Day 3 of the North American and European Rift Rivals concluded the final day of the group stages with explosive wins from both regions!
Phoenix1 1-0 G2 Esports
Unicorns of Love 1-0 Cloud9
Fnatic 0-1 Team SoloMid
Phoenix1 1-0 Unicorns of Love
Fnatic 0-1 Cloud9
G2 Esports 0-1 Team SoloMid
The Clown Fiesta
Phoenix1 had a fairly clean game against G2. While
Unicorns Obliterate the Messy C9
Unicorns won yet another game despite all odds and destroyed Cloud9's bot lane. Their team fights were on point; the fact that they've returned to something they're more comfortable on has turned out great for them so far. We can only hope to see more!
Cloud9 did a great job abusing the downtime of Mega Gnar to take and win small skirmishes, but they were not able to compete against Unicorns. C9 seemed cocky coming into the game and gave away free kills and free objectives. Perhaps funneling so many resources mid may not be the best option all the time.
TSM Toys With Fnatic
TSM performing well on an international stage? What episode of The Twilight Zone are we in?Not only did they allow Fnatic to have all of their comfort picks, but TSM took their strategy and laughed at them. Absolutely an impressive game from Team SoloMid.
P1 Stomps UoL
Ryu "Ryu" Sang-wook and
TSM Fulfills Their MSI Revenge
While G2 Esports made TSM work for their win, they played many of the fights right despite the Baron throw.
TSM will meet Unicorns of Love in the finals of the western Rift Rivals. The NA favorites finished 5-1, with their only loss coming against Unicorns of Love. While the European team finished 3-3, they can hang their hat on their comeback win against TSM.
Can TSM walk away with an international trophy? Or will Unicorns of Love play spoiler like they have in past tournaments? Tune in on Saturday, July 8 to find out!