Splyce take down SK Gaming to move on to next round of LEC playoffs

Splyce will now face Fnatic in the second round of the postseason.

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It took them four hard-fought games, but Splyce are finally moving on to the next round of the LEC Spring Split playoffs after taking down SK Gaming today. It was a battle between two teams who were looking to prove all the doubters wrong and show that they’re contenders for the LEC championship.

In this series, we saw Splyce show a bit of their flexibility as a roster, which helped them secure a few of their games. Generally, Splyce are known as a team that loves to play for the late-game. Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup has been one of the most important players for Splyce this split, and he ended up winning First Team All-Pro honors because of it.

SK Gaming didn’t go away quietly in the night, though. Even though they made a lot of mistakes, they pushed Splyce to their limits in almost every match. They even mounted an incredible comeback in their first game and looked poised to upset their opponents.

But Splyce demonstrated that they weren’t just a late-game team and that they could play around the early-to-mid game as well. They even brought out a Vel’Koz AP carry in the bottom lane for Kobbe in game three, which was a surprise pick that ended up helping them secure the victory.

This was an amazing series from Kobbe, who was one of the main catalysts for Splyce’s success. Whether it was playing Vel’Koz in the bottom lane or carrying the team on his undefeated Vayne pick, he showed that he deserves to be considered one of the best ADCs in the region.

For SK Gaming, this was an impressive season for a team made up of multiple rookies. Their inexperience showed in this series, but they still have a ton of room to grow as individuals and as a team. Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek, Jorge “Werlyb” Moreno-Torres, and Juš “Crownshot” Marušič had some bright moments during their games and should be excited to prove themselves in the summer.

Splyce, however, now look ahead to face off against Fnatic in the second round of the LEC Spring Split playoffs on Friday, April 5. We’ll see if they can continue their underdog story against one of the best teams in the league.