Eyes on The Rivalry: TSM vs Cloud9 (2018 NA LCS Summer Semifinals)

Eyes on The Rivalry: TSM vs Cloud9 (2018 NA LCS Summer Semifinals)

Um, yeah, so literally all we have is… a little bit of Asian Games talk then straight into C9 TSM. I mean, these are the two– historically, the two greatest teams in North American LCS history. These guys have kinda battled it out
in playoffs so many times. They’re the two teams that have played the most times in the Finals against each other of any matchup. Usually, when these teams meet in the Finals if we’re not talking about 2013 TSM has been able to win. For TSM as an organization this is the first year where they’ve really had a crisis. Identity crisis. They’ve always been the winners. And always made it to Finals. This year, that has changed and they need to get back to their origins. It’s exciting for fans who have followed
these rosters for so long and especially, I think, for Cloud9 fans who are looking for a little redemption who are looking for a little revenge. For once, they’re coming into this as a favorite. When the Yankees and Red Sox are good,
it’s good for baseball. When the Lakers and Celtics are good it’s good for basketball. When C9 and TSM are good it’s good for the NA LCS. Jatt: I’m actually alright today. Four… [Music: “The Dive” theme] Jatt: I think it’s time… – Azael: It’s time.
– Jatt: … to talk about Jatt: The greatest matchup in North American
League of Legends history. Cloud9 versus TSM. These guys are… the teams that have faced each other
in the Finals more than any other team. This is the old… North American number one matchup. Bjergsen versus Jensen, that we were used to. Jensen, and his–you know, issue with TSM. – You know he has not won yet.
– Azael: Yep. He had… has had a long history with – Bjergsen.
– Jatt: He hasn’t beaten TSM. And Cloud9 hasn’t won a Best of 5
against TSM since 2014 I think it was? Yeah, it would have to be 2014 Spring. It feels like heading into this series you know, we have an option to kind of revive a bit of that– that past excitement of like, our two greatest mid laners going head to head with the added wrinkle that Goldenglue may be this like Kryptonite sub-in sorta curveball thing that they can throw in. [Music: “Ya Veran” by QUITAPENAS] …up to the players now the mid lane matchup very hyped and across the board, all stars on
both of these teams. Cloud9 and TSM into Game 1 of the Semifinals! That’s a lot of damage, Bjergsen’s gonna go–
oh, heals up with the Q! – Oh, the auto attack!
– Shen with the ult from mithy, staying alive, but a great play out of Jensen. Here comes the flank in from Bjergsen. He’s gonna look for Jensen. Does he have the damage? He does! TSM, winning yet again, Zeyzal’s gonna drop. Licorice now left alone, a triple kill for Bjergsen! The Quinn’s already been deleted and they’re gonna… Sneaky: I insta-died. Zeyzal: It’s alright, guys. And TSM leads the Semifinal 1-0! Jensen: Tried. I’m sorry. Sneaky: Hell yeah. …turret goes down, Hauntzer being slowed up,
being stunned now as well. This will be a third kill for Cloud9. – They look for number four
– Licorice: Kai’Sa. Nice! A double knockup out of Licorice! Cloud9 strike back! They’ll be able to even up this series! Zeyzal: Nice job, boys.
Blaber: Let’s go, let’s go. Zeyzal: That’s the 20-minute win we expected. Let’s go, C9! …grabs himself the kill. Zven’s gotta get another kill, another two as Swain has found his second. Blaber’s gonna fall for number three,
Zven’s wiping the floor with this one! He’s found the fourth, and he’s looking for number five! Zeyzal: Swain’s just going to be a bit strong. Blaber: Yes, Swain’s gonna be huge. Ornn gonna find the stun, Galio in the front,
Zeyzal gets found out! Here comes Galio, a good smite from Grig picks that one up. C9: They got baron, they got baron. Jensen: I have a big taunt, big taunt. Zeyzal: Okay, I can’t reengage. Blaber: I’m coming, I’m coming. Jensen: Kill them all here, kill them all here, please. Jensen finds a bit of time, can he get that kill though? He’s looking for it, he’s gonna get Grig,
but it’s traded for… Sneaky: Oh, I’m dead. I’m dead. Jensen: Ah, only one dead. Zeyzal: Damn, that’s rough. Zeyzal: We need to be smarter, Blaber. Blaber: Yeah, that’s my bad. Blaber: No, we can’t. Get out. Get out. Zeyzal: Alright, that’s game. Jensen: Ah, we lost. Zeyzal: Alright guys, uh… it’s fine. Sneaky: Maybe. Zeyzal: Yeah, I think they can end. Blaber: They should be able to. TSM are a game away from the Finals! [Crowd chanting “TSM”] Do you think Svenskeren and Goldenglue
will see time in the series? – Or rather…
– Kobe: Mm. what situation has to happen
in order for them to get time in the series? I think that it’s super interesting, this specific series because… Goldenglue has actually been good against Bjergsen and against TSM. I think there’s a good chance that
they’re gonna see some play. If you’re down 0-2, why not try it? Putting in Goldenglue, when they’re already down and one more loss means they’re out of the playoffs doesn’t feel right to me. Kobe: Yeah.
Azael: Yeah– but I still think if you do– if you start Jensen-Blaber and
you get slammed two games in a row not saying that’s gonna happen– – but it would still be worth
– Jatt: You would still put him in. trying to mix something up. Svenskeren: Let’s go, man. Goldenglue: Let’s get it, bro. Svenskeren: Just play around the timing. Goldenglue: Just be proactive and safe. To put in context how important this game is Goldenglue, his first game was in 2014. He subbed in for Scarra on Team Dignitas. This is his fifth year as a pro and this is the most important game of his life. Up against Bjergsen, down 2-1 in the Semifinals. Svenskeren, remember, was kind of
booted off TSM at the start of the year. So this is kind of a Svenskeren redemption story as well. Fan (off-screen): Let’s go, Goldenglue! Svenskeren: Hauntzer is fucking cocky now, man. Svenskeren: That one game, and he thinks
he is like the best top laner. Svenskeren: One GP game where he gets carried by Swain. Svenskeren: Your first playoffs.
Let’s make it count, bro. Make it count. Goldenglue: 2-0 dude. Let’s do it. [Music: “They Can’t Come (feat. Sims)” by P.O.S] Licorice: I’m on Jhin. I’m on Jhin. There is no way out for Zven. The flash, the knock up, is it enough
to chase him down? It is! Two kills traded in the bottom lane. What a beautiful TP there from Licorice. Bjergsen just walks into Svenskeren,
up against the wall. Svenskeren gets to get the kill on his old teammate. That feels good. 5v4 inside the base, hoping to make it to Game 5. The flash. Hauntzer only grabs one. But the flash forward and Bjergsen gets a kill. The trade back though. A huge knock up. Can they secure them? And Cloud9 will! A double kill for Sneaky. They’re all falling now. TSM are routed. Goldenglue: We’re going to Game 5, baby! Bring out the Silver Scrapes, we’re going to Game 5! Goldenglue’s first North American LCS Playoff game is a victory. And you’ve got to think they’re going to keep him and Svenskeren in for game number five. It all comes down to this. Cloud9 have had their playoffs ended by TSM in five of their last seven playoff runs. No game has been dominated by either side and it is really up in the air. Goldenglue gonna have to walk through this,
take another stun, take a lot of damage. And they’re going to go right under the turret. TSM look for number four
but Bjergsen has to flash away. They don’t get it. And the flash in, they found one. Grig is down. You can’t get away from Malzahar and that’s why Cloud9 keep bringing it, Goldenglue. Svenskeren: I’m going to ult him. Goldenglue: I got him.
I’m going to get him. I’m going to get him. Zeyzal: Finish him, finish him. Licorice: Nice! Goldenglue: They’re gonna chase.
They’re gonna chase. Sneaky: Yeah, they’re looking, they’re looking. And Poppy is far away. They’re both going to TP to join. Here’s comes the fight, 5v5. Is this the one that ends it all? Goldenglue: I’m on Irelia right now. I’m on Irelia. Goldenglue: Front to back, front to back. Two for zero, Cloud9! And they can chase to the open inhib. An ult forward for Sneaky. They get Bjergsen! It’s a three for zero! They have the minions, they can end the game! I think C9 have done it! Put the subs, make it a 2-0 to close out the series as the second turret falls, the respawn is in 15 seconds. And they’ve done it! Svenskeren and Goldenglue complete it. It’s a 3-2 victory for Cloud9! Can you believe it? The miracle has been completed. Cloud9, from last place to the Finals. in summer of 2018. 1, 2, 3, C9! It’s still a little bit hard to believe that what happened, happened. What Goldenglue has gone through in his professional career, has ruined so many other players. To be in the LCS, to be the butt of so many jokes, to get benched, to get moved off of teams. Goldenglue: That feels good, man. Svenskeren: Your first playoffs. Goldenglue: My first playoffs, ever.
I’m undefeated in playoffs. And yes, the rest of his team did great! But to be in that moment, and then to win both games, with his history it’s amazing. Now Cloud9 get to head to Oakland and they get to head to Oakland with their heads held high. [Music: “Where You At” by TT The Artist] C9 has to win that series if they want to
automatically qualify for Worlds. If they lose, they have to go to the Regional Qualifiers. So, I think winning is everything to them in the final. I know kind of in the back of my mind, that like Cloud9 is probably coming in super hungry. They’re coming in with this crazy story behind them. You know, from last place all the way to the finals. It’s more of a test than anything else. Just want to see if we can take them down.

100 thoughts on “Eyes on The Rivalry: TSM vs Cloud9 (2018 NA LCS Summer Semifinals)

  1. TSM will not make worlds. It was the dumbest thing ive seen in Esports breaking up the team last year. Biolift is better than the EU butt buddies… i mean bot buddies. And Sven is worlds better than mike young ( i know its spelled with an E in there but he dont have my respect) and Gig… Who is that fat loser grig anyways? some solo queue find? lol.

  2. Curse might not wrk since this eyes on is for semi finals. So Riot was either late or C9 asked them to delay its release to avoid the curse.

  3. Sorry c9 fans, this is coming from a c9 fan as well but the thing is c9 is known for choking at domestic tournaments despite them doing better in international tournaments. It's because of this idea that I don't see c9 losing and will not be surprised if they do.

  4. Guys you are misreading the curse! The rivalry was cursed, which means that C9 is cursed to win because that makes it so there won’t be another rivalry match in gauntlet!

  5. C9 deserve it! And TSM and their fans are always so full of themselves so it's really nice to see them go down. Guess they can't win without Sven and Doublelift.

  6. Let me know if anyone can find that last song. Found the artist and searching nonstop but I cant find that last song in any of TT the artist playlist on spotify or soundcloud!

  7. Even though jensen/blaber combo went 1-2 i still dont think it was them they played pretty well for the most part i feel like the two they lost sneaky picking quinn was kinda the prob he popped off on the other adc but didnt have almost any effect on the quinn

  8. Does that mean Haunzter is the real troll in TSM since both doublelift and sven are the one who left and get into the final?The final is all white vs all asian btw.

  9. Can I just say, the audio editing on this episode is top-notch. Moments like the song starting on the Swole Bros entering the hallway, and 8:34 when Silver Scrapes fades out and you just get Phreak for a second before the next song cues on GG's headphones. Excellently done.

  10. This video gave me chills congrats C9 … and am I the only one that really enjoyed TSM fall? lol, that's what regi and his team gets for all that trash talk.

  11. I love that entrance by Goldenglue and Svenskeren: the smiles, positivity and confidence heading into game four when he says "Lets get it bro", and that moment before game five where Goldenglue pauses for a second taking in the cheers with his headset hovering over his ears before putting it on.

  12. Echo Fox just won the first match of the gauntlet (at the time of writing this). If Echo Fox somehow beats BOTH TSM and C9 then there the Eyes On curse is even more real.

  13. 11:24 i took my shazam , it shows me: tt the artist – where you at. But i can´t find this song anywhere, the Beat is nicöööö

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