Smite World Championship: Day 2Last updated 2 years ago
Published on 2015-01-10 17:15:21
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Titan vs WL8 [Titan Wins 2-0]
Quick and Dirty:
The first game was an exciting back and forth affair with a ton of skirmishes. Titan slowly built up a lead and eventually were able to take out the Fire Giant and then march to the Titan. In their second outing WL8 doubled down and picked an Odin Zeus duo lane. However, right off the bat Kanyelife caught an out of position Qe3q. It was a steam roll from there, the Odin Zeus wombo combo never quite working.
I’m going on a limb here and giving it to KanyeLife for his absolutely spot-on Ares and Ymir play. His Ares’ Chains almost never missed, setting up several kills in the duo and mid lane. And it was his Ymir blink freezes that made it possible for his team to crush in the second match.
In the first game Repikas would attempt his second gank on the solo lane at 15 minutes. OReiTroll falls, but manages to put down the cripple from his ultimate before he dies. This causes Repikas to miss his Thor teleport. Suzuki and Nann swoop in and clean up both Repikas and Confrey.
Was Over When:
The second game was never close, but at 11 minutes Suzuki and Qe3q tried to pull their ultimate combo on Repikas and Kanyelife. Ao Kuang blinked out and Ymri just absorbed all the damage. The following teamfight was a wipe in favor of Titan, who then secured the Gold Fury and never looked back.
WL8 goes home with a 5/6th place standing. Titan advances to face their European kin, SK in the Semifinals. Titan beat SK in their last meeting 2-0 at the EU Regionals.
COGR vs OMG [COGR wins 2-0]
Quick and Dirty
A dominant performance from COGR in both games, giving up under 15 deaths combined. OMG looked simply outmatched. COGR picked up the Fire Giant in under 17 minutes in each game.
There’s a reason DaGarz is also known as ThorGarz. OMG allowed him to pick his signature god in both games, and he capitalized with a vengeance. In the first match, DaGarz went 10/1/15, involved in all but 3 of COGR’s kills. His only death occurred during the final push under the Titan.
At the very beginning of the first game, OMG showed they weren’t afraid by invading and taking both of COGR’s blue buffs. However, COGR was unphased. DaGarz went straight to midlane and helped TheBoosh get first blood on an out of position NeverAns. He proceeded to head to the duo lane where he helped Snoopy and Eonic clean up the duo lane. Eonic pulled off one of the most beautiful pulls with Sylvanus to ensure the final kill. Riding the momentum, DaGarz revisited midlane and got another kill on Hel. To wrap it up he ulted into the solo lane and picked up a kill on Enjing’s Chaac. This all happened before 2 minutes into the match.
Was Over When:
Neither match was ever very close, but everything was clearly over when OMG sent FightingJ, Enjing, and Nifeng to kill off a half-health Divios. Even after using all three of their ultimates, Divios’ Hercules escaped, almost with more health than he started.
OMG will have to head back to China with a 5th/6th finish. COGR advances to face their sister team COGP. COGP was one of only two teams able to take matches from COGR during the entire season of NA SPL. The winner will advance to the Grand Finals.
Titan vs SK [Titan wins 2-0]
Quick and Dirty:
What a series! The first game started very slow, with no first blood until 16 minutes in. Zyrhoes continually pressured solo lane, but Repikas was there almost every time to bail out Confrey. Titan were able to consistently find Zyrhoes’ Kali, hamstringing SK’s ability to teamfight. Still, CaptainTwig’s Agni stuns and Realzx’ Rama were on point for defense, trying to delay for Kali’s late game. It wasn’t enough. The second match was a simlar story, although this time it was a lot of pressure from Repikas on Thor. Pretty Prime showed he knew how to duel with the first Nox of the tourney.
Repikas once again carries his team to victory. He showed great god pool dviersity, bringing out the jungle Athena and Thor to shut down Zyrhoes’ Kali, who hadn’t died in the tournament up to that point. His pressure on the map was everywhere, even while he bailed out Confrey consistently in the solo lane.
Although they didn’t win, the biggest play this series was by SK in the first game. Shortly after getting the first Fire Giant, Titan tried to pressure SK’s left phoenix. SK made a valiant defense, while they lost 4, they took out three of Titan’s players and kept their phoenix standing.
Was Over When:
The whole series was very close. The match was probably over at 27 minutes in the second match when Titan was able to take out Badgah and Realzx in the right lane, then secure their second Fire Giant.
SK falls to the consolation match. Titan advances to face the winner of the COGP and COGR games.
COGP vs COGR
Quick and Dirty:
In what was the most back and forth series of the tournament so far, COGP manages to outlast COGR and come back from a first game deficit. The first game was extremely close, with lots of fights all over the map. Finally, COGR managed to deicide COGP and rush for the Titan win. The second game was more in Prime's control, but a clutch base defense extended the game to be the longest one we've seen so far here. The final match started once again with a first blood for COGR, but Andinster took over the game as Serqet. DaGarz had what might have been the worst performance he's ever had on Thor.
This series was full of amazing plays and players, but MLCSt3alth takes the cake. Although his play in the first game was less than stellar, he turned it around with Nox in game 2 and dominated Boosh in lane. Then he had a second chance with Scyla in the third game and smashed it. He hit nearly every ultimate, and managed to stay alive for the entire match.
Despite COGR winning, once again the play of the series came from a losing team on a base defense. With a phoenix down and all four of his teammates dead, Eonic had little hope of extending the game for his team. However, he dashed in as Athena as COGP attacked the Titan, taunted, and began to body block with precision. His teammates respawned just in time to clean up three kills and take the Fire Giant, nearly turning the whole game around.
Was Over When:
Toward the end of the third match with a lead, COGP started the Fire Giant. The attempt went completely uncontested by COGR, the team clearly out of sorts. After this, the result was elementary.
COGP advances to a rematch with Titan in the Grand Finals for a chance to win the $1.3 million prize pool. COGR falls to the consolation match where they will have to once again face off against SK for a chance at third place.