EDward Gaming kicked off the fourth week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split by sweeping ThunderTalk Gaming today.
This League of Legends series was incredibly one-sided. EDG had a clear draft and gameplay edge in both games and TT had no response to their tactics. Viper picked up both MVPs today after his impressive performance on two different ADCs.
He received the first vote for his Kai’Sa performance, finishing the game with a KDA of 9/1/8 and a 5,000 gold lead over his opponent. His Aphelios in the second game earned him his sixth MVP of the season. He landed crucial combos in teamfights on stacked-up TT players, setting them up for a crowd-control chain by his teammates while dishing out a lot of damage.
The first game of the series began with a lot of action aimed toward the bottom side of the Rift. EDG funneled their early-game resources into snowballing Viper, who’s been looking like one of the best LPL ADCs this season. After a couple of early-game kills, Viper started grouping up with his team, forcing TT to answer them instead of splitpushing or picking up neutral objectives.
EDG looked in control throughout the entire game, securing the drakes and Baron while slowly chipping away at TT’s towers. After the second Baron spawned, EDG rushed to take it, but TT came to stop them. Due to them being behind in gold and experience, TT were quickly wiped away by EDG, who went on to finish the game.
The second game showcased an improved TT, who responded to EDG’s aggressive playstyle blow for blow early on. They picked up a couple of neutral objectives in drakes and Rift Heralds, but EDG managed to stay even in gold due to superior farming mechanics.
The mid-game fights looked even, with TT playing much better compared to the first game. Their dreams were shattered, though, once TT extended for the mid lane tower and were caught out by Viper’s Aphelios. His combo delivered a huge amount of damage before his team flanked them and killed them one by one. Following this victorious fight, EDG pushed to end the second game.
EDG (5-0) are now tied for first place with Team WE in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings. They’ll be back on the Rift next week with two matches against Victory Five and Suning. Both teams have been looking lackluster lately and EDG should easily be able to take them down.
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