Just like day one, the second day of LEC Summer Week 6 was too filled with thrilling League of Legends matches, so let’s take a closer look at what happened.
Misfits vs. SK Gaming
Misfits came into this match one game above SK in the standings, barely hanging on the last sixth spot for the LEC playoffs. They showed from level one that they were the better team and that they wanted this win more. The mid-jungle duo of Misfits shined in the early stages of the game, and since Spring Split MVP Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié was on his signature Akali pick, SK barely had a chance. This game was a complete stomp, with SK Gaming getting their first kill at minute 24. Not something you want to do when you are fighting for a playoff spot.
Astralis vs. Rogue
The roster that Astralis assembled in this Summer Split didn’t generate a lot of buzz, but it’s definitely better than the spring one. Despite coming off a three-game losing streak, Astralis drafted a much better team comp than the second seed Rogue and outplayed them at all stages of the game. After they punished Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong’s level two mistake, Astralis didn’t let their foot off the gas pedal. The jungle support synergy was on point the entire game and the steady rise of Sivir priority since the rework helped Astralis net their sixth win.
MAD vs. Lions Excel
LEC veteran and MSI winner Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle certainly had a game to forget, courtesy of the MAD Lions aggression. Level two ganks seem to be a recurring theme with how the jungle meta is shaping up and should have been expected after MAD drafted a Draven Leona bot lane. MAD showed why they are the number one seed with their LPL style aggression and execution. By the 10-minute mark, it was a 5500 gold lead, with a 50 CS difference between the bot lanes. The MAD Lions took and won four team fights in the enemy team jungle and between the tier one and tier two towers before Excel ADC Patrik “Patrik” Jírů leveled up his ultimate. The game turned into a complete fiesta which enabled Excel to make it seem close but the game ended one fight after MAD Lions bot laner William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen reached full build on his Draven 32 minutes into the game.
Fnatic vs. Team BDS
Fnatic managed to stop the bleeding and end their five-game losing streak with this victory against the slumping Team BDS. While this game was nothing to write home about, with multiple individual mistakes on both sides, it surely is a much-needed morale boost for Fnatic. With this loss, Team BDS falls to a 1-12 record, the worst in the LEC at the moment. After multiple tough losses coming off crucial mistakes, their young core looks defeated and it doesn’t get any easier with them facing only playoff-bound teams in the next two weeks.
G2 vs. Vitality
The match of the week was centered around the mid-lane matchup of the two greatest Western players in League of Legends. While the Rasmus “caPs” Winther and Luka “Perkz” Perković matchup had little to no action outside of a level five 3-man mid-lane dive, the rest of the map made up for it. G2’s macro play was questionable from start to finish, as they drafted the Irelia counter pick for Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik in the Gnar matchup, but level two ganked bot. This opened the top side for Vitality and the game was basically over at 13 minutes after the third top lane gank and death. The game was done after a 10 thousand gold lead at 23 minutes turned into a Baron power play and a secured Dragon Soul. This performance by Vitality headlined by the 8-0-5 masterful performance from Perkz on the Ahri, thrusts the French team to the top of the standings, reigniting fan belief in the super team they assembled.
Recap of the competition
The three teams that drafted Sivir on day two of week six of the 2022 LEC Summer Split, won their games. Sivir has been rising in priority since her rework and we can expect more teams to implement her going into the playoffs. The MAD Lions are still at the top of the table, with the streaking Rogue and Vitality tied for second place at 8-5. Rogue have lost three straight while Vitality have won three straight. Excel, G2, and Misfits round up the playoff picture heading into week seven, all with a 7-6 record. Astralis and Fnatic are on the outside looking in tied at 6-7 while SK’s chances look slimmer by the day with a 5-6 record at the ninth spot.
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