Misfits' Winning Streak Ends with Loss to Vitality | RiftFeed
A 2-0 Week keeps Team Vitality within reach of Top 4 spot

Misfits' Winning Streak Ends with Loss to Vitality

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A win for Fnatic keeps them within reach of the top spot | © Riot Games

Misfits Gaming's long series of wins ended in the face of a disciplined Vitality teamfighting as the expected superteam secured a key win. With Fnatic and Rogue's latest victories, they have cemented their top 4 status, but who else will  join them?

Friday delivered several must-watch games, especially Misfits' comeback win against G2 Esports. However, the dark horse of the LEC faced another big name on Saturday as they took on Team Vitality. Meanwhile, MAD Lions were in an almost must-win game against Fnatic and Excel Esports hoped to steal a win from Rogue in both teams' bids for a playoff spot.

Vitality Stands Firm

The day  started with a match between the white-hot Misfits and Team Vitality. While the early game went well for Misfits, as the game went on the French team kept finding teamfights, culminating with a clutch Baron 32 minutes in. Now with the purple buff, Vitality took all three inhibitors and ended the game, scoring a much-needed win to make playoffs. 

SK Gaming Fall to Dogged Astralis

While the LEC's top underdog Astralis is out of the running for playoffs, they once more showed they are dangerous. SK Gaming had a very poor start against them, losing several turrets and falling behind in gold early. The gold lead steadily increased until Astralis wore a Baron buff and barreled to the SK base. A desperate engage looked good at first, but SK's were unable to capitalize on a big Gnar ultimate and were routed, giving Astralis the win.

Smooth Sailing for Rogue

Rogue did not allow any surprises in their game against Excel Esports. A strong showing by Kim "Malrang" Geun-seong contributed to a very strong start for the favorites and Excel looked quite disjointed in the early game. It wasn't until they had already lost one Baron and an inhibitor that the underdogs landed some blows, and by then it was too late.

G2 Defeat Team BDS

While the newcomers Team BDS secured first blood in their match against G2 Esports, it was not enough to give them the early game and soon, the favorites had a significant gold lead. While Jakub "Cinkrof" Rokicki's Baron steal 28 minutes in looked flashy, it did not change the game - and a minute later, Rasmus "caPs" Winther flanked BDS for the decisive teamfight that netted his team the game.

MAD's Losing Streak Continues

In the Match of the Week, MAD Lions took on Fnatic in a fight that could decide the 2021 champions' playoff hopes. The Lions got first blood and came out with a small lead out of  competitive early game. However, what started as a good pick in the mid lane 24 minutes in went horribly wrong for MAD as Zdravets "Hylissang" Galabov's Pyke ran amok. Fnatic secured four kills and the Baron and turned the game in their favor, before ending it after another big teamfight seven minutes later.

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