Day One of many Rumble stage gave us some memorable matches, can Day Two deliver the warmth once more?
It’s truthful to say that we discovered quite a bit from Day One of Rumble Stage. We discovered that RNG is to not be messed with, that PSG and Pentanet have an extended solution to go to make it to the Knockout Stage, and that Europe is best than North America. Day Two would see Cloud9 face off in opposition to DAMWON, and MAD would tackle RNG, whereas PSG and Pentanet had an opportunity to place Day One behind them.
Pentanet.GG vs Royal By no means Give Up
RNG obtained the sport off to the anticipated begin, taking the First Blood within the bot facet. PGG managed to get a kill on the board, however it’s short-lived as RNG caught them out in their very own jungle for one more three kills. PGG made an enormous play within the bot facet to catch out Xiaohu, nevertheless, the play backfired as they did not take him down. RNG then picked up a kill within the mid lane together with a primary blood tower on the highest facet.
PGG picked up one other two essential kills, as they tried to remain within the sport. With the Drake on the map, PGG and RNG traded one-for-one and picked up the drake. Regardless of being 5k behind, they regarded shut within the crew fights. Subsequent, RNG pressured a Baron struggle. PGG was too gradual to react however the after-Baron struggle went precisely how they deliberate. PGG smashed RNG, taking down 4 members and shedding simply two. RNG remained forward on gold however PGG regarded sturdy in fights. The following 5v5 began shut, RNG pulled the set off however PGG was greater than prepared for it. The prolonged struggle went the way in which of PGG however they sadly couldn’t take the Baron.
The struggle is prolonged and Teleports fall onto the Rift, as PGG will get caught out. RNG was pushed to their absolute limits and one way or the other managed to seek out the game-winning second to Ace PGG. Regardless of PGG’s finest efforts, RNG took the match as they moved to 3-0.
- Time: 29:10
- Kills: 13-16
- Turrets: 3-8
- Gold: 49.2k – 57.8k
- Dragons: 2-2
- Barons: 3-1
DAMWON KIA vs Cloud9
It was the best begin for C9 after they have been capable of get two fast kills within the bot facet with the assistance of Blaber. Shortly after, it’s practically a rinse repeat for C9 as they gank the DK bot facet but once more. This time they solely obtained the one kill however they nonetheless moved 1k forward. Minutes later it is the identical lane, similar consequence, as C9 this time received a 2v2 within the bot facet. Consequently, DK began to fall additional behind.
The match lastly obtained its first 5v5 struggle and it went the way in which of C9. DK simply wasn’t on the races as C9 took down two members, with none misplaced in reply. C9 pushed down the mid lane subsequent, taking the DK tier 1 tower. Nobody died by DK they usually regarded shell-shocked. C9 took the drake, furthering the lead, however quickly discovered themselves caught out. DK took down Perkz however the remainder of the facet escaped. The following play noticed DK all-in for the C9 mid lane tier 1 however they could not escape when C9 chased them down and killed two members. Subsequent, C9 moved to Baron and took down the target with none competitors. Nonetheless, DK discovered a struggle within the decrease river, taking down two members of C9. With the Soul Drake spawning, DK crucially delayed the sport.
Cloud9 lets it slip
It’s the identical story once more for C9, this time within the prime river. They obtained caught out once more making an attempt to steal the blue buff and lose Perkz. DK saved up the chase and picked up yet one more kill, decreasing the gold lead all the way down to 1k. Then, DK once more executed an incredible play by hiding contained in the Senna stealth and stunned C9, taking down two members with the sneak assault. Now, the gold was near even. All of it went incorrect for C9 after DK took down the Baron. The reigning World Champs collapsed onto the C9 base reducing down two members as they moved to the Nexus towers. C9 had the sport within the palm of their arms, however they let it slip, and their Nexus fell as DK moved to 2-1.
- Time: 34:37
- Kills: 13-10
- Turrets: 7-5
- Gold: 60.6k – 57.3k
- Dragons: 2-3
- Barons: 1-1
MAD Lions vs Royal By no means Give Up
RNG, who remained undefeated, was a troublesome check for MAD. RNG took First Blood after Humanoid was caught out within the mid lane. It was nearly quite a bit worse for MAD however they managed to get the remainder of their members out on the expense of three flashes. Whereas no extra kills got here within the first 13 minutes, RNG moved to 2k forward with higher map play.
The primary huge struggle occurred on the 16-minute Rift Herald. The lengthy, prolonged struggle one way or the other went three-for-three general regardless of MAD getting caught out on the decrease facet of the river. The struggle prolonged even additional (after a chrono-break) which noticed MAD pull off a delayed Ace over the course of the struggle. RNG rushed a Baron as they baited MAD into the Baron bit. Armut died early, with MAD capable of get one kill again. RNG walked away with an nearly free Baron kill as MAD was gradual to react.
MAD fights again however its RNG in opposition to them
Afterward, RNG pressured one other Baron. MAD regarded to cease them however they only could not get shut sufficient. This meant RNG escaped and reset with their second uber buff. With this, RNG began to push within the mid and backside lane Inhibitors however MAD capitalized on them mispositioning. Cryin died early, and as RNG tried to make one thing out of the play, they misplaced two extra with MAD shedding just one in return. RNG was nonetheless properly within the lead at this level, nevertheless, MAD confirmed indicators of life.
With the drake spawning on the map, Cryin TF ultimates into the MAD base, making an attempt to base race them once more. MAD one way or the other once more managed to win the drake struggle and defend what’s left of their base. Afterward, RNG moved to assert their third Baron of the sport and regarded to lastly finish MAD’s struggling. On their subsequent push, RNG was capable of finding the choose that opened up the MAD base. Regardless of MAD’s finest efforts, RNG was just too far forward as they defeated MAD and saved their successful streak going.
- Time: 36:15
- Kills: 11-13
- Turrets: 2-11
- Gold: 60.3k – 72.1k
- Dragons: 3-3
- Barons: 0-3
Cloud9 vs PSG.Talon
After a tough sport earlier within the day, it was the proper begin for C9 as they obtained off on the fitting foot by selecting up First Blood. They adopted it up with one other kill prime facet as C9 regarded to finish their present 0-3 run within the Rumble stage. However from right here, the sport obtained somewhat extra sloppy, giving PSG the chance to come back into the match. They picked up a key kill onto Perkz within the mid lane, nevertheless, Blaber is ready to shortly get one again for C9.
Issues continued to go tit for tat, although C9 nonetheless maintained their 1k gold lead from earlier within the sport. It took until simply over the 20-minute mark, when Baron spawned, for all the things to go incorrect. A 5v5 crew struggle within the mid lane went fully sideways for C9. Blaber once more was caught out and his crew collapses round him into the meat grinder, as PSG Aces them.
C9’s gold lead was gone as PSG moved to 3k forward. C9 moved in the direction of the drake, and it’s secured, however within the ensuing struggle, it was once more PSG to come back out on prime. They took down 4 members of C9 and regarded for what they might take. Instantly, PSG rushed all the way down to the underside lane of C9 and ripped it aside. With solely Blaber left alive, C9 was unable to cease PSG as they secured a large win, with C9 taking yet one more loss.
- Kills: 9-18
- Turrets: 1-8
- Gold: 48.6k – 58k
- Dragons: 2-3
- Barons: 0-1
Pentanet.GG vs DAMWON KIA
The fifth sport of the day was an uphill battle for PGG, little doubt. And it was the beginning PGG would have been dreading, as DK picked up two kills early on. PGG had a mountain to climb from that time on. It’s all DK by the ninth minute when one other two kills went their method. Truthfully, PGG regarded nearly out of it even at this early stage.
A couple of minutes of quiet glided by, however DK continued to increase their gold lead in the course of the interval. By the sixteenth minute, the PGG outer towers have been all gone, because the lead prolonged to over 13k. PGG shortly after tried a make or break play however they only had no harm. DK took down all 5 members and it regarded prefer it was solely a matter of time earlier than DK went to 3-1.
Too simple for DAMWON
With Baron not even on the map, DK moved bot facet to finish the match. The primary struggle goes one-for-one however DK repositioned to the mid lane and took down two members of PGG together with the mid lane Inhibitor. With Rift Herald dropped, DK took down the PGG Nexus as PGG joined C9 on 0-4.
- Time: 19:33
- Kills: 1-18
- Turrets: 0-10
- Gold: 26.1k – 43.6k
- Dragons: 0-3
- Barons: 0-0
MAD Lions vs PSG.Talon
To kick off the ultimate sport of the day, MAD picked up an enormous 2v2 First Blood however misplaced two kills shortly after. MAD moved into the bot lane a couple of minutes later, this time with the assistance of their jungle, and this time they don’t lose a kill in return. MAD began the sport properly however began to make some misplays. They dropped two aviodable kills over to PSG because the hole closed to 1k.
With the sport slowing down, MAD was capable of enhance their lead barely to 2.5k after a extremely efficient Rift Herald drop within the prime lane. The sport remained shut, with the primary huge crew struggle more likely to determine it. PSG made a constructive transfer within the mid lane, as an incredible max vary hook from Nautilus caught out Carzzy, and PSG turned it into a 3rd Drake. Shortly after, one other struggle began within the prime river. Right here, PSG obtained the early kill earlier than the struggle went two-for-two ultimately, with PSG popping out on prime. Regardless of shedding these fights, MAD maintained a decent 3k gold lead.
MAD make EU followers wait, however deliver house the W
The following huge struggle was good for PSG firstly. They obtained the primary kill to get rid of Elyoya, however Carzzy began to get resets on Tristiana, and he destroyed the PSG well being bars to permit MAD to assert the drake. Not accomplished there, they moved to Baron and secured that at no cost to maneuver their gold result in round 5k. From right here, MAD moved backside facet with Baron, and the underside lane Inhibitor dropped with out PSG capable of defend it. Then MAD took the buff mid, and although Kaiser falls to PSG, MAD took one for his or her bother. As MAD ran away, Gnar Teleported behind them however PSG could not make the game-changing play, solely buying and selling one-for-one kills. After thwarting the try, MAD lastly managed to take the mid lane inhibitor.
MAD, now with out Baron, moved prime facet. PSG caught out one member, however it was the incorrect one, as MAD slaughtered your entire PSG lineup and their Nexus to maneuver to 3-1 within the Rumble Stage.
- Time: 35:45
- Kills: 16-13
- Turrets: 11-2
- Gold: 69.5k – 59.6k
- Dragons: 3-3