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|2014 NA LCS Spring Split - Promotion Tournament Recap|
Featured Game: Game 4 of TWZ vs CST
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I wanted to start off by highlighting one game that is most worth watching out of all of these matches, and its Game 4 of The Walking Zed vs. Team Coast. This was an action packed game and it can go either way, in a tense moment as one team’s life is on the line. Including some interesting picks like LeBlanc and top lane Kha'Zix.
Result: 3-0 In favor of EG. This matchup was dominated by EG, with especially good showings from their new solo laners Pobelter and Innox. After suffering defeat in the first game to EG, Determined Gaming really went on tilt, looking worse and worse each game. While Brokenshard had a strong impact in the first game, executing several ganks and stealing Baron Nashor, his performance drained quickly making mistakes such as dying to Red Buff. The experience brought by the EU members carried EG to a solid and confident victory by executing patience, vision control, and the raw talent of the solo laners.
MVP - PobelterPobelter really shined in this match. He played Ziggs all three games, but DTG never had an answer, with Pobelter often scoring early game solo kills against Arthelon and getting off to a significant CS advantage in each game as well. His Ziggs was monstrous - something we should expect being banned often in the upcoming LCS. An honorable mention to Krepo and his Leona though.
Results: 3-2 in favor of Team Coast. This matchup was unusual. The Walking Zed seemed to be the strongest challenger team of the weekend, but they were also matched up against the strongest re-qualifying team in Coast. This match went back and forth, but the games Coast won would be stomps, while TWZ would win close fought matches. This match was a clash of styles: Coast ran a pick-off style, securing single kills and taking objectives while split pushing, while TWZ ran a teamfight style, grouping up and forcing sieges. In the end, Coast’s ability to run with a lead gave them the victory, as in game 5 they took an early 2k gold lead at 8 minutes, turned it into a 6k gold lead by 14 minutes, and a 10k gold lead by 21 minutes.
MVP - DaydreaminDaydreamin’s Thresh, which was picked by him in 4 straight matches. Also, the Coast bot lane would consistently win against TWZ’s bot lane, giving them that early game pressure to free up Zionspartan and Shiphtur.
Results: 3-1 in favor of Curse. If this match could be summed up in one word it would be SLOW. Many times by 20-30 minutes there would be only 1-3 kills on the board. Both teams seemed nervous, especially Curse in the first game, but it ended up just being an extremely slow series with VERY low kill counts. Curse would often get a small lead and very slowly inch at objectives until they got so far ahead they could easily win, then after 10 more minutes of farming they would crush the opponents base. They took a very calculated approach and it paid off for them. The exception being their game 4 lineup, including Wukong, Katarina, and Annie where they pulled off crazy AoE teamfights and took out the series against Cog.
MVP - QuasQuas. Quas participated in almost every first blood, and he even once killed the duo lane in a 1v2 situation alone on Shyvana. He was looking extremely strong and was only kept down in one game, the 4th of the series, by constant camping on his Hydra-rush Renekton.