EPS Season IX Play-offs Day 2 Recap
Day 2 of the playoffs was a match of David and Goliath, with the undefeated LMQ up against middle-of-the-pack LoLPro. The winner of this match advanced to the grand finals against Curse Academy and the loser will grab up the third place spot.
Match 1 - Team LoLPro vs LMQ Tc iBuyPower
In game 1 LoLPro started off with a typical four-man push in the top lane while LMQ preferred to send Mor to hold off the push with ackerman, resulting in a one for one in towers with Vasilii solo pushing bottom. LMQ managed to pick up the first blood on Hoodstomp, but LoLPro quickly fired back with a kill onto Vasilii soon after. What was an even game very quickly became a one-sided stomp as LMQ went for dragon, picking up both the objective and four kills. They also managed to pick up an ace within the next few minutes. A final ace, resulting in a triple kill for Vasilii, results in a 23-minute surrender from LoLPro.
As game 2 kicked off2v2 in the bottom lane breaks the four-man push meta with LoLPro’s Hoodstomp coming out ahead in early farm. However, an early gank from LMQ NoName results in a first blood, allowing Vasilii to bring back the lane. A gank from XiaoWeiXiao’s Twisted Fate in the top lane also allowed ackerman to take control of his lane. A victorious team fight at dragon for LMQ makes the gold lead almost insurmountable, and LoLPro again surrenders at 21 minutes.
Today’s FINALS will showcase LMQ Tc iBuyPower against Curse Academy at 3 PM PST on Nesl LoL. Be sure to tune in and see who will take the win and lion’s share of a $15,000 prize pool as NESL Pro Series Season IX finally closes.