Cloud9 completed a strong first week for North America at Worlds by taking down China’s LPL Sunday, winning 13-6 in 38 minutes. C9 moves to 2-1 on the tournament, joining fellow NA teams CLG and TSM with that same mark.
A 5-minute dive top from support Andy “Smoothie” Ta and jungler William “Meteos” Hartman set the tone for Cloud9, netting First Blood.
.@Cloud9 set up the dive, and @c9_meteos grabs First Blood! #Worlds https://t.co/cJ7QCDJjGD— lolesports #Worlds (@lolesports) October 3, 2016
That lead was enough for top laner Eon-yeong “Impact” Jung’s Rumble to take over. First, he outplayed a 2 vs. 1 in the top lane...
TOP DIE, JUNGLE DIE: @C9Impact grabs two kills in a 1v2! #Worlds https://t.co/BlnkCKgX3I— lolesports #Worlds (@lolesports) October 3, 2016
...then, an excellent teleport and ultimate netted another double kill:
EVERYONE DIE! @C9Impact gets another double kill! #Worlds https://t.co/OEdsniIaKe— lolesports #Worlds (@lolesports) October 3, 2016
Cloud9 transitioned its lead into a mid-to-late game Baron, breaking open I May’s base in the 37th minute by taking the middle inhibitor. Just a minute later, the game was over.
Impact started the game with four of Cloud9’s six kills, and finished the game 4/4/5. Meteos, mid laner Nicolaj Jensen and AD Carry Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi all finished the game without dying.
With the loss, I May drops to 1-2. SK Telecom T1 and Cloud9 currently occupy the top of the group’s standings, but all four teams are within one game of each other heading into the second week.