Elementz: "What we'd take from them is that grouping and communication are honestly the keys to winning." eSports Central
Elementz: "What we'd take from them is that grouping and communication are honestly the keys to winning."
by Alan LaFleur August 5, 2012 @ 12:08pm
Azubu Blaze went into day 3 of the MLG Summer Arena undefeated and their eyes firmly planted on the finals. However, they still had one thing to achieve before the finals, an undefeated round robin. The only team in the way of this achievement was Team Curse; the only team that Azubu Blaze said they were scared of.
The first game, Curse was crushed by the aggression of Azubu Blaze.
"First game was kind of a blow out, everything just collapsed and it was kind of like whatever, let's move on to the next game.", said Curse's Elementz about the first game.
Game 2 was a different story for the North American team. They were able to take the aggression to Azubu Blaze and had a step on them most of the game.
"We got the early advantage and just continued to push," said Elementz. "Honestly, that's what we took from them. If you have an advantage you just keep pushing, keep pushing, keep pushing. Just take all these small little objectives, and that's essentially what we did. We kept winning all these small skirmishes and that just put us so far ahead. We could just push them around without them having any real ability to counter that. So we made sure all our lanes were pushed, ended up grouping and mix matching, using Blitzcrank to pull and zone."
Unfortunately game 3 didn't go all that well for Elementz and Team Curse. Azubu Blaze built this incredible assassin team composition with Jax and Kassadin. Ambition was able to get full stacks on a Mejai's Soulstealer for Kassadin. The game just snowballed out of control and Curse had absolutely no answers.
However, Elementz and Team Curse learned a lot from the games with Azubu Blaze.
"What we'd take from them is that grouping and communication are honestly the keys to winning," he explained. "I think we're all mechanically as skilled as them, I think that all the top teams are. It's the way they group and the way they counter gank. They know when a gank is happening so quickly that they can come back and counter it that quickly. So I think that's what we can take from them, that communication is honestly the key to winning."
Curse proved that when they are on as a team, they can play with the best. However, today they couldn't do enough to get into the finals to get a rematch with Azubu Blaze.