TSM Snapdragon vs Curse
Cop avoided death for the entirety of this match, ending with a 4/0/13 record. Tristana’s attack speed steroid paid dividends for Curse, as, when left alone, Cop secured two towers and opened up the mid lane. Cop pulled more than his share of the weight, despite his errant Buster Shot saving Dyrus from death and preventing an ace for Curse. Curse didn’t seem too steamed up about it, though, and quickly followed Cop on his path to knock down the Nexus.
This highly-anticipated matchup was a great way to kick off the final day of Super Week in North America, as neither team had played each other so far in the LCS, and still held the memories from their NA Regional battle. Despite being at a disadvantage on the kill scoreboard for most of the match, TSM was able to keep things relatively even with strong objective control. The first Dragon proved to be an especially contested point, as both teams clashed over it multiple times in the game’s early stages.
Curse took down two Barons to grab a mid-game lead while making sure Cop’s Tristana remained safe. Curse played smart, focusing on Chaox’s Kog’Maw and Reginald’s Orianna in nearly every team fight; without their main sources of damage, TSM was unable to respond with kills to keep pace. Overall, Curse’s late game proved a bit scarier, as Cop’s Tristana was able to shred down towers with ease.
A third and final Baron secured TSM’s fate, allowing Curse to push down their door en route to their ninth LCS victory.