EU and NA LCS Day 2, Week 6 Recap: Splyce Continues to Roll
Today marked Day 2 Week 6 of the European League Championship Series (EU LCS) and the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS).
From Immortals taking an important series on Tema Liquid to G2 Esports dominating as usual, here’s how Day 2, Week 6 went down:
(2-6-4) Team Vitality 2-0 Origen (1-6-5)
Game 1: The first game saw very slight gold leads despite the fact that Vitality dominated Origen from the onset of the game. The game was in Vitality’s favor, but Origen kept making it hard for Vitality to finish the game until Vitality grabbed a late Baron and then won the game. The top performances of the game came from Vitality’s bot-lane of AD-carry Park “Police” Hyeong-gi (7/1/8 as Sivir) and support Raymond “KaSing” Tsang (1/0/14 as Janna).
Game 2: The second game followed that same pattern as the first: Vitality completely dominating Origen in fights, eventually winning them the game. There isn’t much else to say here other than Vitality gave Origen their two consecutive worst game losses of the split. The best performance here was from Vitality mid-laner Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm, who went 5/0/9 as Ryze.
(3-4-5) Unicorns of Love TIE Fnatic (6-3-3)
Game 1: The first game was going in favor of UOL until around 26 minutes when a Baron fight ended in with Fnatic taking the Baron and five kills for one death. The game then went in Fnatic’s favor, and Fnatic never looked back after that. The best performance of the match came Fnatic’s all-star bot-lane duo of AD-carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (9/0/11 as Ezreal) and support Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim (0/1/20 as Braum).
Game 2: In the second match, the same pattern was followed, except the teams were switch - Fnatic led until a Baron teamfight went in favor of UOL, who then proceeded to tear Fnatic apart. The best performance of the game came from UOL mid-laner Fabian “Exileh” Schuber, who went 4/0/6 as Anivia.
(6-6-0) G2 Esports 2-0 Team ROCCAT (1-5-6)
Game 1: The first match was normal win for G2 - clean cut with nothing crazy or any blown leads. There isn’t much to say about this game other than G2 brought their top tier form here and proceeded to beat ROCCAT. The best performance of the match came from G2 top-laner Ki “Expect” Dae-han, who went 3/0/7 as Shen.
Game 2: The second match drug out much longer thanks to a strong effort by ROCCAT, but it was not enough to keep G2 from rolling. The reigning champions put up 27 kills while giving up nine deaths. This 3.0 team KDA was made possible by a strong performance from jungle Kim “Trick” Gang-yun, who went 3/1/16 as Rek’Sai.
(5-2-5) Giants Gaming 2-0 H2k (4-6-2)
Game 1: Giants came out the game sluggissh, not having a gold lead until 27 minutes. But after 27 minutes and a great Baron and Dragon fight, Giants quickly out the game away and secured the win. The best performance of the game came from Giants mid-laner Na “NighT” Gun-woo, who went 4/0/10 as Zliean.
Game 2: In the second game, H2K kept taking early kills on Giants, giving the notion that this series would in a tie. However, when late-game teamfighting started, it was all Giants’ game. NighT showed up again on Zilean, putting up a strong 2/0/8 scoreline.
(5-5-2) Splyce 2-0 FC Schalke 04 (3-5-4)
Game 1: The first match was all Splyce, as S04 was simply unable to keep up. The 13-3 team kills went in favor of Splyce, who kept S04 from taking a lead. The best performance of the game came from mid-laner Chres “Sencux” Laursen, who went 3/0/5 as Kassadin.
Game 2: The second game saw S04 put up a better fight, but Splyce is on a roll and S04 couldn’t slow them down. The game was closely contested until Splyce got a 20-minute Baron and pushed objectives until S04 fell apart. The best performance of the game was by Splyce jungler Jonas “Trashy” Andersen, who went 3/0/14 as Gragas.
(5-6) Apex 2-0 NRG Esports (3-8)
Game 1: The first game started out close, but Apex was able to extend their lead multiple times after grabbing three Barons throughout the game. In this 47-minute slugfest, it could have end with either team as the victor, but Apex’s superior objective control led them to victory. THe best performance of the match came from Apex mid-laner Jang “Keane” Lae-young, who went 2/0/6 as Azir.
Game 2: The second game was closer, so much to the point that NRG took up to a 5k gold lead after getting the first Baron. However, after giving up two Barons later on, Apex took the lead and put the game away. The best performance of the game came from Apex jungler Lee “ShrimP” Byeong-hoo, who went 6/1/6 as Rek’Sai.
(2-9) Phoenix1 2-1 Echo Fox (1-10)
Game 1: The first match was simply a game of which team could push better than the other, and Fox took home the game win here. The team kills were low, 5-2 in favor of P1. The best performance of the game came from P1 AD-carry Brandon “Mash” Phan, who went 2/0/1 as Sivir.
Game 2: The second match was much bloodier than the first. P1 took home the victory do to superior objective-pushing and killing. The best performance of the game came from P1 mid-laner Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik, who went 6/1/5 as Azir.
Game 3: The third game went in favor of P1 thanks to a good Baron call, allowing them to push objectives and force Fox out of their comfort zones. The best performance of the game was again by Pirean, who went 1/0/7 as Azir, putting out more damage than any other champion by almost 6k.
(11-1) Immortals 2-1 Team Liquid (6-5)
Game 1: The first game was a objective disaster for Liquid, who only got one tower the entire game. For IMT, this game was a rout. The best performance of the game came from IMT top-laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, who went 11/3/5 as Gangplank.
Game 2: The second game saw TL flip the script on IMT. The team kills were 15-3 in favor of TL. As the game progressed, IMT couldn’t stop TL mid-laner Kim “Fenix” Jae-hoon’s Viktor (7/0/5).
Game 3: The third game saw IMT support Adrian “Adrian” Ma show why he is one of the best supports, going 0/2/20 as Nami. The game was close until 20 minutes, when IMT started capturing objectives while TL was rotating or trying to force fights. In the end, IMT walked away with the series victory.
(5-6) Counter Logic Gaming 2-0 Team EnVyUs (6-6)
Game 1: The first game was back-and-forth, but CLG’s consistency in their AD-carry, Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes (5/0/6 as Ashe), gave them the late-game teamfighting strength and prowess CLG needed to to eventually win the game.
Game 2: The second match was all CLG until 34 minutes, when EnVyUs secured a Baron and pushed multiple objectives. However, this change of momentum didn’t last long as CLG secured their own Dragon and Baron soon after and pushed to victory. The best performance of the match came from CLG mid-laner Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun, who went 4/1/10 as Karma.
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