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League of Legends Season 3 Worlds Championship Analysis

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Game #3

Bans

SKT:

  • Annie
  • Renekton
  • Zed

Royal:

  • Orianna
  • Shen
  • Vi

Picks

SKT:

  • Jax
  • Jarven
  • Gragas
  • Corki
  • Zyra

Royal:

  • Kennen
  • Lee Sin
  • Fizz
  • Caitlin
  • Sona

Analysis

LoL Cup

Being down 2-0, Royal’s backs were against the wall. It was either win the next three games or be second in the world at League of Legends. SKT decided to keep at what was working, and their comp consisted of mobility champs with Zyra. Impact had been devastating with Jax, and Royal refused to ban or counter him. Royal had Kennen, Fizz, and Sona for AoE lockdowns in team fights. For the third match in a row, Royal focused on a team fight comp.

The 2v1 swap by SKT put a Kennen with a Doran’s Blade top against a Corki and Zyra. This was a most unfavorable matchup for Kennen, and the poke and damage from SKT was far too much for the little Yordle. This forced Royal to respond by sending their bottom lane top to 2v2. At this point, the damage had already been done, and by swapping Royal got behind in CS.  

While Royal seemed to attempt to focus Impact’s Jax, he refused to get behind. Even when he walked into all of Royal while counter jungling, he attempted to get kills, kitted the entire team, and led them right into a SKT ambush. Once Royal started to lose this match, you could see a decline in their gameplay and decision making. Wh1tzz’s aggression with Fizz was not backed up and SKT would have 5v4 situations from it. Piglet’s Corki wasn’t focused and he started to run wild once again.

This match lasted less than 21 minutes before SKT took down the Nexus. Royal didn’t have any answers to SKT and these three matches truly showed that SKT is the best League of Legends team in the world right now. The 3-0 sweep ended the Worlds Finals early and rewarded SKT with the Summoner’s Cup.

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Tags: League of Legends, Riot

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