Baolan picked up the Player of the Game award after his Nautilus gameplay, securing crucial hooks and turning the tides of battle in the first game. Rookie picked up the second Player of the Game award for his Orianna dominance, finishing with a scoreline of 7/3/9 and a 100-percent kill participation.
— TOPESPORTS (@TOP_Esports_) July 26, 2020
The first game was even. The early plays by one team were mirrored by the other on the other side of the map. The former world champions put up a good fight against the Mid-Season Cup winners.
After 22-minutes of back-and-forth trades, IG pressed the gas pedal and picked off singled-out TES members. One by one TES members died and allowed IG to extend their lead to insurmountable amounts.
IG picked up the drake and Nashor to finish the game afterwards.
The second game was once again even for both teams. One objective on the top side of the map was traded for one objective on the bottom side. IG fell behind once again, but after a crucial teamfight in the mid-game, they brought the reins of the game back into their favor.
With this lead, IG managed to end the game, securing the 2-0 clean sweep of the series. Invictus Gaming took down the powerhouse of Royal Never Give Up recently as well.
The former League of Legends world champions showed their strength in the 2-1 series—especially jungler Ning, who is renowned for being a coin-flip player. Rookie received the MVP award for the first game after a stellar Syndra performance, while Ning got his much-deserved MVP title in the third game with Volibear.
The first game was an absolute stellar performance from Invictus Gaming., who managed to secure dragons even while being more than 10 kills behind.
After securing a Mountain Dragon, they put a stop to RNG’s rampage. With the Mountain Dragon Soul, IG were able to slowly win teamfight after teamfight, securing a clear path to victory against all odds. The second game was the traditional IG style. TheShy lost control in the top lane while other lanes were trying to maintain their composure.
RNG were way too dominant for IG to handle. They laid siege to every lane and IG could not put a stop to the pressure. After being choked out slowly for more than 20 minutes, RNG pulled the trigger and forced a teamfight once their Aphelios was fed. IG tried to out-play RNG in a close teamfight but were unsuccessful, leading to a tied series.
In the match point game, IG’s Ning showed everyone why he won the world championship. On Volibear, he pressured each lane and had constant presence everywhere on the map where his team needed him.