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  • Hey everyone, Shakarez here back with another match analysis.

  • Today I want to briefly look at the final game of the series between the ROX Tigers

  • and the bbq Olivers, week 5 of the LCK.

  • Today we will be looking at jungle tracking and how ROX got a lead, snowballed off of

  • it and closed out the game in 23 minutes.

  • Let's start with the draft.

  • ROX start their first draft phase picking their jungler and what likely is both bot

  • lane champions.

  • Heavy emphasis on pick potential with Malzahar's Nether Grasp, Elise Cocoon and Ashe's Enchanted

  • Crystallized Arrow.

  • Bbq also drafted bot lane and jungle, MF as the Malzahar counter and top tier picks in

  • Jhin and Kha'zix.

  • Moving into the second draft phase, ROX pinched the mid lane pool while BBQ banned Cassiopeia

  • and Thresh, possibly expecting a malzahar flex, which would be weird given Mickey's

  • pool but that's another story.

  • Bbq showed reluctance to blind pick top lane, going for the taliyah instead.

  • This opened up the option for Mickey to pick knowing the matchup and he busted out a personal

  • best of his with Zed, alongside Shen for Shy.

  • With Shen and Zed, ROX have a solid 1-3-1 composition and Zed can play aggressively

  • whenever Stand United is available.

  • In order for a 1-3-1 to function correctly however, the composition absolutely needs

  • to be ahead.

  • ROX need to create leads through picks so they can effectively set up the 1-3-1.

  • Let's move onto the game.

  • Pretty standard level 1 for the most part, both teams set up a line of scrimmage to scout

  • for any offensive movements like invades.

  • The idea by setting up like this is basically to be aware of any possible ward placements

  • if any team moves forward.

  • Now at 1:08, Sangyoon places this ward here and moves up with Key. bbq spots this ward

  • placement but it does not matter.

  • The idea here is that this ward can spot two things:

  • It can spot bbq if they move in aggressively to the tribush

  • It can spot bbq's bot lane if they move up the river

  • By 1:20 it becomes pretty obvious that Bless is starting on the top side of the map as

  • MF is in full vision of the Tigers in the bottom side.

  • ROX's bot lane then initiate a blue buff invade.

  • Notice how Mickey postures aggressively in lane to spot Taliyah as soon as possible,

  • once he does, Key and Sangyoon move towards the blue buff.

  • Given that they have Malzahar this becomes a very easy steal with his voidlings.

  • The one thing I would like to point out is that, in my opinion, Malzahar would have used

  • blue more efficiently as he can take over the lane by spamming voidlings and Malefic

  • Visions.

  • But how does ROX know they can invade?

  • Well, as I mentioned before, it's obvious MF isn't leashing for the jungler, else she

  • wouldn't be in lane.

  • Aside from this, Bless did the exact start in game one, also on Kha'zix, so it's very

  • likely that ROX's staff noticed this and looked to exploit it, especially given how popular

  • starting on raptors is for some junglers.

  • The ward we talked about in bot lane also helps ROX know if bbq are aware of the invade

  • or not.

  • If bbq's botlane starts moving up, they can cancel the invade and go to lane.

  • Now it's important to look at both junglers routes.

  • Seonghwan on Elise does Blue, Gromp Wolves, crosses to the other side and quickly moves

  • in for the bottom side Scuttle.

  • He knows he's being spotted as Mickey pinged Tempt's ward.

  • He then assumes, correctly, that Bless was just at gromp.

  • On the other side, Bless did Raptors, Wolves and Gromp.

  • Without blue buff he can't keep up without going back, but he does correctly call Elise's

  • next two camps with pings.

  • It's important to note that you can track an enemy jungler by looking at his CS and

  • figuring out what camps were down.

  • Elise has 6 CS and was just seen at Scuttle so bbq know Elise fully cleared the top side

  • jungle.

  • Seonghwan clears both camps and rapidly moves into the top side scuttle.

  • Once again he is spotted but given Elise's fast clears there's not much Bless can go.

  • By showing himself to Seonghwan, Bless gives away the fact that he has done Red, and by

  • showing his CS, tells ROX where he's going next as he moves to krugs, the only camp he

  • hasn't cleared.

  • With his starting camp being figured out, it becomes relatively easy to figure out what

  • Kha'zix is going to do next.

  • Rumble is punishing Shen in the top lane and Taliyah is pushing in Zed so the only real

  • alternative for Bless here is to do Raptors again, move into the bottom side of the jungle

  • and either clear or look for a gank in the bottom lane, where ROX's bot lane is pushing.

  • Let's see how ROX set up this invade.

  • Sangyoon and Key start pushing in bot lane to gain advantage on a rotation and while

  • Seonghwan moves in, Sangyoon spots Bless with a Hawkshot.

  • Elise is never spotted, moves in grabs the kill and the big wolf.

  • Key then helps Seonghwan punish Bless further and take the enemy gromp.

  • With Mickey hitting level 6 and with a fresh red buff, ROX force a dive in the mid lane.

  • No kills result out of this trade, but Tempt is forced to use both summoners while ROX

  • use Stand United.

  • Let's take a look at the map.

  • Before Invading, Seonghwan rushed a tracker's knife.

  • When he moved in to invade the bottom side jungle, he dropped two wards to spot out Bless,

  • one next to the jungle entrance and another on blue buff.

  • As he moved to the top side jungle he also dropped a ward in the raptors brush.

  • From this moment until 7:30.

  • ROX ALWAYS have information on Bless' whereabouts, seriously limiting what he can do.

  • It doesn't help that at 7:10, Crazy plays over aggressively and tries to steal blue

  • buff without presence of his Jungler or Mid Laner.

  • ROX know this because they spotted the blue handoff and quickly collapse on Rumble, grabbing

  • another kill.

  • With Rumble's flash down, Seonghwan moves to top lane once again to punish the summoner

  • cooldown and kills Rumble again.

  • The game starts snowballing out of control and there's little Bless can do, so he becomes predictable

  • After fully clearing the jungle, he looks to move into ROX's top side jungle as Elise

  • is spotted on the other side of the map.

  • A ward placed earlier by Shy spots this move and once again Bless is punished.

  • With good vision control from Seonghwan and Mickey in the bottom side River

  • Key is allowed to roam to mid lane unseen and grab a kill on Tempt.

  • From here on out, the game snowballs completely out of control.

  • With the man advantage ROX force Ghost and Totoro out of lane and grab first brick gold.

  • With this massive advantage, ROX start setting

  • up a crushing 1-3-1 and demolish bbq in 23 minutes.

Hey everyone, Shakarez here back with another match analysis.

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Tracking and Punishing Jungle Routes - LCK ROX vs bbq Analysis

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    roro posted on 2017/04/22
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