Semi-Finals / Grand Final | League of Legends MSI 2017

We witnessed pure excitement, we quivered and trembled, calculated every possibility and spamed the Twitch.tv chat – but the Group Stage of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational tournament in Brazil is finally over and the teams for the Playoff Stage are already fixed and ready for the Semi-finals of the tournament. Four regions have fulfilled their goals advancing to the Knockout stage of the event and will therefore be recompensed with a seed in the popular Pool A for the group drawing of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship which will increase their chances of winning at the most important tournament of the year. Nevertheless the tension of the MSI 2017 will not diminish, the regional champions from South Korea, China, Europe and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao will fight for their fan’s favour and an incredible amount of prize money. After all the South Korean SK Telecom T1 team is the tournament favourite despite losing two games in the Group Stage of the main event. Europe’s G2 Esports team could obtain their ticket for the Playoffs at the last minute defeating the North American champions Team SoloMid in an exciting match knocking their opponents out of the tournament. The final phase of the MSI 2017 will make Summoner’s Rift burn again, don’t miss turning in on May, 19th 2017!

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SK Telecom T1 and the Flash Wolves will start the reign of semi-final games with the first best-of-5 duel on Summoner’s Rift. Certainly the South Korean overlords are the favourites in this duel despite the previous record of 1 victory and 1 defeat against these Flash Wolves. G2 Esports had to accept defeat two times against Team WE from China in the group stage, Perkz and his teammates need to step up their game to keep pace with their opponents in the Semi-finals.

 MSI 2017 – Knockout Stage | May 19th, Semifinals 

Semifinal #1: SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves MSI 2017 Team Logo Flash Wolves      3 : 0  
Start time: May 19th, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST

Semifinal #2: Team WE MSI 2017 Team Logo Team WE vs. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Team Logo G2 Esports      1 : 3  
Start time: May 20th, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST

 MSI 2017 – Knockout Stage | May 21st, Grand Finals 

Match #1: SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1 vs. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Team Logo G2 Esports      3 : 1  
Start time: May 21st, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST

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Preview and Predictions | Semifinals & Grand Finals MSI 2017

SK Telecom vs. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Grand Finals
Match #1: SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1 vs. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Team Logo G2 Esports

Start time: May 21st, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST

G2 Esports really stepped up and showed the world what they’re made of when they took down Team WE in the semi-finals. They were definitely heading into it being considered the underdogs but after pulling out a couple of fresh picks in the middle lane and jungle they landed a position in the finals! Will it be enough to take down the extremely formidable, consistent and highly adaptive SK Telecom T1 though? Tune into the series when it goes live on Sunday, 21st May, to find out!

Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017G2 Esports – A phenomenal set of games from G2 Esports has lead them to the finals, taking down Team WE was supposed to be a difficult task but G2 managed to thrive and show their potential as they took the series before it reached the 5th game. If they can show the same strengths here, along with the quick adaptions and map awareness, they could give SKTT1 a hard time.

SK Telecom T1 LCK Team Logo LoLSK Telecom T1 – SKTT1 made quick work of the Flash Wolves in their semi-final series and even when there wasn’t too much going on in terms of champion kills there was constant pressure being applied to their opponents. This allowed SKTT1 to thrive, but will the same strategy work against G2? I think SKTT1 might need to show some earlier aggression in comparison to their usual style but as kings of the rift they’re probably feeling quite confident.

SK Telecom T1 made their semi-final series look much easier than G2’s, they’ve also had a much more stable and reliable group stage during the 2017 MSI tournament. This leads me to believe that they’re at an advantage but it’s difficult to decipher just how large that advantage is. SK Telecom T1 are definitely the fan favourites to take the series and it’s quite apparent as to why, but with the strength that G2 have shown in their most recent series I think they could put up quite a fight. If G2 manage to have another strong day of performances they’ll be able to pressure in the earlier stages and thrive around the middle stages of the game, this is where they were showing the most potential but they’re definitely going to need to work on their vision control. In their series against Team WE they were often holding a lead but were unable to pressure due to losing team members because of their lack of vision control. This is something that SK Telecom T1 could easily take advantage of if it’s not quickly picked up and mended.

Prediction: SK Telecom T1 Victory. It probably comes as no surprise to many fans but SK Telecom T1 is the favourite for a reason and I fully support the idea that they’ll come out on top. Their strategies have been more refined, their strengths have thrived more often and they’ve got fewer weaknesses. They’re not immune to making mistakes but G2 are more likely to make the more serious and detrimental mistakes, it’s in their history. I’ll be watching for a lot of jungler action and potential action in the middle lane but I think SK Telecom T1 will come out on top of this series, G2 won’t go down easily though!

Team WE vs. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Semifinals Predictions
Semifinal #2: Team WE MSI 2017 Team Logo Team WE vs. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Team Logo G2 Esports

Start time: May 20th, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST

G2 Esports are definitely on the back-end of this series but we’ve seen them pull off some fantastic games already and in a best-of-5 series they might come out and surprise us. Team WE are looking like a phenomenal contender and came out on the group stage with nearly double the victories that G2 had, but can they handle the Europeans in such a long series? Tune into the set of games when they go live on Saturday, 20th May, to find out!

Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017G2 Esports – A little rocky, some of their performances have been lacklustre. But they’ve shown great diversity in terms of champions and strategies, they’ve adapted some earlier aggression depending on their opponents and I’d like to see them utilize more adaptions as we’re heading into a long series and the changes could give them an edge over their opponents here.

Team WE LPL Team LogoTeam WE – Team WE took over the head to head against G2 Esports with a 2:0 score and came out on the group stage with a much improved score over their opponents here. They even managed to take down SK Telecom T1, who has already made it into the finals of the 2017 MSI Tournament. Can Team WE show their strength during this series and take their slice of cake into the finals?

Team WE look to be at an advantage here, but depending on how G2 Esports handle this series it might not be as significant of an advantage as we might think. G2 Esports are more likely to show improvements and more consistent gameplay throughout a series and are likely to improve stability and confidence. They’ll be able to pick up on Team WE’s strategies and adapt accordingly, which could lead us into a very complicated series. But on an individual level, Team WE have shown more strengths and confidence throughout the group stage and if they’re playing through this series with as much confidence and strength as they had in the group stage then G2 will be looking at trouble.

Prediction: Team WE Victory. Although I commend G2 Esports’ efforts and I’m glad they made it this far I don’t think they’re going to be able to push through the sheer power that is Team WE. Team WE had a much stronger group stage, had improved consistency and stability and had much stronger performances. In a best of 5 series there might be a few differences for them but I don’t think it’ll have much of a negative impact for them and I expect them to take this series.

SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves MSI 2017 SemifinalsPredictions
Semifinal #1: SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves MSI 2017 Team Logo Flash Wolves

Start time: May 19th, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST

During their last encounter, SK Telecom T1 lost their match against the Flash Wolves in what would be considered a pretty surprising upset. SK Telecom T1 held a near perfect record for so long during the group stage of the MSI Tournament whilst the Flash Wolves consistency was holding them back. We’re now in the knock-out stage so it’s a best of 5 series, who will handle the pressure better and come out on top? Tune into the game when it goes live on Friday, May 19th, to find out!

SK Telecom T1 LCK Team Logo LoLSK Telecom T1 – SK Telecom T1 were looking like the most formidable team at this tournament, for quite a while they were looking unbeatable. But they were eventually bested by a few teams later in the group stage and ended just above Team WE. We’ve seen them dominate and we’ve seen them being dominated now, but during a best-of-5 series a lot will change and I think it’ll impact SKTT1 in a positive way.

Flash Wolves LMS Team Logo LoLFlash Wolves – The Flash Wolves were able to take down SK Telecom T1 previously and it really shows the potential that the team has. They’re good at strategy, their micro and macro management is on par with the top teams in the world and if they’re able to execute their plays they can be extremely formidable, but how well will that hold up throughout a series?

SK Telecom T1 look to be at an advantage here, they ended the group stage with a significantly stronger score and even though they lost a single game against the Flash Wolves I think they’ll handle the best-of-5 series significantly better. They also tied the head-to-head between these 2 performing teams because they were able to take a game off of the Flash Wolves earlier in the group stage. Flash Wolves are going to need to use this series to show their adaptions, they’ll need to sprinkle in some aggression and prove just how strong they can be.

Prediction: SK Telecom T1 Victory. SK Telecom T1 has been a challenge for every performing team here, and that was with a best-of-1 format. Now that the format has changed I think it heavily favours SK Telecom T1 because they can apply their adaptions straight away and show their formidable expertise.

 

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