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CJ Entus Frost vs MVP Ozone Review and analysis

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CJ Entus Frost vs MVP Ozone Review and analysis
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Preview:      OGN summer 2013 presses on with a climactic 3rd place match between last season's champions MVP Ozone, and the well established CJ frost. Despite a dominating first win over SK Telecom T1 in the semifinals, MVP Ozone struggled to keep up with SKT and suffered their first series loss of the season 3-1. Frost, who has been in a bit of a slump this season, fell victim to a new powerhouse in Insec and the rest of KT Rolster Bullets and lost the series 3-0.

 

Matchup:     This weeks match pits yet another one of the old guard teams of Korea against one of the rising stars in MVP Ozone. After an explosive spring season coming out with their first ever OGN championship, Ozone fell short last week after faker and the rest of SK Telecom T1 managed to bounce back from a harsh loss and take the BO5 series 3-1, leaving a very frustrated Ozone in a battle for 4th place that will go a long ways in determining their chances of making it to the world finals in September. Here are the matchups:

 

Frost  VS  MVP

Top: Shy  VS  Homme

Shy is considered one of the best top laners in Korea despite a poor performance against the KT rolster bullets in the quarterfinals where he got crushed relentlessly 3 games in a row as Shen against Insecs fast pushing Zac. Despite being last seasons All star representative for the top lane, Shy has faltered and proven its possible not only to win lane against him but to dominate it. Homme on the other hand came into OGN relatively unknown before Ozone’s spring championship, but has become a solid top laner in his own right.

Jungle: CloudTemplar VS Dandy

Dandy made bold claims after calling SK Telecom T1 jungler bengi “predictable” and after spending a first game dominating and predicting his every move it seemed like he was going to back up those claims…. until being rocked by bengi and the rest of SKT T1 in the quaterfinals and dropping three games straight. He will have to bounce back in order to play against a veteran in CloudTemplar, who has been consistent with his play even in frost’s losses all season.

Mid: GankedByMom VS Dade

First to explain, CJ Frost and Blaze traded a few players and subs around in order to build up their rosters and encourage consistent high level of play from their lanes, and while Blaze mostly picked up Frost's old players like Hermes frost decided to take a risk and pick up solo que players in Korea, Space and GankedByMom. Although GankedByMom did not play in the quarterfinal matches due to RapidStar’s usual level of consistency under pressure, RapidStar had a mostly subpar performance and lost out on his spot in the mid lane against Ozone’s Dade. After a phenomenal and dominating performance on Zed in game 1, Dade never seemed to be able to find his stride again and couldn’t play as well in the next 3 games for MVP. One thing is for sure, when Dade does well Ozone wins games, and Frost know this as well as anyone and will be looking to shut him down

AD/Support: Space / Madlife VS Imp / Meta

Not much needs to be said about the god of CJ frost. Despite a comparably weak showing again KT rolster B, Madlife had more than earned his moniker in clutch games and is expected to bounce back from his loss. However, with Imp’s strong vayne play and Mata’s near Madlife level of thresh hooks bottom lane is a toss up. Expect thresh to be picked or banned 100%, with Mata and Madlife being easily the two best thresh players in the OGN and probably the world right now.

Review

Game 1

MVP bans

  1. Blitzcrank
  2. Orianna
  3. Ammumu

 

Frost bans

  1. Zed
  2. Lee Sin
  3. Zac

 

MVP Picks

  1. Thresh
  2. Jarvan IV
  3. Vayne
  4. Twisted Fate
  5. Nasus

 

Frost Picks

  1. Shen
  2. Elise
  3. Fizz
  4. Ezreal
  5. Sona

MVP not banning thresh made it clear they were planning to first pick him, not only because mata is an amazing thresh player but also because no team wants madlife to have the chain warden. Frost here decides to go with a but of an interesting pick comp using fizz as their main assassin, even choosing to have space on ezreal picking up ignite instead of barrier. Unfortunately the plan backfire when they send fizz bottom in order to avoid a 2v1, and end up finding the bottom lane of imp and mata ready and waiting for him. The game starts going badly with fizz getting zoned and outfarmed in his 1v2 lane, and only gets worse when madlife is caught out by a hook by mata and needs shy to ult down on shen and save him. Although madlife gets away, shen doesnt and first blood is taken by ozone. This is especially bad because homme on nassus was never forced to teleport down, and takes top turret starting a gold snowball. This is where MVP shows the true power of mind games. After winning a teamfight at dragon, MVP chooses to not take the dragon and instead get vision control and bait Frost back into dragon. After doing this three times, MVP gets a significant gold lead that eventually ends with frost just too far behind to make a comeback.

MVP Ozone wins game 1

MVP: Homme 3/0/9

 

Game 2

Frost bans

  1. Lee Sin
  2. Twisted Fate
  3. Vayne

 

MVP bans

  1. Blitzcrank
  2. Thresh
  3. Orianna

 

Frost Picks

  1. Zed
  2. Ammumu
  3. Caitlyn
  4. Zac
  5. Lulu

 

MVP Picks

  1. Shen
  2. Sona
  3. Elise
  4. Varus
  5. Vladimir

Without first pick this game MVP is unwilling to risk Madlife's thresh, and is forced to let through the Ammumu that CloudTemplar has been so good on lately. In addition, Frost is still willing to risk having Dade on his most consistent champion zed, and have GankedByMom pick it up as the first pick. Clearly Shy learned something from his stomp at the hands of KT Rolster's Insec, because as soon as MVP picks up shen the counterpick in Zac is locked in without hesitation. The differences in the compositions are clear, with Frost wanting big, close-quarters teamfights and MVP a 1-3-1 split push with vlad and shen splitting side lanes while the rest of MVP sieges mid. After a trade in kills top lane that gives Dade a double kill and Shy first blood, MVP makes a strange choice to fight at dragon against the far superior team fighting power of frost, and have their first gold deficit of the series with a 4 for 2 exchange for frost as well as dragon and a turret. After a few disjointed fights, a complete lack of vision around baron for MVP leads frost to completely sneak a baron. With their gold lead and baron buff, Frost is able to push down mid and end the game.

Frost wins game 2

MVP: Shy 6/1/7

 

Game 3

MVP Bans

  1. Blitzcrank
  2. Ammumu
  3. Orianna

 

Frost bans

  1. Lee Sin
  2. Zed
  3. Twisted Fate

 

MVP Picks

  1. Thresh
  2. Jarvan
  3. Ezreal
  4. Caitlyn
  5. Nasus

 

Frost Picks

  1. Zac
  2. Vayne
  3. Lulu
  4. Maokai
  5. Karthus

 

MVP chooses to go with a double AD composition this game, and Frost responds with a dive heavy comp with zac lulu and one of the rarest picks of the OGN summer, maokai. MVP knows that in order to make a double AD composition work, they need to start taking towers and snowballing gold early, but things turn to disaster as a great gank gives Shy first blood and even a double kill in his 1v2 lane, causing MVP to lose the turret pushing battle, even with a caitlyn. A great dragon steal by Dandy actually manages to stop the game from snowballing, and MVP is able to start coming back when maokai overextends for a twisted advance and is caught out. Eventually even with a great initiation from maokai and zac, the gold lead slowly accumulated by MVP proves too much for Frost, and MVP is able to end the game.

MVP wins game 3

MVP: Mata 0/4/20

Game 4

Frost bans

  1. Lee Sin
  2. Twisted Fate
  3. Vayne

 

MVP bans

  1. Ammumu
  2. Blitzcrank
  3. Zac

 

Frost Picks

  1. Zed
  2. Jarvan IV
  3. Orianna
  4. Twitch
  5. Sona

 

MVP Picks

  1. Thresh
  2. Caitlyn
  3. Karthus
  4. Elise
  5. Shen

 

Knowing MVP wants to run shen again, they use a ban on zac and for the first time in the tournament GankedByMom has a chance to pick up his staple champion, orianna. Here is where i see brilliance in Frost. If Frost had first picked ANYONE but zed, I absolutely think that Dade would've played orianna to take it away from GankedByMom. But because Frost picked zed and secretly intended for it to go to Shy, MVP assumed orianna wouldn't be picked up and Frost managed to take zed away from Dade AND get orianna as well. Shy matches up directly against Homme, and as the game goes on develops a bigger and bigger lead on him, eventually even hitting the "flame mark" of being 100 cs over his opponent. The shockwave cataclysm crescendo combo proves to much for MVP, and Frost pushes in to take the nexus.

Frost wins game 4

MVP: CloudTemplar 3/2/15 (90% contribution per kill for his team)

So in any Best of 5 in the OGN, the last match of the series is blind pick. This means that neither team can ban any champion and neither team has a chance to plan for the other teams picks. While MVP is untested in blind pick, Frost has an amazing 7-0 record.

MVP picks:

Game 5

Frost Picks

  1. Homme - Nasus
  2. Dandy - Lee Sin
  3. Dade - Zed
  4. Imp - Vayne
  5. Mata - Thresh

 

MVP Picks

  1. Shy - Jax
  2. CloudTemplar - Ammumu
  3. GankedByMom - Zed
  4. Space - Twitch
  5. Madlife - Thresh

 

Right off the bat we see an interesting matchup with two thresh and two zed. Madlife however distinguishes himself early by taking down mata , and securing first blood for space. After an action packed mid lane results in 7 kills, Dade as zed begins to take a small lead over GankedByMom. Shy, who is known for his phenomenal jax play, becomes a split pushing monster. With MVP backed into a corner, Frost goes for what they think is a safe baron, and Dandy makes his best play of the game to steal it on lee sin. Having nothing to lose, Ozone barrel down mid with baron buff while Shy is pushing top, and amazingly manage to overcome the gold deficit and take down Frost.

 

MVP wins game 5

MVP: Dandy 2/2/10

MVP wins the series 3-2

Frost honestly can't be too disappointed with this loss considering best case scenario they play the role of spoiler for MVP and take 3rd. Now its up to the riegonal qualifer and a long road of wins if frost want to have a chance at going to worlds. As for MVP, they now just have to sit back , watch the finals, and root as hard as possible for SKT T1 to take the finals from KT Rolster B so they can have that spot at worlds from just circuit points, but if not it'll be off to reigonals for them as well. The finals take place on Friday, Aug 31th at 3AM on twitch.tv/ongamenet

See you on the fields of justice, summoners.

-GMB

 

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