SK dominated Wolves in fight to avoid last place

by theScore Staff Jul 10 2015
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In a match which would determine the bottom slot in the LCS, Fox channeled his inner Faker as SK dominated the Wolves.

The game got off to a slow start with both teams taking standard lane matchups. The first bit of action came from a roam by je suis kaas, catching out Svenskeren as he and rewarding the Wolves with First Blood.

However Fox was quickly gaining a large cs lead over Soren, which kept the gold even. A quick gank from Svenskeren forced Soren's Flash and a later Fox was able to use Irelia's gap closer's to find a solo kill.

An over-aggressive tower dive by the Wolves onto nRated quickly went south as SK rallied, getting a kill onto je suis kaas and sending the carries back to the fountain with low health. Off of the power-play and Fox's strength SK managed to take down all of the Wolves' Tier 1 towers, earning them a moderate gold lead.

Invading into the Wolves' jungle, SK began to gain significant map control and began to shove onto the Tier 2s. In an attempt to force SK off of their side of the map, je suis kaas initiated in a choke-point. While the fight was started by the Wolves, at the end of the sloppy engage SK walked away with the only kill and the Tier 2 mid as well.

With a fed Fox roaming between lanes looking for kills and CandyPanda and fredy122 split-pushing freely, SK Gaming claimed all of the Wolves outer towers before 23 minutes and a 9k gold lead to go with it.

With no vision at all in their jungle the Wolves were forced to face-check the Baron, losing the fight and a significant chunk of their base as well.

With crushing vision and objective control and a massive gold lead in SK's favor, the Wolves had no chance to win any fights with Fox's diving and deleting Soren and Freeze instantly.

It was only a matter of time before SK destroyed the Nexus in just under 30 minutes, putting themselves two games ahead of the Wolves with two weeks to go in the LCS Summer Split.

Nicholas Doucet is a News Editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.