Inhouse Spotlight #2
by Mowen July 1, 2012 @ 04:07pm
- Video shoutcasted by myself and GrandmasterD -
5:30 - Jungler faceoff
6:15 - First blood on JEFFY40HANDS
10:30 - Massive duel top and some pro cleavers
13:00 - Duel on bot lane, Xaioli shut down
25:00 - HyperShatter catches Psiguard offguard (heh)
30:15 - Good teamfight for blue team
34:20 - JEFFY narrowly escapes death
40:50 - Xaioli goes manmode
We saw a couple of interesting picks this game with a Gragas jungle on Blue Team and a Teemo carry on Purple Team. Xaioli on Mundo caught Pooe on Gragas since they both went top to gank at the same time, and Mundo is just so strong early. Gragas was forced to back setting him behind. However in bot lane Wrath and Liqur nab first blood on JEFFY. The hyper aggressive Leona Urgot lane on Blue team was just too hard for the squishy Teemo Janna lane to deal with. Urgot got very fed on Blue Team, while Mundo on Purple Team was also getting fed off ganks and successful teamfights. Unfortunately Gragas and Janna disconnected due to a thunder storm, but the game continued 4v4. Xaioli's Mundo proved too hard for Blue Team to deal with. Their only chance was HyperShatter on Malzahar catching him in his null zone + ultimate. Eventually he proved too much to deal with and Blue Team surrendered.
Blue Team had a relatively standard team composition. However, Purple Team had quite an interesting one. Silencing went top with AP Tristana, and ExamplePrime was mid with Hecarim. I have seen AP Tristana mid before but never top. It worked quite well versus Wayne3100 on Vladimir. Since Tristana has a very strong early game and Vlad has a weak early game she can get ahead, and her E also reduces healing effects which is strong on Vladimir. Hecarim mid also proved to be annoying in the early levels, but most of all he had strong ganks since he's so fast and his ultimate is great for ganking.
Later in the game Blue Team focused on bursting down Khazem on Ezreal so they could get an Ezreal ghost with Mordekaiser ghost. The problem being this was very difficult since Ezreal's Arcane Shift combined with Janna's peeling abilities made him almost impossible to catch. Once he got Quicksilver Sash he pretty much ensured he would never get caught. The lack of CC on Purple Team made it impossible to protect TheRedPenguin on Varus from Tristana, Hecarim and Malphite. Since Blue Team's carry always died early and Purple Team's carry never died they won almost every teamfight and eventually the game.
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