After a grueling six hour series, All-Stars 2017 has finally crowned its champion, with China’s LPL dream team roster.
Game one saw the LPL bring out a composition centered around jungler Liu “Mlxg” Shi-Yu’s Rammus. Unfortunately for them, the LMS team came with a composition prepared for team fights and spent most of the game winning them. After 30 minutes, the LMS team was up in kills 12-2 as well as a Baron, giving the LPL no path back into the game. Just 10 minutes later, the LMS closed the game out, going up 1-0 in the series.
In game two, the LPL bounced back with another Annie pick for top laner Ke “957” Chang-Yu, who proved that winning on such a strange pick earlier in the tournament was not a fluke. After a overly aggressive invade by the LMS in the early game, the LPL took control of the game and never let go, closing things out in 40 minutes and evening the series at 1-1.
With the series even, game three saw both teams playing far safer and avoid the unnecessary risks that marked games one and two. Thanks to that, we got an 80 minutes of one of the least exciting games of all time. LPL won eventually, but it wasn’t impressive.
Game four seemed to be all in the LPL’s favor, until a few key plays from LMS jungler Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan kept them in the game long enough for a miracle team fight to win them the game and bring the series back to even.
Finally, with the understanding that eventually one team would have to win this series, the teams had their best performances in the series during game five, which turned into a back an forth 43 minute slugfest. By the time the dust finally settled, the LPL finally managed to finish the game, despite a few comeback attempts by the LMS, and took the title of All-Stars 2017 champions.