With the necessity for each staff to show themselves, Day Three of the Rumble Stage was intense.
After an exciting start to the Rumble Stage, then a stellar Day Two, the MSI 2021 Rumble Stage is nearing nearer to its finish. On the prime of the day, some groups like Cloud9 and Pentanet.GG needed to struggle for his or her match lives. In the meantime, the likes of RNG and DAMWON tried to take care of their dominance over the remainder of the competitors. Here is how the day’s motion all went down!
Cloud9 vs Pentanet.GG
Beginning off the day was the battle between winless groups. A win right here was essential for both staff’s hopes of advancing to the Knockout Stage. And it started with Pabu securing First Blood on Perkz within the mid lane. Regardless of falling down one kill, it did not faze C9, as Blaber went to city on targets, taking a Rift Herald and dragons on spawn. The primary loopy struggle occurred at 12 minutes within the bot lane. C9 collapsed on a PGG gank and turned the mess around and go three-for-two in kills.
From right here, C9 tightened their management on the sport. They moved collectively as a unit, utilizing their long-range to search out picks and win skirmishes all around the map. Although BioPanther’s Yorick was making his presence identified on the aspect lane, his staff merely could not stand up to C9’s strain.
At 19 minutes, a skirmish lasted fairly some time, which led to 3 extra kills for C9. All of the whereas, the Yorick was pushing the bot lane, however C9 did not thoughts as this gave them the chance to take a free Baron proper when it confirmed up on the Rift. Empowered with the buff, C9 cleaned up some outer towers earlier than claiming their Cloud Soul. Shortly after that, PGG utterly fell aside. They have been caught out in their very own jungle as C9 rampaged ahead, killing a number of members earlier than crashing by means of the bottom and taking an important Nexus kill.
- Time: 25:19
- Kills: 19-6
- Turrets: 7-3
- Gold: 51.8k-41.2k
- Dragons: 4-0
- Barons: 1-0
Royal By no means Give Up vs PSG.Talon
Transferring into the second match of the day, PSG had the mammoth activity of taking over RNG, who have been at present undefeated. Nonetheless, PSG got here out swinging. Although RNG Gala picked up First Blood within the bot lane 2v2, Kaiwing walked away with a Double Kill. This was shortly overshadowed by PSG’s heavy aggression in the direction of the underside aspect of the map. At 5 minutes, PSG invaded the RNG jungle to search out two kills. Then, a minute later, PSG despatched 4 members bot to get three extra kills.
At this level, PSG had a monumental lead the place none anticipated them to. And so they by no means let go of it. They continued to push their lead, taking dragons and continually pressuring RNG every time they tried to farm. Even at simply the 14-minute mark, PSG discovered a game-breaking staff struggle across the mid lane, the place they claimed three extra kills. This helped them two minutes later once they took an Infernal Dragon and put themselves on Soul level.
Transferring post-20 minutes, it was nonetheless all PSG as they pressured one other staff struggle on RNG to go three-for-two in kills and take a Baron. After yet one more struggle, this time a clear three-for-zero, PSG secured the Infernal Soul too. With all of this backing them, PSG set to work taking down RNG’s base because the LPL superstars struggled to remain afloat. Lastly, at 27 minutes, PSG put the ultimate nail within the coffin by diving into RNG’s base to have interaction one final struggle, Ace RNG and stage their Nexus. In consequence, RNG now had a blemish on their report and was knocked down a peg by the PCS representatives.
- Time: 28:00
- Kills: 9-26
- Turrets: 2-11
- Gold: 47.8k-59.6k
- Dragons: 0-4
- Barons: 0-1
DAMWON KIA vs MAD Lions
Following two explosive video games, issues calmed down a bit for the match between DAMWON and MAD Lions. That is to not say there was no motion although, as at solely two minutes into the sport Elyoya Flashed onto ShowMaker within the mid lane to set Humanoid up for First Blood. Simply two minutes later, a skirmish broke out within the backside lane, the place DK pulled forward two-for-one in kills. However from right here, the sport slowed down because the groups traded targets. Whereas DK managed to take the First Tower bonus prime, MAD caught out and killed Khan.
General, the sport was comparatively even. That was till 14 minutes when the following actual struggle occurred. Each squads met on the Infernal Dragon and a staff struggle erupted. DK outmaneuvered MAD to go two-for-one in kills, giving them entry to the drake too. It was a pleasant bit of pleasure however was adopted by one other interval of quiet. For across the subsequent 10 minutes, the groups poked at one another, although DK regularly grew their gold lead.
Lastly, one thing vital occurred on the 26-minute mark. Sadly, it wasn’t what MAD wished, as DK discovered and killed Carzzy, giving them the chance to assert Baron Nashor. Figuring out this was their likelihood, DK pushed the MAD base, chipping the constructions down slowly. However they by no means made a vital strike and have been chased out of the bottom by MAD. Nonetheless, MAD chased too far and have been caught in a staff struggle within the jungle, the place DK slaughtered 4 MAD champions. After a grind of a sport, DK lastly completed off MAD and tied their rating with RNG at 4-1.
- Time: 31:16
- Kills: 9-4
- Turrets: 8-2
- Gold: 58.1k-49.0k
- Dragons: 4-1
- Barons: 1-0
Royal By no means Give Up vs Pentanet.GG
On account of their earlier loss within the day, RNG went into their match versus PGG with a vengeance, whereas PGG had nothing to lose and have been high quality enjoying a chaotic, bloody sport. And that is precisely what viewers obtained to see. The opening struggle noticed Chazz decide up First Blood on his Akali in a prime aspect skirmish, however issues quickly went downhill fast for PGG. Cryin solo killed Chazz, and as Pabu tried to kill him in response, he solely served to present a kill over to Wei.
Then the sport actually devolved. All of the gamers within the sport performed as aggressively as seemingly attainable, resulting in pure chaos. The RNG backside lane killed the PGG duo 3 times with none help. Wei roamed all through the whole map to burn individuals down along with his fed Rumble. Cryin and Xiaohu spearheaded a dive within the prime aspect to get extra kills. It was an absolute slaughter, and the 20 to 4 kill rating in favor of RNG at quarter-hour confirmed that clearly.
Truthfully, it was solely a matter of time till RNG picked up the Rift Herald and pushed mid. Cleansing up extra kills on the way in which, they charged Shelly proper to PGG’s Nexus and completed up fairly a terrifying rebound sport.
- Time: 18:25
- Kills: 30-4
- Turrets: 8-0
- Gold: 42.0k-26.1k
- Dragons: 1-1
- Barons: 0-0
Cloud9 vs DAMWON KIA
With their backs towards the wall, C9 was in a dire state of affairs and wanted a win towards reigning World Champions, DK. Although they beat them as soon as earlier than, DK was certainly going to convey their a-game for the grudge match. It began off in DK’s favor too, as a 3v3 within the prime river resulted in Canyon getting First Blood on Fudge. Afterward, C9 sought revenge by attacking the highest lane too, ganking and killing Khan twice.
In the course of the early-mid sport, there have been fairly a couple of picks and skirmishes, with kills allotted to each groups. However it appeared like DK was pulling forward, slowly however certainly. As well as, DK was killing dragons and set themselves on Soul level at 22 minutes. Finally, after a near-even staff struggle, DK did safe the Infernal Soul for themselves. It was bad-to-worse, however then C9 discovered a miracle decide onto Canyon in entrance of the Baron. Sadly, they could not declare the Baron, however did get one other kill to assist stem the tide.
Two minutes later, a scuffle began on the Baron. In the course of the course, DK secures the target however misplaced 4 members on the again finish of the play. With this, C9 purchased valuable time, because the timer in the direction of Elder Dragon ticked down. This was the place the match could be determined. The staff struggle erupted round it, and in some way Blaber safe the Elder buff with Smite, however it wasn’t sufficient. DK utterly routed C9, killing all 5 members earlier than working down mid to smash C9’s Nexus and all however destroy NA’s hopes of a good MSI displaying.
- Time: 35:21
- Kills: 16-16
- Turrets: 3-7
- Gold: 63.0k-68.4k
- Dragons: 2-4
- Barons: 0-1
PSG.Talon vs MAD Lions
To wrap up the day, MAD and PSG took to the Rift to realize an edge over the opposite within the standings. It started in a loopy approach, as PSG used the blast cone to jump over the blue buff wall and shock MAD on the camp. It was solely a one-for-one however set the tempo for the sport. PSG went on a tear, with River dominating the jungle matchup by invading and taking camps continually, and the PSG backside lane getting kills on kills within the remoted 2v2.
The early sport was tough for MAD and it wasn’t getting any higher. PSG saved up the strain, particularly focusing Kaiser and Elyoya, discovering and killing them over and over. To their credit score, MAD did attempt to discover performs to get again into the sport, however it merely wasn’t sufficient. As time went on, extra MAD Lions fell to PSG’s onslaught, because the staff tried to cement themselves as a severe risk in MSI.
Inevitably, PSG ultimately gained a staff struggle three-for-zero and secured the Baron buff. From right here, MAD did handle to maintain them off the bottom for some time, however could not stick with it. An prolonged mid lane staff struggle finally led to a number of kills for PSG and a Nexus kill for them too. With this, PSG went to a 4-2 report, inching nearer to each DAMWON and RNG.
- Time: 26:01
- Kills: 24-5
- Turrets: 10-5
- Gold: 55.6k-39.8k
- Dragons: 4-0
- Barons: 1-0