Unicorns of Love stomp Origen with better mid-game calls

by theScore Staff Jul 2 2015
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The Unicorns of Love got a crucial win against Origen on Thursday, after punishing the mistakes of Origen in the mid game and securing total Baron control.

The Unicorns loaded onto the rift with Ryze, Rek'Sai, Varus, Corki and Braum. Origen picked Ekko, Lee Sin, Jayce, Vayne and Alistar.

It took until the 11 minute mark for Origen to shed First Blood with a three-man gank against the enemy Varus in the mid lane. Coming off of this momentum, Origen started to snowball in the early game. By the turn of the mid game, Origen was holding onto a 4-2 kill lead and 3k gold advantage.

Over the next few minutes, the Unicorns started to close the gap, then took a 5-4 kill lead after a push into the mid lane.

Origen picked up their third dragon of the game, disengaging from a possible fight with their slow opponents. They made several uncharacteristic attempts at the Baron, not clearing the wards, and ultimately losing a kill and a turret to it. More close fights around the Baron left the kill score favoring the Unicorns 9-6, after the team secured the Baron.

Going into the late game, the Unicorns broke the enemy base and took the mid inhibitor. Now far ahead, they also stopped Origen from getting a fifth dragon, snagging the buff and trading one-for-one to leave the kills at 12-7.

The Unicorns managed to slay a second Baron, getting two more kills and a second inhibitor at the 45-minute mark. Leading 5k in gold, they cleaned out the jungles, traded one-for-one, and came back for a final push.

The Unicorns traded three-for-one in the enemy base, having taking the last inhibitor, then ended the game 18-9 in almost 50 minutes.

Farnia Fekri is a staff writer for theScore eSports. You can follow her on Twitter.