Fans were expecting an exciting showdown between the North American and European teams and they did not disappoint, despite a fairly predictable outcome. Both teams came into the stage with guns blazing ready to take down the opponent.
Before the match, C9 decided to start Robert “Blaber” Huang in the jungle. The decision surprised the audience since Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen was the LCS Summer MVP and one of the strongest players on the team. Blaber did a good job tracking down Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski in the jungle and translating that into an advantage for the rest of the team.
That early success turned into overconfidence quickly. Cloud9’s attempts to push the tempo of the game backfired once G2 got enough items to fight back. G2 is the type of team that thrives in chaos and can make things happen in the wildest scenarios.
Luka “Perkz” Perković on Xayah was a killing machine and if one of the enemies survived, Rasmus “Caps” Winther was ready to snipe them as they fled. The game spiraled out of control and soon it became obvious that C9 couldn’t really touch the enemy.
G2 closed the game after the first baron spawn. C9 started the fight around the jungle and G2 quickly turned it around. The burst damage from G2 was too much for C9 to handle and the players had to watch from the death chamber as G2 took the baron.
The final fight inside the base was chaotic and extremely one-sided. G2 destroyed the enemy nexus and claimed first place in the group. In one of his worst performances of the year, Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi finished the game with seven deaths and zero kills.
C9 is now tied in second place with Griffin. The tie won’t last for long though, as the two teams face off on October 15.