A win against G2 Esports guaranteed Rogue the top spot at the end of the LEC 2022 Spring Season, leaving Fnatic - who also won their last match - in second place.
After 8 weeks of play, the LEC 2022 Spring Season is over. The drama about which team would be the last to make playoffs and who would finish first and second went on until the end, but as has become customary in recent years, Rogue held on to the top spot at the end and enter playoffs as the number one team.
Misfits Stumble against SK
The day started with a game between an SK Gaming already out of playoff contention and a Misfits Gaming gunning for a top spot - but SK did not bow out without a fight. The team got ahead in both gold and dragons, growing their lead in the face of a Misfits squad that did not look as coordinated as we had used to. An infernal soul followed by a Pentakill by Jean "Jezu" Massol on Kalista sealed the deal.
Vitality Make it - Barely
After 8 wins in their first 15 games, Team Vitality had to defeat Astralis to secure a playoff spot. The early game was close enough to worry fans, but an ace 17 minutes in turned the game firmly in Vitality's favor. Astralis tried to fight back, only to get aced three minutes later. With a big gold lead and a Baron Buff, Vitality were unstoppable and got the key win.
Bittersweet Win for MAD
The third game of the day featured Team BDS and a MAD Lions that just lost their chance for playoffs. The Lions did not slack off, however, and despite an even start William "UNF0RGIVEN" Nieminen’s Aphelios and İrfan Berk "Armut" Tükek ’s Aatrox cleaned house in the mid-game, helping MAD secure the win. Sadly, with Vitality's defeat of Astralis, MAD remains in seventh place despite a 3-0 week 8.
Fnatic Keep Pressure with Win over Excel
Fnatic's early aggression against Excel Esports paid dividends, giving the favorites a big gold lead in the early game. Even with Patrik "Patrik" Jírů on Jinx having a good day - reminding fans of Fnatic's last loss - the team stayed in control and ended the game after an ace at 29 minutes. Fnatic now guarantee a top 2 spot, but for AD Carry Elias "Upset" Lipp there is an added bonus as he ends the season with only 11 deaths - 2 fewer than the previous record held by Martin "Rekkles" Larsson.
Rogue Defend First Spot
In the last game of the day, Rogue started strong, punishing an early invade and snowballing their initial lead throughout the game. G2 Esports tried to fight back, but great teamfighting by the leaders - especially top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu - left them no chance and resulted in a decisive win for Rogue.
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The LEC Playoffs start on March 25th as Rogue will take on Misfits Gaming. Stay with us for more LoL news and analysis!