Worlds 2016: SKT dismantles I May in methodical, dominating fashion

Korean powerhouse SKT faced off against Cinderella-story IMAY in this Day 3 matchup.

Following strong 1-0 starts for both teams, SK Telecom T1 and I May each look to take sole possession of first place in Group B.

                                           I May                                             SKT

Bans:                   Rumble, Ezreal, Syndra                    Bard, Zac, Olaf

Top:                                 Poppy                                          Trundle

Jungle:                             Elise                                           Nidalee

Mid:                                   Ryze                                        Cassiopeia

ADC:                                  Jinx                                              Sivir

Support:                          Braum                                          Karma

Both teams fielded substitutes in today’s match. I May swapped midlaners, switching in Kang “BaeMe” Yang-hyun for Kang “Athena” Ha-woon, while SK Telecom T1 subbed in jungler Kang “Blank” Sun-gu for Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung.

BaeMe’s Ryze got an early lead when SKT T1 mid lane phenom Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok uncharacteristically overextended, resulting in an easy Elise gank and first blood.

SKT’s individual talent was showcased as every lane dominated in pressure and CS, and their leads extended into the mid game. Further, objective control was dictated by SKT, as they took early Cloud and Mountain drakes to inflate their lead even more.

SKT slowly but surely squeezed the life out of I May, sieging turrets and building insurmountable CS advantages. By the 27-minute mark, SKT boasted a 10k gold lead.

At 27 minutes, SKT sneakily secured Baron and marched down mid to break the I May base open. Just 31 minutes in, SKT commandingly won a four-for-zero fight in the I May base and sieged the nexus to secure an easy, methodical victory.

SK Telecom T1 improve to 2-0, while I May fall to 1-1, tied with Cloud9 and ahead of struggling Flash Wolves (0-2) in Group B.

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