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DWG KIA vs. MAD Lions / 2021 World Championship - Quarter-Final / Post-Match Discussion

DWG KIA vs. MAD Lions / 2021 World Championship - Quarter-Final / Post-Match Discussion

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PMTs: [Game 1](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/qerg22/dk_vs_mad_game_1_discussion_thread/) [Game 2](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/qesede/damwon_kia_vs_mad_lions_worlds_2021_quarterfinals/)


sleepyJangaroo

It's actually kind of unnerving how Canyon isn't just ridiculously good, he's ridiculously consistent. Like, he does this 90% of the competitive games he plays it makes no sense.


Swapsta

Jugking


CreamyAlmond

It helps when you're the best all-role SoloQ player in the World.


Mobshigoo

Canyon/Khan/Showmaker i swear these 3 just hard carry every game


OmriH7

LCK Spring LCK Summer LCK Autumn <-- You are here


aviciiavbdeadpunk

I MISS OGN WINTER


xiaoming23232

Reminds me when skt went 15-0


jinchuika

And that was not even their final form


xiyeonah

It was actually their final form and personally still consider that run SKT’s greatest accomplishment. In a time where Korea was the strongest region by far with sister teams SKT went undefeated.


PorkChopALaMolotov

No Korean team had won two splits, and SKT did it, in a row, and not dropping a game in winter. The record held for a couple of years until SKT broke it again.


SpaceCowboy170

I MISS OGN


SnooCats1808

Oh I miss this, I thought they stop broadcasting the show 3 years ago


Rayser1

LPL 5th seed couldn't do it. Looks like we're back to the scheduled lck autumn scheduling


Iforgotmynametoobro

Pity that T1 vs DK isn't going to be the finals.


natethegreat838

Pity that SKT T1 vs ROX wasn't the finals


sunsnap

they expect one of us in the wreckage brother


Vega808

Have we started the fire?


Bobthepi

The dumpster fire burns bright brother


duskie1

> they expect all of us in the wreckage brother


Frequent_Champion_42

we are the wreckage brother


Porogon

did you also get the bane plane scene in your recommended


F0RGERY

You already knew the series result by names alone. DAMWON = NO W MAD


Frequent_Champion_42

*cue x files theme*


noodlespls

It's written right there and we all missed it!


Trap_Masters

I knew this series was an inside job


Swapsta

Wtf


Swingyman

Ow ! Damn


TormentedLoL

A lot of credit will go to DK's top side but I just want to say Beryl's smurfing it having played 8 unique champions over 9 games now and performing on all of them


PhreakOut4

He's back to 2020 form


CreamyAlmond

From Yuumi to Pyke lol, truly the most complete of supports.


HawkEye1337

Gapped Kaiser with 0 soloq practice and on Pyke nonetheless.


Aschentei

Dude cycles through his supports like he does his genshin waifus to get those elemental combos ya feel


Heavenraizen

While playing genshin


WRYTARD777

Don't call it a gap, it's a Canyon


Trap_Masters

The grand Canyon


bipolar_schtick

Honestly, he's probably the best player in the world right now


SolarEquis

Khan is on a mission too


Zephri0

The man wants his trophy before he has to go to the army.


jwinter01

I am a big T1 fan and really want them to beat Damwon. If they lose I'll be sad but then I'll be happy if Khan wins Worlds. If the opposite happens I'll be a bit sad for Khan. I really wish 2019 SKT won Worlds... I really loved the players in that roster...


sktt1234

G2 was insane that year sadly. I feel this year’s T1 is alot better than 2019.


WRYTARD777

Khan be like, bro Armut is that how Jayce should be played?


SyriseUnseen

His Lee sure is epic


PanFrito

I hope MAD ban Canyon’s Lee in the next… oh wait.


joe4553

Carzzy tried to smite fight a lee sin standing right there.


paul232

That was 100% nerves. he couldn't hit anything so may as well hit the dragon soul and hand it over to DK no issues


VulpesVulpix

EU and getting gapped by Lee Sin players, name a greater duo


noahkillis

"TiAn YoU BeAuTy" \-Quickshot 2019 "CAnYoN yOu bEaUtY" \-Quickshot 2021, probably


mogadichu

Ning, Tian, Canyon The three horsemen of crushing EU's dreams


w1ldcraft

EU teams & getting demolished by good Lee Sin players. Sadge.


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beesong

MAD saving that next worlds


windowhihi

Lee Sin and EU getting 3-0ed by the champion, name a better duo.


DeHouwer

EU teams getting melted by Kennen ult


Redburneracc7

Eloya is focused on trying to kill the support still


DalIasBlues

That was the most bronze flank I've ever seen. Reminds me of players who go for a pointless flank, instantly get deleted and spam ? pings.


steppenwolf123

Where's my team ????


CarpiZmb

Honestly ban Lee Sin against every eastern team


erennooo

they should definitely let elyoya cool off for a few minutes before the next game


Maisolkappa

this whole series just summed up the absolute state of top lane in EU


Alibobaly

Breaking news: Top laner that won both splits with a pool of 2 champions somehow ends up being a liability at Worlds.


RedditMainCharacter

I'm definitely feeling smug after getting heat thrown at me for suggesting that the only reason Armut looks good in EU was that everyone else is shit tier at top lane.


Consistent_Mammoth

It's easy to kick them when they are down and a lot of MAD's critics will just be written off as toxic/bandwagoners or whatever but the fact is a lot of G2's success was wrongly attributed to EU being good. Once G2 fell off MAD inherited their hype with nothing to back it up.


Shot-Mathematician58

Rogue doing well regionally, MAD stomping with Armut's champion pool. Fnatic imploding mid season and has to put Bwipo in Jungle, G2 completely booming out with Rekkles. The writings were on the wall man.


Rikkimaaruu

Yeah this must have been one if not the worst year for EU.


obigespritzt

It's definitely the worst, since 2016 was sadly completely skipped over through a temporal anomaly.


TastesLikeCoconut

Armut can only play like 4 champions.


Bladehell10

What do you mean? He can play: - Gentleman Gnar - Super Galaxy Gnar - SSG Gnar - Dino Gnar - El León Gnar - Astronaut Gnar - Snow Day Gnar


Imaw1zard

His Gentleman Gnar was being hard stomped by Gwen, he probably should have used SSG Gnar to channel some LCK top energy.


imsweetaf

Default gnar?


Bladehell10

Nah he might need to learn that one more


R-R-Clon

After seeing his Jayce I think that gonna take a lot of time... let be honest, it's not realistic.


NunoxGames

He cant play gnar either so change that up to wukong.


jinchuika

And yet, he's still better than most EU tops, which is worrying


Sikken98

1 champion. Wukong.


Balunox

Doesn't stop him from playing gnar for some god damn reason


XtendedImpact

Wukong Gnar Jayce 3 trick and his Jayce is mediocre.


Blank-612

his jayce had less impact than khan's kennen game 2 despite being like 2-3k up. Mediocre is very generous.


XtendedImpact

That's also because Khan is an absolute psychopath on Kennen tbf. But yea, mediocre doesn't cut it vs Damwon.


CreamyAlmond

DK played like absolute psychos. Instantly TPing after getting wiped and into losing fights. They are so bent on skill-checking their opponents. It's like fighting a beast, you can have a shotgun, but you know it's not letting you have it easily.


summaday

What kind of beast are you fighting? And what are you trying to take from it with a shotgun?


ThatsAToad

This greatly hurts our chance of having an Na vs Eu finals


itsEOA

At least now we get to see C9 smash Damwon, *right?*


roarnightingale

No, no, no. stop the too much hopium. :(((


Trap_Masters

Big if true


Exos_VII

Dear scriptwriters: please make T1 vs DK every bit as tense and epic as SKT vs ROX was in 2016, thanks


TheGrandMaster2169

Dear scriptwriters, I second this


KappaccinoNation

Dear scriptwriters, it doesn't matter who wins in that series, just make it a 5-game epic series.


runaway1337

Dear scriptwriters, don’t listen to these dudes. Make it a clean sweep by T1 with Faker getting all kills in every game and not dying a single time


WeslleyM

Faker suddenly reveal he had been playing with just one hand for the past 3 years


rokingfrost

he is going to show us the 80% of his true power


shinazueli

I want to see Faker stand up and say “forgive me master, but I must go all out just this once” and then play all five positions by himself. And penta them over and over.


Random_Stealth_Ward

And to reach that level he removes his belt, the camera zooms intl the buckle and you can see "kkoma" etched into it along with stains from bang's tears


APKID716

#FUCKING SUBSCRIBE


Potato_Summoner

Dear scriptwriters, please give us a super unexpected cheese pick like MF support back in 2016


SterbenVII

Riot, please bring back the game 5 champ select music for ROX vs SKT if T1 and DAMWON go to 5 games :)


Vayne_Mechanics

5 game banger please


Pierre_from_Lyon

Skt vs dk should be absolutely insane


sanz02

Imagine you as a MAD player: Wake up in a beautiful sunday morning, and you need to think: "Today i'm going to play against Canyon".


Sean-Benn_Must-die

And showmaker, and khan. God that entire mid top jg combo is perhaps the greatest of all time.


MegaEmpoleonWhen

This is honestly what 2017 worlds could of been for Khan. An absolutely immense topside with an amazing weak side bot lane. Ardent Censer : \^)


cancerBronzeV

TY damwon for 3-0 so I can get to my midterm on time.


TerminallyTater

midterm on sunday monkaW


unhelpful_question

GL on your midterm, smash that test brother.


Aschentei

Just think of yourself as DK and think of the midterm as MAD


Agys

Canyon this tournament is what LPL fans thought Tarzan was going to be.


TheCatsActually

Canyon is cheating and there's nothing you can do to convince me otherwise. He's as far ahead of his peers - especially on Lee Sin - as Insec was at his peak.


Straziato

That flash four-man goredrinker into insec in game two was godly.


iwillkillyou18

He has surpassed everyone imo. GOAT jungler.


whohe_fanboy

It's almost unfair he and Showmaker are on the same team. I feel like with the two of them making the top 8 in Worlds is guaranteed, as long as the other 3 teammates have working hands.


matthero

It helps when those 3 working hands are fucking Khan, Beryl and Ghost. Lol. What an insanely stacked team


luapchung

Bot lane being their weak side but Beryl played like 8 champions out of 9 games they've played and won every single game lmao


lilelf29

This series was just sad, if MAD can't win that game 2 how are they ever supposed win a game... Felt a bit reminiscent of Damwon vs G2 last year, #1 seed vs #1 seed, yet this time round it feels even worse after losing that 2nd game. Damwon still undefeated at worlds going for the record, semis is going to be so good.


AhriStepOnMe

MAD actually could have won this game if they did not leash 2 infernal drakes while their jungler was dead imo


Hineni-

I thought for sure MF would secure that with bullet time. Paid actor infernal Drake smh. Can't believe they let Canyon have Lee 3 times, even in Game 2, while playing from behind, early game till late game where he was getting picks.


azns123

Brother Dragon


Omnilatent

Not like you can realistically ban out Canyon and Gragas is actually a really good pick into Lee but skill gap was real


Danish1368

Give khan the trophy already man really wants it with the way he has been playing


Yasuo_unforgiven

> 3v1 camping > going 0-3, with 2 turrets down > process to obliterated the enemy team anyway. Khan is truly going all of his heart.


Trap_Masters

That's a "Please keep bringing more people to camp me" kinda game


Xalethesniper

There was a point jayce was up 3k gold on him going out of lane. Crazy stuff


Swapsta

He will get his trophy and a jayce skin


Yasuo_unforgiven

It will be so troll if he ask for Kennen.


SleepTightLilPuppy

Either Faker gets another Worlds trophy or Khan gets his first. I really can't decide who to root for in semis. Well, actually I can, it's T1 all the way, but it's still disappointing.


Troviel

Man I understand some guaranteed ban, but why ban Aphelios over Lee sin there? Canyon's lee sin is just BUILT DIFFERENT. Props to Carzzy though, he really tried that last game.


yehiko

or just pick fucking poppy


YasuosBrother

cant pick poppy if your toplane has a raindrop for a champ pool. Elyoya could have but then they lose all proactivity early.


CoogiMonster

It’s wild too because Elyoya played Poppy once already this Worlds and it was pretty fucking good considering he hasn’t played it on stage.


Ok-Travel-7875

Thanks for participating in the Damwon Invitationals..


sanz02

When Beryl wants to play even the devil trembles...


hockeydavid97

Beryl's routine after the national anthem included screaming, fake gun shots and smacking Ghost on the butt HARD. Then he played genshin impact. Beryl on returning to the world's semifinals: “I’m excited. Served my time like a grown man.”


CoogiMonster

Brother this pasta is barely a day old and the first time I’m seeing it used is goddamn league lol


red_marquis

fresh


autslash

Next 4 years are his


No-Tip-555

So many people praising Khan but Canyon was insane today and should get the most praise. Also Ghost was really good all games and his positioning in the 2nd game was sooo good, he hit crucial roots and did damage while staying safe.


metro_exe

At least EU won't be swept in the finals anymore


itsEOA

[My fellow Europeans, you know what time it is.](https://i.imgur.com/oimRc8H.png)


bobandgeorge

Come on guys, it's all about the west, right? Haha, westerners unite!


Toeknee99

https://imgur.com/P3SgWRu


Pavlo100

We just need to wait for the Damwon players to retire, so we can get new Worlds champions.


Zoidburg747

I mean this is Khan's last tournament.


Bananaeater45

ShowMaker is 21 and Canyon is 20. Only 7 more years until military COPIUM


onespiker

lol is also officaly included in the next years asian games... So possible medals giving the possibilty to skip military service.


ArcadianGhost

Man, khan must be so pissed. Only gold allows them to skip right? Or is it any?


onespiker

Any medal at the olympics and gold in the aisan games.


Youpley

Where did I hear that before ?


SnooCats1808

*something something SKT T1 Faker*


Fuzzikopf

To be fair, it was kinda unlucky that his botlane (especially Bang) decided to retire *during* the tournament.


icatsouki

The one time I was cheering for SKT that happens, to be fair it was really sad when he talked about the stress/burnout later. That was an awful time for all of SKT, forgot the name of the documentary but it's a must watch!


Im_Yoon_Ah

OGN documentaries were godly. SKT players esp Faker back then went to several variety shows guesting on youtube too. They were so popular. Good times


Nagasakirus

Don't exactly have to wait long with Khan


Snoo8331100

They'll grab Nuguri back and be just as good, or get Kiin. As long as Canyon and Showmaker are on this team they'll continue to be one of the best.


Vespuczin

Watch them getting TheShy and tempering the kid with Kkoma's belt


Snoo8331100

TheShy is like 99% retiring, he said multiple times he still plays professionally only because of Rookie and this was Rookie's last year.


Teroo123

https://twitter.com/Caedrel/status/1423649438086615040


krombough

Tattoo artists everywhere crying.


Graytail

People thought EU has been beating NA all these years, little did they know the true battle is the war of attrition, draining EU talent until Armut is your best top at worlds.


enragedstump

What top did NA take other than Alphari?


TheGloriousEv0lution

Finn too, but not like that really matters lmao EU tops sucking is kinda on EU


LBL147

G2 Thebausffs will save EU


Magicslime

It's honestly kind of crazy, I don't think I've ever seen an entire role from a region look as bad as EU tops have this World's. All 3 had truly awful play.


redditdoesntmatter12

Our best top fell off the planet this year and didnt even make it to worlds.


AngronApofis

Our second best top left for NA. Our third best top roleswapped to jungle. Our fourth best top was armut.


Rave_Master_Ahri

doesn't help when the best EU top we had prefers to play WoW


Conankun66

and the other one is a jungler now lol


SHU-Galaxy

i have no doubt in my mind that game 3 was damwon’s skin game, hope the DWG Jayce skin looks sick


F0RGERY

A Damwon Pyke Skin would be so nice.


random_nickname43796

Beryl wanted Pyke before so it's happening


firebolt66

If beryl is picking pyke then you can be sure it's gonna be a genderbender waifu skin


AhriStepOnMe

Khan already played Jayce tho


moe11436

Damwon just saved that dude from having a MAD's lion tattoo on his butt


I_COULD_say

We can talk shit about players all day long, but can we talk about how good DWG is at team fighting? G2 baron fight with dual flank was so good. Dwg exemplifies the idea of exerting pressure to force mistakes. Even with a gold deficit, they exerted tremendous pressure on MAD.


EnjoyThisAfternoon

They remind me of 2015 SKT, a team that will win no matter what. You need a miracle to get one game from them.


ExeusV

what the fuck was that drake twice


NzoKr

Canyon is the best player in the world


Street_Cookie_4226

Is Canyon actually human? He just never made a mistake, even Showmaker and Khan made a lot in this series.


Naidem

People are blaming draft but idk how you can watch this series and not think DW can win with anything.


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Necromann

this game: https://youtu.be/wRnSnfiUI54?t=17


Trap_Masters

Holy shit what a Jungle Canyon this series


BlakenedHeart

Canyon is gapping every jungler since last worlds


Omnilatent

Khan showing Armut what to do as winning sidelane vs a teamfight champ... ​ Khan \[all:\] "nice 1 and 2 man ults, Wu"


Sersch

They weren't even able to close out the 7k lead to get that one win everyone expected them to get


kakaluski

Armut showing off his champion puddle


BunkerRush

Canyon signing with Barcelona after this series


sangpls

Barca can afford wei at best


Creepy_Pilot1200

" LCK is behind LEC this year, MAD is looking like a top 4 team in the World "


Vraenir

https://twitter.com/hillaryclinton/status/829846842150096896


Logicaboveeverything

She can’t keep getting away with thus


icypine

Khan on post match interview 'All the western teams suck' 'We didnt prepare for quarters at all, we'll make it through anyways' 'Our only worries are semis'


BannanDylan

That DK comeback in game 2 killed any chance of MAD having the mental to even attempt a reverse sweep. Also Carzzy way too aggresive in that last team fight and couldn't find a good angle to use his ult.


c_u_lator_alligator

This game was definitely not on Carzzy. Elyoya got catched 3 times in a row, losing them Baron and Dragon soul, leaving MAD in a 4v5 most of the game.


Yasuo_Stahp_Pls

Btw people told me here that Humanoid was better than Faker and Bdd LUL.


Qiob

MAD top 4 team in the world


dedicatedself

"Put T1 under Mad lions they're not as good"


CreamyAlmond

FPX sweating


igoromg

actually I remember one time, we were playing against DK at worlds quarterfinals and it was 0-2 and Armut said, "guys, if you think we are good, let's prove it now, 3-2" did we come back? of course not, 0-3


Sandman1324

Top gap this game was bigger than the Canyon


SlowLoris1337

Let's give Canyon Lee Sin 3 games in a row after getting destroyed by him in every game