They fought early and often, but it was Counter Logic Gaming that came out on top over the struggling Team Dignitas.
Both teams traded damage back and forth across the map early on, but nothing came of it for the first 10 minutes. The game broke open with a hectic fight in the top jungle that looked like a simple catch onto Helios but quickly spiraled into a full blow team fight. When the dust settled CLG walked away the victors.
CLG continued to build their advantage heading into the mid game, taking down a handful of Dignitas' towers and punishing CoreJJ and KiWiKiD for over-extending in the bottom lane when Zion Spartan and Xmithie wrapped around behind them for the easy kills.
As the map opened both teams found kills here and there, but it was CLG who was still in the driver's seat. Making a decisive push in the top lane, CLG cleaned up the Tier 2 and the Inhibitor tower before Dignitas could even respond. In the retreat Dignitas took down Doublelift and Aphromoo, but the damage was already done.
Things went from bad to worse for Dignitas when a fight near dragon started with Xmithie stealing away the objective and ended with CLG taking a four-for-nothing fight after a four-man knock-up by Aphromoo.
With the gold lead pushing 10k, CLG was in complete control and started to siege the mid lane. Dignitas defended the base well, but the fight was still only a three-for-two trade.
Turning their attention to Baron and baiting the objective, CLG found a pick onto Helios and KiWiKiD before taking the buff. When the remaining members of Dignitas tried to contest, CLG easily chased them down for two more kills and the Inhibitors mid and top lane.
Unable to hold off the swarms of Super Minions, Dignitas' Nexus fell just before the half hour mark under CLG's final push.
Nicholas Doucet is a News Editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.