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January 26th

LEC | Week 1 – Results & Summary

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Week One - Day One

G2 Esports (W) vs. MAD Lions

The LEC kicked off on Friday evening with the first match being G2 Eports vs. MAD Lions. This game was set to be a great kick off to the 2021 Spring Split. MAD Lions started the match off really well controlling the laning phase and picking up a few early kills and controlling objectives. Once the laning phase was over, the tables started to turn. G2 stepped up with ‘Wunder’ being a pivotal player in their win along with Miky as a strong support player. Armut in his first game in the LEC struggled against the top lane giant. Although Wunder was the key to victory here, can we discredit the power of the blast cone?

SK Gaming (W) vs. Astralis

SK Gaming took to the stage in game 2 vs. Astralis. This is Astralis’ first time in the LEC after their rebrand and what a game it was. This game saw the kickoff of what was a slew of Gragas and Renekton picks across the weekend in the top lane. A strategic match which saw it go down to the wire. SK Gaming picked up the win with a superb performance on Thresh by Treatz.

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Rogue (W) vs Excel Esports

Rogue although had a pretty good time in the LEC 2020, their worlds championship run didn’t go so well. With this in mind, they had everything to prove on Day 1 in this years’ spring split. A rather surprising team composition with Ivern being chosen as a top lane champion for the first time in competitive action. Rogue took the game from start to finish. Excel fell behind early in the game and were never able to get a foot in to compete. Larssen took the MVP spot with his mid-lane performance on Lucian.

Vitality Gaming vs. FC Schalke 04 (W)

Although in my opinion this wasn’t the greatest match I’ve ever watched as the overall play wasn’t hugely excited or technically brilliant, but it was a 48 minute long marathon slug fest which I’m sure some of us loved! Team Vitality looked like they were going to take the win in the late stages however FC Schalke 04 eventually destroyed the nexus with massive help from Neon and his MVP winning plays on Aphelios.

Misfits Gaming (W) vs. Fnatic

Fnatic came into this LEC split as rank 2 with only G2 Esports topping them. Fnatic went into the game with high hopes and with Misfits finishing pretty much in the middle of the rankings last season we all thought we knew what was to come. However, that wasn’t the case. In my opinion, a masterclass performance by Vander and Vetheo secured Misfits the victory and left Fnatic with their jaws on the floor. Not Fnatic’s greatest day.

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Week One - Day Two

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FC Shalke 04 vs. Excel Esports (W)

Excel Esports had a rough start to the split losing to Rogue on Day 1. They had everything to prove against FC Schalke 04. After coming off of their win against Team Vitality, FC Schalke came into the game looking confident. Starting strong FCS took the early game to Excel mopping up Drake after Drake however the Ocean Soul wasn’t enough to stop Patrik and the rest of Excel. At 41 minute Excel put their foot on the gas, winning the team fight, securing the Baron and taking the win.

Team Vitality (W) vs. Misfits Gaming

After losing to FC Schalke on Day 1, Team Vitality were looking to turn the tables on Day 2. Choosing what turned out to be the perfect team comp for Vitality’s play style. Skeans and Milica putting down stupid damage securing the kills whilst Comp (MVP) playing Ashe, shows what the champion can do. Misfits didn’t step up to the plate after a strong first game against Fnatic and they couldn’t handle the team comp of Vitality on this occasion.

MAD Lions (W) vs. Astralis

MAD Lions had everything to prove on Day 2 after losing to G2 on Day 1. With Fnatic losing and the Lions’ performance last season they were primed to show that they can contend with the big boys and boy did they. Astralis performed much to everyone’s expectation against the stronger teams and were dominated from start to finish. MAD Lions were 10k ahead in gold, by 30 minutes. Says it all.

G2 Esports (W) vs. SK Gaming

I mentioned on the Day 1 summary that Excel Esports brought out the first competitive Ivern top lane in the LEC. I guess G2 liked the idea. Wunder picked up Ivern in the top lane with G2 looking to strut their stuff. SK Gaming put up a noble fight. Blue, in my opinion arguably had a better game than Caps and as a team were playing well in the early stages. G2 pulled the cat out of the bag with a late game push to take the game, putting them 2-0.

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Fnatic vs. Rogue (W)

Fan favourites Fnatic were taking on a rather strong looking Rogue squad. Fnatic did not live up to their expectations on Day 1 and were looking to come back strong. Sadly their performance was not one to excite the fans. In my opinion, who ever was calling the shots for Fnatic needs to take a step back and asses the situation a little bit more. Pushing too hard Rogue were able to mop up the pressure. Larssen had a storming game on a… slightly overfed Twisted Fate in mid.

Week One - Day Three

Astralis (W) vs. Team Vitality

Team Vitality went into this game with the better record after Astralis lost on both days 1 & 2. Their performance against Mistfits on Day 2 got me hoping for a great start to day 3. Astralis at 2-0 had everything to play for. Another long game and to be honest quite disappointing. Mistakes on both sides saw the game go 44 minutes with a rather dull ending. NukeDuck picked up the MVP accolade with Astralis picking up their first win.

Rogue (W) vs. SK Gaming

“You can get the drakes, we get the rest of the map” (RogueGG, Reddit). In my opinion this was a great continuation of form for Rogue bringing them 3-0. Hans sama cleaned up house on Kaisa who is a favourite pick of this split so far. SK Gaming has some great individual talent but just couldn’t bring it together in the team fights lasting a mere 28 minutes.

 

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Misfits Gaming (W) vs. MAD Lions

MAD Lions had a dominant performance against Astralis on Day 2 and I expected them to come into day three looking to show G2 & Rogue that they can certainly challenge for top 2. It didn’t happen though. Misfits caused their second upset of the split so far after beating Fnatic on day 1. HiRit has had a great start to the split and I hope that continues going forward. Razork however picks up MVP in a 32 minute match

Fnatic (W) vs. FC Schalke 04

I don’t need to tell you. Fnatic really needed to pull the rabbit out of the hat in todays match. FC Schalke, although they lost in day 2, were looking quite strong. Beating Vitality in day 1 and taking it to the wire against Excel. This was unfortunately Fnatics comeback day. Typical. Start off slow and come back hard. Nisqy played really well and seems to be a good addition to the team along with Upset getting MVP, Fnatic were able to take the game securing their first victory of the 2021 LEC.

Excel Esports vs. G2 Esports (W)

Rogue were first to go 3-0 in this LEC and G2 seemed determined to join them. Not only did they go 3-0 they did it in style. Is this the best iteration of G2 that we have seen. Caps has arguably been their worst player this split so far and he’s not even played bad. Even if all the others played bad, Miky wouldn’t let them just die now would he? Excel held G2 out for 38 minutes but G2 were just too strong.

Rogue (W) vs Excel Esports

Rogue although had a pretty good time in the LEC 2020, their worlds championship run didn’t go so well. With this in mind, they had everything to prove on Day 1 in this years’ spring split. A rather surprising team composition with Ivern being chosen as a top lane champion for the first time in competitive action. Rogue took the game from start to finish. Excel fell behind early in the game and were never able to get a foot in to compete. Larssen took the MVP spot with his mid-lane performance on Lucian.

Vitality Gaming vs. FC Schalke 04 (W)

Although in my opinion this wasn’t the greatest match I’ve ever watched as the overall play wasn’t hugely excited or technically brilliant, but it was a 48 minute long marathon slug fest which I’m sure some of us loved! Team Vitality looked like they were going to take the win in the late stages however FC Schalke 04 eventually destroyed the nexus with massive help from Neon and his MVP winning plays on Aphelios.

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Hi, I’m Sam! I am the Sales Manager here at MyMod Gaming. Although that may be my title, I’m not just looking to take your money 😉 I’ve been into gaming since a young age starting with puzzle and platform games such as: Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and the Oddworld series. I moved into more online based multiplayer games in my mid-late teens. I’m now more of an avid viewer of ESports spending 90% of my weekends watching the likes of the LEC and catching up on the latest speed runs from GDQ or other content creators.