We are back from a day hiatus where four teams will compete to see who will advance to the main Group Stage of the Worlds 2018. The League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout Stage results will see how each team performed. Are there going to be any upsets today?
The four teams playing a best of five matchups included in today’s (Day 1) League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout Stage results are; Edward Gaming (EDG) who will face DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM) and Cloud 9 (C9) who will take on Gambit Esports (GMB).
C9 Vs GMB
First up we saw C9 the crowds favourite going head to head with GMB who come into this match as the underdogs. In the first game, we saw both teams being cautious and a little nervous as it took roughly 20 minutes before the first major team fight broke out. At this point in the game, it was fairly even but GMD over-committed, fighting underneath C9 tower which gave C9 the advantage to ensure sneaky picks up a triple kill with Kai’Sa. With a 10K gold advantage, C9 steamrolled into GMB base to take the first game and the first points in the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout Stage.
It seemed C9 would carry on how things were left on the previous game with their team grabbing first blood. GMB didn’t let that get to their head as they outperform and outmanoeuvre C9 in the first team fight of the second match to give them a comfortable lead. C9 also lost the second team fight and so they desperately looked for other means to get them back into the game. The team sought after baron to give them a much-needed boost, however, fail to capitalise with the baron buff with GMB evening things out with 1 game each.
You can watch the highlights between C9 and GMB below of the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout stage courtesy of Lol Esports.
The third game saw an explosive start with C9 getting first blood in under 3 minutes of the game. They continued with this aggression picking of kills throughout giving C9 a substantial lead. C9 Zeyzal pulled off some remarkable hooks with Thresh landing it successfully 3 times in a row. With the majority of GMB players eliminated, C9 comfortably regain the lead in the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 knockout stage.
GMB will need to win this match to remain in the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 knockout stage. With fourth saw a similar explosive start but from both team this time with both sides picking up some kills. The turning point was when both teams contested for Baron which saw GMB victorious. With the power of the Baron buff, GMB was able to claim the fourth game to take them into the deciding fifth and final game.
Both teams traded kills to keep the match all square, but C9 were farming better and so their gold lead was increasing. Things got worse for GMB as they failed to prevent C9 taking the Dragon which put them further behind their rivals. GMB had some success in team fights and claw back some of the gold deficit, however, C9 waited patiently in the next team fight that saw them take out two of GMB players without losing any themselves. With team GBM players two men lighter, C9 baited the remaining GMB players over to Baron. C9 Zeyzal hid behind a wall and used Alistar headbutt to catch GMB off guard to pick up another two kills and with Baron uncontested, manage to secure Baron too. GMB held off until Baron buff worn off and had to go all out, but C9 was too strong and took the final game and are the first team of the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout Stage to advance.
EDG Vs DFM
Who will be the next team join C9 as winners of the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout Stage?
EDG was out with a vengeance claiming three kills with no response from DFM. The game continued with the same dominance by the 20-minute mark EDG had 14 kills to DFM 2 kills. With a substantial lead, EDG took Baron and strolled into DFM base taking down anyone who stood in their way, taking a lead in the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout Stage.
EDG continued with their dominance by ganking early in the mid lane picking up first blood. A few moments later EDG repeated this but DFM was ready and evened things out with a kill apiece. DFM put up more a fight in this game but they failed to kill EDG Scout, who could pick up kills without dying with a KDA (Kill, Death, Assists) of 7-0-0 and giving team EDG a huge advantage. DFM responded by starting Baron to gain momentum and get themselves back into the game, but EDG sussed DFM was up to something and scouted Baron. With Baron almost dead, EDG Clearlove stormed in and stole Baron right under DFM noses. The power of the Baron buff helped EDG clean up, killing all the players left in the aftermath of the Baron showdown. With no defence, EDG took game two in under 22 minutes and increased their lead in the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Knockout Stage.
You can watch the highlights between EDG and DFM below of the League Of Legends Worlds 2018 Play-Ins Knockout stage courtesy of Lol Esports.
The third game saw DFM being the aggressor with a three vs two in bottom lane, but their good start ended abruptly.DFM manage to get first blood but EDG received back up and turn it around to secure three kills to DFM 2 kills. Later on, we saw DFM repeat the 3 Vs 2 team-up but successfully this time to pick up another kill.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]EDG looked to settle this game quickly by going for Baron, DFM tried to fend off EDG but came unstuck when EDG players stopped their focus on Baron and put their attention to DFM, picking off players as they pleased. This resulted in EDG getting an uncontested Baron. DFM was no match for EDG as they destroyed DFM Nexus to be the second team to advance to the main Group Stage.
Tomorrow line up we will see G2 Esports take on Infinity Esports with G-Rex battling it out with SuperMassive. Who do you think will secure a place in the main Group Stage of the Worlds 2018 tournament?
Matches will commence at 13:00pm (KST Korea Standard Time) 9 hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) (4:00am)