Worlds Semifinals: Match 2 Recap

Fnatic vs KOO Tigers

Game 1

Fnatic Bans – Tahm Kench, Shen, Lulu
Fnatic Picks – Rek’sai, Kennen, Nautilus, Hecarim, LeBlanc

KOO Bans – Gangplank, Mordekaiser, Elise
KOO Picks – Kalista, Alistar, Riven, Zac, Kassadin

This game was a massacre, kills everywhere, fights all the time and in other words I loved it! With constant fighting the game started to shift into Fnatic’s favor as Reignover got a massive lead and started the Fnatic snowball. Come mid game though KOO’s use of teleport and superb defensive play started to turn the tide. Once Fnatic’s snowball lost momentum it was KOO’s turn to try and reverse the snowball and once KOO started they didn’t stop. With KurO going legendary on Kassadin and Smeb on his signature Riven the KOO tigers closed out game one.

Series Score – Fnatic – 0 / KOO – 1

Game 2

KOO Bans – LeBlanc, Lulu, Rek’sai
KOO Picks – Tahm Kench, Zac, Kalista, Fiora, Veigar

Fnatic Bans – Elise, Gangplank, Mordekaiser
Fnatic Picks – Ashe, Alistar, Azir, Skarner, Riven

This game was much different from game one as KOO were the one’s to make the proactive plays, with a gigantic lead KOO, led by Smeb on Fiora again, started the strangle hold. Fnatic would not go down without a fight though as they started the comeback train even with three inhibitors down they brought the gold lead to even when they were down ten kills. With a baron secure Fnatic started to go on the offensive as KOO started to falter but when it comes to late game one teamfight will end the game and KOO instantly killed Febiven in the last fight and the game was over giving KOO a 2-0 lead.

Series Score – Fnatic – 0 / KOO – 2

Game 3

Fnatic Bans – Tahm Kench, Shen, Veigar
Fnatic Picks – Rek’sai, Thresh, Orianna, Sivir, Riven

KOO Bans – Gangplank, Mordekaiser, Elise
KOO Picks – Alistar, Lulu, Lee Sin, Ashe, Hecarim

This was the game where the wheels fell off for Fnatic as KOO continued where they left off and leapt to a commanding lead which they would never surrender. With Fnatic seemingly losing the will to fight the game out it was over in short order and with a clean sweep the KOO Tigers advance to the finals where they will face off against SK Telecom T1 in a LCK showdown.

Series Score – Fnatic – 0 / KOO – 3

Series MVP

Smeb (KOO)

Congratulations to KOO Tigers