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Welcome to the European League of Legends Championship Series Spring Split 2017. From the point that LCS starts we'll be updating this post with the latest results and plays of the week. We're excited to bring you all the best coverage of this super-stacked split, so don't forget to check back every single week.
The European LCS is packed with top talent this split. For the first time, the 10 teams will be divided into two groups. Teams will play the others in their groups twice and play the teams from the other group once.
The group draft was made internally and was not broadcast, so let's see how the two conferences shake up:
With their dominant performance last split, G2 Esports take the first spot in Group A. Their line-up hasn't changed over the course of the off-season so the expectations for this team are high.
Fnatic is the second team in the group, with their star ADC Rekkles leading the squad, as well as some old timers and newcomers, they'll be seeking the spring split trophy.
Following up is Misfits, new in the EU LCS but with a highly talented team including KaKAO, the ex-KT Rolster jungler. Roccat will bring some new blood into the LCS with their Top laner Phaxi and Wadid as the Support.
Rounding it out we have Giants and their star mid-laner Night.
H2k take the first spot after earning the second most championship points last split. With Febiven in the midlane and their new South Korean Botlane, they're looking like a team to watch out for.
Splyce will be following them up: they head into this split with the same line-up as they went to Worlds with, meaning teamwork is strong.
Unicorns of Love had a great off-season, winning IEM, so their expectations will be through the roof, but they'll have to work with a new ADC and Jungler now.
After narrowly missing out on Worlds, Team Vitality will be hungry for blood and with GBM in the Jungle they have a good chance of performing well this split. To round the group out, Origen will take the last spot in the group, with xPeke stepping away from mid lane into a management role, but still hoping to carry his team back to the top.
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MVP pickRekkles (Fnatic) Kills: 25 Deaths: 7 Assists: 35
Highest KDAOdoamne (H2k-Gaming): 13.00 KDA
Most damagePerkZ (G2 Esports): 1.57m damage dealt
Highest creep scoreRekkles (Fnatic): 2,039
Longest gameFnatic vs G2 Esports, Game 2, Match 3: 47m 54s
Shortest gameMisfits vs.Fnatic, Game 2, Match 2: 25m 10s
Most spots in the ranking were set in stone before this week started, but for some teams this week meant a place in the playoffs or a long break before the Summer Split.
Roccat had to beat G2 to create the opportunity for playoffs if other conditions were met. The first game was a display of classic G2, the team rapidly speeding up the game with rotations and decisive plays while leaving Roccat scrambling. The first surprise of the series was that Roccat were able to pick up Game Two. The biggest surprise of the week was that they also won Game Three, breaking G2’s year long winning streak in the EU LCS (ROC 2 - 1 G2).
After Roccat’s win, Fnatic needed to win at least one of their two other series this week to advance to the playoffs with their first opponents being G2. Rekkles got his hands on Kennen and carried Game One to a FNC victory, but G2 banned it and played around it better in the next two games and managed to come back (G2 2 - 1 FNC).
Next up for Fnatic were Misfits. Both teams managed to pick up a game; in the third game Broxah was able to snowball both Caps and Rekkles, resulting in a victory and securing Fnatic’s playoff spot (FNC 2 - 1 MSF).
Misfits also had to play Giants this week. While the match didn’t influence the rankings, both teams still played their hearts out (MSF 2 - 0 GIA).
H2k were still looking to grab first place in their group; in order to do so they needed to win both of their games and Vitality had to win against UoL.
H2k’s first series against Origen looked a bit shaky; the early game went in Origen’s favour but xPeke’s team failed to close the games out (H2k 2 - 0 OG).
H2k’s second series against Splyce was on a whole other level. Splyce picked off-meta champions like Teemo, Sion support and Ezreal mid. H2k looked a little puzzled at first, but with good team coordination they still won (H2k 2 - 0 SPY).
Vitality’s games against UoL went in a similar fashion. Vitality picked off meta champions like Yasuo and, while they got a lead in the early game, the Unicorns of Love had the better team-fighting skills (UOL 2 - 0 VIT).
Splyce’s first game of the week was against the Unicorns. At this point they could still place second in their group so the games were a lot closer. In Game One Wunder played a really good Gragas, translating his early game lead into kills all around the map. Trashy was also able to shut down Xerxe’s Ivern with counter jungling and lane pressure. In the second and third game the Unicorns fought back harder and dominated the bot lane (UOL 2 - 1 SPY).
Play of the week
Kennen, the Rekkles pocket pick
Last season Rekkles picked Kennen a few times but never really carried with it. This week he has been on an absolute rampage with the tiny thunder ninja. In this teamfight Fnatic engages on G2. Rekkles delivers Soaz to the frontline and picks up a double (skip to 26m 55s to see the play).
MVP pickHjärnan (ROCCAT) Kills: 7 Assists: 13 Deaths: 3
Highest KDAMikyx (Splyce): 14.00 KDA
Most damageNighT (GIANTS! Gaming): 1.04M Damage Dealt
Highest creep scoreHeaQ (GIANTS! Gaming): 1,528
Longest gameFnatic vs GIANTS! Gaming, Game 2, Match 2: 53m 32s
Shortest gameVitality vs Splyce, Game 1, Match 1: 23m 32s
Giants had to win both games this week if they wanted a shot at the playoffs. First they had to play G2 – tough, but they did look shaky last week. While NighT had a great series against Perkz, the rest of the team had a hard time (G2 2 - 0 GIA).
Giants’ next series against Fnatic was even more important. Fnatic are still looking a bit rough, and last week both Caps and sOAZ got caught a lot. This week these issues seemed to be fixed. Broxah had a great game 1 on Lee Sin, snowballing all three lanes which resulted in a 25 minute victory. Fnatic built a good lead in the second game but Giants managed to come back to make it a 3 game series. The third game was similar to the first game and ended with a victory in favour of Fnatic (FNC 2 - 1 GIA).
Roccat this week had to prove themselves again versus Misfits. The uncharacteristic mistakes from Misfits should not take away from the fact that Roccat played really well and the team showed a great understanding of macro play (ROC 2 - 0 MSF).
Vitality are one of the most inconsistent teams in the EU LCS. In some games they look like great playoff contenders and in some it seems like they simply don’t care. Their first series this week was against Splyce. Vitality never really created significant advantages or plays. They played extremely passive, against a really pro-active Splyce. This resulted in two snowball games with a lot of one-sided action (SPY 2 - 0 VIT).
Vitality played their second series against H2k and they looked like a completely different team. The third game was a real nail biter, going back and forth between the two teams. The early game went in Vitality’s favour but H2k managed to come back by creating picks around the map. Around 30 minutes Vitality managed to take the Baron which resulted in big gold swing, but H2k kept their head cool and capitalised on Hachani’s mispositioning to end the game (H2K 2 - 1 VIT).
UOL had a bit of a mid split dip but they have recovered completely. After last week’s victory against H2k they played a weaker Origen this week. While UOL are notorious for late-game teamfighting, this series showed that they’re also really good in the early stages of the game. UOL won the series in less than an hour total game time (UOL 2 - 0 OG).
Play of the week
Roccat, peeling away from baron
Roccat are on a roll right now. Here they fake a baron attempt against Misfits and take them on for a fight (Skip to 28m 20s to see the play).
Vizicsacsi (Unicorns of Love) Kills: 6 Deaths: 6 Assists: 17
Cabochard (Vitality): 16.00 KDA
Hjärnan (ROCCAT): 1.51m damage dealt
Highest creep score
Hjärnan (ROCCAT): 1,771
Fnatic vs ROCCAT, Game 2, Match 2: 54m 39s
Splyce vs Origen, Game 2, Match 1: 31m 14s
Roccat started the week strong versus Fnatic; as the season draws close to the end Roccat are finally showing a lot of improvement. On the other hand, Fnatic seem to get weaker every week. Most of their losses can be blamed on their drafts but this week was different. Caps is no longer a threat in the mid-lane and sOAZ, who was once a reliable carry, got absolutely destroyed by Phaxi and Maxlore in the third game (ROC 2 - 1 FNC).
Misfits had the chance to challenge the kings this week. G2 looked vulnerable in the first two games but by the third game they were back to their usual strength. However it is still very impressive to have a new LCS team like Misfits take games away from a top tier team (G2 2 - 1 MSF).
Giants need to win to avoid relegation and Roccat is one of those teams that they can defeat. Unfortunately for them Roccat are in an upward spiral and Giants are not showing a lot of improvement (ROC 2 - 0 GIA).
The Unicorns of Love were on fine form this week. Their series against H2k was hyped up to be the battle for first place. UoL slumped a bit in the last two weeks but they are absolutely back in action. Their late game teamfighting is as crisp as ever. Vizicsacsi’s lane dominance in the first game and overall map presence in on the map in the second game was an absolute joy to watch (UOL 2 - 0 H2K).
It is now almost impossible for Origen to avoid the promotion tournament, sadly. They have switched players around, switched strategies and even with xPeke back in the squad they have yet to win a series. Their new jungler Cinkrof was doing fine against Vitality but it’s hard to win when everything around you falls apart (VIT 2 - 0 OG).
Splyce are back to their 2016 worlds final level, meanwhile. Wunder pulled out AD Fizz and went 8-0-4. The rest of the team wasn’t far behind with dominating performances all over the scoreboard (SPY 2 - 0 OG).
Play of the week
UoL Team Fighting
UoL might have some flaws but late-game teamfighting most certainly isn't one of them. As they prepare for a baron, H2k try to start a team fight. UoL quickly turns and completely wipe them off the map (Skip to 40m 10s to see the fight).
Zven (G2 Esports) Kills: 12 Deaths: 3 Assists: 15
Xerxe (Unicorns of Love): 10.00 KDA
Hjärnan (ROCCAT): 2.21m damage dealt
Highest creep score
Hjärnan (ROCCAT): 2,347
ROCCAT vs Origen, Game 2, Match 1: 01h 17m 57s
GIANTS! Gaming vs Team Vitality, Game 1, Match 2: 0h 28m 26s
This week was a crucial one for bottom-placed teams. Origen had yet to pick up a single map victory over six weeks of the LCS. Their first opponents were Roccat: the games ran long mainly because of the fact that both teams abandoned any form of sidewave pressure. This meant that most of the time was spent posturing for team fights in the mid lane. Origen managed to pick up their first map victory but the series went to Roccat (ROC 2 - 1 OG).
Technical difficulties came up during the Team Vitality vs Giants series meanwhile. Game 2 had to be replayed due to a Orianna ball bug. This break swung the series in favour of Vitality (VIT 2 - 1 GIA).
Later in the week Vitality faced Roccat who were looking for their second victory. Vitality didn't look on top of their game and dropped the ball numerous times with bad calls and general coordination. Roccat’s Hjarnan had a great Game 1 on Sivir going 4/0/2 (ROC 2 - 0 VIT).
Origen were looking for more after their first map victory this week; they played against Giants. The first two games were very close but NighT’s Zed and Memento’s Elise worked well together to secure the Giants' victory (GIA 2 - 1 OG).
The top teams also had to play each other this week. Misfits had to face a very strong H2k, albeit with one weakness. In most of H2k’s games they struggle to pull back after a teamfight; they go in and they either win the team fight or they die. Both of these teams create most of their leads in the early game. In Game 1 Misfits managed to pull a little bit ahead early on, but H2k were able to hold it together and came back with Febiven outplaying PowerOfEvil in the mid lane. Game 2 was more one sided and H2k managed to close it clean (H2K 2 - 0 MSF).
Fnatic were looking great in their first game versus UOL meanwhile. They played together and their weaknesses that have showed over the last few weeks seemed to be resolved. Still, it wasn’t enough: Game 2 was very close but UOL came out ahead after a teamfight win. With this momentum behind them UOL finished the series with a victory (UOL 2 - 1 FNC).
G2 were struggling against Splyce in the first and second game. They lost the first game but in the second game Zven pulled out a great performance on Ezreal going 7/0/2 while dodging almost every skillshot that Splyce threw at him (G2 2 - 1 SPY).
Play of the week
Expect 2 vs 1 outplay
Top-lane dives are happening quite frequently in this meta. While the bot lane is heavily focused, top laners are playing on an island. In this play Expect gets pushed under his tower; he dies but still manages to pick up a kill (skip to 21m 55s to see the dive).
Trick (G2 Esports) Kills: 14 Deaths: 1 Assists: 13
Trick (G2 Esports): 27.00 KDA
PowerOfEvil (Misfits): 1.23m damage dealt
Highest creep score
Alphari (Misfits): 1,550
Misfits vs Unicorns of Love, Game 1, Match 3: 42m 50s
Unicorns of Love vs ROCCAT, Game 2, Match 2: 25m 10s
Misfits have been improving at an incredible speed, so fast that most teams can’t keep up with them. In the beginning of the season we had high hopes for the new team on the block and they are making these expectations a reality.
This week they faced off against the Unicorns of Love.The series came down to the last game where both teams had the chance to end the game. Misfits made a crucial baron call after losing their base; they came up with multiple picks and managed to win the game of that team fight victory (MSF 2 - 1 UOL).
Next up on Misfits’ hit list were Origen. xPeke’s team has yet to pick up a single victory this split, so it wasn’t a surprise that the management of the team decided to mix the roster up. With the veteran xPeke as a support they might be able to get some wins on the board. They were still defeated by Misfits this week but it’s a positive sign that Origen are trying new approaches (OG 0 - 2 MSF).
After their defeat by Misfits, UOL had to face Roccat. The games were short and UOL showed that they are still a force to be reckoned with (UOL 2 - ROC).
H2k meanwhile faced off against their old rivals Fnatic. The first game was closely matched until the mid game but then Fnatic started to fall apart. The second game showed that H2k are also learning how to play clean League of Legends. Fnatic are lacking cohesion and team play, which is not surprising since they swapped out junglers just two weeks ago (H2K 2 - 0 FNC).
G2 were out for the kill after a disappointing loss against Flash Wolves in IEM last week, and made clear that the kings of Europe are back. While Vitality showed fighting power in Game 1, in Game 2 they looked defeated after nine minutes. Trick came up huge with Nidalee going 10/0/9 – he managed to completely take over Djoko’s jungle while pressuring the other lanes (G2 2 - 0 VIT).
Wunder gave Flaxxish a 26 minute long clinic on how to play Gnar in the top lane in their first game this week, as Splyce looked dominant against Giants. While Splyce are still showing some weakness it should not come as a surprise that they beat a much weaker team like Giants (SPY 2 - 0 GIA).
Play of the week
Misfits fighting around baron
Misfits vs UOL had everything a League of Legends fan loves. In Game 3, Unicorns managed to come back from a giant gold deficit but weren’t able to close out the game. Misfits decided to rush baron. They coordinated it perfectly (Skip to 45m 50s) and came up with a game-winning team fight victory.
Kobbe (Splyce): Kills: 15 Deaths: 5 Assists: 23
Xerxe (Unicorns of Love): 17.00 KDA
Wunder (Splyce): 1.32m damage dealt
Highest creep score
Rekkles (Fnatic): 1,774
Fnatic vs Splyce, Game 2, Match 3: 44m 14s
Fnatic vs Splyce, Game 2, Match 1: 26m 08s
During this week the leaders of both group A and B, G2 and UoL faced off against each other. In the initial foray, G2 took over the early game, (the phase of the game where UoL normally shine) and choked the unicorns out of objectives and gold. The second game was more evenly matched – until UoL tried rushing down the nexus, only for Zven to come up huge with a quadra kill to stop the play. After UoL’s attempt to end the game G2 ran down midlane to end the game (G2 2 - 0 UOL).
After a disappointing start to the season, Splyce are looking better and better. Their series against Fnatic was close: in the third game Kobbe’s Jhin came up huge going 8-1-9 which helped them to end the game (SPY 2 - 1 FNC).
Splyce never really gave Roccat the chance on the win. In the second game Wunder picked up Singed and managed a staggering 85 percent kill participation (SPY 2 - 0 ROC).
H2k faced off against Giants this week. The first game was a Febiven showcase on how to play LeBlanc, completely destroying Night in the mid lane. In the second game, Camille was picked for Memento in the Jungle – sadly for him, the pick didn’t work out. Even though the early game went slightly in Giants’ favour, H2k started snowballing in the midgame and managed to close out the game at the 35 minute mark (H2K 2 - 0 GIA).
Misfits are still doing great, currently sitting at the second place in the rankings. Their first game against Vitality showed how good they are in their macro game. Misfits were 8k gold up on 28 minutes without any kills (VIT 0 - 2 MSF).
In the last game of the week, Fnatic’s sOAZ played his former team Origen. While the games were bloody, every trade went the way of Fnatic. Fnatic capitalised on misplays made by Satorius in the top lane which helped them to create a bigger gold lead (FNC 2 - 0 OG).
Play of the week
G2 stopping the Nexus rush
Unicorns of Love were massively ahead during the second game in the series. G2 had no turrets remaining so UoL decided to rush down the Nexus. Somehow G2 manage to stave off the assault (Skip to 47m 01s to see the play in action).
Xerxe (Unicorns of Love): Kills: 6 Deaths: 0 Assists: 26
Xerxe (Unicorns of Love): 13.00 KDA
Febiven (H2k-Gaming): 1.45m damage dealt
Highest creep score
Nuclear (H2k-Gaming): 1,706
H2k Gaming vs ROCCAT, Game 1, Match 2: 47m 25s
G2 Esports vs Origen, Game 2, Match 1: 25m 09s
G2, the kings of Europe are still undefeated, but they had a hard time versus H2K this week. Mithy had a rough series: he died more than in any series in his pro career so far. H2K won the second game by just giving up one kill. The third game was much closer but G2’s ability to teamfight and an immaculate macro secured their victory (G2 2 - 1 H2K).
Later in the week G2 had chance to redeem themselves against Origen. G2 won all of their lanes and did not leave a gap for Origen to come back (G2 2 - 0 OG).
H2K played against Roccat: the first game went heavily in H2K’s favour but in the second game Roccat had a chance to close out. With their side lanes pushing Roccat made the call for Baron and, after a sloppy teamfight, H2K managed to fight their way back to Roccat’s nexus (H2K 2 - 0 ROC).
Team Vitality meanwhile made some roster changes for this week. They decided to bench their support Hachani which means that NukeDuck is playing support now, with GBM in the midlane. Vitality played a lot better than expected against Fnatic and even managed to take a game. In the last game Djoko got out-jungled by Fnatic’s new jungler Broxah, however. This meant that there was no pressure coming from Vitality so Fnatic could take over the game, and they did (FNC 2 - 1 VIT).
Unicorns of Love still look dominant: their series against Giants showed that they are still on top of their game (UOL 2 - 0 GIA).
Next week they have a chance to dethrone the kings when they play against G2. Misfits look incredibly strong too: the calm and collectiveness they display every time they play around Baron and their target selection during teamfights secured them the win against Splyce in a dominating fashion (MSF 2 - 0 SPY).
Play of the week
G2, Trading Elder for Baron
Trading Elder Drake for Baron happens quite often in professional League. Elder gives better combat stats on short term and Baron gives better siege potential on a longer term. In this play G2, while behind, trade Baron for Elder and come out ahead with the teleport play by Expect (skip to 48m 01s to see the trade).
PowerOfEvil (Misfits): Kills: 17 Assists: 11 Deaths: 3
KaKAO (Misfits): 31.00
Amazing (Fnatic): 1.73m damage dealt
Highest creep score
Kobbe (Splyce): 1,532
Splyce vs Unicorns of Love, Game 1, Match 1: 45m 37s
Shortest GameROCCAT vs Fnatic, Game 2, Match 1: 25m 40s
Misfits have improved a lot over the last three weeks. With a win against Fnatic they proved that they are a contender for first place in their group; PowerOfEvil performed very well on Corki going 7-1-2 and 10-2-9 while carrying his team to victory (MSF 2–0 FNC).
Meanwhile, G2Esports had the first perfect game of the Split vs Giants. They kept all their members alive and didn't lose a single tower over the course of the first game. The second game went a little better for Giants but G2’s controlled aggression and late-game teamfighting netted them the win (G2 2–0 GIA).
Roccat had to make this week count against Fnatic, as they had yet to pick up a map win. In Game 1 Roccat’s Betsy came up huge with Ryze and Amazingsx’s Ivern didn’t perform up to his normal standards giving the win to Roccat. But in Game 2 and 3 Fnatic fixed the mistakes they made during the first game to steamroll over Giants in 25 and 28 minutes game time (ROC 1–2 FNC).
The Unicorns of Love have yet to be defeated. They’re performing extremely well with no real weakness in sight – Exileh was a monster on Ryze in their series against Splyce this week, while Vizicsacsi was also on point with every Shen ultimate (UOL 2–1 SPY).
Team Vitality are still having a rough time however. In their series against H2K they performed a lot better than last week but it wasn’t enough to overcome the semi finalists of Worlds last year (VIT 1–2 H2K).
Origen have also not shown any progress yet. Sometimes their early game shines and the team performs well until a certain point when someone makes an error. Their series against Splyce this week showed yet again that they have a lot of areas left to improve on (SPY 2–0 OG).
Play of the week
One of the rules of League of Legends is that you don’t chase your enemies. PowerOfEvil apparently didn’t read the rulebook as he chased through the whole map to pick up a triple kill with Corki (Skip to 43m 20s to see PowerOfEvil take flight).
IgNar (Misfits) Kills: 2 Assists: 42 Deaths: 7
Sencux (Splyce): 20.0 KDA
Trick (G2 Esports): 1.49m damage dealt
Highest creep score
NighT (Giants Gaming) and HeaQ (Giants Gaming): 1,815
ROCCAT vs Misfits, Game 2, Match 2: 49m 09s
Origen vs Unicorns of Love, Game 1, Match 2: 25m 05s
Fnatic’s mid-laner Caps performed well against Perkz in the position last week. This week he picked up the Ryze again: with creative use of the Ryze Ultimate he manoeuvered his team around the map to get picks and objectives (FNC 2 - 1 GIA).
IgNar meanwhile, the support for team Misfits, had another great week going 1-0-14 in the first game versus Roccat (MSF 2 - 0 ROC). Misfits tried their best against G2 and even managed to take the series to the third game. The turning point was Trick’s Ivern going 0/0/8 with 88 percent kill participation. This week G2 have proven to the world that they’re still the best team in Europe (MSF 1 - 2 G2).
Giants’ last game of the week was against Roccat: both teams had not managed to pick up a win last week so this game wasn’t just important for their standings but also for their mindset. With better late-game team fighting and decision making, Giants put up their first win on the scoreboard (GIA 2 - 1 ROC).
Vitality had a rough first week and were looking to bounce back in their series against Splyce – who didn’t look good in their first week either. Splyce managed to bounce back though and regain the form they had during Worlds last year. (SPY 2 - 0 VIT).
Vitality had another shot at proving themselves against Origen. Cabochard showed that he can play both tanks and carries in the toplane which helped his team to pick up their first win of the Spring split (VIT 2 - 0 OG).
Unicorns of Love started the week against Origen. In both games Origen did well early but threw their lead during the mid game. The squad showed signs of improvement in their shotcalling but that in itself wasn’t good enough to beat the Unicorns (UoL 2 - 0 OG).
In the match of the week UoL took on H2K for the battle of first place. The series went to late game in all three games and the teams went toe to toe. In the third game UoL had better scaling champions which helped them to secure the victory (UoL 2 - 1 H2K).
Play of the week
Unicorns of Love, Baiting the Baron
Baron baiting is as old as League of Legends itself. The trick is to make your opponent think you want to rush it down so they come close and then turn on them to wipe them out. Unicorns of Love were behind in the early-to-mid game but with this Baron play they managed to get the momentum back in their favour which ultimately helped with their victory – skip to 46m 30s to see the perfect example of how to take a baron.
Jankos (H2k) Kills: 26 Assists: 30 Deaths: 9
Zven (G2 Esports): 5.25 KDA
Trick (G2 Esports): 1,536,500 damage dealt
Most gold per minute
Vizicsacsi (Unicorns of Love): 455.48 GPM
Fnatic vs. G2 Esports, Game 2, Match 2: 49m 34s
Misfits vs. GIANTS! Gaming, Game 1, Match 2: 26m 42s
The kings of Europe, G2 Esports had a tough time against Fnatic in the opening week. Newcomer Caps solo-killed Perkz twice but in the end G2 narrowly came out as the victors (G2 2 - 1 FNC).
On Friday G2 had to prove themselves again against Roccat. Perkz had a dominant performance on LeBlanc going 9-1 and 5-0 – G2 overwhelmed Roccat in two short games (G2 2 - 0 RCT).
Misfits meanwhile had a rough start vs Giants. After getting themselves a good early-game lead they threw it away on multiple attempts at baron; this gave Giants a way back into the game and they managed to close it out. In the second and third game Misfits managed to collect themselves, with a great performance from Kakao going 6-2 on Kha’zix in the second game and great use of Taric’s ultimate by Ignar in the third, Misfits managed to get their hard-earned first victory (MSF 2 - 1 GIA).
H2K didn’t look their usual selves in their first games against Origen. The expectations were high for Febiven’s new team but they only narrowly came out with a win against a weaker Origen (H2K 2 - 0 Origen).
Against Splyce however, H2K did a lot better, with star performances from both Febiven and Jankos. The Korean bot lane Chei and Nuclear delivered in teamfights with some great Ashe arrows and Zyra roots (H2K 2 - 0 Splyce).
Unicorns of Love came out with the surprise picks against considered top-tier picks Rengar and Malzahar. Lulu made short work of Malzahar’s voidlings, while Poppy and Invern made sure that their backline was completely safe against any unexpected Rengar ultimates. In the second game Vitality was forced to ban the Ivern. This meant Camille was up for grabs for Vizisacsi who went on an absolute rampage to secure the first win for the Unicorns (UOL 2 - 0 VIT).
Play of the week
In the long, stretched-out Game 2, Fnatic were looking for a way to close. Caps thinks quickly and opens a portal into G2’s base and manages to close out the game (skip to 59m 40s to see the miracle play in question). Caps’ first week in the LCS was great and we’re excited to see him grow as a pro player.