Today marked Day 1, Week 4 of the European League Championship Series (EU LCS).
Unusually, every match that took place today resulted in a tie. From Fnatic seeing two players break records, to Unicorns of Love getting their first tie, here’s how Day 1, Week 4 went down.
(4-3-0) G2 Esports TIE FC Schalke 04 (2-3-2)
Game 1: G2 won the first game, but it wasn’t easy. The team kills were close, going 16-15 in favor of G2. Despite taking an early lead by getting first blood and first dragon, G2 was tested by S04. S04 top-laner Etienne “Steve” Michels caused Trundle. G2 was able to effectively split push and win the match.
Game 2: S04 bounced back strong, taking the second game and tying the series against the defending champions. The team kills were 15-4 in favor of S04. S04 mid-laner Hampus “Fox” Myhre’s 6/0/6 performance as Swain was the best of the game and helped secure the win.
(2-1-4) Giants Gaming TIE Team Vitality (1-4-2)
Game 1: Vitality won the first game relatively easy. The team kills were 12-2 in favor of Vitality. Every player on the team did well, but it was jungler Kim “Mightybear” Min-su who stood out with his 4/0/4 performance as Nidalee.
Game 2: Giants struck back, tying the series with Vitality. The team kills were 13-7 in favor of Giants. The strong performance by their bot-lane duo of AD-carry Son “SONSTAR” Seung-ik and support Morgan “Hustlin” Granberg – 4/0/6 as Jhin and 0/1/12 as Nami, respectively – pushed Giants to the victory.
(4-2-1) Fnatic TIE Origen (1-3-3)
Game 1: Fnatic won the first game, only needing seven kills to do so. The team kills were 7-2 in favor of Fnatic. Led by mid-laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten, who had a solid 3/0/2 performance as Vladmir, Fnatic closed out game one with a win.
Game 2: Origen was able to take the second game and tie the series. The team kills were 20-14 in favor of Fnatic. However, this did not turn out to be any normal Game 2 as the match lasted just over 80 minutes and Fnatic AD-carry Martin “Rekless” Larsson and mid-laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten became the respective top two single game CS leaders with 858 and 848. The stats of the game are shown below.
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(1-4-2) ROCCAT TIE Unicorns of Love (1-1-5)
Game 1: UOL came out strong, dominating the first game. The team kills were 17-5 in favor of UOL. The game was a little back-and-forth, until UOL snagged a 26-minute Baron and then snowballed to win the game. UOL was led by their bot-lane of AD-carry Kim “Veritas” Kyoung-min and support Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov, who went 7/0/8 as Jhin and 0/1/12 as Bard.
Game 2: ROCCAT was able to bounce back and take the second game, tying the series with UOL. The team kills were 12-8 in favor of ROCCAT and the game close until the 27-minute mark, when UOL grabbed a dragon while ROCCAT grabbed the Baron. The Baron buff proved to be more important, as ROCCAT won five minutes later.
(2-3-2) Splyce TIE H2k-Gaming (3-4-0)
Game 1: Splyce was able to dispatch H2K relatively easy in the first game. The team kills were 14-7 in favor of Splyce. The winners saw a strong performance from their bot-lane of AD-carry Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup (6/0/4 as Caitlyn) and support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle (0/1/13 as Bard).
Game 2: H2K was able to bounce back and tie series in game two. The team kills were 19-5 in favor of H2K. Strong play from the entire team of H2k led to this game win, but their bot-lane of AD-carry Aleš “Freeze” Kněžínek (4/0/7 as Ashe) and support Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan (3/0/8 as Zyra) shined.
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