The second day of Worlds 2017 has concluded. Day two continued the overall trend of day one and provided the audience with some exciting games to digest.

Day two consisted of some longer, closer games. Day two of the competition also provided North America with some much-needed wins, as TSM, Cloud9 and Immortals were all able to secure some wins, whilst the European sides struggled to make anything happen for themselves once again.

Day Two, Game One:

Flash Wolves vs. Team SoloMid

The first match of the day saw the Taiwanese side take on the North Americans in a game that would run for 53 minutes and 59 seconds. Wolves had an early gold lead of 5k but forfeited that lead to TSM after the North Americans won some key fights and captured Baron. TSM played safe in the early stages of the game. This approach to the game did not quite work, but fortunately for North American and Western fans, TSM was able to come out of the 53 minute game on top despite Flash leading throughout the mid game and the majority of the late game.

The first tower of the game went to Flash at the 13-minute mark, and the first blood of the game went to MMD’s Cho’Gath in the 15th minute, as he was able to take out Svenskeren’s Gragas. TSM finished the game with 99.5k gold, and Flash Wolves finished with 95.3k gold.

Day Two, Game Two:

Misfits vs. Team WE

This was an incredibly one-sided game. To put it simply, Team WE steamrolled Misfits. The Europeans failed to amass any kind of pressure or lead. Team Misfits were able to deny them a perfect game by taking one tower from Team WE, but this was meaningless as Team WE ended the match with 9 kills as opposed to Misfits’ 0 kills. The match only lasted 26 minutes.

Day Two, Game Three:

Immortals vs. Fnatic

Fnatic held the lead in this game throughout the vast majority of its duration. The game lasted 50 minutes, and it was safe to say that Fnatic held the lead for about 47 minutes. Fnatic had built up their gold lead quite nicely, taking two picks with Twitch early on, as well as claiming the Inferno Drake twice, Fnatic looked like they were set to claim the match without hassle. Immortals were eventually able to claim Baron and win the base race vs. Fnatic to claim the European side’s Nexus at the 50-minute mark.

Day Two, Game Four:

Longzhu Gaming vs. GIGABYTE MarinesĀ 

Longzhu dove GAM at the 3-minute mark, and from there it was downhill for the GIGABYTE Marines, as Longzhu kept on gaining momentum. Longzhu claimed Baron at the 20-minute mark, and this essentially sealed the deal after their relentless pushing eventually paid off at the 23rd-minute mark, as Longzhu were able to crush GAM’s Nexus. To give an indication of just how dominant Longzhu was, they finished the match with 17 kills and 50.6k gold compared to GAM’s 2 kills and 33.1k. First blood was claimed at the 3-minute mark and the first tower was taken just thirty seconds later at the 3:30 mark. This was a brutal beat down.

Day Two, Game Five:

ahq e-Sports vs. Cloud9

Cloud9 were able to open up the game decently and amount a respectable early game lead. Ahq had looked like they were coming back into the game at the 20-minute mark, but this was quickly shut down by the North American side’s AD Carry and mid lane. These two were key in maintaining Cloud9’s control of the game, as well as their relentless pressure throughout the match. Cloud9 were able to close out the game at the 30-minute mark.

Day Two, Game Six:

Edward Gaming vs. SK Telecom T1

Edward Gaming had picked up a 9k gold lead within the first 25 minutes of the game. Against most teams, this kind of lead would have been impossible to come back from, but, despite this, SKT was able to mount a comeback thanks to three perfectly placed ultimates in a fight in the mid lane. This set them on the comeback path. SKT was able to slowly reduce Edward Gaming’s gold lead. SKT eventually got control of Baron and the elder dragon buffs. 20 minutes after that decisive fight in the mid lane, SKT was able to close out their match against Edward Gaming, as well as closing out the second day of Worlds.

 

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Jonah
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My first video game was Tonka Construction for the PC. I played that in 2000, at 3 years of age, and have been hooked by video games ever since. I like to dabble in as many games as I possibly can, but nothing can come close to a captivating story, an intense multiplayer experience or a well made RTS game. In 2015, I found what can only be described as passion and love for esports. Now I convey that passion, love and knowledge through articles about esports titles, most notably Counter Strike.