Gamescom Spoilers! TSM Invitationals!

Posted on at 8:03 PM by Seranaya
Like usual, WARNING: SPOILERS

Hey S@20, Seranaya here with a short update about the weekend tournaments. What a fantastic weekend filled with great match-ups between the best of the best! Gamescom in Cologne, Germany has ended and we now have our teams that are qualified for the Season 2 championship in LA from Europe. The top 3 placed teams have also earned a spot in the newly revamped season 3 by Riot Games.
Who are these top 3 European teams you ask? Continue reading to find out!

Why, they are exactly who was predicted to win before the tournament even started!
1st: Moscow 5
2nd: SK Gaming
3rd: CLG.eu
Moscow 5 have had a fantastic showing all weekend with their intensely coordinated play styles and teamwork.

SK Gaming and, specifically, Ocelote (AP mid) had a fantastic reaction to qualifying for the season 2 championships and season 3! Check the video below to see it, it's very touching.
SK Gaming winning second place at Gamescom 2012

Along with the awesome games over at Gamescom, Team SoloMid held their 7th TSM Invitationals this weekend. Throughout the day Saturday and then all day today also, teams battled it out for a chance to win first place! TSM played well all weekend until a match vs Curse. They got DDOS'd at the gaming house that forced them to forfeit the match. They were moved into the losers bracket where they won their way back in against Orbit Gaming. In the finals matches vs Curse, Curse took the first game with great play and coordination. TSM tied it up during the second game with a great comeback.

The third game was a great early game for TSM! Curse attempted a four man push very early against TSM Reginald's (playing Ryze) mid tower around 9 minutes 30 seconds. With TheOddOne (playing Skarner) there to support, they got a kill on Curse's SaintVicious (playing Rammus). Another great kill was scored with the ever-aggressive Reginald who flashed after a slightly over-extended Vladimir played by Curse's Westrice. TSM takes the 3rd game and moves on to the second best of 3!

Sorry about the mistake here everyone, I forgot about the last BO3 and went to bed before it started. So I missed the games, I do however know that support Fiddlesticks is obviously OP. 

1st: Curse
2nd: TSM
3rd: Orbit Gaming

Here are the VODs I found for you all to watch the TSM invitationals!

  • TSM vs Orbit gaming in the winners bracket here
  • Team MRN vs Orbit Gaming(losers bracket) and the first TSM vs Curse(winners bracket) match that TSM forfeited here
  • This link has both TSM vs Orbit Gaming(losers bracket) and TSM vs Curse in the finals(starts at ~2:21:00) here
  • TSM vs Team MRN(beginning of stream), unRestricted eSports vs Curse(starts at ~2:07:00) and Curse vs 4NOT(starts at ~3:30:00) here
They did not separate the games well on twitch so I tried to time them out for you all as best I could.



23 comments

  1. i've been DDoS'd before, it SUCKS !

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  2. TSM haven't won yet :| It's two best of three, since TSM is from losers bracket.

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    1. Oh oops! I didn't realize! I'll change it, I went to bed after the first bo3 ><

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  3. i think that last 1,2,3 is wrong.....

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    1. Yep I realize that now. Sorry everyone! :c

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  4. can u please add videos of some of these matches or links 2 places where we can see them? this post doesn't have much "additional info". i love the new content on surrender at 20 but i just want more

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    1. I always have to wait a bit for VODs to be posted, but I will, definitely.

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  5. Yeah TSM came from the Losers Bracket sooo theres another Bo3, and they're losing at this moment...

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  6. Curse just won it so you gotta change that now :p

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  7. you heard about lissandra?
    morello asked about the 3 sisters of freljord, and the name of that one who isn't 'a champion yet'. someone in the audience mentioned her name, and
    morello revealed they are currently working on her lore.

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  8. and in match 2 vs m5 ocelote was seen on the big screen flaming his teammates and shouting 'f this f this' repeatedly.

    so much for touching :D

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    1. He can be a heated person. haha

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    2. Yes, I told you that we are passionate people... For better and worse.

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    3. Yes, like i told you. . . FUCK u all ,little shit spaniards. . .!!!

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  9. Seranaya said:

    "SK Gaming and, specifically, Ocelote (AP mid) had a fantastic reaction to qualifying for the season 2 championships and season 3! Check the video below to see it, it's very touching".

    Ocelote and Araneae are Spaniards (like me). We are passionate people. ;)

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  10. fk u ALL Spaniards. . .

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  11. Actually is funny how you say support Fiddlesticks is "op" when M5 actually kinda stomped TSM in the past exactly with support Fiddlesticks (played by a sub named XL something, can't remember- Gosu had internet problems).

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  12. ERRR...sorry what is DDO?
    u got me there

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    1. DDoS stands for distributed denial-of-service. It's an attack on a computer or a group of computers. It's like the attack sends so many messages to the computers and they can't handle it so they shut down. That's a very simple definition because I am, by no means, good with computers in that way. Hope that helps. C:

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    2. Thank you...maybe next time i wont be anonymous anymore

      BTW this new section was exactly what S@20 needed.

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    3. no more MR. incognito

      How went the tournament you and moobeat played?

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