After a whirlwind week where titans were toppled and the forgotten thrived, no one could predict how one of the final games of the first Super Week was going to go. At the very least, no one expected it to be a one-sided stomp, but that’s exactly how SK Gaming dispatched DragonBorns. While DragonBorns were looking to repeat their surprising, and refreshing, success of a Soraka/Nidalee duo lane, SK Gaming took a different approach: punch your opponent in the face repeatedly until you win. Ultimately, SK Gaming took the win as easily as you take a breath.
The action quickly snowballed hard in SK’s favor, with a lane swap blowing up in DragonBorns’ face. The Soraka/Nidalee combo was nullified due to Kev1n’s smart Irellia pick, and the menacing presence of SK’s Jungler, hyrqBot. His Nasus helped secure kills early and often across the entire map, including DragonBorns’ own jungle. SK Gaming was a well oiled machine, moving decisively and cohesively as they dove turret after turret for kills, leaving objectives wide open for their taking. Conversely, DragonBorns lagged behind in every respect and found themselves in a big hole at 8:30, down 4 kills and 4k gold.
DragonBorns went into siege mode in the mid game, desperately stalling and looking for farm. SK was only slowed momentarily, and with full map control, they forced DragonBorns into making mistakes. DragonBorns fought until the end, but their early, mid, and late game miscues ensured they would lose the game without a kill to their name. SK Gaming finished the EU LCS Super Week 4-1 overall.