SSG surgically remove WE from the contest
Samsung Galaxy managed to turn around their complete stomping in game 1, winning the next 3 games and securing a repeat of last year’s final. SSG will be incredibly happy with this after they destroyed Longzhu Gaming in the LoL Worlds 2017 quarterfinals and now took on a strong looking WE.
Furthermore, after they lost in the final last year to probably their biggest rival, SKT, they will be ecstatic with the chance to take them on again. SSG were clinical today, playing the macro game to an absolute tee.
The final takes place at the Nest, which was used during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. This is an impressive feat for Esports, LoL has now sold out the Staple Center (capacity 19,000) and will now be held in a stadium with a capacity of 80,000 (with tickets now ‘out of stock’ on the official website).
The final between SSG and SKT is difficult to predict, but many will favour SKT. Faker has a long history of beating down his opposite number, Crown. Furthermore, the organisations, in general, have seen SKT taking down SSG on multiple occasions. This is the weakest SKT have looked in a few years, but that doesn’t mean they should be counted out yet. The final takes place on November 4th.
LoL Worlds 2017 Semi-Finals – SSG vs. WE – Game 1
Game 1 started off with a 4v5, pointless and disastrous invade from Samsung Galaxy. Despite not having CuvVee who was top, SSG decided to invade and Mystic received a golden ticket first blood. This was followed by first turret and the snowball was basically unstoppable from there. It was an almost perfect game by WE. Although they gave up one turret and one kill in the game, WE looked very strong in this game.
LoL Worlds 2017 Semi-Finals – SSG vs. WE – Game 2
Ambition caught out Condi early on with an intelligent invade. This was followed by an almost wipe by WE on SSG. The fights were incredibly scrappy and probably a little unnecessary. WE were chasing kills, whilst SSG were successfully defending and taking turrets and herald.
SSG were definitely playing the more intelligent game here, and they quickly got a massive gold advantage from turrets. Despite this, WE’s team-fighting composition continued to win team-fights until the 25th minute, where the gold lead was too big. Baron was secured after this team-fight and SSG finished the game off it.
LoL Worlds 2017 Semi-Finals – SSG vs. WE – Game 3
Team WE drafted a classic LPL composition in game 2, but SSG played a perfect macro game against it. This obviously shook the Chinese team. Their strongest team composition had been made to look completely obsolete. They changed their draft around, but yet again SSG were playing an amazing macro game.
Only one kill in 21 minutes showed that both teams were far more interested in turrets than kills. It was SSG that were playing the game of chess, that is macro, far better, and the first team-fight went to Samsung Galaxy and was followed swiftly by baron. By 31 minutes the gold lead was massive, and SSG managed to end the game from the second baron.
LoL Worlds 2017 Semi-Finals – SSG vs. WE – Game 4
Samsung Galaxy were making WE’s team-fighting comps look completely redundant. Yet again, WE built a team-fight comp. WE managed to get an early game lead for themselves this time, making a lot more pro-active plays across the map. The Galio pick by SSG was tearing WE apart, the Korean teams seem to have a great understanding of how to make this pick work. Galio will be an incredibly contested pick in the final between SKT and SSG.
First turret was picked up by SSG and yet again the macro game was in favour of the Koreans. They picked up Baron thanks to their impressive vision control. They used this baron to break the base and to slowly chip away at 2 inhibitors. WE had no answer and SSG managed to end the game after a final team-fight in the base of WE.