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Friday June 1st Riot invited 5 pro players from around the world to compete in an invitational against Riot's 5 best players. This is the Riot World Invitational.

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Pro Team:

  • Elementz (Curse Gaming) – Canada
  • Misaya (World Elite) – China
  • Mistake (Taipei Assassins) – Taiwan
  • MakNoon (NaJin e-mFire) – Korea
  • Snoopeh (CLG-EU) – Scotland
Riot Team:

• Classick
• Jatt
• Roku
• Milkcow
• Statikk


Game 1 starts at 5:30, Game 2 at 46:20



Game 1


Highlights:

16:15 – Roku narrowly escapes first blood

17:00 – Snoopeh and Maknoon take first blood on Milkcow

24:50 – Milkcow turns gank around

32:20 – Maknoon is silly and gets himself killed, then World Team gets a double kill, all planned!

33:50 – 1337 Elementz pull

35:50 – Maknoon Nexus Dive

38:45 – Roku kills Elementz

39:25 – Maknoon trolls Jatt

If you’re newer to the game the shoutcaster do a good job of explaining things which a lot of more experienced players take for granted or wouldn’t think about. These are good matches to watch if you’re wanting to just learn more about the game.

First thing that happens in this game is during champ select where the World Team bans alistar, udyr, and trundle to counter Jatt’s good jungling.

Riot team tries to counter World Teams good initiation with anti-initiators. Janna’s Monsoon, Lee’s Dragon Rage, and Grave’s Smoke Screen all help counter initiation.

Riot team sees Snoopeh stealing wraiths, so Jatt knows that Snoopeh is going to take longer to finish his blue buff and get to red than he normally would. Jatt uses this to his advantage by stealing World Team’s red buff. This kind of insight is very valuable in a jungler.

You will notice that Roku took Cleanse Flash for summoners rather than Ignite Flash. He knew that he would be vs. Ryze with a snare, and that Maokai would be jungling and his ganks are very strong with his snare. Cleanse saved Roku from maokai’s first gank, and is a good choice as a mid on a CC heavy composition.

Team Riot keeps up good dragon control early game, getting the first 2 dragons. Even though they’re behind in kills this helps them not fall too far behind in gold.

Pay attention to World Team’s ward control. This allows them be more aggressive since they are aware of where Riot Team is.

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Game 2

Highlights

59:50 – Roku gets first blood on Misaya

1:19:40 – World Team aces Riot at baron, equalizing gold

1:26 – Master Yi cannot be slowed, or caught

1:29:55 – Jatt solos Mistake

So World Team’s composition is very… odd. They have Karthus in the jungle, AD lulu with a lux support (Elementz is known for his lux though) and a Yi top lane. I guess they just wanted to give themselves a handicap since they beat Team Riot pretty badly in Game 1.

Roku goes mid with Wukong. This is unusual but makes sense. Wukong can easily harass with his Nimbus Strike and escape ganks with Decoy. He also synergizes well with Milkcow’s Kennen in top lane.

Milkcow will use Lightning Rush every time Maknoon Alpha Strike’s him so that he can get a Mark of the Storm on Yi.

Riot had a strong lead with the score 5-1 at 12min in and 17-5 at 23 min in, but World Team uses a decisive baron fight to even out the gold and put pressure on Riot. This just goes to show you that games can always be turned around with a good power play.

Maknoon ends up with 3 Phantom Dancers and working on his 4th by the end of the game. The build is pretty silly, but it makes him be able to split push and escape so easily. Riot has a hard time dealing with this and waste a lot of ults trying to unsuccessfully catch Yi. If Yi is doing this you need excellent timing and coordination to catch him since he’s so fast.

Maknoon is the biggest troll I’ve ever seen in competitive play.
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Reign of Gaming (Curse) held an invitational this weekend. I will focus on the top competitors from this competition.

These matches are the first time these teams butt heads. The final match for the grand prize is detailed in the comment below.

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TSM vs. TSM – EVO

TSM:

  • TheOddOne
  • Reginald
  • Chaox
  • Xspecial
  • Dyrus
TSM-EVO:

• Unstoppable
• Salce
• aphromoo
• Nhat Nguyen
• Wingsofdeath



Game 1


Highlights:

12:50 – Aphromoo gets first blood on Chaox

16:10 – TheOddOne uses Dredgeline to escape

32:10 – Aphromoo jumps EVERYWHERE

TheOddOne maintains control over EVO’s blue buff, starving Salce’s Ahri. Uses wards and good timing to steal blue at the right time.

This game was very aggressive early, the score being 7-6 in EVO’s favor at 11min in. However TSM was ahead in gold due to better farming, dragon control, and gp10 items.

TheOddOne ganks top a lot to try to stop Wingsofdeath’s Jax from getting ahead.

The shoutcasters are pretty obsessed with TheOddOne’s hooking abilities. They called him “an amazing hooker.” He does deserve the title though. ;)

TSM’s excellent ganks and initiations snowball leading them to victory.

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Game 2

Highlights:

30:30 – Fun teamfight, EVO gains a little momentum

Passive early game, 2-4 in TSM’s favor at 17 min. TSM has a huge CS advantage.

Unstoppable’s Shen turns out to not be very tanky because of the lack of farm and successful ganks. Shen can’t really do much at this point.

TSM slowly overpowers EVO, they have more items and levels because of farm and kill advantage.

This isn’t the most exciting game to watch, but is a good example of “slow and steady wins the race.” TSM doesn’t take many risks but slowly wins through outfarming and outplaying EVO.
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These are the final matches of Reign of Gaming's (Curse) Invitational. These 2 teams were competing for the grand prize of $10,000.

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TSM vs. TSM-EVO Finals






Game 1

Highlights:

Vid 1 8:45 – Intense level 1 fight

Vid 2 4:30 – Dyrus pro heal bait

Vid 2 19:30 – TSM wins teamfight and baron

Dyrus builds a haunting guise for his first item on Vladmir. It makes a lot of since and works quite well, it’s just not an item you see every day.

EVO surprisingly loses their early game momentum from the level 1 fight and TSM wins.




Game 2

Highlights:

11:45 – First blood on Xspecial

17:00 – Towerdive after towerdive baby!

Very aggressive game, 4-4 at 7min in.

Chaox and Xspecial have to play passively since Xspecial gave first blood. This pretty much ruins the point of the Leona Corki lane which is to be aggressive and get early kills or deny the enemy farm.

Reginald plays a mean Morgana. He’s 5/0/6 at 17min in and the score is 13-9 in TSM’s favor. However, EVO is still ahead in gold because of superior farm.

EVO continues to build moment and win teamfights, and eventually win the game.




Game 3

Highlights:

7:50 – Early invade and 2 kills for TSM

24:00 – Morg and Mundo escape near death after towerdiving

TSM is way ahead early, 7-0 and up 8k gold. At 28min 14-2 and up 12k gold.

TSM just snowballs and wins. Great plays.
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lol so funny. maknoon yi style~

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