IPL5 – Day two results and recap.
Another exciting day of League of Legends action has just concluded. I feel very sorry for anybody that missed it, but as a small condolence here’s a recap of the day’s action. There were upsets, great plays and the first wave of teams have been eliminated from the tournament. Read below to find out more.
Winners Bracket Quaterfinals
Curse EU 1 – 2 CLG NA
TPA 0 – 2 Team Fnatic
The first two of the quarterfinals were played yesterday, with World Elite dominating Moscow 5 and CLG.EU beating TSM. Today saw an upset with the substite team Fnatic knocking the world champions TPA into the losers bracket. CLG NA’s triumph over Curse EU was also somewhat of a surprise considering the recent form of both teams.
Losers Bracket First Round
Team FeaR 0 – 2 Meat Playground
Azubu Blaze 2 – 0 Black Bean
Curse NA 2 – 0 Team Dynamic
Singapore Sentinels 2 – 0 iCeLand
The teams that placed in the bottom two spots of their group were entered into the first round of the losers bracket. The losers of these games would be the first teams to be eliminated from the competition. Black Bean had the bad luck of being drawn to Azubu Blaze, tournament favourites and could not cause an unlikely upset. Team Dynamic didn’t have much better luck, Curse NA comprehensively beat them as they continue their overall strong recent form. Meat Playground, despite finishing last in their group managed to defeat Team FeaR and the minnows of the tournament iCeLand sadly leave without a win, as they were beaten 2-0 by Singapore Sentinels.
Losers Bracket Round 2
Meat Playground 0 – 2 Moscow 5
Azubu Blaze 2 – 0 TSM
When you see Moscow 5 and Azubu Blaze in the losers bracket this early into the tournament, you start to appreciate just how strong the competition is. TSM have an awful record against Korean teams. They are yet to beat a single one in competitive play in over 10 attempts. Azubu Blaze made sure that did not change. Although the games were close for large parts, Azubu Blaze came out ahead and advanced in the tournament. Moscow 5 had a bit more luck with the draw and found themselves against Meat Playground. There once again, was no upset and M5 advanced in the tournament to set up an exciting match with Azubu Blaze.