H2k-Gaming grinds out a win against Elements

by theScore Staff Jul 2 2015
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H2k-Gaming didn't play a perfect game, but they maintained enough of a lead to win their game 15-6 against Elements on Thursday.

It took the squad 39 minutes to finish the match, which was consistently in their favor but looked closer than it was due to the resilient and aggressive style of the Elements group.

First Blood was shed quickly, in the third minute, by Elements in a skirmish in the top lane that immediately gave H2K a kill as well.

The usual timidness of the laning phase was missing from the game, as the groups poked at each other again and again. H2K came out the more dominant team by the 12 minute, leading 3-2 in kills after punishing Elements' over-aggression.

The pace of the game slowed down going into the mid game, until the 24 minute, when H2K secured their second dragon and moved the kill score to 6-3 (in their favor).

Elements didn't make it easy for H2K to snowball leading up to the 30 minute. They tried to exchange objectives and contest dragon attempts, then secured the Baron buff. H2K traded it for an 11-5 kill lead, which they used to break the enemy base and take the top inhibitor.

The Baron call was the turning point of the game, giving H2K a sizable lead as the timer ticked towards the late game. But the late game never came, as H2K traded four-for-one in the mid lane and made the final push. They crashed into the enemy base, taking a second inhibitor and ending the game 15-6 in 39 minutes.

Farnia Fekri is a staff writer for theScore eSports. She's almost certain she will be naming her first-born Sivir. You can follow her on Twitter.