Cloud9 defeat Enemy to keep playoff dream alive

by theScore Staff Jul 18 2015
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In a must-win game for both squads, Cloud9 efficiently dealt with Enemy in battle for eighth.

With so much on the line both teams started the game cautiously, but things quickly got out of control across the map.

In a 2v2 skirmish in the mid-lane, Cloud9 picked up First Blood while only losing Hai. At the same time a dive by Enemy and double-Teleports from both both top laners launched a brawl in the top lane. A great Equalizer from Balls and a roam from Incarnati0n meant Cloud9 came out ahead three-for-two.

The game continued to move quickly, with plenty of kills traded back and forth. Although at 15 minutes the kill score was nearly even at 7-6, Cloud9 still had a 4k gold lead thanks to a two tower advantage as well as the first dragon.

The match started snowballing heavily into C9's favor with a fight near bottom lane which resulted in a three-for-nothing. Off of the back of the team fight win, C9 took the top lane Tier 2 and Baron which doubled their gold lead.

A sloppy fight for dragon initially looked good for NME, but still ended in a two-for-two trade. With Sneaky and Incarnati0n still full health C9 destroyed yet another Tier 2 tower and took firm control of the map.

Now 10k ahead, Cloud9 won yet another fight, taking down NME's bottom lane Inhibitor. A few minutes later a flank from LemonNation and Hai forced NME into a brawl which C9 easily won four-for-nothing.

Showing no hesitation, Cloud9 closed out the match to win back-to-back matches for the first time all split. With the win C9 enter into sole possession of eighth and put themselves one step closer to climbing out of the NA LCS relegation.

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