Kottenx's kick against SK Gaming was the play of the day
There’s a reason why Lee Sin is one of the most contested junglers in League of Legends, and Markus “Kottenx” Tingvall of Millenium showed why today in their League Championship Series match against SK Gaming.
Tingvall showed off some flashy mechanics with a kick that won his team the game. He flanked SK Gaming from his jungle and used his dash to ram into Trundle, before expertly comboing his flash and kick to catch out the enemy hypercarry Kog’Maw. Adrian “CandyPanda” Wubbelman saw his squishy Kog’Maw fly into the Millenium team and instantly vaporize.
In case Tingvall’s smooth moves were too fast for you, we’ve got a slowed down version to show just how he executed the play.
Millenium would clean up the ensuing fight, trapping top laner Trundle while their own mid laner, Adrian “Kerp” Wetekam, used his Twisted Fate ultimate to teleport into the fleeing SK Gaming to secure a third kill. Millenium would then use that advantage to take Baron, giving them an advantage they’d use to secure the lead they needed to win the game.
The play certainly left an impression on fans, who rated it one of the LCS big plays of the day, and pros alike.
Kog'maw doesn't have a gap closer so Good Guy Kottenx gives him one. MIL playing really well this game.#LCS— Mitch Voorspoels (@SkumbagKrepo) June 27, 2014
"It's great that people thought I played well, and that we won," said Tingvall, in his post-game interview.
Tingvall would finish the game with a 4/2/10 KDA on Lee Sin, backing up impressive games from the rest of his team. Top laner Kevin “Kev1n” Rubiszewski put up a 3/0/9 line on Aatrox, like Wetekam’s Twisted Fate was nigh unstoppable at 4/1/11.
It was an important match, too; SK Gaming and Millenium rank second and third in the Europe League Championship Series standings. The victory brings Millenium to an 8-6 record, just one game behind the now 9-5 SK Gaming team.
All thanks to one spiffy play from Tingvall.
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