Fnatic vs Sju Sjösjuka Sjömän
SSS: Vayne, Xin'Zhao, Blitzcrank
SSS: Irelia, Ahri, Nunu, Ezreal, Lee Sin
The first semi-final got off to an interesting foot as both teams stuck together before the minions spawned. Unfortunately for the viewer, there were no confrontations and everyone returned to their respective lanes. The Seasick Seamen were the first to pull off a successful gank as they took first blood on Zyra. Immediately after, Cyanide’s Cho’gath helped Corki get two quick kills and turn the tables. Minutes later the same situation occurred but this time Fnatic only managed to eliminate Lee Sin. Feeling safe after killing the jungler, the team regrouped and took the gold lead by slaying the dragon. Cyanide was absolutely brilliant throughout the whole laning phase as he managed to land almost every single rupture onto the enemy.
The Swedes stepped up their game as they took advantage of sOAZ’s failed Malphite Ultimate Unstoppable Force on middle, grabbed two kills and brought down their opponent’s turret. Despite this play the Seamen committed to a horrible engage at bottom tri-brush as Fnatic devastated them and Ahri was the only left survivor. Quickly dispatching baron Nashor, xPeke and his team once more destroyed SSS in a team fight in the toplane and quickly ended the game.
Fnatic vs Sju Sjösjuka Sjömän
SSS: Xin’Zhao, Lee Sin, Malphite
SSS: Shaco, Fiddlesticks, Jayce, Syndra, Irelia
As you can see the second game featured some quite unorthodox picks by the Swedes. First blood did not take long as nRated once again showcased a beautiful rocket grab which Rekkles capitalized on. Moments later a 2 for 1 exchange occurred on bot lane again in favour of Fnatic. Despite the sloppy start, Kottenx’s Shaco managed to decrease to gold lead of their opponents by pulling off some nice ganks onto mid and bot lane. Unfortunately for the Swedes, Cyanide was always at the right place and time as he once again secured two kills with the help of Rekkles and afterwards took down dragon to further push his team forward. Fnatic exploited their advantage in any way they could resulting in an absolute dominance in all lanes.
TheSswedes could not stand the pressure as they lost two members in an exchange on mid and consequently two mid turrets. A final act of desperation by Shaco and Fiddlesticks to take down Cho’Gath on bot lane turned into a horrible team fight which left the Seamen crippled. Without even taking baron buff, Fnatic marched on and destroyed the enemy nexus to secure their place in the DreamHack Winter 2012 League of Legends Final.
The second semi-final is scheduled to start at 19:00 CET. Do not miss the League of Legends action as the winner of that match will face Fnatic in the Grand Finals!
Former lead editor and interviewer for SK Gaming
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iNNERFiRE - multi-game journalist and Editor-in-Chief: 2012
onGamers - League of Legends Feature Producer: 01.2014 - 02.2015
SK-Gaming - League of Legends Lead Editor: 11.2012 - 08.2015
My journey into eSports started in 2004 when I accidentally caught a small video on TV from the WarCraft 3 WCG 2004 final. I opened up the SK Gaming website from my father's laptop and never stopped reading to this day. In early 2010 I started writing at a Bulgarian news website simply because I disliked how the current editor was handling his job and with time, I got to be Editor-In-Chief. My main writing interests back then were StarCraft 2, QuakeLive and League of Legends.
Fast-forward to 2012, after a small hiatus and moving to England to attend university, I decided to start writing news posts again, inspired by a couple of industry figures who have taken their turns taking eSports writing to a new level. With the beginning of IPL5, I was given a trial with SK Gaming which was successful and I never looked back.
In early 2014, onGamers presented me with an incredible opportunity to join their ranks which I took. Although I believe my 2014 was rather poor (in terms of work ethic and results), I have made changes during the winter break to ensure that sufficient effort will be made to repair that. Unfortunately, due to the collapse of the team, the project was at a stand still which marked the end of my stint with the oG crew.
I continued producing 1 on 1 interviews with SK members until July 2015. After that, other commitments arose and I figured I could not provide the flow of content I promised my superiors and took a step back, leaving SK.
If you are an eSports fan who is looking to get into writing or simply want to chat about eSports across the years, you can always find me on my twitter - @Adddler . Below you can find some trivia about me.
BroodWar / StarCraft 2
BW pro: sAvi0r and Flash (for different reasons)
BW race: Terran
BW series: Hana Daetoo MSL
SC2 pro: Creator and Stephano (different reasons)
SC2 race: Terran
SC2 series: ThorZain vs Polt at DreamHack Open 2012 and any big final played by King MvP
StarCraft related article: God of the Battlefield
Pro: Alexey 'Cypher' Yanushevski
Map: Aerowalk, BloodRun (100% Eastern European choices)
Series: Cooller vs Cypher. Especially the brilliant defensive Cypher game on Aero (game 4).
Rivalry: Rapha vs Cypher
Quake related articled: The Quadra Interview and the one and only Cypher PoV
League of Legends
Pro(s): FORG1VEN, Faker, WeiXiao, NaMei and Mata.
Position: AD Carry
Series: All the World Elite games at IPL5, KT Bullets versus SK Telecom T1 K OGN Summer 2013 Final and LPL Summer Final between StarHorn Royal Club and EDG (The perfect Jinx game by Namei).
League related article: Most of TeamLiquid.net's takes on the 2012 and 2013 OGN tournaments.
Team: Fnatic (2008-2009)
Series: AGAiN vs Fnatic at WCG 2009. Literally broke a cup after the game. One of the most emotional series for me as a spectator.
Gfinity League of Legends - August 2013 (SK Gaming)
EU LCS Week 5 London - June 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
GamesCom 2014 Cologne - August 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
EU LCS 2015 Week 7 Spring Split - March 2015 (SK Gaming)
Intel Extreme Masters Season IX Katowice - March 2015 (SK-Gaming)
DH Winter Finals: Fnatic are champions!
DH Winter Semi-Finals: CLG.EU vs Copenhagen Wolves
DreamHack Winter: Last group matches
DreamHack Winter: Group B
DreamHack Winter: Group A
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