Another week of the League of Legends European Championships (LEC) has concluded with Rogue and the MAD Lions tied on the high of the league. The story of week 5 of the LEC was G2 Esports’ victory over Rogue in a gripping contest on day two.
G2 Esports has properly and actually bounced again, ending Rogue’s phenomenal profitable streak with a incredible efficiency on the second day. Following an ideal week with back-to-back victories over Astralis and Rogue, G2 has positioned themselves fourth within the LEC. Also coming off an ideal week is Excel which bested Misfits and Fnatic to propel themselves into sole possession of third place.
This week of LEC delivered loads of thrilling matches as middle-of-the-pack groups confronted the prospect of slipping out of the playoff locations in the event that they didn’t safe victories. At the highest of the desk, one other battle rages between perennial rivals Rogue and MAD Lions.
This cut up has a few of the most crew parity we’ve seen out of the league. Only one crew (BDS) is out of playoff rivalry. For those that missed the motion, here’s a recap of week 5 of the LEC.
G2 Esports is again to kind
With a poor efficiency final week, G2 Esports discovered themselves out of the playoff locations at first of week 5. The crew will need to have had a wake-up name midweek as they got here out combating on the weekend. G2 Esports started their week by dispatching Astralis, a crew that’s been aggressive in most if not all of their matches. The subsequent day got here the largest process for the defending champions, defeating Rogue.
G2 Esports drafted a late-game composition centred round defending Victor “Flakked” Lirola Tortosa on Aphelios. Rasmus “caPs” Winther and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski have been the celebs of their crew, retaining the crew aggressive whereas Gwen and Aphelios scaled. G2 Esports shot out to an enormous gold lead within the early game however noticed their lead start to slide as Rogue discovered a few good fights, with Emil “Larssen” Larsson shining on his signature Azir. However, Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu started to wrestle as Gnar in his remoted 1v1 vs Gwen, with an eventual solo-kill toppling Rogue’s macro plans.
Fnatic is formally in free fall, with the crew now dropping out of the playoff positions. Having misplaced their fourth match in a row, Fnatic discovered themselves in sixth place behind Team Vitality and Astralis. They have the worst streak within the league if we exclude BDS who has seemed woeful all cut up. It seems to be just like the crew’s teaching employees has but to establish the place the crew is now falling quick. Fnatic must recuperate quick to maintain their hopes within the playoff race alive.
MAD Lions roar to the highest of the LEC
MAD Lions is now tied on the high of the league following their good week. While the crew has nonetheless seemed shaky at factors of their video games, they’re trying significantly better than they’ve beforehand. The crew can have a difficult double invoice subsequent week as they face Fnatic and Excel, whereas one opponent is flying excessive and one is struggling, each are actually able to giving MAD Lions a problem.
The subsequent week of the LEC can have loads of motion. Perkz will compete towards his former crew, the place he grew to become a legend, G2 Esports, within the closing match of the week. Rogue, alternatively, will go up towards Misfits Gaming and Astralis as they appear to reclaim the only possession of the primary place. You can watch all matches talked about above on the official LEC YouTube and Twitch channels.