vs Team Liquid - The Power of Shurima
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There has always been talk about how Team Liquid's Fenix is amazing during scrims but it never shows during official matches. Fenix decided to end that kind of talk this past weekend with an Azir play to turn back the game in Team Liquid's favor. It was a rough match for CLG. With a pick composition that utilized Twisted Fate's global ultimate, Ashe's global Crystal Arrow, and Bard's long ranged Tempered Fate - everything needed to fall into place. An unfortunate early game first blood given up by Xmithie slowed the game down for CLG. An overzealous dive attempt by Team Liquid brought back the tempo in favor of CLG, but an even more overzealous dive by CLG quickly gave the reigns back to Team Liquid. Fenix did a simple Q-E-R combo, dodging a bind while netting himself a quadra-kill. Team Liquid never let go of the reigns and took home the win.


vs Team SoloMid - Mess With the Bull...
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Like all CLG vs TSM games, this was a close one until it wasn't. Despite first blood given to TSM, CLG played the laning phase fairly well and never let TSM take advantage of the first blood gold. The gold lead never rose above 2k for TSM and both teams traded objectives at a measured pace. A turret for a turret, a kill for a kill, and a dragon for a dragon. By the twenty-nine minute mark, TSM was ahead by only 267 gold. In what Riot Rivington would say was a "I think I can" moment, Aphromoo hooked Lustboy who was on Alistar hoping to possibly let Pobelter land poke with Kog'mow. Unfortunately for CLG, TSM had two wards covering CLG that were unswept giving them full vision. Lustboy popped Unbreakable Will to break free of Aphromoo's chains and immediately Flash-Headbutt-Pulverized four of CLG's members. All the while Dyrus landed a Rumble ultimate; Bjergsen freely auto-attacked with Sand Soldiers; and Santorin locked CLG in Jarvan IV's Cataclysm. CLG could not recover and TSM took their newly gained 4k gold advantage into a 10k gold advantage and a win in the last seven minutes of the game.