Team of the week: Rogue
With nine out of ten teams looking to qualify for the play-offs, they rarely make it to the European Championships. League of Legends (LEC) didn’t seem so open. But at the end of this fourth week of competition, a team came out of the fight to take the lead in the standings: Rogue (1st, 7v., 2d.). Although he had started the season very badly, with two defeats in his first two games, this Saturday he has signed a seventh consecutive success.
Over the course of an entire week, Emil “Larssen” Larsson and his teammates impressed, approaching the level that had brought them to the Spring Split final. In their first match against Vitality (3rd, 5th, 4th), they were on equal footing for a long time before accelerating very hard in the 20th minute, showing their exceptional coordination. Their second game was much more expeditious: dominating in all areas of the game, they erased BDS (10th, 1v, 8d.), More than ever the red lantern of the league.
Game of the Week: Misfits-G2
If Rogue has just passed the seven pass, Misfits (3rd, 5v., 4d.) Also accumulates hits without stopping for several weeks. By winning against G2 (7th, 4th, 5th) in a crazy match on Saturday, the day after their victory against Fnatic, the Rabbits signed a fifth consecutive victory, which ideally places them in the fight in the play off. . The case, however, was very badly embarked: mistreated at the beginning of the game, they had to run behind until the 30th minute, but they knew how to turn around, with their characteristic style.
Above all, they knew how to take advantage of their rival’s few moments of distraction to turn the corner, thanks to an imperial Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié, who alone added as much damage as all his teammates together. With this memorable performance, the Frenchman puts the G2 in a delicate situation: European champion in the spring, the team of Rasmus “caPs” Winther is missing his recovery and only points to the 7th position of the LEC, far from his ambitions.
Player of the week: Daniel “Sertuss” Gamani
SK Gaming’s hopes (9th, 3v., 6d.) Are not buried. With great difficulties at the start of the season, the German club achieved two resounding victories this week, to return to the race for the play-offs. A performance possible thanks to the great week of his midlaner, Daniel “Sertuss” Gamani. During the first match against G2, his Akali dominated the start of the match, putting his team on the right track. The next day, his Sylas, who did not die even once, was even more decisive against Excel.
The merits of SK’s rebirth, however, could also have gone to Jean “Jezu” Massol. Sick for several weeks, the Frenchman was able to take advantage of the rest of the competition last week to regain his health. At stake, it seems, in any case, that he has returned to full form and has been very sharp throughout the weekend. If he continues on his upward trajectory, he could move his team to the Top 6.
Back on the ground for the two colliders, with Snape, from last week. Big surprise at the start of the season, Excel (3rd, 5v., 4d.) Lost to two teams within their reach, Astralis and SK, and fell in a row. It was also a difficult weekend for Fnatic, who also recorded two defeats. Quite the opposite of the MAD Lions (2nd, 6th, 3d.), Led by a Javier “Elyoya” Prades in great shape, who got two hits.
For its part, the only French team in the league, Vitality (3rd, 5th, 4th), is part of the package of four teams with five victories. Irregular in the game, he relied on a great Barney “Alphari” Morris, outstanding at Gangplank on Saturday, to achieve a beautiful hit against Fnatic.