Liiv SANDBOX open up second week of 2021 LCK Spring Split with a win against Afreeca Freecs

Effort's roaming playstyle was too impactful for AFS to handle.

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Liiv SANDBOX kicked off the second week of the 2021 LCK Spring Split today with a crucial 2-0 victory over Afreeca Freecs.

The League of Legends team looked much better compared to last week with better drafts and superb individual performances. The first game MVP went to mid laner Fate, who had a stellar game on Orianna with a deathless 4/0/7 scoreline. The second game MVP went to former T1 support Effort, who picked up Nautilus and carried the game for his team.

This series began with both teams securing power picks. LSB picked up Taliyah and Samira, while AFS went for Kai’Sa, Camille, and Viktor. Both teams were farming early and trading blow for blow. Even though the teams were even in kills, LSB were also focusing on picking up neutral objectives, such as the dragons, Rift Herald, and Baron. This came in handy later on once the game pace slowed down. LSB picked up the Mountain Dragon Soul and became nearly unkillable for the AFS squad. They finished the first game after a 34-minute teamfight.

The second game looked one-sided. AFS struggled to make plays in any lane and LSB capitalized on this. With the help of Effort’s Nautilus, LSB kept acquiring early leads in every lane. They slowly choked AFS out before finishing the game in 25 minutes. Both teams are now 1-2 in the 2021 LCK Summer Split.

LSB’s next matchup will be against DRX. You can tune in at 5am CT on Friday, Jan. 22 to see if LSB can secure their second win of the split.


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