Team WE beat FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 today in Tian’s return to action during the sixth week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split.
Today’s showdown favored FPX. But a recent match-fixing scandal involving jungler Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo forced the team to bring Tian back from his competitive break. The 20-year-old jungler was put in a difficult situation and was unable to withstand the pressure from one of the best LPL junglers this split, Team WE’s Jiang “beishang” Zhi-Peng.
The MVP votes in today’s League of Legends series were picked up by beishang and WE top laner Chen “Breathe” Chen for their impressive performances throughout the match. While WE’s jungler carried the first game with Udyr, their top laner used Jayce to dominate the second one.
The first game of this match was quite one-sided. Team WE acquired early leads from the get-go and used them to pick up neutral objectives. With a superb display of map control, they were able to secure the first win of the series in convincing fashion.
After the one-sided first match of the series, FPX bounced back and put up a good fight in the second game. But after a mid-game fight that resulted in Team WE securing the Mountain Dragon Soul, FPX’s hopes were shattered. With a fed Jayce on their team that FPX didn’t have an answer to, Team WE secured the clean sweep.
Following this victory, Team WE (6-3) are now in fourth place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings. They had a dominant start to the split but fell off in recent weeks. With today’s performance, they should get their confidence back to make a push for a top-three spot in the 2021 LPL Spring Split.
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