Rogue and Fnatic have gone undefeated in Week 3 are now tied for the lead of the LEC with Excel Esports.
On Friday and Saturday, the best teams of the LEC took to the stage again. Would G2 Esports carry the day against MAD Lions or did their stumble against Team BDS show the spring champions are vulnerable? Would Excel Esports add another impressive win to their list in their clash against Rogue or would we see the favorites assert their authority? It was time to find out.
Rogue End Excel Winning Streak
The Friday games started with a strong showing by Misfits Gaming, who took the early lead against Team BDS and stamped their control over the mid-game with an early Baron before securing their second win of the split. In the second match, Team Vitality debuted Bel’Veth in the LEC and put her to good use as they overpowered SK Gaming, who despite their efforts were unable to contest the big teamfights.
Rogue, meanwhile, had an impressive showing against Excel Esports and despite an even early game stamped their mark on the mid-game to tie the UK team at 4-2. The next game saw Fnatic join them after a confident win against Astralis.
The last game of the day was the showdown between G2 Esports and a rejuvenated MAD Lions. The Lions took an early lead by punishing G2 mid laner Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther. While the G2 mid laner was able to recover, the Lions kept a small lead throughout the mid-game and eventually took the victory after a big teamfight 42 minutes in.
Fnatic Win Showdown with G2
Excel Esports was back to their usual dominant self in the first Saturday game against Team BDS, punishing their opponents’ early moves and dominating the mid-game for a very one-sided win. Rogue, meanwhile, had a much harder time against SK Gaming and a few misplays temporarily put them on the back foot. Later on, however, a series of great engages by Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu on Zac turned the game in their favor.
Astralis, meanwhile, had a good start against Team Vitality, but a top dive went awry and blunted their early pressure. The two teams were close until a big fight 27 minutes in gave Vitality the lead to take over the game. In the next game, MAD Lions were on point against Misfits Gaming early on, taking several skirmishes and a very early Baron. However, Misfits made a series of hero plays in the mid-game, first acing MAD 23 minutes in and then getting an infernal soul several minutes later. MAD tried to resist, but Misfits would not be denied and earned themselves a 2-0 week.
The week ended with the much-awaited showdown between Fnatic and G2 Esports. Carried by jungler Iván "Razork" Martín Díaz, Fnatic had a great start and were 3K gold up and 3-0 in dragons just 17 minutes into the game. G2 were able to delay the soul for a while, but they were always on the back foot until 32 minutes in they were picked apart 5v4 as Elias "Upset" Lipp’s Twitch took over. Fnatic defeated their rival and, now at 5-2, overtook them in the standings.
Read More about the LEC:
- LEC Summer Split 2022 | Scores, Teams & More
- Our LEC MVP for Week 2: Excel Esports' Markoon
- BDS Upset G2 and XL go 2-0 in LEC Week 2
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