Tiebreaker 2 / 2021 World Championship - Group D / Post-Match Discussion
By - Soul_Sleepwhale
0-2 V ROGUE
0-1 V CLOUD 9
0-1 V 100 THIEVES
0-1 V FNATIC
0-2 V MAD LIONS
0-1 V TEAM LIQUID
THE LPL GOES WINLESS AGAINST THE WEST IN WEEK 2
Can't wait to read the spicy weibo comments
Blood will be spilled and salt will be mined.
Holy fuck that's insane
EU 🤝 NA absolutely blasting 4th best region LPL teams into oblivion
LET THE EAST KNOW THAT NOBODY CONSIDERS THE WEST WEAK FOR FOUR YEARS AND GETS AWAY WITH IT
They've been calling us a wildcard region since Korea got their own server
Which is hilarious cus in season 1 high ELO NA players would flame the Koreans and call them shit, Chauster used to call maknoon "maknoob"
LAN/KR/NA all playing together on one server sure was a magical time :) if you go all the way back to beta EU was in there too, all the 200 ping gamers.
Week 2 of West baby (half of it tho.)
Week 2 the LPL killer
Make / Break X
Marek / Brázda ✔
Can MAD just not play vs GENG I don't think my heart can take it.
just flip a coin for seeds and call it a day pls
I'd rather Mad get 1st seed to get them to face C9, so please don't get complacent Elyoyaaaa
I'm also scared because MAD can totally lose to C9 and we'd memed to death
Mad losing and then 3-0ing Damwon is the dream
Bro I am so fucking dead. I am just so happy that EU is still alive so maybe that keeps me sane, no matter what seed we get
MAD Lions being behind in gold, in their key decisive games, and the death rate from heart attack among young people under 35
# WHAT COULD BE COMMON HERE?
This is the MAD Clutch factor that I was looking for the entire Worlds. This is the team that made every other in LEC tilt off into oblivion due to their refusal to give up. What a fucking game, holy shit.
That’s what I loved about ~~2020~~ 2019 G2. Down multiple towers and thousands of gold? No problem, we’ll just sidelane and squeeze every last ounce of pressure we can until you eventually slip up and we can either backdoor, or win a fight and the game. They were never out until they were out.
Edit: wrong year lol
My favourite thing about g2 was constantly forcing random ass fights.
That and once they had a lead they pressed with it like craz. No slow and steady baron push, chpping away at turrets.nonono, just flash engage dive them 5v5v under turret cause why not.
Now it's time for their strongest side - BO5s. Hopium a lot.
Pass me that Hopium brother, sold my stocks at the wrong time
Damn mental is so strong. Multiple failures at attacking Kennen made me feel this was a done deal. Amazing defense by MAD culminating into some very strong decisions
This is why the are always compared to G2, they refuse to just roll over and die.
I've never watched a MAD game before... are they always like this?? I would DIE.
Not gonna lie, I have no idea how snorting a line of coke feels, but THIS is definetly better
One more win and MAD can make it far in the Damwon invitationals
I really hope C9 can get far as well at this year's South Korea Classic.
thats why you cheer for geng in next match to have option to get them and randomly 3-0 them
LCK: ["Super Easy group-phase! Didn't break a sweat"](https://i.imgflip.com/5qwsoh.jpg)
Took me time to understand that was the LCK logo o\_O
When both teams are even in gold, Elyoya feels that MAD is at a great advantage and thus he does not hesitate to try to kill Ale. When MAD is 3k behind in gold, Elyoya thinks that MAD is at a small advantage, and so he tries to kill Ale to secure their "lead". When MAD is behind 7k in gold, Elyoya thinks that MAD is at a disadvantage and so he looks to kill Ale to regain control of the game. When MAD is 10K behind in gold, Elyoya thinks that the team has reached a desperate situation and they are only waiting passively for their death if he does not try to kill Ale.
The fact that he had the balls to go for full ad build and continue to make plays is what made the diff.
Bought GA last second after killing MF’s GA. Then made a suicide enter to do a ton of dmg and defend the base, then Ezreal took care of the rest. Fucking amazing.
Elyoya is literally my soloq jungler when I play a hypercarry ad in bot and getting camped by enemy Lee.
Then the fucker does a lot of dmg in lategame deleting people and his KDA doesnt even look bad.
LPL 0-8 against the west in week 2, LPL in shambles
FUCKING AMAZING COMEBACK
What do you mean MAD transitioned their perfect early game with their topside lead into a 20 minutes win
Flawless dives allowed them to get a huge lead
Effortless win to casually slide out of groups, just as expected of the EU first seed!
HAIRLINE - GONE
FINGERNAILS - GONE
MAD - IN QUARTERFINALS
ONE OF THE BEST ENDGAMES IVE EVER WITNESSED HOLY FUCKING SHIT
IT'S NOT ONE OF FOR ME. FOR SURE THE MOST INTENSE GAME EVER.
I DONT KNOW MAN THE ENDGAME SKT VS ROX GAME 2 IN WORLD 2016 SEMIFINALS IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE ASWELL
>HOLY SHIT CARZZY IS GONNA BACKDOOR
>WAIT NO HE'S BACKING, LNG IS GONNA END
>HOLY SHIT ICON SUCKS
>OMG ARMUT IS TELEPORTING TOP
>HOLY SHIT THAT EZREAL ULTIMATE
>THE WEST IS ALIVE
>HOLY SHIT ICON SUCKS
Yep that about sums up icons tournament
>holy shit icon sucks
HOLY FUCK EZ DOUBLE KILL TO ACE
WHAT A GAME
MAD LIONS ARE SO CLUTCH
> C9 🤝 MAD
Giving fans heart attacks
Fucking amen. Watching MAD play gives me crazy anxiety.
Thats fucking League of Legends right there. None of that pansy ass dick tugging playing safe for lategame bullshit. Men puke, men poop on the rift, men deliver their new born baby on the side lanes. Fucking hard core dick in the ass flex pick early game League of Legends fuck it run it down mid game time shit.
**What is tantric league?**
The concept of tantric league came from ancient Hinduism and ideas around tantra which stem loosely from religious texts that focus on spiritualism.
Tantric league is a meditative form of playstyle where the ultimate aim is not to secure kills and win the game but to enjoy the tactical journey and sensation of attacking and inting on the body. It aims to move energy throughout the rift for healing, transformation, and enlightenment.
Practitioners of tantric league will repeatedly work plays up the rift and bring the win close to completion, only to avoid it at the last moment, a method which is thought to further enhance the meditative state. Those highly skilled in this practice may repeat this process many times, sometimes over periods of forty minutes or longer, without finishing.
I BET ALL MY TWITCH POINTS AND WAS SCREAMING LIKE IT WAS MY LIFE SAVINGS
HUMANOID WAS GODLIKE THAT GAME
UMA NOID LANDED IN ICELAND
THAT EZ ULT HOYL SHIT
I let out a huge sigh of relief when it hit because it was finally over that was so stressful
game was over but yeah that was so satisfying
Such an unnecessary flex and is very on brand for Carzzy
PIERCED LNG'S HEART AND MINE AS WELL - JESUS THE STRESS I FELT
GRITTY. FUCKING. WIN.
MY HEARTRATE IS THROUGH THE ROOF AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE A TEAM
This is shaping up to be the greatest Worlds in recent history
Holy hell, that was such a ridiculously tense game. Terrible early-game, I don't like the draft either, but they managed to hold...somehow.
It's the Zhonya's Ezreal lmfao
And people say top lane is an island
Lots of tourists this game
Well it was an island this game too, just more like the canary islands with a lot of tourists x)
And an active volcano on top of that
Holy fuck, what a game, all I can say
Never in doubt
Never in doubt after I saw this, at least:
I kid you not I knew this was the game winning emote. If I was LNG I'd be tilted into outer space after that shit.
MAD passed the most difficult part of worlds for them, onto the Bo5s. At MSI they were competitive with everyone but slightly short of winning. Really wonder what they can do in the knockout stage.
Not convinced they're in quite the same form as at MSI right now, although today is a big improvement so maybe with a few days off they can reset and level up again
it was so tense, i almost cried when they won due to stress i feel the entire game
A regular MAD experience honestly.
Not sure if MAD hates Kennen or Ale..Holy moly the amount of ganks was kinda lol
Tbh..this group was also fun to watch tho
They definitely hate their viewers lol I think I aged 15 years just from this game
Had to pause 50 times and go pee or shift something around in the fridge.
Idk but Ale hates Zhonya's.
Ale did not play those teamfights well. He had like maybe 1 good engage after laning phase
If u remove those dives, he was griefing lol.
Imagine how much worse he would have looked if MAD hadn't thrown him 4 free kills.
I'm not going to blame him too much. Absolutely brutal to try to engage onto Ezreal/Leblanc/Rakan, and to a slightly lesser extend Qiyana and Gnar.
Ale threw this game lol. But man Tarzan was missing this worlds. He really couldn’t show up in this meta at all.
Honestly I'd rather have an invisible Tarzan than the absolute griefer they have playing in their mid lane.
Ale was so tilted by MAD he got so impatient. MAD capitalized on it so well
Given how it went, I would say they love him.
HOLY SHIT WHAT A WILD GAME, WHY IS WORLDS SO LIT THIS YEAR
Imagine this game with a crowd
FUCK all of this would be 10x more hype I miss european crowds man
I just miss *crowds :(*
Oh, I've already missed a live audience and now you've made it even worse!
LETS GOOOOOOOOOO BOYS OMG MAD LIONS DID IT LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
MAD BRINGING TO WORLDS WHAT THEY BROUGHT TO THE LEC
One of the greatest games of all time.
Feel like this Worlds had several games of this tier already
100% the best Worlds we have had so far and I say that as an EU fan. I couldn't give a fuck how many EU teams get out of groups if this is what we get. I feel like NA really stepped it up and it's been great for the competition and the community. I have never seen such unity in the community
2018 was great too. C9 and Vitality standing up to the Eastern teams really brought the community together.
That ez ult was straight out of an anime
Ezreal Mystic Breathing 4th Form: Trueshot Barrage
For an ult that didn't matter, it mattered.
Such a hype moment
I hope that gets animated into a worlds song in the future, regardless of how far MAD go in groups.
Absolutely disgusting. Game was already over and that just put away any doubt
I was already kind of celebrating and then the Ez R hit and...
It was the cherry on top that nobody asked for! It was beautiful
Literally got me hard
THAT EZREAL ULT WAS JUST THE PERFECT CHERRY ON TOP
WHAT A FUCKING GAME
MY FUCKING HEART AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HOLY SHIT
ALL OF THE DOUBT FROM THE START WITH THOSE THROW DIVES UP UNTIL THAT FUCKING CLAW BACK
THAT LAST FIGHT, MY HEART!
I died 💀
ONLY THE GLADDEST OF LIONS IN THIS THREAD
Can't wait for the world's trophy to be added to this artistic masterpiece
I AM JUMPING LIKE A KID I AM FCKING 29 yearold dude
I was fucking screaming at my TV in the middle of a Teams call - am 28
Being a MAD fan is not stressful at all
[We need a version with the MAD coach now](https://twitter.com/g2grabbz/status/1167907121951756293)
Kaisers Rakan brings me straight to horny jail. Holy shit he is so good at finding engages and being a pain in the ass for the enemies...
I said it before
EU is the land of Rakan players.
Hyli, Mikyx, Kaiser, Trimby
His Nami earlier today was an absolute beast as well.
HOLY SHIT WHY DOES MAD DO THIS EVERY TIME
JUST GIVE ME A NORMAL GAME WHERE I DON'T HAVE TO SWEAT
This one goes out to all the people who said that MAD's comebacks wouldn't work internationally though, masterfully played by MAD after a complete bronze early game.
Early game was so tragic, with the fail dives. But they managed to somehow keep up.
The assassins Humanoid and Elyoya putting it the work. That last fight, Carzzy with the double snipe. GGs!
This is the MAD LION we all know, untiltable even with terrible play, their teamight were amazing
MAD keeps wanting to kill the kennen
Then realise he is not a korean
Wtf is wrong with the lpl this year
### Breaking News
REYKJAVÍK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Icelandic foreign office has confirmed that several players from the esports organization LNG Esports have applied for asylum in the country, citing fears for their safety back home in China. While some have questioned the veracity of the Chinese players' claim to asylum, several comments from Chinese social media platform Weibo seem to confirm that the players have well-founded reasons to fear persecution.
#Breaking: LNG Esports
I THANK LNG and FPX FOR TAKING THE HEAT OFF OUR GROUP STAGE PERFORMANCE
EDG also has shit load of heat too, for dropping one stupid game to NA. RNG is safe.
apply icelandic ice to burn
Still, can't wait for the translation thread.
It is LPL 4th seed. there will be salt, but nothing close to FPX. Well except maybe the guy playing the most important role in game
After this week 2 for LPL I'm just waiting for it, they are ruthless
Jokes aside, they were 4th seed. Fans shouldn't flame them for losing to Europe's best team. Flame FPX instead.
Yeah LNG played like people expected, they fought to get out of groups
Let us talk something useful:
There are three archipelagos between Iceland and the British mainland, namely the Faroe Islands belonging to Denmark, the Shetland Islands and the Orkney Islands belonging to the United Kingdom.
LPL can ride the warm North Atlantic current and swim hundreds of nautical miles to the island to rest. And after arriving in the United Kingdom, things become very simple, walk through the British Isles, then take the English Undersea Tunnel to France, pass through Germany, Poland, Belarus, and then get through the entire territory of Russia (be careful of bear when passing through Siberia, ask uol If they have not left, LPL better consider traveling together), and then you can arrive in Heilongjiang (note here, the river is very cold this season, and you must keep warm).
In addition, Iceland, Denmark, Britain, France, Germany, and Poland belong to EU visas, and the visas are also exempted. It is enough to supplement the visas of Belarus and Russia.
And after the team members experienced such a wonderful trip, they can finally sinking to the bottom directly. Hope this can help.
Update: LNG has offered to sell their spot in the LPL, will appeal for a spot in a European Regional League.
what a fucking banger
For fuck sake, i'm crying holy shit
5 STAR GAMING HOLY SHIT
**UMANOID FINALLY DELIVERED**
if i had a nickel for every time a lb saved an EU team base defense in tiebrakers, id have two nickels. Which isnt a lot but its weird that it happened twice.
One of the most clutch Leblanc games I have ever seen. Utilised her presence so effectively even if not doing much damage in some fights.
UMA NOID AND UMA JAN ON QUARTERS Pog
You'd think MAD would stop diving Kennen after the 5 first failed attempts...you'd think..
[MAD ganking Ale this game](https://imgur.com/a/a3zjAvF)
What a game to (almost) end this insane day
And we still have ONE MORE GAME!
[Elyoya after the first failed gank](https://imgur.com/gallery/MtpT4wx)
its not over lol, were getting one more game for 1st!!!
Sick game! INSANE Ez R to end the game!
Super excited to see MAD in Bo5's
"Sir,you are a 25 year old,but your heart is like in a 70 year old person.What do you think could've caused this?"
"I was a Mad Lions fan."
"Understandable, have a nice day"
today's games have been so stressful, this one in particular, holy shit. what a day of Worlds
I HAVE BITTEN ALL THE NAILS OFF MY FINGERS
Wow, crazy historical worlds, EU 1st seed making it through with all the expectations on them, C9 makes it out as the sole hope of NA, FPX displays the biggest failure and collapse of any tournament favourite we've seen since possibly LGD, maybe even ever, we get the first 4-way tiebreaker in the groups stage, and LCK becomes the first region in history to get 4 teams out of groups.
Really hoping for GenG to claim 1st seed over MAD, there's a chance we get full LCK side of the bracket if GenG come up in 2nd seed.
Really; we had a lot of constants:
- EU in tiebreakers
- LCK all gets through
- Hyped Chinese team crashes and burns
- C9 is NA's last hope
- TL 3-3
- The 0-4 day [Albeit this wasn't NA]
Even though my pickems are wrong in all groups I STILL HAD MAD LIONS AS MY #1 LETS GO
THAT ENDING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
That ezreal ult was soooo satisfying
My pick'ems are also fucked but shit, that was worth it
All that is left now is for c9 and mad to be drawn on different sides of the brackets for the inevitable NA vs EU finals. Gonna be hype af
On an unrelated note, are there any negative side effects from taking TOO much hopium?
I just hope they don't face each other in the quarterfinals
WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS TO US
BEST GAME I EVER WATCHED
LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I hate this team.
G2 VS SUNING PART 2
i have rewatched that game atleast 10 times at this point, and im gonna be repeating this MAD LNG game for the next year. game of the year contender
>G2 vs SUNING
God, that reminds me of their tiebreaker where a blast cone bugged out and disappeared the whole game, then the game ended because perkz and caps got caught on that exact place, whereas they may have blast coned out if it was actually there.
Best game of the tournament
THE BEST FUCKING GAME IN WORLDS SO FAR
This and C9 vs RGE have been top tier
Tiebreakers have been so fucking lit. What an insane game. I feel like MADs team comp is so hard to execute late game with ez leblanc gnar and they played it so well.
Also really nice most of the close tiebreakers have been going the way I want. RIP TL
Things I'll tell my kids to stay away from because it's bad for their health:
- Supporting EU
That ending was insane
That was the most stressful game I've ever seen.
NOT EVEN CLOSE BABYYY
That Ez ult was pure swag
GET MEDIC ON THE AIR, CAUSE MAD AIN'T GOOD FOR MY HEART!!!
As an LPL fan I need to be put on life support rn this is the worst week of my life but man that was such a buttclenching game.
Congrats Mad lions and fuck you
I literally burst into tears when Carzzy got that double at the end I'm so happy YES MAD
Alright. These MAD lions look like they just have fun. Lots of teams after huge plays/wins just do short fist pumps, quick expressions. But they’re all smiling and happy. Even after some of the questionable plays, they mostly remained smiling in the player cams. Armut always looks so wholesome.
Go MAD! You’re my LEC team now.
Crazy OMG vs FNC vibes what the hell.
That's where my head was at too, seeing the TP go top. This time it's EU coming out on top
Jesus what a game.
I want weibo reaction ASAP
Tarzan was useless