went ahead and unleashed Kraken and were able to Push all the way till Tsunami’s crystal turrets. In the 9th minute, Bashn got a great engage for Avalanche which ended up with Avalanche getting two kills and allowing them to push for the win.

game 3 – 

Worth noting of the draft is Kentysik decided to go for a Carry Catherine with roam Lyra. The game started off strongly for Tsunami with them getting a couple of good kills in lane. In the 12th minute, Tsunami were putting some heavy pressure in lane and got the kill on Kentysik allowing them to get the first turret. they then got the kill on Waldemar and Bashn as well. In the 17th minute after a drawn out fight, Tsunami lost out after BongMaBu fell, PTlam couldn’t do much, falling as well. This allowed Avalanche to get Kraken and a turret. They got two more turrets with the push. In the 20th minute, Avalanche tried to force a fight but it didn’t work in the favor with Tsunami completely avoiding Catherine until she didn’t have her Merciless Pursuit. After this, Tsunami were able to completely burst down Waldemar and Bashn forcing Kentysik to flee. Again, in the 21st minute, after what seemed to be a good engage for Avalanche, Tsnuami were able to turn things around and burst down Waldemar and Bashn yet again, forcing Kentysik to flee. Tsunami got Kraken. They were only able to get one turret from it, though. In the 24h minute, Tsunami forced a fight but BongMaBu died quick and Tsunami lost the ace allowing Avalanche to take the game and the series.

winner – snow avalanche

day 1 – na

series 1 – hammers velocity vs ardent aurora:

game 1 – 

The first game started with almost all emphasis being put on lane. That being said, the first turret fell only in the 8th minute in favor of Velocity after they were able to bring Yazaru3 low and forcing him to back off. Though the kills were more or less even at this point, the gold was way in the favor of Velocity with them having a 4k gold lead owing to better farming from the side of velocity. By the 15th minute, Velocity had brought that up to 6k and had gotten another turret. In the 16th minute, Velocity were able to get another good fight getting them the ace and they got a turret and Kraken from it bringing the gold lead up to 10k. They pushed till the crystal with Kraken. in the 19th minute, Velocity got another great engage, killing LoneDelphi quick, allowing them to get the ace and the win.

game 2 – 

The early game was in favor of Ardent with them having a 3 kill lead but the gold was pretty much dead even by the 8th minute. This was short lived, though with Ardent getting a great ace after a slightly drawn out fight with some great forward barrages by LoneDelphi. They got a turret from it. In the 9th minute, Ardent were able to get gold mine as well for a near 3k gold lead. Ardent got another 2 kills in the eleventh minute allowing them to get a turret but they overstayed their welcome leading to Velocity returning with two kills and a turret of their own. Ardent were able to get a goldmine when they noticed that the whole of Velocity was in their jungle. Velocity tried to contest but couldn’t steal it away. In the 14th minute, with an infusion advantage, ardent were able to get an ace in a fight near the goldmine. They got a turret out of it, bringing the gold lead up to 4k. In the 16th minute, we had a really long and drawn out fight with Poli dropping early. This ended up as a 3 for 1 trade in favor of velocity but no ace due to how long the fight was. Velocity got another good 2-0 trade to follow allowing them to take Kraken. They got two turrets from the push. By now, the gold was dead even. In the 23rd minute, Ardent pushed the lane way up and tried to get an engage on velocity. Poli and PON were the first to fall with everyone except Zio and LoneDelphi dying soon after. In the 1v1 that ensued, Delphi missed all his skill shots allowing Zio to get the ace. In the 26th minute, a great Hook, Core Collapse combo ended a hugely drawn out fight in favor of velocity giving them the ace and the win.

winner – hammers velocity

series 2 – nemesis titan vs phoenix reign:

game 1 – 

The first half of the game was not streamed. By the 17th minute, Nemesis were down 2 turrets while Reign were down one turret. Nemesis had a 3k gold lead and a 1 kill lead. In the 19th minute, Nemesis got the ace off a very split and uncoordinated fight from Phoenix Reign allowing them to get two turrets and Kraken. They pushed till the crystal with Kraken after giving up the ace during the push. In the next fight, It seemed to be going in the favor of Reign but ChickenKaKa got a good stun on XenoTek allowing him to get the kill on him before going down himself. Pretty soon, we had a 1v1 between supershottt and LuluXiu. Supershottt won by the smallest of margins, getting Nemesis the game.

game 2 – 

The early game was pretty even with gold leads being pretty non existent and Nemesis only having a 2 kill lead by the 10th minute. Nemesis started to pull away, though getting two turrets and a goldmine before Kraken spawned. In the 15th minute, Nemesis were able to get two kills from which they got a turret and Kraken. During the push, LuluXiu was able to pull of a 1v3 and got the ace but the damage had already been done with only the crystal remaining for Reign. To follow, Nemesis got the kill on LuluXiu allowing them to just go ahead and finish the game. Reign really didn’t seem to have good teamwork with a new roster.

winner – nemesis titan

series 3 – team solomid vs hammers kinetic

game 1 –

Worth noting of the draft was that VONC went for a WP Samuel. The early game went in the favor of TSM with some very good jungle aggression from VONC. In the 9th minute, TSM put some heavy pressure on lane and got a turret. In the 11th minute, TSM were able to get a goldmine without any contest from Kinetic leading to a 3k gold lead. Again in the 14th minute, TSM got another goldmine with zero contest from Kinetic. In the 16th minute, Kinetic allowed TSM to unleash Kraken, yet again with no contest. Immediately after, TSM got a good engage on Kinetic allowing them to get two kills and win with the push.

game 2 – 

The second game started out, seeming like it would go more in the favor of Kinetic with them getting two kills early. This wasn’t the case, however, with TSM getting 3 kills of their own in the 7th minute after a good engage in the jungle.They got a gold mine from it. Did I mention that VONC was on a ‘TensionCrown’ Glaive. Well, he was and they were absolutely bursting down objectives. This was seen clearly in the 7th minute when the first turret of Kinetic fell faster than me in soloq. Immediately after, TSM engaged on Kinetic, getting two more kills. by the 15th minute, TSM had gotten another turret and had a 3k gold, 7 kill lead. They unleashed Kraken in no time at all with Kinetic really not having time to react. They got the ace during the push and pushed for the win.

winner – team solomid

series 4 – cloud 9 vs gankstars sirius:

game  1 – 

The first game started off rather passive on both sides and was pretty even as a result. By the 7th minute, both the gold and kills were dead even. In the 8th minute, though, Cloud 9 were able to get two kills under the turret of GSS. they pushed the turret down but not before losing LostBoyToph to Statusbaked. In the 11th minute, Cloud 9 tried to take gold mine but it was contested, bringing out a team fight which resulted in a 2 for two trade leaving only Statusbaked and iLoveJoseph. They settled to collecting some farm. in the 13th minute, Cloud 9 got a kill on R3cKeD and picked up gold mine to follow. This brought the gold lead up to 4k in favor of Cloud 9. In the 15th minute, LostBoyToph got a great engage on Oldskool allowing Cloud 9 to pick up 2 kills, forcing Statusbaked to retreat. During the push, though, GSS got the ace and they lost only two turrets to the push. In the 19th minute, Cloud 9 got an engage on GSS but GSS were able to turn it around with a huge solar storm coming out from Oldskool. They ended up with a 3 for 1 trade, giving GSS the ace and 2 turrets from it. This gave GSS the slightest of gold leads. To follow, Cloud 9 got the fight they wanted with another good engage. They got two kills and started out Kraken. GSS tried to steal it away but couldn’t and ended up giving away another ace allowing Cloud 9 to take the game.

game 2 – 

The early game was pretty even with the only differentiating factor being Statusbaked on the WP Taka stealing away a lot of iLoveJoeseph’s jungle camps. In the 8th minute, though, GSS were able to get the kill on Hardek after a slightly late fountain from LostBoyToph. GSS used this to get the gold mine, bringing the gold lead up to 3k. In the 10th minute, hardek tried to push down the first turret of GSS but they rotated up soon enough and killed Hardek before he could. They immediately took down Cloud 9’s first turret. To return, Hardek sacrificed herself to get the turret. In the 14th minute, GSS were able to get anotheer turret and gold mine to bring the gold lead up to 8k. Though GSS were clearly dominating, the kills weren’t really showing it with only a 5 kill lead. In the 15th minte, GSS were able to burst down the Kraken and got the ace immediately after for the win.

game 3 –

Again, in the 3rd game, Statusbaked in jungle was farming slightly better that iLoveJoseph which allowed GSS a 1k gold lead out of largely even early game. The gold lead started to dwindle around the 10-minute mark. Cloud 9 were evening out on farm and picking up some kills. GSS, though brought it right back up to 1k by picking up gold mine after getting a kill on Hardek with a great snipe from Statusbaked on Kestrel. In the 12th minute, Oldskool and R3cKeD were able to pull off what was essentially a 2v3 with some great plays from Oldskool. They got an ace and goldmine. Immediately after, GSS got another ace for the first turret. By now the gold lead was up to 5k. In the 16th minute, GSS were taking Kraken when Cloud 9 tried to contest but Cloud 9 lost two kills and Kraken to it. They pushed to the last crystal turret after which they were forced to back off with R3cKeD falling. Cloud 9 tried to chase and ended up losing the last turret as well leaving the crystal exposed. They did get the ace. Did they get anything from the ace? No. In the fight that followed, Statusbaked fell early allowing Cloud 9 to get their first turret. In the next fight also, Statusbaked fell early and Oldskool was soon to follow Cloud 9 got another turret from this. Keep in mind, R3cKeD had 3 aegis and so he was tanking up a lot of damage from Hardek. In the next fight, Statusbaked was able to live for the full thing and GSS were able to get two kills. They then got Kraken and the kill on Hardek for the ace. They pushed for the win.

wnner – gankstars sirius

day 2 –

eu:

series 1 – g2 esports vs gankstars cerberus:

game 1 –

GSC were absolutely dominating the early half of the game. They got their first turret in just the 6th minute with massive amounts of damage coming in from the root on TetnoJJ’s WP Lance. By now, the gold lead was 2k. G2 had a comp that scales very well into the late game so GSC had to be very aggressive early. Immediately after in the 7th minute, GSC got another ace for the second turret and a goldmine. The gold lead was now 4k. Kepp in mind, G2 weren’t running their main roster with D1ngo as their roamer instead of Reddix. in the 10th minute, GSC got another goldmine with G2 holding back. The gold lead was now 6k. In the 15th minute, G2 tried to get a fight in the jungle but lost out and started to retreat, losing Hundor. GSC got another turret and Kraken. GSC got the ace during the push for a perfect win.

game 2 –

the second game was way lest one sided that the first. It was pretty even, even with the gold and kills being nearly identical in the 8th minute despite G2 having gotten an ace and a turret. In the 8th minute, though, GSC had a massive combo with a 3 man hook followed by a 3 man Impale followed by a 3 man solar storm which absolutely melted G2 for the ace. GSC got a turret and goldmine from this. In the 16th minute, GSC got another great ace after some huge crowd control and solar storms. GSC got a turret and Kraken from this. They got 1 turret with the push. In the 19th minute, GSC were able to isolate Hundor and take him out. In the 20th minute, GSC got another ace, losing TetnoJJ and got Kraken from it. G2 really weren’t able to do much against GSC with both Nette and Tetno blocking nearly all damage from reaching Iraqi. GSC destroyed all but the crystal with the push. In the next fight, again, GSC got the ace with Iraqi taking next to no damage for the win.

winner – gankstars cerberus

series 2 – snow avalanche v rising lotus:

game 1 –

The first game started out heavily favoring Snow Avalanche with them picking up a bunch of kills early with a particularly strong Stormguard banner into CP Taka. By the 8th minute, Avalanche were 5 kills up and had gotten a gold mine and a turret for a 2k gold lead. In the 9th minute, though Rising Lotus got a great fight where Snow Avalanche seemed very badly coordinated. Lotus were able to shut down WalDeMar quickly and get Kentysik as well. They got 2 turrets from it for a slight gold lead. To add to this, they got a gold mine in the 11th minute. In the 12th minute, justman got a great engage on WalDeMar for a quick kill. They got another turret from it. By now the gold lead was 2k in favor of Rising Lotus. In the 14th minute, Avalanche were able to isolate Keanu away from justman and get the kill on him quick. They then killed justman and got goldmine. In the 16th minute, Avalanche decided to try and get Kraken but Rising Lotus just pushed lane with saw and by the time Avalanche recalled, it was too late and Rising Lotus got the win.

game 2 – 

The second game, again saw a relatively strong early game from Avalanche with the Stormcrown CP Taka doing work. In the 7th minute, Kentysik was able to pick up the kill on Keanu under his turret allowing Avalanche to get the first turret and goldmine. In the 10th minute, Rising Lotus tried getting the kill on WalDeMar but Kentysik was quick to rotate up to help out and two kills ended up going to the side of Avalanche. They got a turret out of it. By the 15th minute, Avalanche at a 5 kill lead with an 8k gold lead. In the 16th minute, from what seemed like a bit of a apprehensive engage, Avalanche were able to get the ace for Kraken. They got the ace during the push for the win.

game 3 –

This game started with Rising Lotus having the upper hand, for a change. Jungle Samuel was doing a lot of work for them. Rising Lotus got their first turret in the 5th minute after getting the kill on WalDeMar. In the 9th minute, Rising Lotus got a great engage and were able to get two kills out of it for their second turret of the game. They also got a goldmine. By now the gold lead was 6k. Immediately after getting goldmine, Rising Lotus pulled out a good Hook, Oblivion combo for two kills. They got another gold mine in the 14th minute for a near 7k gold lead. In the 15th minute, Rising Lotus got Avalanche really low allowing them to get a turret and a kill to follow. They then proceeded to unleash Kraken. In the fight that ensued during the push, Avalanche were able to get two kills and followed up with the ace. They won with the push.

winner – snow avalanche

series 3 (finals) – Rising lotus vs gankstars cerberus:

game 1 – 

The first game started out pretty even. Rising Lotus had gotten two kills early but by the 7th minute, GSC had equaled the kill score. In the eighth minute, GSC were able to pick up the gold mine for a 1k gold lead. In the 9th minute, GSC were able to get three kills under the turret of Rising Lotus to destroy said turret. In the 11th minute, GSC got gold mine after getting a kill. Keanu also traded his life for a turret. In the 13th minute, Rising Lotus finally got a good fight with a well placed gauntlet and Oblivion getting them the ace. Rising Lotus got another ace in the 15th minute with another really well placed gauntlet. They got Kraken. Rising Lotus pushed till the crystal turrets but GSC got the ace with a huge solar storm to the face of Keanu from Iraqi. GSC got another two kills in the 18th minute in Rising Lotus’s jungle. They got a Turret and Kraken from it. Having gotten a 1 for 1 trade during the push, GSC got 2 turrets from the push. In the 22nd minute, GSC got another two kills for Kraken. They won with the push.

game 2 – 

In the second game, GreatkhALI subbed in for IraqiZorro. The early game started to go in the favor of GSC with some really high damage coming out from TetnoJJ on Glaive. In the 12th minute, GSC got an ace with some great Samuel play from GreatkhALI. They got a goldmine and turret from this. In the 15th minute, TetnoJJ got stunned up by Loere in active camo which forced him to retreat allowing Rising Lotus to burst down Nettetoilette. After this, Rising Lotus got Kraken. Rising Lotus got the ace during the push and got the win.

game 3  –

IraqiZorro was back playing in the 3rd game.GSc were getting slightly ahead in the early game but in the 9th minute they tried to take goldmine but justman was able to steal it away with a perfectly timed quibble, bringing a slight gold lead to Rising Lotus. In the 11th minute, Rising Lotus were able to get the kill on IraqiZorro and push down a turret. They immediately engaged on GSC again, getting the ace for another turret. They then tried to start goldmine but this time, IraqiZorro stole it away.  In the 16th minute, after taking Loere out early, GSC were able to get the ace for a turret and Kraken. They got two more turrets from the push. By now, the gold was dead even. In the 19th minute, Rising Lotus were able to get an ace after a slightly badly placed gauntlet and got the win.

winner – rising lotus

na – 

series 1 – hammers velocity vs team solomid:

game 1 – 

The early game was pretty even with a couple kills going over to either side. Even by the 10th minute, the gold lead was only around 1k in favor of Team SoloMid with the turrets all standing. In the 11th minute, though, VONC and Flash were able to pick up the kill on ttigers in jungle with a great Gythian wall coming out from Flash. They used this to get the first turret. TSM also got a gold mine for a 3k gold lead. In the 17th minute, Hammers were able to get 2 kills for a turret after which they got a great hook on BestChuckNA for another kill. They used this opportunity to get Kraken. TSM got the ace during the push and Hammers only got two turrets from the push. By now, the WP Baron on ttigers was doing work. In the 21st minute, a fight broke out and Zio fell early after get caught up in a core collapse and getting a solar storm to the face. Despite this, ttigers was able to pull off a 2v3 for 2 kills, forcing Flash to recall. Hammers tried to take Kraken but Flash stalled them, allowing BestChuckNA and VONC to spawn. BestChuckNA was able to pull off the steal with solar storm and in the fight that came immediately after, TSM came out on top for the ace. They pushed for the win.

game 2 –

Again, the early game was pretty even but in the 8th minute, Hammers put some heavy pressure on lane allowing them to get the first turret. They did pay for it with two deaths, though. TSM got a goldmine after this. Oh yeah, VONC was going for his TensionCrown Glaive again. In the 12th minute, Hammers got a goldmine without any contest. This gave them the slightest of goldleads. TSM returned by getting the first turret. In the 15th minute, a fight broke out with VONC and BestChuckNA absolutely bursting down ttigers. They got the kill on Vains to follow and then started on Kraken. They got two turrets from the push after which they had to retreat with Flash dying. In the 18th minute, Hammers got a great fight in jungle with a huge Solar storm allowing them to pick up the ace and Kraken. With the huge damage from VONC and BestChuckNA, though, Hammers were only able to get one turret from the push. The gold at this point was still almost dead even. In the 21st minute, Hammers got a 2 for 1 trade in their favor. In the 23rd minute, though, TSM had a Kraken take which really surprised Velocity with VONC soloing kraken while the rest of TSM was trying to kite out Velocity. Velocity got two kills after so TSM only got one turret from the push. In the 16th minute, VONC tried to bait Velocity but SM ended up getting baited themselves, allowing Velocity to get two kills. They got a turret and Kraken from it. VONC tried to go for the backdoor but ended up trying to escape from Zio for the entirety of the push. Again, Hammers were only able to get one turret. VONC ended up falling after a kind of comical chase. In the 32nd minute, TSM got the kill on Zio and VONC and flash tried to go end the game but couldn’t. They then retreated. TSM were able to release Kraken and get the kill on ttigers and Vains. Zio tried to backdoor it but ended up falling to Flash and the turret while BestChuckNA and Kraken finished this incredibly long 34 minute game.

winner – Team Solomid

series 2 – gankstars sirius vs nemesis titan – 

game 1 – 

The first game started very heavily favored to GSS. They had a 6 kill and 2.5k gold lead in just 5 minutes. In the 7th minute, GSS put heavy pressure on lane getting an ace under Titan’s turret and the turret. In the eighth minute, Statusbaked soloed goldmine. By the tenth minute, GSS had a 17 kill lead along with a 9k gold lead. They had also gotten two turrets by this point. By this point, Oldskool was strong enough to 3v1 and get every member of Titan down to critical health. GSS ended the game in just 12 minutes with a 23 kill lead.

game 2 – 

The second game was way more even than the first. GSS were still coming out on top but Nemesis Titan seemed way more in control than the last game. In th 9th minute, GSS got two kills and got Goldmine and the first turret from it. By now, GSS started dominating yet again getting kill after kill. In the 11th minute, GSS got the ace for the third turret. In the 12th minute, GSS got another ace for two more turrets. GSS ended the game in the 14th minute with another ace.

series 3 – nemesis titan vs hammers velocity (third place match):

game 1 – 

The game seemed to be heavily favoring Hammers Velocity in the early portion with velocity being able to get a bunch of early kills but Titan were determined to try and pull off a comeback.They were able to pick up the first turret and gold mine and got 3 kills after, just shy of the ace. This gave them a slight lead. They even got Kraken but gave up the ace during the push. By the end of the push, Velocity had only the crystal turrets left. They got another Kraken in the 20th minute but gave up the ace yet again after a little bad positioning. They got one turret from the push. In the 22nd minute, Nemesis were able to take out Vains on Baron early and Zio nearly brought the fight back with a double kill but lost to DragonDagger. Dragondagger than went and finished the game for the win.

game 2 – 

(Not streamed) Won by Hammers Velocity

game 3 – 

(Not Streamed) Won by Hammers Velocity.

winner – hammers velocity

series 4 – gankstars sirius vs team solomid (finals)

game 1 – 

The early/ mid game went to the favor of GSS with better farming in both lane and jungle and a couple kills as well. They also got the gold mine after getting a kill on BestChuckNA. By the 12th minute, GSS had a 7 kill lead, a one turret advantage and a 7k gold lead. BestChuckNA fell so many times with the weak early game characteristic of WP Baron. The lead went up to 9 kills and 9k gold by the 15th minute GSS were able to release Kraken and won the game with the push. Oldskool on Samuel was doing huge amounts of work.

game 2 – 

Instead of banning away Samuel from Oldskool, VONC picked it up and went WP Samuel again. it seemed to be working out early with TSM getting a quick three kills. He did a nice job stealing away the camps of Statusbaked. By the 7th minute, TSM had a 5 kill lead and a 1.5k gold lead. In the 10th minute, TSM got some kills and a turret for their troubles. In the 13th minute, GSS got the kill on FlashX allowing them to take gold mine. In the 14th minute, TSM got a 2 for 1 trade off which they got a turret. In the 16th minute, a fight broke out with VONC getting taken out early. GSS got Kraken from it after getting the kill on FlashX as well. They got two turrets and a kill from the push. In the 20th minute, TSM got two kills and started out Kraken and unleashed it as well. In the 23rd minute, GSS got a great forced accord Solar Storm combo for the ace.  They pushed for the win.

winner – gankstars sirius. 

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