TL hoped to find NA’s first win at Worlds 2020 against Suning today.
Team Liquid vs Suning
After a disappointing Day One defeat to Machi, Team Liquid (“TL”) were looking to cause an upset against Suning (“SN”) and get their Worlds 2020 journey online. Suning lost to G2, so needed a positive reaction against TL. First Blood goes to Suning as they find an opportunity on the top side. TL is able to quickly reply, however. SN continued to gain an advantage over TL in the bot side of the map as huanfeng and SwordArt kept denying minions and XP from the TL bot lane.
SN continued to mount an incredible 7.5k lead, having not taken another kill in the past 10 minutes. With three drakes and two Rift Heralds picked up, alongside five towers, SN seemed to be going through the motions as both Ocean Soul and Baron appeared on the map. TL had to contest but was unable to grab the drake. SN took down three members of TL and picked up the ocean soul as they moved to Baron. Jensen, however, had other ideas. He blindly stole Baron from under the noses of SN as TL tried to hold onto the game. While they might be over 10k behind, Tactical was able to get a huge 900g shutdown onto huanfeng as TL tried to keep hopes alive.
With SN picking up the uncontested Elder Drake they marched into the TL base and knocked it down nearly uncontested. A victory that looked easy in the end for SN, and one that will leave TL with a lot of work to do in the post-game.
- Time: 32:00
- Kills: 2-12
- Turrets: 1-9
- Gold: 47.7k – 63.4k
- Dragons: 0-5
- Barons: 1-1
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