Cloud9 bounced back from an ugly loss Saturday to take down Golden Guardians on Sunday during the North American League of Legends Championship Series in Los Angeles.
With Cloud9 (10-4) taking a surprising loss to Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday, it wasn't out of the realm of possibility for it to lose another one to the lowly Golden Guardians (4-10). Coming out of the gate, in fact, it looked as though that could be the case. With the Guardians drafting an engage-heavy team composition, it shot out to a quick lead on the back of three kills and an assist from jungler Juan "Contractz" Arturo Garcia's Lee Sin. It wasn't long, however, before Cloud9 turned things around.
Cloud9 seemed content to let the Guardians have those early kills and simply focused on objectives, which gave it a slight gold lead as the 20-minute mark approached. Once the Baron spawned, Cloud9 made a decisive push to take over the driver's seat on the back of mid laner Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen's Azir. Jensen picked up two kills that allowed his team to get the Baron, and over the following 17 minutes, Cloud9 did whatever it wanted all across the map. Anytime that the Guardians looked to engage, it simply lacked the damage to win teamfights. A 5-for-0 ace from Cloud9 in the final moments of the game locked up the win and pushed away any memory of its rough loss to CLG on Saturday.
Cloud9 will look to pick up another win with a matchup against OpTic Gaming at 5 p.m. ET next Saturday, while Golden Guardians will try and play the part of spoiler when it faces 100 Thieves at 9 p.m. ET to close out Saturday's action.