NEU Paradigm defeats UPD Oblation in the Alliance Games League of Legends Finals
NEU Paradigm Verendus defeated UPD Oblation Esports via a 2-1 comeback in the Alliance Games League of Legends Finals.
Game 1: Oblation survives Paradigm Verendus
In Game 1, Paradigm Verendus went with a crowd control-heavy team composition that seemed ideal for early game dominance. However, they survived Oblation’s late resurgence which cost them the series opener.
The first minutes of play were relatively calm. Even during the first cloud drake, the two teams avoided confrontation, which ultimately led to Paradigm Verendus handing over the drake to Oblation.
The action then heated up after Paradigm Verendus smelled (and took) first blood when they spotted Udyr of Oblation, who then had no Flash at his disposal to escape. From there, Paradigm Verendus capitalized on their early game lead by subsequently earning six eliminations and two rounds at the fortnight.
Unfortunately, their lead faded after Oblation resurged later in the game. Paradigm Verendus got Aced multiple times and returned two Barons (relatively for free). Ultimately, the match ended just before the 35th minute as Paradigm Verendus got Aced, leading to Oblation’s base rush to end the match immediately.
Game 2: Séraphine sings her way to victory
Game 2 of the best-of-3 series went to Paradigm Verendus as Mark Owen”ITERATIONSeraphine de Ramos sang their way to victory.
At first Paradigm Verendus managed to get the first drake but nothing really happened until the 7 minute mark. A clash at the bottom of the map left Paradigm Verendus with two kills and one kill for their side.
Luckily, they were able to avoid this blunder as they started to win the next clashes. It was ITERATION’s Seraphine Accuracy ultimates that allowed Paradigm Verendus to succeed, as it resulted in easy kills (and eventual victory).
Game 3: A Mordekaiser Quadra for the win
Paradigm Verendus started the final match of the Grand Finals series with multiple upsets. First, they targeted Oblation’s Jungler with three bans as they took out Udyr, Karthus, and Fiddlesticks. Then they released ITERATION’s Yasuo in which Oblation responded with a Yone Counter.
From the start of the game, Paradigm Verendus quickly got the job done. Approaching the 4 minute mark, they took first blood killing Taliyah of Oblation. From there, Paradigm Verendus snowballed through secure objectives and had Oblation play responsively. Late game, a massive Quadra Kill from Jed Cedric”ScourgeBatacan spelled the end of Oblation’s near-perfect playoff run and handed Paradigm Verendus the game to win the series.
With the Grand Finals over, Paradigm Verendus takes first place, Oblation Esports takes second place, and MGS Mages takes third. Paradigm Verendus is also set to take home PHP 25,000, championship shirts and merchandise from AcadArena.
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