EDward Gaming sweep BLG, extend win streak to 8 in 2021 LPL Spring Split

The team has looked unbeatable so far this split.

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EDward Gaming swept Bilibili Gaming today during the sixth week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split, pushing their win streak to eight-straight games.

Going into this League of Legends showdown, all odds were against BLG, who are struggling to pick up wins and sit toward the bottom of the standings at 4-5. EDG, on the other hand, are one of the best teams the LPL has to offer, showing a great display of individual mechanics, teamfight prowess, and map control.

The MVP votes were picked up by top laner Flandre and ADC Viper for their outstanding gameplay throughout today’s series. The 22-year-old top laner used Gangplank to dominate the laning phase and then transition to a teamfight behemoth in the first game. He dealt 80 percent of his opponents’ total team damage. Viper picked up his seventh MVP vote for his Samira performance, using the champ to secure a pentakill in the second game.

The first match of this series was the Flandre show. EDG’s top laner used Gangplank to set the pace of the game. While BLG were ahead in the bottom lane and looking to have a good teamfight presence with a fed ADC, Flandre put a stop to that since he kept blowing up the opposing carry in teamfights.

Once it reached the mid game, EDG secured all objectives and BLG had no answer to their fed Gangplank. Even though BLG showed signs of life in the early game, they couldn’t handle the pressure as the game progressed. After a teamfight at the 33-minute mark, EDG finished the first game of the series.

Following Flandre’s dominance on Gangplank in the first game, BLG banned it away. But in doing so, they left Samira open, which was quickly picked up by Viper.

He used the champion to dominate the early game. Once he got a small lead, he took over the rest of the game. With an Alistar support covering his aggressive movements, Viper was running wild in teamfights with Samira’s dashes. He even scored a pentakill during the last teamfight that helped EDG close out the series.

Following this victory, EDG (8-0) remain in first place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings. They look like the best team this split, showing no mercy to their opponents during their clashes. They’ll be back on the Rift on Friday, Feb. 26 with a match against Invictus Gaming.

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