Na`Vi.LoL in SK Trophy - coverage

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This weekend, we will have yet another opportunity to watch the best European teams fight for the prevailing position in Europe . SK-Trophy is an online invitational tournament hosted by SK-gaming. 

 

[UPDATE]: image Na`Vi wins SK-Trophy! We only lost one map in the entire tournament. Well played guys!

[UPDATE]: image Na`Vi.LoL to face image fnaticRC in the Grand Final, playing NOW, stream by image Na`Vi.SAND available here

 

 

The tournament starts on Friday (23rd of March @ 17:00 CET) and ends with the finals being played on the following day (24th of March @ 16:00 CET). The first round of the tournament will be played in a best-of-1 match, whereas quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will be played in best-of-3 series.

 

The prizepool of the tournament is 1000$ and the money will distributed like this:

  • 1st place - 700$
  • 2nd place - 300$

 

Statement by our jungler Alvar 'Araneae' Martin:

"I think SK tourny is going to be really nice. We have a hard first match against Mousesport. Top bracket seems to be really hard with TSM, aAa, Fnatic, M5. We are training everyday to become better and better."

 

You can keep up-to-date on the tournament here, discuss about it and even win GOLD on our forums!

 

Tournament bracket

 

Discussion

 

Giveaway!

 

Streams:

Player's streams

Official stream

 

UPDATES:

image M5 is out of the tournament again (I believe it is due to Alex's illness).

image aAa is out aswell, image PG swapped them.

image WinFakt did not play their game vs image SK. 

 

Round of 16

 

image M5 [0:1image Millenium

 

image PG [0:1image x6

 

image FnaticRC [1:0] image LLL

 

image TSM [0:1image TCM

 

image Na`Vi [1:0] image mouz

 

image AIR [0:1image WW

 

image ClassyG [0:1] image ESC

 

image SK [1:0] image WinFakt

 

 

Quarter-finals

 

image Millenium [2:1] image x6

 

image FnaticRC [2:0] image TCM

 

image Na`Vi [2:0] image WW

 

image ESC [2:1] image SK

 

 

Semi-finals preview: 

 

image Millenium image FnaticRC
image Kujaa (support) image Lamia (ad carry)
image Haydal (ad carry) image Mellisan (support)
image staryQQQ (ap carry) image Cyanide (jungle)
image hyrqBot (jungle) image xPeke (ap carry)
image AMERIKHYA (solotop) image Samux (solotop)

 

Both of the teams have had bad performances recently, both offline and online. The French team also went through a few lineup changes after the IEM Hannover, so they have not been playing together for very long. Winners of Season 1 Championship (FnaticRC) are probably the favourites in this matchup, but that does not mean that Millenium does not stand a chance. FnaticRC still struggles with their toplane, due to being used to play double AP, and their overall performance is not even close to Season 1. xPeke and Shushei often swap their roles and try to adapt to the new tanky/bruiser metagame. I think we will have a privilege to watch 3 games and all of them should be fairly close, but in the end, I believe that FnaticRC will take this series 2:1. 

 

image Millenium [0:2image FnaticRC

 

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image Na`Vi image ESC Icy Box
image Araneae (jungle) image Luke (support)
image Citizen (ap carry) image Bamboocha (ap carry)
image nesrilaS (solotop) image ps1ch0 (solotop)
image SAND (support) image Play Int (ad carry)
image Antogyn (ad carry) image DollaDro (jungle)

 

ESC is definitely a surprise in the semi-finals. Not many people expected them to win versus one of the favourites of the tournament SK-gaming. But with their amazing performance in the quarter-finals, especially by Bamboocha, DollaDro and their star player Play Int, they are a force to be reckoned with. Surely ESC showed that they are not afraid of anyone. Na`Vi has an amazing run in this tournament so far. They completely dominated mouz in round of 16, and continued their amazing play in the quarter-finals, where they have not lost a game to WW. I believe in our guys, so I will say that it will be 2:0 in the end, but I think that the games will be close and exciting! So go Na`Vi!

 

image Na`Vi [2:1] image ESC

 


 

Finals

 

image Na`Vi [2:0] image FnaticRC

 

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Na`Vi wins SK Trophy!

 

After getting revenge on FnaticRC from EMS qualifier and winning SK-Trophy, we managed to talk to our team-captain and ap carry player Victor 'CitizenWayne' Toll. Here is a short statement by him:

"We are very happy that we were able to win the SK Pro Trophy convincingly against some of the best teams in Europe. Also we were able to settle an old score with the boys from ESC :D. We are really excited about the progress we were already able to make so far, and, even though its a long way to go, we wont be content until we are the very best team in Europe. I can definitely say that we are heading to France with a lot of self-confidence and I promise we work hard every day to become a worthy representative for Na'Vi in LoL."

AuthorXeozor Date24 March 2012, 20:46 Views2906 Comments2
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#1 24 March 2012, 23:37
gj guys
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