After last week's unfortunate situation for NXPE, they are hungry to redeem themselves to prevail against their opposing team in today's series. The team with endless possibilities once again shocked everyone after creating a new variant in their roster—Cadenza playing alongside H2, a brilliant playmaker with an aggressive core player. This is with the hopes of forcing their opposing team onto the base, leaving them no room to react. What also shocked everyone was S4gitnu's Khufra in the EXP lane, seemingly innovating from the meta in the other regions. Will NXPE stomp on the King Slayers in today's series? Let's find out.
What seemed to be a really good strategy by NXPE against a more methodical team like RSG-PH was shattered as the latter used this same strategy against them. Despite generally having a more relaxed and laid back play style in the previous series, the King Slayers easily went aggressive early on. Light's Franco was a key part of this strategy by RSG-PH, backed by Exort's Eudora and EMMAN's Beatrix. Anyone caught by the Iron Hook is easily bursted. Still, NXPE would not back down without a fight, Yellyhaze's Cecilion looked like a light at the end of the tunnel. To no avail, however, with one teamfight mistake in the purple buff past the 17-minute mark, RSG stood tall and stomps on NXPE, 1-0.
Looking to change their strategy, NXPE swaps out H2WO, bringing in MP the King. The latter's tactic is to aggressively invade the opposing core's jungle camp, bringing their opponent at a disadvantage in terms of gold and exp. However, it was as if Demonkite had the same thing in mind—in the early stages of the game, he went all-in against MP's red jungle camp, getting three (3) consecutive buffs and green jungle neutrals, forcing MP to retreat. With Nathzz being given his signature Esmeralda pick, they confidently marched forward against NXPE as he absorbs all of the damage by the opposing team.
Looking back last season, RSG-PH had a hard time snatching a win against this same team. However, it is the discipline, precision, and grace displayed by RSG-PH that enabled them to adjust well against a team that everyone says to be a team with endless possibilities. RSG-PH continues their momentum, gracefully snatching a clean sweep against NXPE, 2-0.
GAME 1 (18:30) - RSG 18 (W); NXPE 6 (L)
GAME 2 (18:43) - RSG 18 (W); NXPE 6 (L)