Flash Wolves defeated Afreeca Freecs
Phong Vu Buffalo defeated G2 Esports
Fnatic defeated 100 Thieves
Invictus Gaming defeated G-Rex
Cloud9 defeated Team Vitality
Royal Never Give Up defeated Gen. G
AFS vs FW
The day started with the two powerhouses from Group A facing off. While Afreeca Freecs put up a good fight and took the game to 42 minutes, Flash Wolves proved to be Korean Kryptonite once again. Their massive front line did its job perfectly and enabled Lu “Betty” Yu-Hung to go 8/0/2 on they hyper-carry Kai’Sa, securing the victory. Ending with a 12k gold deficit, it is impressive that AFS were able to hold on as long as they did.
G2 vs PVB
Game 2 saw G2 bring out an interesting team comp that ended up backfiring on them. Martin “Wunder” Hansen took Ryze in the top lane while Mid Laner Luka “Perkz” Perković played Aatrox. The pair went a combined 2/7, and were no match for a 10/1/4 Đặng “BigKoro” Ngọc Tài and the rest of PVB. Both of these teams now sit at 1-1, tied for second in group A behind FW.
FNC vs 100
The remaining LCS teams faced off in Game 3, and Fnatic absolutely dominated 100 Thieves. Rasmus “Caps” Winther was ranked as one of the top players at this event, and in Fnatic’s first game at Worlds, he proved he deserves that honor. Taking Irelia in the Mid Lane, Caps went 8/0/2 and got a 50 CS lead into a Syndra, which has been one of the more powerful champions so far in the tournament. Fnatic went 16-1 and secured a 16k gold lead in a 27 minute victory over the NA side.
IG vs REX
Game 4 looked like a repeat of Game 3 in many ways. IG Midlaner Song “Rookie” Eui-jin’s Irelia dominated the enemy Syndra with a 50+ CS lead and a KDA of 6/0/7 in a 28 minute game. Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo looked equally dominant in the bottom lane, and Gao “Ning” Zhen-Ning racked up 10 assists on Zac without dying, pushing his team to victory. With such similar games to start off the Group Stage, IG and FNC are poised for quite the battle to top Group D.
VIT vs C9
In the closest match of the day and the longest of Worlds 2018 so far at 47:33, NA were able to find their first victory as C9 defeated Vitality. For much of the match, the game looked to be Vitality’s for the taking. Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro and Amadeu “Attila” Carvalho were dominating Summoners Rift, punishing Cloud9’s mistakes with frequent kills, and escaping unscathed. It was 42 minutes into the game before Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi was able to get a kill on Jiizuke, but once Cloud9 found this advantage, they didn’t look back. Rebounding from a 7k gold deficit, they pushed Vitality all the way back to their Nexus and secured their first win.
GEN vs RNG
The day ended with a close match between two of the top teams at Worlds. The defending champions put up a great fight, but were unable to match the oppressive gameplay of RNG, who remained undefeated while Gen G. dropped to 0-2. Though many scratched their heads at Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao’s Siver pick, he proved any doubters wrong by going 3/1/2. Uzi lead RNG to victory along with impressive performances by Mid Laner Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao and Support Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming.
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