CLG vs NV, Counter Logic Gaming vs Envy. NV returns to play CLG today. Interesting fact about this matchup. When Seraph first came to NA he was CLG’s new top laner. Now he gets to take on his replacement.
My god NV held their own this game. The win by CLG was hard fought but every stage of this game was filled with aggression that went both ways and NV came very close to turning things around. Unfortunately for NV when they should have been focusing on locking down their base and turtleing Alex Ich and Hakuho extended a bit too far and were punished for it.
Though the match started off slow the pace very quickly changed as CLG took a commanding lead against NV. Sadly for CLG as quickly as they took control they also lost it to NV for their over aggression. It honestly looked like CLG was trying way too hard to force a victory when what they needed was a calm reliable strategy. Because of their overzealous plays they put the ball in NV’s hands who was happy to convert it into a strong mid game lead. NV would then proceed let CLG catch up and start closing the lead by getting picked and not spending enough time sieging. This game was a huge clown fiesta because the moment CLG was strong again CLG threw yet again. This time NV feeling strong ran it down mid but instead of a successful siege we ended up with what can only be described as the new Tyler1 special because the siege turned into a massacre of NV which lead to CLG winning the series.
CLG won the series by this point.