Yesterday’s online League of Legends tournament 4PL All Or Nothing 2 suddenly delivered an incredible show. Eight European teams, including every European powerhouse (the only missing powerhouse was fnaticRC, who are currently still in Korea), were invited to compete for a €1000 first place prize – All Or Nothing, as the title says.
While both Natus Vincere and SK unfortunately faced and lost to some of the toughest European teams in the first round, the French powerhouse Against All Authority lost to a freshly formed Luna Gaming. This might be a result of aAa‘s roster change: it’s mid lane player MoMa recently left the team, mentioning on his Facebook page that it was facing serious mood problems.
On the other hand, Poland team Meet Your Makers has shown some great performance, beating CLG.eu (former AL) in the first round, and then delivering an incredible second game versus M5, absolutely crushing them and then snatching the victory with a very clutch baron steal; even though they still lost the series. Definitely a must watch game.
The final two games of M5 versus Absolute Legends (former Mistral) turned out to be surprisingly one sided: AL proved to be one of the few teams that know how to beat M5, landing one blow after another without giving Moscow Five a single chance to recover and get back in the game; but even with a 0-11 score and a 10k gold difference the Russian powerhouse fought back amazingly well, setting the series’ intensity on a level comparable to the recent IPL Vegas.
Even though M5 still remain undefeated, losing only one offline game since they joined the pro scene, 4pl All Or Nothing 2 showed their weaknesses along with their strengths, and further proved the fact that they can be beaten. Of course, it must be said that online tournaments come with additional circumstances like timezone difference: for example, Moscow Five had to play in the finals at 3 AM.