October 23, 2016 – Game 1 – SKT vs ROX
Pretty disappointing that the two best teams in Korea will have to battle each other in the semifinals, nevertheless, it will be a great game. Sure one of them will be placed either third or fourth, but at least fans and all viewers alike will get to see the two teams play against each other quicker. ROX Tigers entered worlds by winning the summer split, claiming the spot of Korea’s best team. While SKT didn’t win the summer split, they were able to earn their position by achieving the higest amount of circuit / championship points out of all the other teams. These two teams both achieved 5 wins in the quarter finals, however, SKT only lost once to Flash Wolves while ROX lost twice to both CLG and ANX.
There is no doubt the games will be extremely action pack filled with mind games and I doubt either team will make many mistakes. I doubt there will be first blood given until a 3 man dive is called against a solo laner that is way too greedy, and I also doubt that solo kills will be given, and if so kept at a minimum.
Sure ROX are great, but I think SKT will be able to recover their reputation as Korea’s best team and go on to later take out the title of 2016 World’s best team.
Prediction : SKT 80% l ROX 20%
Score : 3-1