Rare Atom secure LPL playoff spot after dominant 55-minute series

The team is currently on a nine-game win streak following their strong performance throughout the split.

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Rare Atom, the dark horse of the LPL, dismantled Invictus Gaming today with a quick 2-0 sweep in the eighth week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split.

The League of Legends team, formerly known as Vici Gaming, secured their playoff spot for the first time since 2016, when it fielded notorious players such as DanDy and Easyhoon. The MVP votes were picked up by Leyan and FoFo, who both showed they can play multiple champions to a high level. Leyan used Udyr to take over the map in the first game, finishing deathless against the 2018 League of Legends world champions. Mid laner FoFo popped off on Corki, a pick which seems to always find its way in the meta.

Invictus Gaming have been struggling to pick up wins recently and are on the brink of missing playoffs. Today’s series showed a lackluster draft and focus on comfort picks, which don’t work out in the current meta. RA capitalized on this and secure two decisive wins to extend their win streak to nine games.

Following this victory, RA(10-3) climbed to third place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings. They had a weak 1-3 start of the split, but quickly bounced back and improved on their weaknesses to climb quickly through the standings. Their remaining matches will put them to a test. In the last week of this split, they’ll have to face Royal Never Give Up and Edward Gaming, the two current leaders in the standings.

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