All-Stars 2016: NA LCS vs. LMS

North America takes on Taiwan for the first game of day two

The first match of the second day of the 2016 All-Star event pitted the NA LCS against Taiwan’s LMS. While the NA LCS was trying to remain undefeated, the LMS was trying to find their first win after losing to Korea’s LCK yesterday.

NA LCS All-Stars  

Impact: Poppy                       

Reignover: Rengar                    

Bjergsen: Ryze                

Doublelift: Caitlyn                           

Aphromoo: Karma                           

BANS: Lee Sin, Syndra, Zyra

LMS All-Stars

Ziv: Nautilus

Karsa: Graves

Maple: Leblanc

BeBe: Jhin

Albis: Sona

BANS: Twitch, Katarina, Cassiopeia

The NA LCS started this game off by trying to sneak a level one pick onto the LMS’s bot lane, but only got Kang “Albis” Chia-Wei’s flash. The first kill of the game though came at nine minutes, when Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black was caught out in the LMS’s jungle, and Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang took the first blood gold.

This game broke out in favour of the LMS when the NA LCS tried to take the dragon 11 minutes in. Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan pulled off the dragon steal, and then the LMS proceeded to get four kills, creating a huge lead for themselves. By 20 minutes, the LMS had a 6k gold lead and looked like the clear winners of this match.

The NA LCS had a breath of life at 25 minutes, picking off Karsa to acquire the second infernal drake, and immediately after getting three more kills. The LMS then shut down North America’s comeback, with a 30 minute Baron and three more kills to add insult to injury. The LMS used the Baron buff to take down the NA LCS’ middle inhibitor, bringing their gold lead to 7k.

The LMS found their winning team-fight at 38 minutes, wiping the NA LCS at the Baron pit. With all of the NA LCS dead, the LMS easily marched down the mid lane to end the game, securing 100 points for Team Ice.

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Article by Malcolm Abbas. Follow him on Twitter @SmashhLoL.

Photo via LoL Esports