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The big teams take over

Cloud9 scrape past CLG to move on in the LCS playoffs

Cloud9 were pushed to five by an impressive CLG but just about nudged past them.

It was a back-and-forth series but in the end, Cloud9 pushed past a resistant CLG despite some… questionable games.

Zven carried game one from the support role as Ashe as he and Berserker ripped open the game from the botside as the series looked like it might be a quick one.

A bit of a mess

CLG hit back with a wild second game that involved Blaber dying no less than ten times, with Berserker trying his best to carry an uncarryable game on the Sivir, but eventually CLG pushed past in a marathon game.

Game three was similar to game one, as Cloud9 rolled through CLG in pretty routine fashion.

Berserker and Fudge crushed the game from their respective lanes, and it looked like Cloud9 would waltz to victory.

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – MAY 14: C9 Fudge at the 2021 MSI annual League of Legends tournament on May 14, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games, Inc. via Getty Images)

But once more CLG hit back with potentially the most dominant game of the series.

Dhokla was given Akali and completely smashed Cloud9 open, with Luger ripping them to pieces on Zeri, which for some reason they were allowed to get again.

Game five was the best and closest game of the series, but eventually Cloud9 won out and took the series.


Team Liquid stumbled once but dealt with the threat of FlyQuest pretty swiftly.

Bjergsen remained untouched as he took over game three, with a typical Hans Sama game in game two.

FlyQuest tried something different in game four, but neither the Camille nor Vayne.