2016 World Championship: Day 4 group stage guide

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The 2016 World Championship has been nuts. Let’s take a look at the lineup for Day 4.

This year’s World Championship has featured some of the best games in the history of Worlds. Whether you like to see top seeds crushing, crazy upsets, or comeback victories, we’ve seen it all.

Day four promises to be good. You can follow tonight’s action on Lolesports, Twitch, or Youtube. The alternate streams are on Lolesports.com and the Riot 2 Twitch channel. We will also be tweeting all the action from @BlogofLol.

ahq e-Sports club vs INTZ e-Sports: watch score 7/10 (7:00 PM ET)

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Day 4 starts with a battle over the top seed in Group C, which was thrown into chaos by EDG’s loss to the international qualifier. INTZ e-Sports looked considerably worse in their loss to H2K, but ahq haven’t looked great in their games either, so this should be close.

The alternate stream focuses on the mid lane matchup.

EDward Gaming vs H2K: watch score 6/10 (8:00 PM ET)

EDG righted the ship after a disastrous opening day, but they need to be careful against H2K. H2K has an opportunity to attack an EDG early game that has looked surprisingly suspect. And both teams will have to make the right shot calls late.

The alternate stream should be fantastic as it focuses on the ADC matchup between EDG’s Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu and H2K’s Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou.

Albus NoX Luna vs G2 Esports: watch score 6/10 (9:00 PM ET)

Albus NoX beat CLG yesterday via an immaculate late game. Still, I don’t expect them to

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consistently beat LCS squads in the macro game, and G2 should be able to take control. But with two wins under their belt, #thegapisclosing, and international teams should not be trifled with.

I was hoping after yesterday’s game that the alternate stream would focus on supports, especially ANX’ Kirill “Likkrit” Malofeyev. The man sure gives a colorful interview. But it’s a G2 fog of war stream instead.

Counter Logic Gaming vs ROX Tigers: watch score 7/10 (10:00 PM ET)

It would be shocking to see ROX come out with the same mindset they took into yesterday’s near loss to G2. But CLG is also adept at playing the type of protect-the-ADC comp that G2 tried. G2’s lack of damage away from the ADC was a problem (what was that mid lane itemization). But it’s at least a style that Rox looked a bit uncomfortable with.

The alternate stream focuses on Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho. Here’s hoping that Smeb picks a carry for us to watch — his Fiora last year was amazing.

SKT Telecom T1 vs Flash Wolves: watch score 5/10 (11:00 PM ET)

SKT has played super clean regardless of who they start at jungle. Flash Wolves has talent, sure, but how can they win the top lane against Lee “Duke” Ho-Seong? Flash Wolves is also bringing a 0-2 match record into this game which may tilt them.

The alternate stream focuses on a fantastic mid lane matchup between SKT’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and FW’s Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang. Maple has played a hyper carry role for FW before, and this will be a good one. He will have his hands full against the player that looks determined to wrest back the title of the World’s best.

Cloud9 Gaming vs I May: watch score 7/10 (12:00 AM ET)

Both of these teams won a game by mounting huge comebacks after losing most of the map. Both were stomped by SKT. Whoever wins this has a big leg up on getting out of groups, given Flash Wolves’ struggles.

The alternate stream focuses on the top lane matchup. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong has slowly turned into one of C9’s most consistent players. But Shek “AmazingJ” Wai Ho has done what can only be described as amazing things for I May.

Day Four begins in just a couple hours!

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