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Unable to hold up against enemy team in series loss
May 20, 2018
PraY earned a series KDA of 9/10/10 in his team's defeat against RNG.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against RNG, PraY had a rather inconsistent performance. Although he tried to keep up with Uzi in lane, he was unable to find a single opening as the games went on. Switching between being a dominant force in teamfights, and being caught out unexpectedly without any impact, his inconsistency made it difficult for his team to find any semblance of a hold on the series. As he was unable to keep up with Uzi, his impact was limited, allowing RNG to run away with the series and claim a 3-1 victory, securing their 2018 MSI title.
Decent performance on odd picks not enough to claim victory
May 20, 2018
Bdd earned a series KDA of 9/10/15 in his team's loss against RNG.
ANALYSIS
Starting the series off with an Irelia pick, Bdd struggled to find success. After being dominated in lane, he started picking things up but it was ultimately too late. As the series progressed, he began to find his footing. Unfortunately, he seemed to be the only one on his team able to do so. As the series continued, RNG was able to gain a stranglehold of the series. Though Bdd had found his own footing, he could not facilitate the rest of his team in finding success. As a result, KZ was defeated convincingly 3-1.
Outjungled in series loss against RNG
May 20, 2018
Peanut earned a series KDA of 1/6/19 during KZ's 3-1 defeat against RNG.
ANALYSIS
Although Peanut did not have an outright poor performance, his inability to create an impact was one of the biggest reasons his team was defeated at the hands of RNG. Starting the series off slow, Peanut found himself being simply outjungled time and again, allowing RNG to take a swift Game 1 victory. Although he bounced back and started creating an impact for his team, he was one step behind Karsa for the entirety of Game 3 and Game 4. Try as he might, he could not bring his team objective victories nor teamfight success. As a result, he struggled to bring his team the necessary advantage to stop RNG's momentum. This lead to RNG taking the series convincingly in four games, defeating KZ 3-1.
Falls flat on carry champions against RNG
May 20, 2018
Khan earned a series KDA of 4/11/13 in his team's 3-1 loss at the hands of RNG.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against RNG, Khan struggled to play his signature carry style. Starting off on Fiora, he was unable to get things going, getting absolutely destroyed in lane. After the Game 1 defeat, he switched things up in Game 2 and picked a more hybrid style champion in Cho'gath. This change was welcome and allowed KZ to pick up what would end up being the team's only victory in the series. Despite this success from the style change, Khan fell back to carry champions in Game 3 and Game 4, finding almost no success. Finding only two kills in the final two games of the game, it was clear that the carry champions were not a success. Due to the lackluster performance, KZ was easily defeated, giving the series victory to RNG without putting up much of a fight.
Strong support play results in series victory over KZ
May 20, 2018
Ming earned a 3/2/30 KDA throughout RNG's 3-1 series victory in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Playing exclusively passive support champions instead of playmakers, Ming did not have a flashy performance against KZ, but he had a strong performance nonetheless. Although he was relegated to shield duty on Janna and Morgana, he was able to impose a strong presence throughout the series, primarily through his ability to empower Uzi while simultaneously gaining vision control. Largely focusing on his ad carry, he was able to keep Uzi alive and facilitate the stellar performance. Keeping his carries saef in teamfights throughout the series, his play was critical to RNG's 3-1 victory over KZ, allowing the team to claim the Mid-Season Invitational title.
Dominant performance results in first international title
May 20, 2018
Uzi earned a series KDA of 24/5/10 in RNG's victory over KZ during the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Averaging six kills and only a single death per game, Uzi had the series of a lifetime to bring his team its first international title. He stormed into the series with a dominant performance on Ezreal, and after the 32-minute victory, he seemed completely unstoppable. Although RNG was defeated convincingly in Game 2, he continued his performance, remaining the standout member of his team. Additionally, he rebounded perfectly in Game 3, bringing his team the quickest victory of the series, earning a 7/0/3 KDA in RNG's swift 26-minute victory. Finally drawing an Ezreal ban in Game 4, he picked Kai'Sa and swiftly tore the enemy team to shreds. With a final dominant performance, he carried his team to a 38-minute victory, securing RNG's 3-1 victory in the series.
Unconventional picks result in victory over KZ
May 20, 2018
Xiaohu earned a series KDA of 11/8/20 in his team's 3-1 series victory over KZ in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Although Xiaohu did not have any extremely flashy games, his consistent performance on a variety of picks was enough to secure his team's victory over KZ. He started off the series with a dominant Sion to shut down the enemy Irelia. Able to tank through the enemy damage, he provided additional initiation that was crucial to the Game 1 victory. In the remainder of the series, he fell back to more traditional control mages that allowed him to output huge amounts of damage and assist in claiming teamfight victories left and right. As he drew large amounts of focus from the enemy team, the rest of his team was able to easily control the pace of fights, quickly closing out the final two games of the series, bringing RNG a convincing 3-1 series victory.
Dominates enemy jungler in series victory
May 20, 2018
Karsa earned a series KDA of 5/6/34 during RNG's 3-1 series victory over KZ in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Despite being the team's substitute jungler, Karsa proved he deserves a spot on his team's main roster through his immaculate performance against KZ. Throughout the entire series, it was clear that he was the superior jungler, pathing more efficiently than his opponent and constantly controlling objectives. Even in his team's single game defeat, he had no trouble creating a positive impact for his team. Playing both the early game and late game stages flawlessly, Karsa played a critical role in his team's victory, allowing RNG to take a 3-1 victory with ease to claim the team's first MSI title.
Strong tank play nets victory over KZ
May 20, 2018
Letme earned a 4/5/28 KDA in RNG's 3-1 victory over KZ in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against KZ, Letme had an extremely strong and consistent performance. Playing exclusively tanks, his ability to support his team was critical to RNG's victory. His impact was felt through his ability to set up cross-map plays with teleport while simultaneously maintaining pressure in lane. This bought time for his team in each of the games, allowing his carries to scale up and become the dominant forces needed to claim victory. Averaging only a death a game while participating in the majority of his team's kills, Letme was the unsung hero of the series. Although he didn't have many flashy plays, he demonstrated his mastery of Ornn, dominating lane and bringing his team the advantages they needed to secure a 3-1 series victory to win the tournament.
Team-high death total in semifinal loss
May 18, 2018
Bwipo ended Fnatic's sweep to RNG with a 6/17/19 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Bwipo finished Game 1 with a 2/5/6 KDA as Sion. He was involved in only half of his team's kills, ending with the second-lowest kill total, lowest kill participation, and second-lowest assist total in the loss. In Game 2, Bwipo used Camille and ended with a 1/5/5 KDA. He was involved in six of 13 kills, ending the game with the lowest kill participation on the team as Fnatic dropped Game 2. For the final game of the series, Bwipo used Singed and earned a 3/7/8 KDA. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills, having the third-highest kill total and third-highest assist total in the final game. Bwipo had the lowest kill participation and most deaths among Fnatic members in the series.
Ties for team-high assist total
May 18, 2018
Broxah finished Friday's sweep to RNG with a 9/11/26 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Broxah ended Game 1 with a 4/6/7 KDA as Olaf. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills, tying for the team-high kill participation, while earning the second-highest kill and assist totals in the game. In Game 2, Broxah used Skarner and earned a 3/3/6 KDA. He was involved in nine of 13 kills, tying for the second-highest kill participation and kill total on the team. Using Skarner again in Game 3, Broxah earned a 2/2/13 KDA. He was involved in 15 of 16 kills, leading Fnatic in kill participation and assists in the final game. Broxah tied Hylissang for the most assists during Friday's loss.
Matches Rekkles kill for kill
May 18, 2018
Caps ended Fantic's sweep to RNG with a 15/13/17 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Caps finished Game 1 with a 8/5/3 KDA as Taliyah. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills, leading Fnatic in Game 1 with eight kills. In Game 2, Caps earned a 3/4/7 KDA as Aurelion Sol. He was involved in 10 of 13 kills, leading Fnatic in kill participation during the Game 2 loss. Returning to Taliyah for Game 3, Caps ended with a 4/4/7 KDA. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills, ending the series with the second-highest kill total in the final game. Caps tied Rekkles with a team-high 15 kills over the series as a whole.
Game 3 penta kill highlights lost series
May 18, 2018
Rekkles finished Friday's sweep to RNG with a 15/10/16 in three games as Ezreal.
ANALYSIS
Rekkles ended Game 1 with a 2/4/8 KDA. He was involved in 10 of 16 kills, tying for the team-high assist total in the opening game. In Game 2, Rekkles earned a 6/1/1 KDA. He was involved in seven of 13 kills, earning the highest kill total on the team while giving away only one death. In the final game of the series, Rekkles finished with a 7/5/7 KDA. He was involved in 14 of 16 kills, leading Fnatic with seven kills, including a penta kill, during the final game. In true Rekkles fashion, he tied for the team-high kill total while having the fewest deaths on Fnatic.
Never reaches double-digit assists
May 18, 2018
Hylissang ended Fnatic's sweep to RNG with a 0/15/26 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Hylissang finished Game 1 with a 0/7/8 KDA as Tahm Kench. He was involved in eight of 16 kills, tying for the team-high assist total but also ending with the most deaths. In Game 2, Hylissang earned a 0/5/9 KDA as Janna. He was involved in nine of 13 kills, ending with the team-high assist total. For the final game of the series, Hylissang used Braum and ended with a 0/3/9 KDA. He was involved in nine of 16 kills, having the second-highest assist total. Hylissang tied for the team-high assist total in the series, but never reached double-digit assists in any of the games.
Heavily involved in dominant win
May 18, 2018
Letme finished Friday's sweep of Fnatic with a 8/7/32 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Letme ended Game 1 with a 5/3/10 KDA as Vladimir. He was involved in 15 of 27 kills, ending with the third-highest kill and assist totals in the opening game. Using Ornn in Game 2, Letme earned a 1/3/12 KDA. He was involved in 13 of 18 kills, leading RNG with 12 assists in Game 2. Using Ornn again for the final game, Letme finished with a 2/1/10 KDA. He was involved in 12 of 20 kills, tying for the team-high assist total. Letme tied for the team-high kill participation and assist totals during the three-game sweep.