Tuesday is a crucial day to secure spots for the semi-finals of the Mid-Season Invitational. Can Cloud9 recover after a terrible Rumble? Will RNG continue their dominance? We take a look.
Royal Never Give Up (1.32)
As expected, Royal Never Give Up have started the Rumble stage of the MSI with aplomb. They have won five of their last six matches to all but secure their spot in the semis. They are now second on the table, joint with DWG Kia. For a while now, RNG have shown off unprecedented consistency, which included a stellar campaign in China’s LPL spring split. Mad Lions are currently 3-3 in the Rumble, and have also lost their last two matches. There is a case to be made that RNG have far too much lane dominance in this game.
Gala has led the offensive production for his team again. He has averaged 5.86 kills along with 6.07 assists per game with a team-leading KDA of 6.68. He has been ably assisted by Cryin, Wei and Xiaohu, who have all averaged well over four kills per game. Ming has also managed well over 10 assists so far, an indicator of this team’s offensive strength in almost every lane and facet of Summoner’s Rift.
It’s quite surprising to see how much Cloud9 have struggled during Rumble. They came off a solid group stage, which included a win against DWG Kia. They have now lost five of six games at this stage of the competition, and will have to quickly change their fortunes with a few successive wins. PSG Talon have far exceeded expectations so far, having won four of six matches, which will hold them in good stead from a confidence standpoint. However, from a personnel perspective, Cloud9 have plenty of depth and power.
Perkz has led the offensive production for Cloud9, with 3.75 kills along with 5.5 assists per game. Blaber has the team’s best KDA (4.25) because of a kill participation of close to 10. Zven has also done his job well, with 3.58 kills, 2.08 deaths and 5.08 assists per game. He has a KDA of 4.16 with a creep score of 272.