A lot has happened over the last few weeks. Excel finally got their first win last week while Fnatic lost their first game of the Summer Split. More has happened since then, including Fnatic going 1-1 this weekend, grabbing their second win. Will this mark their downfall of the Summer Split or will this just be a small mark on their otherwise perfect record?
Took a whole game to get the Yasuo online BUT HE'S ONLINE pic.twitter.com/VY50TMxbOy
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) July 20, 2019
The MSI Champions are back to being on top of the LEC, having a 9-1 record at the moment. They are, quite honestly, the strongest team in the LEC. They completely dismantled Schalke 04 and Excel Esports at around 30 minutes each. G2 went 25-3 against Excel, with the star of the team in that game being Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, who had a 76% KP ratio and ultimately went 5/0/14 on Jarvan IV. Not much is to be said for this team other than they will definitely make it to the summer playoffs this season.
Fnatic drop another game, this time against Rogue, dropping Fnatic down to second place with a 8-2 record. And, admittedly, it was an interesting game as Rogue completely destroyed Fnatic, going 25-3. Fnatic showed that they were fish out of water in this game, as Rogue’s Pawel “Woolite” Pruski and Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan outperformed Fnatic’s botlane.
However, there is a lot to be said about this week because Fnatic decided to change their roster quite a bit for Week 5. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson was subbed out during this week as Felix “MagiFelix” Boström was put in the mid lane and Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek was moved to the ADC position. This new roster and position changes may have been the primary reason why Fnatic were not able to play to their potential and beat Rogue. Still, they are likely to make it to the playoffs. Whether or not they win is up for debate because they will have to face G2 Esports eventually, but it will still be an interesting play off to watch.
Now, Misfits Gaming have had a rough split. They ended up going 1-1 this past week, but what is important to note is the game breaking bug that happened on the first day of Week 5. Misfits Gaming faced off against Splyce Vipers and had encountered an interesting bug that, arguably, lost them the game.
To spectators, it seems as though the AD Carry for Misfits Gaming, Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík, had sold his Essence Reaver instead of his health potion. This prompted Misfits Gaming to call for a pause, but the referees continued the game, deeming the accident to be caused by the player instead of the game. However, people who used Pro View had pointed out that Neon had, in fact, been in the right the entire time.
— lolesports (@lolesports) July 19, 2019
Splyce had beat them in a 35 minute game, resulting in an unfortunate loss by Misfits that could have been won if there wasn’t a shop bug. What an unfortunate stroke of misfortune.
T1. G2 Esports (9-1)
T2. Fnatic (8-2)
T3. Splyce (7-3)
T4. Schalke 04 (6-4)
T5. Origen (5-5)
T6. Rogue (4-6)
T6. Vitality (4-6)
T8. SK Gaming (3-7)
T8. Misfits Gaming (3-7)
T10. Excel Gaming (1-9)
Next Week’s Games
Friday, July 26th
- Schalke 04 vs SK Gaming
- Rogue vs Excel Esports
- Fnatic vs Misfits Gaming
- Team Vitality vs Splyce Vipers
- G2 Esports vs Origen
Saturday, July 27th
- Team Vitality vs Rogue
- Excel Esports vs Misfits Gaming
- Schalke 04 vs Splyce Vipers
- SK Gaming vs G2 Esports
- Origen vs Fnatic