Just because of the unnecessary “hot” moments, SGB lost to MAD in a very important confrontation.
The situation of Group B up to the present time can be said to be not too far from the prediction of the League of Legends community. Except that DRX and not Royal Never Give Up are the top team, the positions of the remaining teams are not surprising. Moreover, after the DRX loss, RNG also won against the weaker opponent MAD Lions to return to the race.
And on the third day of the Warm-Up Round (October 2, Vietnam time), Saigon Buffalo will have to meet MAD himself in his journey. This is a very important match for “Buffalo” to determine which team will have the upper hand in competing for 3rd place in the group, excluding DRX and RNG.
The course of the match was not unexpected when SGB still tried to implement a fast attack style, aiming for teamfights with a lineup with Camille, Galio, Maokai, Amumu and Miss Fortune – all champions with wide area damage. very strong. As for MAD, they don’t have a true ADC, but they have a very strong barricade, a lot of healing, and the ability to bounce back from a good fight.
Only thing, SGB really made mistakes in the macro stage. Being so “hot” in the situation of robbing the Messenger and robbing the Water Dragon caused SGB to lose the game to MAD. “Crazy Lion” has a hard time in the lane, but handles the teamfight variable well. And when MAD’s barrier was too strong, SGB only had damage from Shogun and partly Hasmed was unable to do anything. SGB accepted an unfortunate defeat before the European representative.
However, this will definitely be a very valuable lesson for SGB to prepare them better in the remaining matches of the Play-In Round. Particularly MAD, the European representative had an important victory. If it is possible to surprise DRX and RNG to win all the remaining matches, the situation of Group B will then be extremely attractive with the competition of 3 teams RNG, DRX and MAD.
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