May
17
TL vs TSM – Game 5 | Finals S9 LCS Spring 2019 | Team Liquid vs TSM G5



is left up if you're TL I think you just try to run back basically the same draft but TSM could be saying the same thing there it is tahm Kench ban makes a lot of sense that has been enabling double if so much in these last two games where he has been a monster it leaves up the kindred band they had used before commonly known as I counter picked to rec side it makes it a bit of a harder blind pick and when zilean available you know something like this Andres picked here you can go kindred zillion as an answer to that and have that as your kind of first two picks will more important to be put on this varus both teams succeeding with that as their bottom Lane carry Gallio returning is the first pick though does have the global does have the AoE taunt for the double knock and I like this board from TSM I don't think they have to first pick the lissandra Jensen it was not traditionally much of a lissandra player he doesn't really prefer that champion as much so I still think he SM may have an opportunity to grab it in their next couple picks and even if TL does go for that is Jensen fly picking lissandra into bjergsen and giving him the option to kind of deal with that well all of liquids winds have been on the backs of varus and tahm Kench one of those has been denied the varus still up but you think it's probably in consideration to be grabbed right here skarner actually hovered early on with every other jungler available they want the impale a lot of their picks have come off the back of xfinity finding the impale but also good at clearing good with the objective control if you get the spires around the neutral objective you're going for that has given them quite a lot of security and I think additionally bjergsen and broken blade have both been putting a huge priority on champions who rely on mobility for their success when you're looking at a rally when you're looking at a collie LeBlanc all these sorts of champions smithy can just say no and he hits you with the ultimate and forcing at the very least qss tax okay Wow Zoe was victorious for bjergsen early on the Heimerdinger didn't look too good Jennsen do you grab your pick right now and find your counter action do you take the varus to make sure you've got that I think they could just go zillion again you know it'll be interesting to see if you wants to go for a lane but I think zilean makes a lot of sense you know we'll pick that again now yes the varus could get banned out but there's a lot of kind of late-game carries that you could go for instead it will focus Jensen putting that pressure on himself Game five it is him versus Burton he has the counter pick and wants to blast this Lane the main part of this counter pick is all about gank setup and LeBlanc being able to choose the initiation on to Zoe but they don't have a high damage jungler that's going to come through they're still gonna need a lot of coordination here to pull this off Jarvan removed Sivir now removed as well as we wait to see what exactly doubles gonna play noses against Ezreal plus Gallio knows Brahmas on his team I mean BAM is available if they want to play for Lane Lucian Brahmas certainly someone that can threat not only the Ezreal put the Gallio in particular gal you ever does step up you do have the opportunity to take him down but Lucian certainly is not as strong as some of these other carries when you do get to that super late game when you have a lot of items and these crit marksmen are scaling up so we'll see if doublelift elects to just go back to the varus if TSM are gonna leave it up once more don't see a reason not to has dad a lot of success thus far the only real kind of question there is do you feel safe enough playing beerus without the tahm Kench right because maybe he wants to make a move back to a champion that has more mobility like the Lucian he was not successful in those first two games when he didn't have that safe TSM not showing any dive right now galio the puffle is gonna have to be what he has to worry about dodging that is important you're smiling give it to me Game five LCS finals then he goes with the Caixa okay that's still a strong champ and I think makes a lot of sense there's already a ton of CC on his team Brahma is gonna proc the passive stacks there skarner is certainly gonna do that even leblanc chains ken that is going to add a lot of extra damage and also be able to assist in kind of diving back you know if you hit a skarner alternate on to this Ezreal all of a sudden I still could fly in and help to finish off that pick most TSM stay true to what they've found success with broken blade on an independent champion for the top side and big questions about what impact will do GP and Ken and they're both gone right now he has to answer this Akali will he go to yet another carry with a lot of these top lane carries already banned out Jayce is gone the GP is gone Canon is gone will he go back to a tank I'm very curious to see where the direction will be well CSM jism clearly going with full comfort here for all of their players a whole impact the shen for him would be huge I do think York can actually answer Kali quite well but you do have to be careful about potential all lids and okay Amir will be the option the teamfight 4tl will be brutal later on in the game but they're gonna have to get there first as you certainly think a lot of these lanes there is abilities for rek sai's to to impact them and have a big early game yeah I mean Pro complate had such big games for TSM on the Vladimir now impact gonna try and turn the tables and run it back on them definitely has a lot of backline access the team liquids team play their coordination with teleports as what brought them here brought us here to game number five and it's gonna be the last words from the coaches the last guidance they get it's now down to the ten players on stage their instincts their preparation their training and how well they can do now when the pressure is on the trophy on the line the title in st. Louis stands for the championship number six for bjergsen and doublelift gorge AJ the spring split MVP he's on Brahm now impact push to a flat abeer that carried so hard from his opposite member broken blade his first time in North America on another carry this time the Akali lost last game it can do it here in smoothie he lost in Game five not long ago crashed under the pressure now is the time to show up and prove that you are the best team in North America but spring split finals come down to this let me hear you for Team Liquid and TSM one final game for the LCS championship can't ask for more than this from these two teams who have played their hearts out already both teams showing really strong performances and the tide has shifted in this last games towards TL but ten TSM Riku can they bounce back and kind of reset their mental after two rough games both teams settling on what works for them so far Team Liquid back to this garter TSM back with the reksai Ezreal Zoe just the fact that smoothie it was spamming taunt actually gives me some some faith in his mental that he's not so tunnel vision in the game that he still feels a bit loose and the sort of state you need to be in to play at your best pressure of course is gonna be a word tossed around a lot when talking about this series Team Liquid poised to win three straight not just games but LCS titles TSM so few teams actually stave off the reverse sweep they got to do it here if they can do it if TSM can win this championship this year they will have more championships than all other LCS teams combined and they will have answered all questions the bracket that they had to go through they had to beat c9 in a grueling five-game series now going the distance here against TL certainly all questions will have been answered the mid lane has cleared away a perfect CS for Jensen so it's a good sign when you're back there Oh first big place leap and chain proc at the same time that was ignite from Jensen he was going very aggressive there so that if that's sleep from bjergsen shut down a lot of it and it's just plus one seminar now for Burks and fairly even trade and the heel is still available he's a good time music and so II without being level three she can't steal it back and trade the damage so put a chip done before she can hit you back with it and again LeBlanc always looks for the gank setup in this matchup with Zoe can go Distortion with the chains allowing skarner to close that distance not usually a champion that can have an early impact kadian knows this on the REC side circling around using the passive to try and find xmithie opens up on the Raptors and the junglers see each other for the first time this game battle for a couple of camps a little bit of gold it is expects and retains control of his side of the jungle 13 to 16 and overall jungle CS meanwhile bottom lane doublelift has gone with the cleanse on Caixa this time around he does not have core JJ on the table Kench for a devourer using an extra summoner here for later on in the game so it will mean TP advantage for TSM right they have that marksman with the teleport who can potentially answer side lane plays double if not gonna have that luxury as taunt flash from Gallio way too threatening and even that sleep from Zoe can mean certain death if you don't have a cleanse available or someone to block it some attractive later on if the mat plays don't matter and it comes down teamfights one extra combat summoner as you mention if it is mat plays than TP can mean a lot more will wait to see that one play out close game of course the early laning phase impact push to Vladimir here got his pick against broken blade so far farming off a very small deficit to the Vladimir but nothing to write home about just yet mid lane advantage to Jensen that counter pick working out quite well aggressive trade here from brocoli it does find the extra damage early on impact just trying to CS and he'll back up off the minions Xfinity took the first recon of the jungle of course with predator you want foods ASAP and now that's been matched by a Kia Dean but the ground will die and they will stay pretty close and farm and Scarn is actually pretty good at power clearing now that they have increased the range of the spires can even do the crog's no effort required now that everything has been cleared back out onto the map trying to get the deeper vision he gets a word over the back of the wall but topside broken blade finding another trade also really worth taking an account that is an ocean first dragon right so that is something that's very very big I think on the minds of both these two teams if you can take that that is eliminating a lot of the threat of this poke and kind of wear down from either side skarner is definitely a champion capable of soloing the dragon first predator is activated Forex smithy looking towards the bottom side but smoothy and spend back off as the minion wave moves up good communication and caution here in game number five no mistakes will be allowed here we heard the analyst has talked for the fact that game 5 would probably be slower hi brought it up as the pressure mounts and you know one mistake might cost you the entire season it's so much on the line but at the same time in those situations sometimes it is the person who has the confidence to go aggressive the confidence to make that play that can decide the game right if you sit back too much if you always give the opportunity to be that playmaker to your opponent then certainly they can make good on it and there are so many players here in this series that are gonna be able to look for those sorts of plays the guys who have the confidence to do it broken blades certainly one of them constantly looking for those opportunities KD and himself going for the invade drops the Lord has the scuttle out he goes first recall comes in Killa gemplus the dark stealing a potion sustained and CDR the required stats for Vladimir and you want to see a KD and still you know keeping that faith in himself yes they did have a rough couple last two games but yes and the success he has had by playing aggressive by being in the face of his opponents and it is gonna be TSM actually starting this up they do have TP advantage they're gonna use Israel's TP to come over here mid laners got a robe over as well so we has the inside track so geared ism gets there first pushes out Jensen with the bubble this is ocean trach super Leon picked up goes to TSM that is very large taking the first play for themselves talk about sitting back as el TSM are out of their seats TSM willing to make that aggressive move and I think that's huge and really you have to credit broken blade double let's decide to make the recall because van is TP back he just has a strong buy if you try to commit to that fight fully broken plate can be cheap being him behind you and you could get wiped so they had to give that respect over to him exactly in the last game teleports on display throughout this time around GSM making use of their advantage early on only being the far better player and ocean Drake is just absurd for landing face here infinite mana on Sven he can keep going for that cube poke and now it looks a bit dangerous for impact where is the hemo plague empowered queue is good healing the Brooklyn of course I'm gonna walk this one away but that is hold down he did also have his magic damage shield proc there from the runes so that is another little cost to that trade and broken blade does still have his ultimate be triggered right there now if I study careful on this one and spoke of blades invisible first boy that 1v1 and now must world away from ich submit the Akkadian nearby to keep him alive and fat is massive and game fine broken play from the TC Oh first split in the LCS finals game five fights a first pledge solo kill that was a massive from broken blade and impact unable to flash it unable to react to that second fascia activation of the ultimate he had smithy closer on the play they were hoping to bait him in hoping to turn that around but it's broken blade getting the solo kill and getting out almost round to there in the middle a magenta never gonna store it away no flash is committed and honestly for Jensen this Lane is gonna start feeling a little bit doom now that he has the ocean dragon on the side of Pearson it's so much harder to actually pressure your opponent so he can dump resources back off and continually regen up and by ganking mid lane you open up Zoe now they push the wave they go for the blue invade the pressure can cascade down the map here for TSM they're pushing the bottom lane in they steal the blue buff in the early game is there yeah the early game is all tsm's they're certainly looking dominant in this game v a huge bounce back after what was a slaughter in the early game of Game four this whole series has gone back and forth is a leavin the first two games all right let's take another look at the topside broken blade deciding whether he needed to escape or go for the kill he opts for the kill finds the KT in there for some support to get him out and even escapes afterwards and this starts to look like game 1 we're broken blade completely popped off in the vladimir and was the difference in that game Akali can do the same one critical difference though this is not the cannon who has to slam Lane this is a Vladimir who can sustain who can hang on and as long as he's able to do that it's more similar to the GP where you can all of a sudden show up 40 minutes into the game be like well hello I'm Owen five but I'm still gonna kill everyone now the last two games certainly have been team liquid and Team Liquid through team play let's try you pulled up far enough back there's a chance he steals the drop isn't gonna here sweeps the ward you go back to look at this bottom Lane pretty equal in farm but it's actually been slightly ahead helps cut the ocean Drake as well so really solid two on two down here for the TSM side of things they are winning kind of everywhere more than 10 CS up and both solos and pressure in the bottom Lane TSM putting out their best early game of the series in this climactic game 5 ixnay on the skarner here does have flash and ultimate available predator not gonna come back up from the attempt on topside but he's looking to try and make use of this big level 6 spike wasn't able to make anything happen to save impact and hasn't been able to combine with Jensen either the leblanc into Zoe matchup is about your extra mobility about the chain for setting up 4 kills the teamliquid have not found them and they've really just farmed even in that mid lane so certainly bjergsen equal to the task that thus far it is broken blade back up to the top side that is 11 minute gun blade which is gonna feel so difficult to pressure this guy now and there are two the rift herald they have soloing advantage even smoothie roaming up to threaten and ultimate exactly the Akali right now cannot be contested top side control opens up the rift air out here bjergsen pushed in the mid lane he even helps finish off the objective here with the help of ocean drake he could spend as much man as he wants finishing up the rift he'll damage and still get back the lane nearly drops any CS here as Jensen and LeBlanc has yet to dig himself otherwise known you can see more in the mid game but that is a Kantian with this rift tail picked up and with two minutes of drop down plates could get even more gold two broken blade or you to turret plates in chunks impact a half teamliquid have fought tooth and nail to get to this game now they're doing that the rift held spot tomorrow look at this play flash go the wall suppressing there's the first they do knock down Akkadian as that turret plates fall and it is Jensen who roams up all the LeBlanc they can finish off this rift out but broken blade was around for all of this cash and see some should have known that Jensen was coming up though he was missing from the lane they had time to perhaps react to it but maybe thought they could kill the turret off first and then perhaps look for an escape or a now play it is the kill though going their way and now broken blade must make an escape does have flash does have second charge of ultimate and we're not gonna go yeah with that extra threat he's actually gonna do v1 puts in the damage forces a cheaply odd Corps JJ I believe yet what the spellbook shows up as Kai stays alone in the bottom Lane core has to walk all the way around now this pressure that broken play is putting on is insane he pushes back to he forces out a teleport from a third now for JJ we'll have to make the long run down to bot lane and Brooklyn should just be able to take this turret easy-peasy it's so low see if you can do it damnit gonna impact first still staying at half HP with the empower queue looks okay but yes this turret is getting very very low meanwhile Team Liquid to turn their sights towards Jensen early TSM actually finishing up this objective Jensen pushed in in the mid lane bottom lane had recalled that dragon is all TSM Jensen though is there hope the LeBlanc got the kill on the roam topside is a first damage assassin can he put a stop to this TSM onslaught they are overwhelming the early game they really are but TL do still have incredible 5v5 when you're looking at the skarner versus the wreck side when you're looking at vladimir against the Kali even the chi ii see as well you're favoring a lot of these matchups for TL in the later stages of the game but they need to kind of stop the bleeding here Oakham played decent damage out from impact but yeah not really in enough danger here a few more autos it should die before plates fall and that'll be a significant Chuck six or were to be a colleague I mean it's not just can't pressure him right you know he's outpaced them too much your damage is too far behind broken blades healing on this a collie with the super early gun played as well as the ocean dragon his regen is just insane aside from the gangplank game broken blade has dominated that matchup bottom side though Team Liquid fighting back they're able to get the demolished rock and double if using the extra attack speed off the e to take this turret down to 50% there's good decent damage out of it does have the q evolves the wave through is pretty solid even skarner sitting around to make sure he stays safe this does feel like a game that might just come down to the Chi so you look at the gold as well and this LeBlanc doing well was last night check the only player with a gold lead on the team and doublelift cuz you mentioned the Caixa is going for the early double evolve build with the storm razor start trying to get both the q evolve and the attack speed invisibility evolve i think that is important when you're facing against a new Kali and I call you that got this much early those turf plates they're tell the story of the early game 8 to 0 for TSM that is most of their advantage right there Lane dominance paying off in this new world with turret place you can be so heavily rewarded for those strong place complete 180 from game for TSM now at the smashing of an early game and with the lead broken blade has picks up quicksilver sash he's not easily assassinated anymore can't be pulled back by that skarner if it needs to be can always cleanse one of the other stuns on the team look at the double early q SS Akkadian as well actually so they're putting so much more priority on this recognizing how much of a threat smithy has been in these last couple games that's why three games against the skarner will do dia make you very willing to cough up the early money for q SSE's we even have some more no magic Mantle's I see two more in inventory with Ezreal and Brahm both sitting on them those could possibly also be turned into early q sss tried to nigh those plays that teamliquid have used in the past two games to get us here still you do have to remember that there is a cost to that q SS it is certainly not damage that you were building up at this point in the game and will slow down your progression little bit and steel on the side here hoping that Akkadian will face check into them if they're patient enough they may actually get this yeah you feel confident as Rex I'd we've here passive all spotted by the spire taking TL running away now and cleansing that bubble that's why he brought summoner spell of course core can block with the shield but now broken plate shows up in mid lane finds his slow not the dive at a Jensen though and that was just really good game sense honestly from TSM Pearson sniffing it out Akkadian waiting to actually check they don't see anyone on the map and that's just a smart play and you have to continue with that caution in a game five like this not taking those chances not relaxing for a second oh they've got the rhythm Pearson though but ten pushing right back out means there's no route no killed we had predator I believe was pots but not finding his way in is it's mithi has been lettuce cleared back and forth it's derrickson with the gold lead overall and individually they are tied in income even the solo turret give him a doublet does not make him match up with what Sven has right now TSM still winning pretty much everywhere this difference two and a half thousand meaningful but not insurmountable exactly and then that's really what it is about it's about can you continue to extend it if you're on the side of the TSM and can you hold it here if you are the side of TL because if this gold Lee does not expand if you hold that even if you keep farming up you're gonna feel confident about your chances later on and the strength of Team Liquid comes when they group together the vladimir now level 11x MIT these skarner looking for the pole playing tank frontline trying to start the initiation for this team will they be able to make it a third as a chunk but he's so far out of range with him to burn the e as well Drake coming up in ten seconds you've also got a wonder Ken SS stay safe in these teamfights right he does not have the tahm Kench to protect him and now there is a super fed Holly a super Vetter XIV's guys who are so strong have so much farm I could just dive back onto you they just got a very big to item power spike their Israel Trinity force and mer and transformation for spin as well the damage through blade on the flank TSM pushing in look at pushing away I think this is a risky fight for TL to take you know there's such a strong point in the game 40s at but they're looking anyway several these targets are okay three are mystical silver sashes just not the top of jungle they're using the predator duration here it is now run now ocean Drake lease once again once again look at broken but they know he's down at I saw him on the minion line not gonna land the e now it's as mithy dropped a little bit low slope of the ocean Drake shot yet again a bit injured TSM kiting back and forth they can sustain this they've got the other ocean Drake so their mana far as their health bars days they go back up now the tool to the assassins not gonna get that one Jensen middling now cleared is real Wladimir gonna do the same to keep that turret alive you know once again moving back to down Jensen going for round two if he finds a route they can old to chase broken blade they're gonna come in for this one and he's gonna run whoa that's both Holt's and the flash burn but he is out of this fight and teamliquid may have discerned that's right they cannot take the fight anymore without broken blades cooldowns team liquid will start up the dragon now connect kadian possibly go for the steal he can tunnel in he can flash out the shield again he does have flash as you mentioned that can be the play the team leader Lee noise this could be huge Jensen spotted out take some damage the first picked up there by smithy boys the Taj of the one side flat here goes down though a pickoff verb York said Jensen loses the clone this turret might just be the safe haven they need healthbar Sarzo the oak burn Jensen tag Akkadian does not have the old team liquid running away losing one kill but getting the Drake yeah getting the ocean Drake actually pretty big for Team Liquid big kill for TSM will allow them to push on mid turret though so will it in addition to being the kill also be a turret another objective it looks to be so they should definitely get this the next dragon is going to be an infernal which would be huge for these teams when you're looking at TSM squad they don't have tanks they have four members building damage wanting that infernal buff so so much geo will be helped a bit by the Pope now though they can kind of heal that up through the ocean dragon but here's this fight one more time and we'll see how impact actually did get picked off as he does try to come over from behind like Lee gets haunted out of that brush and yeah they just absolutely burst him down no chance to get the pool off meanwhile on the bottom of your screen Akkadian went for the 1v1 with Jensen got him down to 15% there and then tunneled out the back nobody else goes down though both teams are able to reset both teams now have the ocean Drake regeneration but TSM still retain a large gold lead and they've extended it a little bit more since we checked in last you know it was about that mm 2.5 k they are opening that gold lead up a little bit more and that gold is being spent on q SSE's it's been with the Ezreal now completing one for himself and Smoothie on the Gallio a no magic mantle in inventory there's only bjergsen really opting out of this choice still going for aggressive damage instead he can become a target that's gonna be a huge lead for liquid but he's been playing it well so far no deaths and at this point for smithy it's less about flashing onto a carry and pulling them in it's more about playing Pele but they are bringing Jensen down to the bottom lane here they're looking for broken blade and that's decent damage out impact get up just jump in a hemo plague as they trade spells back and forth no kills will come through as the hemo plague is now on cooldown of course the same or a colles ultimate as they reach him back up with ocean back sustains back up without much issue and Jensen won't find that kill now looking topside doublelift not a lot of friends nearby but that river pretty well lit up for the team liquid side and critically does now also have the rageblade that gives you the e evolved the invisibility will be so key for these team fights trying to survive wreck site trying to survive the Akali double lift is again one with the target on his back team liquids core member here trying to output the damage later on in the game definitely as the target on his back but also the ability on the Caixa if you play it well enough with the ultimate with the e evolved stealth to outplay that and take over a teamfight the damage output from this champion can be absolutely enormous but there is very little room for error against this much burst coming out of GSM shield comes up record 2j now you're gonna be slept waiting around the wing this front that comes through staying alive but losing a bit of his health bar teamliquid look to get rid of hordes as beerus and got some poke down and once again when they have Zoe first order of business set up your control Ward's around these jungle walls look for the sleepy trouble bubble picks that one doesn't land they don't find any advantage but they retain control of the vision and you can continue to look for those opportunities in an untouched teamfight doublelift is gonna be the most threatening person on the rift but the question is is how big are those threats of course broken blade in the Kaden have been great hitting the back line and bjergsen no slouch either as another recall is stopped specifically Akkadian on this reksai has done really well to get good Gallio Ultimates off consistently finding ways over the backs of walls finding those engages and flashing onto teamliquid carries to get a well-placed smoothy ultimate it's gonna be so much more difficult now though with double left as we keep talking about having access to the invisibility yeah and I do think it's it's so important for this wreck site to remain a real physical damage threat because both your solos are these AP verse sort I respect characters right and and if you don't have that physical damage threat on the back line from the reksai well then all of a sudden double if just has a qss than a maw and all these items that he's no longer under threat yeah well we have seen the strength of TSM in the early game teamliquid has not yet found their teamfight they have xmithie ready with the goggle a stone plate flash ultimate available to try and start the fight out for JJ on the Brom can divide them bubble to sleep on the one side not gonna find that just yet though out they walk this is for the infernal and they have impact on the topside he's still pushing he has teleport but I don't think you want to just give up this infernal for free and that may be the call the TL is making it's too late now they give it up no teleport channel Tim Luke would make the call to give the inferno take the top turret we're gonna get damage on mid turret as well the question is how old are they donor at the squad because there's a sleep on towards Leblanc jumping back should stay out of range for most this and a block for core JJ turret down about 130 HP as TL can rotate in retreat to the topside and ensure that turret will drop but on the other side of the map broken blade got his own outer turret yeah and I think they call their from TL is simply we don't want to give this up but we can't actually fight it right they don't feel confident in their position right now with all these qss has already purchased up there's four on the team if smithy can't find a good engage and impact is behind they'd rather wait till later in the game to try to find they're in it's four plus the banshees veil and stopwatch on bjergsen so even if skarner gets in and smites off the banshees veil stopwatch can be a big denial well a lot of stats they picked up by these very large carries four champions on TSM really care about their scaling and you've got long swords and blasting once picked up across the board there he isn't powered up with that infernal Drake now setting up around Baron that being said this is giving impact more time right he's now on two items and as well as that blasting wand he's at level 14 so he is slowly kind of closing the gap between himself and broken blade and Vladimir can be such a monster in these teamfights that damage amp that AoE damage on top of the burst potential from a LeBlanc and the consistent damage from doublet on this Caixa could mean a lot yeah Jensen on the LeBlanc looking for Sven there on the outside didn't quite catch him out of position but those are the types of combinations that you have to be aware of a large chunk onto back line opens up the opportunity TSM will move this minion wave straight to the mid turret with no defense from Team Liquid this thing will take significant damage as the chunks coming forward pretty nicely out they go for this as the turret gets lower and lower and it's TSM able to play the seats they've got the rains have got the poke and they've still got a collie bot Lane but no she threatens let her be that much anymore but impact consistently below full HP so it's still taking shots seem like a trying to defend Pearson goes in finds the bubble it's gonna be blocked up at core JJ no damage coming through look I broke a blade on the bottom side they've got some decent damage they're written up in place pups these Dona sour glass and other reengage towards impact the knock up the sanguine pool buy some time flash ago a stays alive empowered heal now let's change the backside pushed away can they find the right one one more shot will kill buys another second but he will indeed drop and Pearson takes him down team look a try and go for the two-person play on two broken play but they can't finish it off and TSM punish them now they're split and they have to recall here liquid kill wards but not champions yeah they go for the move but it's so hard to actually take down this Akali with a zone is with the qss as well as the shroud to buy time broken play playing it out very very well and it is gonna be another infernal coming up and you know that it's certainly going to be a focal point in this game here it is one more time as you see Jensen and impact looking for broken blade Vincent goes in with the double distortion lands the chain before the shroud even impact tries to get his AoE off but TSM had the inside control of mid lane pressure that caused an early rotation from bjergsen from Akkadian to come over and broke up a play set up so nicely on the bottom side dodging out from the second chain rien gauging with the ultimate up over that wall this guy has had such an outstanding finals really has and it's now 4000 gold before 30 minutes to puts TSM ahead on the road free yet another title it's already the most of North America more than everyone else combined is pretty absurd and they are looking likely to close out game 5 yeah honestly feel like this next infernal could decide the game I think if you give up the second infernal to TSM that could give them an insurmountable advantage with all of the damage that they already have built up through that gold lead if you could tie up this infertile lead though on the side of TL you can keep it close it's really gonna try but I think it comes down to doublelift he's the one who's gonna put out the consistent damage he's the one who's been able to farm highest CS in the game gold wise highest on his team by more than a thousand the discussion on greatest of all time has been the hot topic over the last week now is when you have to step up to prove that you're worthy of that competition it's time to go above and beyond to beat the very best and prove that it's instead you who deserve all the accolades Jensen said he had to over perform to win a title and never could quite do it now he's got the pieces but he's not performing to the same missus opposite member now is fire is taken critically impact did just complete his voice after his voice up n 16 for this fight this could decide the series right here it could be the battle teleports come in five on five in this river around the infernal Drake no damage your trueshot barrage has flowed towards broken blade happy speed tied to the back right a big stunt now towards impact no deaths just yet but fine menachem for Gallio [Applause] they find a touch and they might get another kill broken blade will die but it's for two afterwards I think they can do it I think they go straight to the bear but they don't have a kadian so they may not make the call but TSM slaughters TL miss fight and double if not able to get almost anything done here he is staying on the dragon if you trap double ax through this fight his team is dying and he's not able to actually get the damage out he's on the bottom side of your screen here in goes a calling unto multiple members the huge taunt and damage coming through and Dublin is not really a part of the fight until it's already over that Gallio ultimate from smoothie completely zoning the rest of the team as well opening up the two kills for TSM Jensen goes back in to get the extra kill onto a collie as he dies but this entire team is wiped five her two double infernal advantage that was huge for TSM and now for them Baron has to be the next target TLS hopes are dimming but with a huge teamfight win they could start to pull themselves back in TSM so far up almost 6,000 as they have prepped Baron they clear the waves and they can almost walk this one into the final into the championship the Pearson's sixth in the first for everyone else on his squad in North America and you've got to feel like with the double infernal the extra stats from that and puts them above a 10,000 gold lead probably at this point in the game so that gold lead is even bigger than it's showing you so much pressure here being put out broke a blade on the bottom side trying to get those minions one more hit on that turret would finish it off an impact now pushed away another couple comes in not quick gonna land but liquid is losing more and more their chances of a parading as TSM winning across the board farm Leeds and most rolls kill Leeds absolutely they're closing in on the final episode of TSM's Redemption arc after last year what a huge recovery for this team growing so much even just over this spring split standout performances from a lot of their newest members and unlikely places making clutch plays in the finals on the biggest stage they need one more one last chance it feels like for Team Liquid they've got to get us stuff maybe at baron it feels like that's where it's headed but there's so many options for TSM they can poke they can play splits I can do anything they want really they really can but still they have to keep up the pace keep pushing you never want to allow tl to hang around for too long to get too many items to get to this point where one teamfight can mean the game when you hit that forty forty-five minute mark it doesn't matter how far behind you are ya hurricane not too far away for double if only a few hundred gold needed as Jensen saves the cooldowns from the double use of the wall but is injured he shorted the distortion there got a big roar from the crowd significant damage onto LeBlanc but both teams do have ocean Drake so he backs off into the vision control of Team Liquid Team Liquid the sleeping beast right now yeah to back defending champions not giving an extra inch and they too have damage it's three and a half item Vladimir it is four item Caixa a fight that goes the right way will push people down the question is can they find those margins can they find that opening so far TSM has outmaneuvered no apparent spin walks right into him announces team liquids moment they've found their opening broken blades look at it take it back though and it's gonna be impact tanky enough pop sicilius hourglass and of course the Old South so now look at this play instead TSM must stop this they must make this happen Tanaka they're gonna find Gallio smoothie trash get out we're getting two in a row redemption resets they're still going watch out for Akkadian Akkadian lucky to steal this in a cave could be on his shoulders here will he be able to get in Jensen spots and puts him at half tattoo look get more damage to the cross now Team Liquid pickup Baron and the game was with in 2000 when Sven is under pressure there he may have cost his team this series wanders in gives up the kill gives up the bear and I cannot believe it new life for Team Liquid renewed confidence with the Baron buff they can get back out onto the map and push in the TSM territory here this is one more time the baron low Akkadian goes in he does early smite I do believe right here down to 700 there Smyth be able to secure it his ven knows he messed up and now it is on his shoulders to make up for it he needs to turn around a teamfight p'tee el 35 minutes in are marching down mid lane 2000 gold down after the reset they can make up a lot of this here with turrets on the map elder dragon alive not as powerful for liquid right now but a good thing to deny a good buff to have all the same all five alive on both squads with the bear above itself the stats are close and this is a level 18 impact radomir has reached late game certainly Akkadian looking for the flank we'll see if they can find the right engage because at this point of the game it's all down to this teamfight and the tension mounts the poke is there for TSM they can go up to the mid lane as impact answers that one back in TL walk spot teamliquid do have the Baron buff pushing on bottom side and keeping the mid lane wave there the pressure is theirs minions into the turret and TSM just waiting for this dragon to explode steel has to be careful of impact has no TP and he is separated from the team so if they get hard and aged on TSM could slaughter them in a fight and they're actually looking to cut off impact from the rest of the squad so he'll have to navigate this well you've got the sleek now on the core JJ able to jump out clutch plays are every Game five of the finals she goes in big choke unto the enemy jungler an Akkadian aus to lick his wounds his health bars low Smith he looks forwards and he could be the target of Smithee flats the way pop the stopwatch reduction by some time as well broken blade stealth in the middle but does he have an escape burns tilt the flash to chase the chains not gonna land over goes broken blade over it goes Jensen with a stopwatch rise even more time now it goes Akkadian coordinating no kills just yet no kills just yet over the wall they go no one is going to die it's five alive on both team fight continues are so high on TSM though you can see Team Liquid licking their wounds so much TSM still sticking around buttock 18s that has to go back perhaps he has no flash he's very low he's not sure if he wants to stay with their cheap pig back in broken blade rejoining the fight Jensen is coming back for base now to round two of the fight that claims the series elder dragon is 6,000 over the wall Team Liquid waiting for the play impale us up soon then push back over smite is gonna be up on both sides impact once again heels back up waiting for the play bubble not gonna land almost 40 minutes in elder dragon at 6000 health TSM tried to poke Team Liquid off of it it releases who's it going to be going back and forth finding who wants to kill it double lift is in the bottom Lane pushing minions on the Caixa they're trying to delay he does have hole to reach or Tiffany students are walking back up right now to shop for us he spots acadia with the void seeker business to play [Applause] Rocketplane wants to answer back can't get it yet looks at Jackson runs back by Sven now running away four feet three on the map smithy is down Acadian has no smite though they want to try to finish this but Acadian the fight three to just one death map control for Team Liquid running to the bottom lane but teo can't take the dragon because they don't have a juggler so they're gonna push bot lane here and they are gonna look to get more turrets double it does lease the dragon Jensen on bottom side recalls from both TSM members here Acadians heading back out but it might be too late Team Liquid the other dragon 7,000 health and counting they are trying to rush the swimmer to smite is not even on the screen there is no contest the teamfight was one and the gold week for the first title game it's not over until the Nexus explodes elder dragon fight key here they lock up smoothly double if don't sit on the Kaiser broken blade tries to make the big play into the enemy back lines but they can't finish it vladimir zoning so many out here Akkadian does finish off the kill on 2x with he taking down the jungler but then as they move up Sven goes forward into the double team liquid solo laners and Jetson takes the kill Jetson has been massive 4tl in these fights that has not been about double if he was very ineffective in that fight getting pushed out immediately but the TL solo laners are coming up Hugh de sac and Jensen this whole series has been back and forth on a knife's edge and Game five is no different death caps also now in for both impact and Jensen these guys are going to be monstrously strong and you see how close that bite was without double if doing much TSM have got to execute these fights perfectly to stand a chance 40 minutes in against this sort of 55 has Team Liquid turned in the corner as TSM found an opening somewhere else as we watch the Quicksilver sashes stack up and there are less starter targets double shield's gigantica the bloodthirster done and they walk right on over to the baron he should be able to survive assassination attempts Jensen chunk to half has to be respectful the elder dragon timing out in about a minute TSM can to push T L around they've got control over the mid lane wave pushing back these teamliquid minions looking for the play in the back side not a kill just yet but it's to look for smoothly down a half HP doesn't get out so did half helped himself that takes a bit low no kills redemption resets it yet again both teams alive and look at that shield core today blocks the trueshot barrage they're going straight for the bear and though they want to force TSM to fight them with this elder dragon 25 seconds on it they are all to Barrett it might be down to a smite fight here burn it down fast 11 K left TSM must move forward and its impact trying to build some space it's Jensen waiting in the wings can he find that open target actually moves a bit seen now by the wreck site chunk to half Magali oh now the chase down what can broken blade find he's got low health bars around him but it's a Kantian now god it's pearson trying to answer but not able to it's broken blade pushed away it's a lot Pearson is gone Team Liquid take control of summoners rift the Baron is theirs for the taking and what can TSM even do but take minion waves away broken blade kills off the mid lanes that try to do the same but there is no answer it's five first two on them blame the Baron again just enormous place you're out of t/l they get the kills that get the bear and here it is one more time Jensen spotted on the side by the tremor sense but is able to retreat as a rest of TL come in looking for this engage as Smoothie walks right up to the brush Jensen takes his life for it then it's a 4v5 Akkadian gets focused down the junglers off the table and the rest of TSM have to peel away and double it just cannot be threatened anymore broken blade is on top of them but he is not getting the damage out there's so much Mr the bloodthirster is in for double if T is far too durable to be assailed by only one member TSM have got to play perfect to take down this carry a reverse sweep in the finals is what Team Liquid needed in two wins in a row one dominant this one now the third a heavy comeback a catch on spanic smithy the winningest North American jungler of all time looking for title number five made that first pick that turned it all around and it's the one three 1tl are setting up for here they are trying to spread TSM across the map baron buff in all three waves here you can see they want to close this one out they want to maximize this baron buff still two minutes on this one they've already gone up 3,000 gold will they be able to sync up the pressure Kanon minutes on all three inhibitor turrets here team liquid minions doing the work gold lead 6005 inhibitor cracked middle inhibitor cracked as well the turrets are out there's no PvE defense left championship on the line a minute and a half left on the Baron buff inhibitors are under attack all three are open and broken blade pushed out Jensen is just enormous at this point of the game no one can Kontest gent in Slovakia is hungry for his first title but the tepees coming in this could be tsm's final fight broken blade must carry like he did in Game one tries to fight Dublin here comes Kelly was well and knock up only on to the tank though a kiddy qss south throw complete a half HP there's a big top of doublelift is safe he's still surviving it's time sitting alone inside his face fictions gonna fall the rest of his team is gone Team Liquid tie the record it's three LCS titles in a row [Applause] [Applause] what a series the Team Liquid veterans showing their poise on stage they weather the storm the two-game early lead in the series the early game for all of Game five Nemec smithy number two LCS trophy leader now that first pull onto Sven that's what set all of his back into motion the kill turned into three turned into Baron turned in a map control that play three skarner games in a row three wins in a row finding a champ that works for him that did what Team Liquid needed and Jensen on the Leblanc he burst damaged kills to find his first LCS championship he showed up when it mattered most on the LeBlanc eight two and six monstrous in the game deciding team fights unstoppable and sadly and there at the end and he deserves it absolutely does finally a player who had an empty trophy case for far too long double its B did yesterday everyone make sure you check out the subreddit check since trophy case it's gonna be different tomorrow doublelift himself amazing performances the last three games as well for JJ's triumphant return to North America MVP and a title in your first split back incredible series from him an incredible season from core JJ and an incredible series from both teams number six four double lifts sole possession most titles earned in the LCS he has won six seven championships over the last couple years complete and utter domination three different teams every time he gets kicked he returns to this stage xmithie up to five now tying bjergsen across two teams for him as well Team Liquid got a new star to add to their Jersey what a performance a super team they were supposed to be and coming through in the clutch at the very end of this series to win three straight including a gigantic comeback Team Liquid once again the best team in North America got to give a tip of the hat as well to TSM playing their hearts out five games certainly made TL