A wise pick from Team SoloMid saw them send out Sion mid after SK Gaming had picked up LeBlanc after anticipating that TSM would try to pick up the heavy burst mage.
As Sion handles LeBlanc fairly easily at low levels, SK opted to send Irelia mid with LeBlanc top where she would face the Teemo of Christian 'TheRainMan' Kahmann. Noticing this, TSM switched up Sion with Teemo to get their desired match-up. SK then switched their lanes again, this switch occured twice more meaning that both lanes were somewhat behind the usual.
First blood was drawn when SK went to invade TSM's jungle to steal their blue, Rammus warily came in and managed to smite the Blue for TSM only to then secumb to the SK players and hand the blue back.
After this promising start however the player of the game started to come into force. Shan 'Chaox' Huang gained two consecutive double kills to turn the score to 4-1 in TSM's favour after a wild Sion had appeared bottom to gank SK.
After this the game went more and more in favour of TSM with Chaox leading the way on Sivir and proving why he is the top ranked solo player on the NA server.
With Sivir being fed, SK were unable to win teamfights and also were unable to prevent TSM taking the Baron.
TSM took the victory to go 2-0 in the group and ensure their place in the knockout stages.
The next match for SK will be against Team Curse Academy who are currently 1-1 in the group which will mean the winner of the match will join TSM in the next round.
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