The final week in what has been a wild Stage 2 has finally come to a close. Each day of matches brought their fair share of madness, with some insane plays coming through as a result. From canceled EMP’s to some tricky Winston tech, these are some highlights fans will be watching for a long time to come. The only question is: Which moment takes top honors as the best play of Stage 2, Week 5?
10: The Aim of a God
It’s one thing to stop an EMP. It’s an entirely different thing to stop one with a sleep dart. There’s not much difference in the end, for Minseok “AimGod” Kwon in this insane play to start off the list.
9: Still Not Checking Corners… Eh?
Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman might be living rent-free in some of the NYXL player’s heads after two straight wins, but that’s of no concern to Dong-gyu “Mano” Kim. The Reign will most certainly be checking that corner, the next time around.
8: No EMP is Safe This Week
Forget Bran Stark, Hyojong “Haksal” Kim is the real Three-Eyed Raven. Absolutely incredible reaction time to stop this Dynasty EMP.
7: Turns out Tigers Can’t Swim
Ho-jin “iDK” Park does a pretty good Jin-mo “tobi” Yang impression, netting some timely environmental kills on Rialto.
6: A Dominant Gesture
This was just one of several fights that Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong and the Spitfire had no business being in. After this massacre, which main tank is next in line for a crazy DPS flex?
5: Janus did it for the Ice Cream
With this play and several others throughout the series, the Washington Justice managed to net their second win of the season. But perhaps more importantly, they definitely got some well-deserved ice cream afterward.
All of the players at home who are stuck in ELO Hell have seen this one before, just, with a very different outcome. All in all, quite the bold play from Matthew “super” DeLisi.
3: Stall Tactics – 10/10
Richard “rCk” Kanerva may have just played the most maneuverable and shifty Sombra that the league has ever seen. How the Gladiators were not able to kill him is a question they will continue to ask themselves as they mourn the loss of their perfect stage record.
2: Friends, not Food? More like FRD, not Feed!
Without this clutch play from Nathan “frd” Goebel, there is nearly no way that Atlanta caps the second point on Hanamura. Teams that beat NYXL have to make big plays to do so and, well, this is a big play.
1: That Didn’t go Super Well for DDing
Just when the Dragons found Jin-hyeok “DDing” Yang in a good position to barrage, they wisely Nano-Boosted him to secure the backline kills. Then, Super, making his second appearance on this week’s Top 10, swoops in and uses Winston’s shield to cause DDing’s Pharah to self-implode. The carnage this play prevented and the savvy to pull it off makes it this week’s top play.
Miss Week 4? You can catch the top 10 plays from that week here! Be sure to catch all of the Stage 2 playoff action through our coverage here at The Game Haus and check back in next Monday to see which plays make the top 10.
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