Inhouse Spotlight #3 - EUW
by Mowen July 9, 2012 @ 06:07pm
H3llb0rn - Malphite
harakoniwhawk - Yorick
Ikrisho - Kennen
TheRedPenguin - Ezreal
strawhatbro - Ziggs
Khazem - Riven
FuuKyo - Kog'Maw
DeimosHJW - Soraka
Vandrostrin - Alistar
Luther3000 - Ryze
3:00 - First blood on Luther3000
4:30 - Nice gank by Vandrostrin on Alistar
11:00 - Blue Buff contested
17:45 - Big Dragon fight
24:50 - 2nd Big Dragon fight
33:00 - Baron fight
harakoniwhawk plays a pretty offbeat support, Yorick. Works really well early game with his great harass combined with Ezreal.
TheRedPenguin maxes Essence Flux first on Ezreal. This works well against Kog'maw since he avoids his Wriggle's Lantern armor, and versus Soraka's armor buff. It also slows down Kog'maw's attack speed which is his main source of damage early game.
Strawhatbro takes advantage of Zigg's harass by taking an early Chalice of Harmony, and later building it into the recently buffed Athene's Unholy Grail.
Purple team had good dragon control. Since they were already slightly ahead on kills this gave them even more of an edge.
Khazem made a point to buy Mercury's Treads and Hexdrinker on Riven. This was a good call since Blue Team was running a double AP set up and Ezreal wasn't a big threat this game.
This game really showed Alistar's ability to snowball lanes and therefore the game with early ganks. Once Riven gets ahead in lane she's almost impossible to beat, and that power transfers into the rest of the game. Same story with Bot Lane.
Purple team does a really good job of protecting FuuKyo on Kog'maw during teamfights. Alistar excels at this role in teamfights, while Soraka can provide the sustain and buffs.
Khazem - Graves
harakoniwhawk - Nocturne
H3llb0rn - Lux
Ch4LieE - Warwick
Newom - Alistar
Sjoemieh - Jarvan IV
TheRedPenguin - Urgot
IceCreamy8 - Cassiopeia
Ikrisho - Kennen
DeimosHJW - Soraka
10:50 - First blood on bot lane
11:40 - First kill in mid lane
13:40 - Bot lane 3v3
14:50 - Top laners both very low, and a kill
20:25 - Bot lane escapes a great gank from purple team
24:50 - Tower dive on Bot lane
27:10 - Dive #2 on Bot lane
32:00 - Alistar initiation catching Jarvan out of position
35:00 - Great teamfight for Purple team
40:10 - Turnaround for Blue, then their hopes and dreams are crushed
Newom on Alistar and Khazem on Graves make a point of early aggression bot lane since Urgot and Soraka are weak early game, but will be very scary if you let them farmed unchecked.
IceCreamy8 makes a point of roaming on Cassiopeia when he can to help out other lanes. Since he was doing so well and other lanes weren't he helped even the odds. Cassiopeia is also very good for this since she can push the minions to the enemy turret very fast.
Warwick is winning top lane early versus Kennen because of his sustain advantage. You will notice once Kennen gets his spell vamp he starts winning fights.
Purple team has good Dragon control, letting their team overall get ahead and for Cassiopeia and Kennen to maintain their lead.
Notice that bot lane on Blue team doesn't take Purple team's tower even when they have the chance. This way Alistar and Graves can continue to zone Urgot and prevent him from farming. If they killed the tower then the minions could push too far into Purple team's side and Urgot could get free farm.
Purple Team had fantastic teamfighting potential with the deadly AOE from Kennen and Cassiopeia. They also had good initiation with Jarvan and Urgot. In the end this won the game for them.
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