LoL Worlds 2018 Quarter Finals Day 2 Highlights
Yesterday, we saw the first leg of the Lol Worlds 2018 Quarterfinals where both, IG and G2 Esports secured their spots for the upcoming Semi-finals. Today, two more teams will qualify for the remaining two slots. This means it’s a do-or-die situation for the four teams which are set to compete in the matches held today.
For all those who were unable to witness these epic match-ups live, don’t lose heart. We have your back. Mentioned below are the highlights of all the games which took place on October 21, 2018.
LoL Worlds 2018 Playoffs Highlights
Match 1 – Cloud9 vs. Afreeca Freecs
Day 2 of the LoL Worlds 2018 Quarter Finals started off with the first match between Cloud9 and Afreeca Freecs. With both these teams playing exceptionally in the tournament, a tough match-up was expected. However, there was something bigger on the horizon as Afreeca Freecs was the last remaining Korean team. Which means if they lost, this would be the end of the years-running Korean dominance.
The first day of the LoL 2018 World Championship Quarter Finals kicked off with the very first game between Cloud9 and Afreeca Freecs. The game lasted for a total of 28 minutes, after which Cloud9 came out on top with 16 kills in hand, while AFS had 5. Check out the highlights of this match, down below:
With Cloud9 taking the first win, it was now time for game 2 of the first match-up this time around, Cloud9 boasted a roster featuring Aatrox, Graves, Ahri, Lucian, and Braum, while Afreeca Freecs had a roster featuring Viktor, Xin Zhao, Ryze, Kai’Sa and Alistar. AFS had a pretty strong line-up and from the looks of it, they seemed to be dominating. However, because of just one mistake, they lost the second game as well. Check out the highlights down below:
It was now or never for Afreeca Freecs. The entire Korean LoL community was behind them, relying on them to carry on the legacy. And well, from how the game took off, it seemed AFS will finally take a win but all hopes were lost when Cloud9 stole the Baron. It was all over for the only remaining Korean team and hence, Cloud9 took their third win their match-up, securing their place in the forthcoming semi-finals. Check out these epic highlights down below:
Match 2 – Fnatic vs. Edward Gaming
The second match of the day was between Fnatic and Edward Gaming. And with only one slot left, both teams knew what they had to do to secure their place in the next stage of the playoffs. As a result, an epic match-up was expected.
Game 1 of the second match-up of the day featured a Fnatic roster consisting of Swain, Elise, Irelia, Ezreal, and Alistar. On the other hand, Edward Gaming had a roster featuring Kled, Xin Zhao, LeBlanc, Xayah, and Rakan. The game lasted for 27 mins which came with a total of 24 kills, but in the end, it was EDG which won the game.
In the second game of the match, although Fnatic lost its first game, it did not look like it. We say this because, since the very start, they had been completely dominating Edward Gaming. It was from watching this game, everyone realized that this is not going to be like the previous match-up as here both teams are in it to win it. In Game 2, Fnatic won the game with 15 kills in hand.
With one game in hand for both sides, things were starting to get interesting. In Game 3, both teams were playing safe, taking fights which they knew were in their favor. But with the momentum from the previous victory, it was Fnatic which seemed stronger. And well, after a breathtaking 47 minutes, Fnatic won the game with 12 kills in hand.
With the score being 2 – 1 in favor of Fnatic, Edward Gaming had to give it there all in Game 4 of the second match-up of the day. And from the looks of it, the game started off in their favor. They took good fights, got more kills and objectives. However, it was at that moment, when Fnatic quickly took out Baron, EDG lost the game. With the buffs in hand, Fnatic rushed in, taking out everything from heroes, to objectives of lanes. It was at this exact moment, everyone knew that EDG threw away the game. And well, it is exactly what happened. Game 4 went in the favor of Fnatic, granting them the last remaining slot for the semi-finals.
With the games of the second day now over, the final two teams have made their place in the semi-finals, Fnatic and Cloud9. Now, it is time for these four massive teams to compete in the tournament’s semi-finals which are set to kick off on 27 October 2018.
So, till then, comment below and let us know what you think of the results of today. Are you pleased with the outcome?