The second day’s bout between EU and NA featured C9 and Rogue!
Rogue vs Cloud9
After watching MAD fall to TL, RGE wanted to get one on the board for the NA vs EU rivalry. And, of course, get a win closer to making it out of Groups. However, it was C9 who drew First Blood, as their bottom lane duo brawled the RGE duo and traded up two-for-one in kills. It was a great start, but Blaber threw it away by dragging Vulcan into the enemy jungle, where the two were easily collapsed on, giving RGE two freebies. To make things worse, Odoamne solo killed Fudge, though Perkz equalized that by roaming top to kill him.
While the C9 duo got ahead more by diving and killing Hans Sama under his tower, C9 couldn’t leverage the advantage and lost across the other parts of the map. After taking Herald a few minutes before, RGE used it top to take the First Tower bonus. Then, a few minutes later, capitalized on C9’s positioning to take two-for-zero kills in a team fight. Zven, having an individual lead, was focused by RGE, with them even diving him under his tier-two tower to bring him down. Trying to avenge their ADC, C9 tried to chase RGE down, but in the 4v5 they only donated more gold to RGE, who was happy to take it.
While C9 did strike back with a kill at 23 minutes, nothing too impactful happened in the next few minutes. That was until 27 minutes, where RGE smacked C9 down in the top lane to pick up three kills and a Baron buff to boot. But in typical C9 fashion, they found a winning fight at 29 minutes to stop RGE’s assault. Holding the line, C9 waited for the next fight, but RGE forced onto Zven and killed him straightaway. After that, RGE charged straight into the C9 base, blasting through it and taking the Nexus without much contest.
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