FunPlus Phoenix beat eStar Gaming 2-0 today during their clash in the fourth week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split.
The MVP votes today were picked up by Lwx for his Kai’Sa and Crisp for his Alistar. Lwx was crucial in the first game, keeping FPX’s gold lead even despite being behind in kills and providing a good backline source of damage. Crisp’s Alistar was spectacular in the second game. He landed crucial combos to get early leads for his team before moving around the map to secure vision and ensure that FPX could maintain their aggressive playstyle.
This League of Legends match began with both teams going for the early skirmishes that the LPL is known for. Both teams traded blow for blow, staying even in kills while FPX kept growing their gold lead due to having more farm on their carries. Lwx and Crisp were putting out a lot of pressure with Kai’Sa and Rell. They were controlling the pace of the teamfights and ensuring that FPX maintained a gold lead.
With FPX getting good control and vision coverage of the map, they caught out single players of eStar before finishing the game in 27 minutes. Even though the kills were even for most of the time, FPX managed to grow a 12,000 gold lead by the end due to better map control.
After their lackluster draft in the first game, eStar adjusted their composition by picking up Samira and taking away Rell from Crisp. FPX picked up Taliyah and Alistar in response, which proved to be deadly for eStar. Crisp on Alistar helped Lwx get a couple of early kills on Vayne before moving on to help his other lanes.
With FPX ahead in all lanes, they started picking up the drakes and Rift Heralds. And with great vision coverage on the entire map, they kept eStar in check. After a superb display of macro by FPX, they picked up an uncontested Baron before finishing the game in 22 minutes and 28 seconds.
FPX looked great today with their rookie jungler Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo. While he did have some lackluster plays, he seems to be able to keep up with the aggressive playstyle that FPX has.
Following this clean sweep of eStar, FPX (4-1) are in fourth place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings. They’ll be back on the Rift on Saturday, Jan. 30 with an important match against Invictus Gaming.
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