I decided I would sit out this game, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I got to listen to the caster’s commentary the whole time and they loved our team. They loved how we refused to follow the meta. They loved that we had an aggressive bot lane. They loved the confidence of Caitlyn starting Doran’s Blade mid. They were proud of SirSpam out-farming Rumble in the top lane.
This game is easily summarized by saying that Mundo was unkillable and Pantheon did a bunch of killing. However, that wouldn’t be telling the full story. That wouldn’t include how SirSpam managed to survive top against a strong counter-pick or how “support Lux” brought huge burst to the table. It wouldn’t let you know how many cleavers Rumble had to eat. It wouldn’t tell how many more creeps Caitlyn took than Ahri.
Time and again the casters for the games would say “Wow, that burst!” when Pantheon and Lux would jump onto bot lane. The compliment that surpassed them all was when they weren’t discounted for countering a lane or a match-up, but they were actually recognized as having played together. The casters at one point admired that when Iggie would make a move Choppes would be making that same move. The amount of teamwork that existed in that bottom lane was enough to be referenced as Legendary.
The one time that our bot lane combo was caught out of position the casters started to get really excited. They saw that bot lane had bit off more than they could chew. However, this is when SirSpam stepped up. Malphite lined up a beautiful ultimate that kept himself out of turret range, but stopped three members of Team Oracle in their tracks. This let Pantheon re-position and “secure” some more kills for Team SecurityMetrics.
At the end of the game Hunterofthetiki was cheered on by the casters as he rushed headlong into five members of Team Oracle. They threw stuff at him, but nothing was as deadly as the cleavers he was throwing at them. He emerged from that team fight unscathed at literally full health.
While the rest of the team was crushed, Lux managed to snipe a Hecarim moving at full trot with a gorgeous light binding, which sealed Hecarim’s fate. Pantheon had seen that Hecarim was going to die, and had already started to channel his ultimate in hopes to catch Miss Fortune. Sadly, her passive strut had enabled her to create enough of a gap that she had retreated to safety. Pantheon returned to help his team take the inhibitor and end the game.