SK Telecom T1 and Royal Never Give Up remain the best teams in the deadly Group C of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship, defeating both their opponents at the start of day 4 in Clutch Gaming and Fnatic, respectively.
Neither of the victories was hard fought either. Fnatic kept experimenting with less proven bot lane duos and picked Blitzcrank / Morgana, only to see it crash and burn. Together, Marin “Rekkles” Larsson and Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov put on an 0/8/7 KDA by the end of the match. Mads “Broxah” Pedersen had a great early game start on Lee Sin and Tim “Nemesis” Lipovsek even hit his Kayle power spikes but that did little to nothing to help Fnatic’s cause. Rekkles dealt only 12.6K damage in all 36 minutes, while Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao’s Ryze and Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao’s Xayan ran through the rift unchecked, the latter once again deathless at 5/0/8.
SKT versus Clutch was even more one-sided. After a bot lane engagement that went horribly wrong for them, Clutch scored a total of two kills the entire game, while SKT took turns farming Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon’s Vladimir, who ended 0/6/0 at the end of the match. By 15 minutes, SKT led with 5.9K gold — the highest GD@15 of Worlds groups so far — with Clutch having no chance to retaliate in any way.
The two Western teams in Group C are now even more in danger of missing the playoffs, given how RNG and SKT have been playing. While Fnatic can still hope for a comeback in the second round robin, given the one win in their pocket already, Clutch’s 0-3 doesn’t project anything good for LCS’ third seed.