Cloud9
United States
Qualifies for World Championship during his rookie split
September 17, 2018
Zeyzal earned a series KDA of 3/9/32 during Cloud 9's 3-0 sweep against Team SoloMid.
ANALYSIS
Picking Alistar in all three of his team's games against TSM, Zeyzal was able to consistently find success, facilitating the rest of his team in making plays and dominating the enemy team. Time and again, Zeyzal was able to find his way onto the enemy carries, starting off teamfights and forcing crucial fights near objectives. Keeping up with the action time and again he was able to control vision and objectives for his team, shutting down TSM's only hope of bouncing back in the series. Although he gave his life up a couple of times he was able to trade his life to keep his team in the lead. Sacrificing his KDA for success, Zeyzal's extreme strength was enough to bring C9 a 3-0 series sweep, punching the team's ticket to the World Championship.
Secures 6th consecutive World Championship appearance
September 17, 2018
Sneaky earned a series KDA of 13/4/20 during his team's victory over TSM.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky had a strong showing during his series against TSM, picking Kai'sa in all three games and winning lane with ease in each one. Time and again he was able to simply outclass the enemy duo lane, picking up early advantages and running away with them. Although he was focused down, he was able to use the champion to remain alive and deal huge amounts of damage as things progressed. His efforts were quickly rewarded with a 3-0 series sweep for his team. His strong play was critical to his team's victory, and not only punched Cloud 9's ticket to the 2018 World Championship, but also secured Sneaky's place as the player who will attended the most consecutive World Championships.
Controlled play nets win
September 17, 2018
Jensen finished his team's series victory over TSM with a combined KDA of 18/5/27.
ANALYSIS
Picking a variety of champions, Jensen was able to find consistent success during his team's series against Team SoloMid. Starting off on Cassiopeia, he was able to contest the enemy team's surprise Urgot pick. Though he allowed his opposing laner to get going, he was able to roam and dominate skirmishes to bring his team a Game 1 victory. Game 2 saw an even stronger performance as he picked Galio, able to keep the enemy team down with his crowd control and roaming capabilities. Dominating fights, he secured his team a 42-minute victory. The final game saw his best performance yet, picking Ryze and dominating throughout the entire game. He was able to show up huge and continue forcing skirmishes as his team advanced. The result was a convincing 34-minute game, punching Cloud 9's ticket to the World Championship.
Succeeds on carries
September 17, 2018
Blaber earned a series KDA of 8/6/32 during Cloud 9's 3-0 series sweep against Team SoloMid.
ANALYSIS
During Cloud 9's series, Blaber stepped up to bat, picking carry champions in order to take full control of the games swiftly. Picking Camille in Game 1, he was able to participate in 10 of his team's 12 kills, taking control of the most meaningful objectives for his team. After taking Baron and a pair of teamfights, he was able to close out the game in 33 minutes. Game 2 saw Blaber pick an even more dive heavy champion with Nocturne. Once again he was able to make short work of the enemy jungler, bringing his team into a commanding early lead that resulted in a convincing victory. Game 3 saw yet another new pick as he opted for Taliyah and output huge amounts of damage again. Bringing his team two Barons in just 34 minutes, he was able to take over the game and then force fights for his team to begin closing things out. His play paid off, resulting in a 34-minute win to close out the series 3-0.
Shows up on carries against TSM
September 17, 2018
Licorice earned a series KDA of 10/10/25 during Cloud 9's 3-0 sweep over Team SoloMid.
ANALYSIS
Throughout Cloud 9's series against Team SoloMid, Licorice had a dominant performance that assisted his team in claiming a convincing victory. Starting things off on Aatrox, he was able to hold his own in lane without giving up an advantage to the enemy team. Despite being focused, he went blow for blow, assisting his team in taking a convincing Game 1 win. The rest of his performance in the series was even stronger with Licorice picking a surprise Hecarim top in both Game 2 and Game 3. He was consistently able to take over, dealing massive damage to everyone on the enemy team. Requiring them to focus him down for any hope at winning, he bought room for the rest of his team to take over. As a result, C9 capitalized, able to take convincing back-to-back games, securing a 3-0 series sweep in the process.
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