Rare Atom upset Team WE in fifth week of 2021 LPL Spring Split

Team WE fall to 5-2 on the split.

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Rare Atom took down Team WE today during the fifth week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split in a one-sided 2-0 series.

The MVP votes were picked up by the support and jungler from Rare Atom, who used Alistar and Pantheon to carry the games away from Team WE with decisive performances. Both champions maintain a pick or ban status across all major leagues so far this season due to their powerful kit combined with the new itemization options in League of Legends.

The matchup between these two teams wasn’t hyped up considering all odds were against RA, but they showed up in this series and exposed Team WE’s weaknesses. RA’s compositions in both games were balanced, having a great frontline and backline source of damage with various power spikes across the game, allowing them to be flexible in case they fell behind.

In both games, RA managed to acquire early leads and convert them into objectives or towers from Team WE. For every small mistake, Team WE paid heavily and was taxed by the RA squad. After being in first place in the standings for a couple of weeks, Team WE are now 5-2 and in fourth place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split.

Following this 2-0 win over Team WE, RA (3-3) are in 11th place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings. They’ll be back on the Rift on Sunday, Feb. 7 with a matchup against LNG Esports.

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