Dardoch goes for an invade at level three with Lee sin. He finds Olaf but is unable to kill him as he misses his Q. The blue buff that he interrupted Contractz from taking resets as well and Dardoch gets nothing from the invade initially. He returns a bit later to the blue buff as he can be sure that Olaf recalled and takes it down.
He sticks around the Blue side and goes for a gank on Ray’s Galio. Ray spots him early on and blows Flash in order to get away. Darshan went for a Flash Body Slam and missed it so it is an even trade.
First Blood goes to CLG. Aphromoo roams to the mid lane with Karma and flashes to get the root onto Jensen who burns Flash and Ghost. Lee Sin and Taliyah have enough follow up damage to get the kill after the root. Six minutes in and CLG is making some moves on the map.
CLG goes for another invade. Dardoch is spotted on a ward and gets collapsed upon. He kicks Lulu but can not immediately follow up with the Q as he gets polymorped. He hits it after he is himself again and forces out the flash from Lulu and Heal from Varus even though he was the one that was caught out.
CLG goes for a play on the bot lane and fails miserably. Huhi and Dardoch roam down and Huhi attempts to wall the C9 bot lane off. He goes under tower though and is polymorphed and gets a Varus ult thrown on him. He goes down and only takes the ignite away form Lulu. Stixxay tried to heal him but it was simply not enough through ignite. C9 equalizes at nine minutes in.
CLG makes another move. They try to take down the mid lane with a five man unit, walling of Olaf at first to give tehmselves more time. H takes a detour through river though and ultimately shows up in the middle of the five members. Galio flashes in and gets a taunt on two members and knocks up Lee Sin. He is then rooted up by the Varus ultimate which leads to him going down. A minor gold lead goes over to Cloud 9 and the tower first blood is still on the table.
Cloud 9 finds another pick in the CLG jungler this time. They take down Dardoch with the help of multiple Olaf axes and another Varus ultimate. Darshan continues to push the top turret and takes the tower down to half HP. Cloud 9 has a 600 gold lead.
CLG attempts a pick on the C9 bot lane but suddenly nearly all of C9 is there. While CLG do take down Lulu, they lose everyone but Darshan, who stayed top and did not participate in the play. Because of this C9 is able to take tower first blood and jumps to a three thousand gold lead at 19 minutes.
Just after CLG finally do get to take down Sneaky and have an advantage in the mid lane. Darshan tps in on Gragas but can get nothing done. It stays at the one for none trade in favour of CLG.
Both teams collapse on the respective enemy top laner. Darshan is able to get out with a Flash, Ray is not so lucky as he goes down, slowly but surely. As a result C9 take down top turret and CLG takes bot turret as well as a cloud drake.
At 25 minutes C9 starts the Baron dance. CLG has limited tools to gain vision from afar and have used both the blue trinket and the Wall from Taliyah to check if C9 was taking down the Baron. As C9 resets, CLG goes in to get the vision. Now is when Cloud 9 engages. Olaf runs in with his and the Galio ult on him. C9 takes down a double kill and the baron at 27 minutes.
A minute later CLG goes for a 3v5 fight at the dragon as Lulu died right after Baron and Galio is in the top lane. C9 takes down three kills though and only gives up one. With the man advantage and the baron, C9 is able to take the top and mid lane tier two towers before CLG respawns. A minute later C9 forces down the bot lane tiwer two with their seven thousand gold lead.
At 34 minutes C9 takes down te second baron extremely quickly due to their two mountain drakes. CLG was in the mid lane but were no where close to being able to contest. Cloud 9 takes a ten thousand gold lead and fights CLG near the dragon pit. They melt through Gragas and go on to take two more kills before Caitlyn can get one back on Olaf. The result of this is the middle inhibitor going down and C9 actually going for Elder.
CLG goes to contest 5 v 4 and still loses nearly everyone as C9 has too much damage and is too tanky for the CLG line up. With the won team fight Cloud 9 pushes down the mid lane and ends the game at 37 minutes with 13 k gold up.
At four minutes the CLG bot lane gets First blood. With Xayah and Rakan they go in on Lulu and take her down with Ignite and a Flash from Xayah. Lulu burned Flash, Ignite and even took the Heal from Varus but died anyways.
At six minutes CLG wants to make something happen on the top lane. They go for a dive on Jarvan but Jarvan flashes behind both members and excecutes the flag and drag combo with just enough mana to do it. Neither one of the CLG members die, but they don’t get a kill either.
Three members mid lane for C9 and tehy take down Huhi’s Orianna. Even though Gragas blocks Jarvans combo at first, he still ahs ultimate to mae it easier for Lee Sin to hit the Q for teh Excecute.
At ten minutes both teams go for a play. With the help of his Jungler, Darshan takes out the top lane turret and also gets a kill on the Jarvan. At the same time, Lee Sin comes into mid, hits a Q on a minion, ward jumps and then flashes for the Kick onto Orianna. She survives for a short while with the help of Rakan but ultimately goes down. CLG still comes out ahead ont he play due to tower first blood.
C9 gets superior positioning on the Infernal Drake and takes it down even though Dardoch went for a Smite steal. A fight breaks out and both Junglers die as a result of it. C9 is happy to take that trade. CLG stays ahead by a thousand gold though.
At 14 minutes CLG goes for yet another play in the mid lane. They take down Jarvan with a combination of Shockwave and Xayah root. They are not done there however. As a five man unit they first get the flash out of Syndra because a Gragas ultimate nearly knocks her into CLG’s team and tehn they kill her with the help of an ulted up Renekton under tower. They turn for said tower but run out of minions. They wait another wave and take it down. Two thousand gold lead.
CLG take down Infernal Drake at 19 minutes without contest. A minute later C9 finds themselves in midlane looking for their first tower of the game when they suddenly get engaged upon by Rakan. He ult, flash knockups in and gets the Orianna ulti ontop of it. Miraculously noone from C9 goes down and they only burn flash on Jensen and Contractz. Still worth for CLG as they defend their tower.
At 22 minutes CLG make their first mistake of the game and it’s a big one. They send four members bot lane to secure the tier one tower. Meanwhile Cloud 9 is free to go for Baron. They take it down without a problem and equalize the gold.
Three minutes later, after C9 used their Baron to push up mid and get other towers as well, Aphromoo has had enough. He goes in with Rakan and catches Sneaky. Easy kill for CLG. As a result they take their second dragon of the game.
CLG goes for vision for the Baron and tries to set up a pick. It is C9 however who make it happen. They find Dardoch and take him down due to a well timed Polymorph by Smoothie.
CLG finds the reengage! Rakan goes for yet another combo and gets the two most important members. He gets Sneaky and Jensen in hos knockup and they go down immediately. Darshan takes down Smoothie and Huhi and Darshan push up the mid lane to take teh inhibitor while Aphromoo and Stixxay take their time to kill Ray. When he goes down the rest opf C9 has respawned and CLG has yet another minute of 5 v 4.
CLG goes for Baron and when C) walks up they engage. They take down Sneaky and Smoothie and push up the mid lane to get one of the two nexus towers. After that, they disengage and set up a trap on the way to the dragon.
C) wants none of it and they go to the Baron. CLG attempts a Smite steal but doesn’t get it. They take down Ray and Contractz but lose Darshan and Aphromoo. Another bad decision for CLG.
A fight in the mid lane goes even. Both teams lose two and neither one gets anything from it. Aphromoo and Huhu seem to be winning or equalizing the fights for CLG with the Rakan Orianna combo.
CLG pushes top while C9 goes for mid. CLg is alot faster forcing C9 to recall and go for the fight. Jarvan flanks CLG and gets a four man ulti. That is not the decider of the fight though. Huhi gets a three man Shockwave and Stixxay escapes the damage from Jarvan ulti and all the aoe inside by going up with his own ult and pulling back the feathers right after. CLG wins the fight decisively and end the game at 41 minutes even though they gave up two Barons to Cloud 9. At the end they are only six thousand gold ahead.
Both Junglers want to make something happen on the bot side and it is Contractz who is succesful. He waits in the river brush and as Aphromoo goes to ward C9 picks up an easy first blood. Aphro was level three on Bard but did not skill Magical Journey, making escape impossible as his Flash was down.
CLG makes a move on the top side with five members. Ray gets out with his life and C9 doesn’t even lose the tower as the minion wave dies. Sneaky and Smoothie stayed in the bottom lane and get Tower First Blood at seven minutes. CLG get the tower but they are behind on the play even though they made the agressive move. A thousand gold lead goes over to Cloud 9.
In a ridiculous series of events Cloud 9 gets an Infernal Drake. CLG has the position and zones Contracts away. He goes for a Kha’Zix W to steal but the Dragon is at 700 health and it does nothing. Dardoch smites and the Dragon goes over to Contractz. Because Contractz did not upgrade his Jungle Item he still has the Talisman which steals 25 health over five seconds. Dardoch smited early enough to get it below five health and then the tick from Talisman came through to secure the Dragon for Cloud 9.
At minute 12 CLG gets a bottom lane turret by commiting Jungler and Top laner. At the same time they hold the Top tower with Caitlyn. Even though Cloud 9 tries to dive her, Huhi and Aphromoo counteract it early by denying vision and slowing down the members of C9 before they can come to the Tower in the first place. CLG recalls wich leaves Cloud 9 some time with the tower. They are unable to take it down though as TP gets channeled and Sneaky is forced to flash because of a Bard ultimate. Darshan is able to catch Contractz with an Exlosive Cask which means that Counter Logic Gaming now has priority on the Top side of the map. They want to channel it into a a Rift Herald but Cloud 9 contests and get a 2 for 1 trade as well as stopping the Rift Herald.
After this Cloud 9 finally takes the top tower as CLG takes down the Ocean Drake.
At minute 17 CLG takes the Rift Heral for free. They deploy it in the mid lane and take down the tower. C9’s gold lead shrinks to 600.
After nothing happened for five minutes excpet another Ocean Drake going down, a fight breaks out in the mid lane. Darshan gets a flank on C9 and CLG take out Sneaky. They pay for it with Dardoch’s life though so there is no advantage for either team.
Another fight breaks out in the mid lane. It is even until Ray completes his TP that is too far away from his team and too deep inside the Enemy. Even though he gets a five man Kennen ultimate, he is an AD Kennen and so it does nothing. CLG pick up the one kill and give chase. Cloud 9 kites it out beatifully and forces all of CLG to retreat with flashing Health bars.
25 minutes in and CLG sneaks the Baron. Bard portals in and four members stand in the back of the pit while Cloud 9 feels safe in the knowledge that they have the scuttle crab. Jensen walks by and doesn spotit and when Contractz comes close CLG uses Gragas ult, Bodyslam and Lee Sin kick to not permit him to get a steal down. Baron goes down and CLG gets out. As they reset, Sneaky pushes up mid lane and takes out the tower.
CLG pushes bot and get an Inhibitor turret. Both Junglers die in the fight during it and CLG is allowed to egt away otherwise unscathed. On their way back they pick up their third Ocean Drake.
Sneaky is picked off all alone in the mid lane at 30 minutes. That can not happen, CLG invests nothing and they get a kill for free.
CLG pushes top and gets the second tower. Meanwhile Ray pushes bot without teleport and gets the second turret there.
Cloud 9 has the inside track on Baron and is not able to capitalize. Dardoch kicks Ray into a Bard ulti and CLG get their first pick but not on Ray. They chase Cloud 9 through their Jungler and pick up everyone but Ray in a 4 for zero. CLG gets Baron on top as well.
Stixxay gets picked off in River and C9 want to take advantage. They push the mid lane and get overeager. CLG combines Bard, Gragas, Aurelion Sol and Lee Sin to get multiple picks in a dive that was started by Cloud 9. In a 4v 5 CLG trade 3 for 0.
As a result CLG pushes up mid and just as the three members are about to respawn they get a pick onto Jensen. With Stixxay arriving soon after, CLG take mid and bottom Inhib and back out. 6 thousand gold more in their pockets than in the ones of C9.
C9 takes a fight while CLG sieges the top lane. They get everyone on CLG so low and chase while Minions are able to take down one Nexus tower. CLG goes back in and loses three as a result.
C9 just resets the map and goes for a pick. The get Darshan to half HP but with Warmogs and three Ocean Drake he just has to get out of combat to gain his health. Both teams set up and go for a trade. CLG takes Baron, while C9 takes down Elder.
Elder runs out and Baron still has one minute left. With that, CLG pushes down the two inhibitors they exposed earlier and reset.
CLG picks off Ray, who nearly kills Huhi in the process. C9 gets some push but nothing more. With that pick CLG pushes again and kills Contractz. They can’t get anyting more and go up to the Baron. 50 minutes in and the Gold lead no longer matters.
Sneaky has to flash during the Siege by CLG. They get the two inhibs again and Bard ult lands on Sneaky who has no way of getting out of it. CLG pick him up and push into the base. In a last ditch Effort Jensen goes for an assasination on Stixxay but is immediately stopped by Gragas and bursted down. CLg finishes the game at 53 minutes.