The second set started with another HON win, but SK took control after that. Some great work from the rogue, Jaywalker, led his team to a 2-1 lead. RMP is all about teamwork and communication, however, and without it Jaywalker's amazing play would have been impossible.
But the fourth game was the turning point. At match point, SK took the advantage by getting the first kill on HON's rogue, DK. Even after a cross kill on Jaywalker they kept the lead by killing HON's priest, giving them a seemingly infallible advantage. But Orangemarmalade, the HON mage, suckered SK into one of the small, enclosed start areas and managed to take down SK's mage. Whether it was SK's huge mistake, or Orange's amazing play is debatable but the crowd was in a frenzy. It was one of the most insane moments in gaming history.
ESL's rules state that after 20 minutes the game is stopped and they count the damage done. With SK's last player being a priest and HON's being a mage, Hyoga had next to no chance. He did a good job of dodging sheeps and pillar kiting, but when Orange thought he had enough damage to win, he just poly'd and kited the priest until the time limit was up.
HON now takes home $30,000 to Korea. SK will be kicking themselves for letting match point slip away twice, especially the second time, but HON were just so good on the day. Orangemarmalade's 2-v-1 win will go down in WoW history as one of the most impressive feats ever seen.
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