IPL 5: League of Legends Day 1 Summary

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Day 1 of  IGN’s IPL 5 has had it’s share of upsets. Most of the teams that were expected to advance to the upper bracket have done so but a few of the teams that were heavy favorites found themselves starting day 2 in the lower bracket.

Pentakill by Alex Ich of Moscow Five

Moscow Five played Curse NA twice during the group stage. The second game between these two teams featured a highly peculiar Master Yi pick by Alex Ich. Master Yi is more known as an AD jungler but he can be played as an AP mid champion. Shen, played by Darien, was caught out of position by Curse. But Darien was able to hold on long enough for the rest of the team. Watch the video below for a better idea of what happened.

That’s right! Alex caps off the engagement with a pentakill!

Azubu Blaze gets chilled

As one of the big favorites heading into the tournament, Azubu Blaze managed to secure an early win against Team Dynamic. However, Azubu Blaze succumbed to the firepower of World Elite’s Vayne who melted them with no difficulty. Their group play was finished with an amazing upset by Dreamhack winners Team FNATIC who displayed amazing aggression to keep Azubu Blaze off balance. They’ll have a tough road ahead of them as they’ll try to make their way throughout the lower bracket to reach the grand finals.

A look at the brackets

Several quarter finals matches were played late last night. World Elite defeated Moscow 5 and CLG.EU took down Team SoloMid. World Elite and CLG EU will be playing each other in the semi finals. Curse EU and CLG NA will be playing against each other and Season 2 Champions Taipei Assassins will need to get past Team FNATIC to get into the semi finals. Most of the action in day 2 will consist of  lower bracket games being played. Now that the tournament is in the double elimination stage, all matches will be played in a best of 3 series.

Day 2 is underway  with teams now fighting for their tournament life. A match loss here means they’ll be knocked out of the tournament. Azubu Blaze, Moscow 5, and Curse NA are among the teams struggling to survive the lower bracket and make their way to the grand finals.

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