LEC Summer Split 2020 Week 4 Preview
The LEC Summer Split enters it's fourth week this weekend and we have a few thoughts on this one. Esports Vikings have compiled this ...
The League of Legends European Championship, or more commonly known as the LEC, has progressed towards regular season solving. Six weeks left and three more left. More information about the league and its teams can be found on the tournament page. https://www.esportsvikings.fi/lol/lol-lec-2020-kevatkausi-event
This week was full of top teams versus tail end team matchups, so it knows that there will be really tasty matches for the rounds. From the viewer and bettor's perspective, these weeks of uneven match-ups are, of course, frustrating, but better now than in recent weeks. This week saw only four matches where teams were close to each other in the standings. The more uneven matches didn't come as surprises, so let's focus on those smoother battles.
Rogue and Excel Esports were on the verge of firing this week as they both played two significant matches. The week opened with a meeting between the two teams in the playoffs, and as a result, Rogue managed to crash Excel. On Friday we also saw Misfits Gaming and Fnatic meet for a week's match, which we'll open in more detail below. Saturday included both MAD Lions - Excel Esports and Rogue - Orige matches. As expected, Origen ran their own match and made it look easier. However, on Friday, Excel suffered a bitter defeat by letting go of the playoffs with a surprising MAD Lions match that was really smooth for a long time, but eventually, as the game progressed, Excel took the lead from the young Lion Herd. This was actually the only significant result of the week, with all other matches coming to an end.
After six weeks, Origen, Fnatic and G2 Esports share the top spot and are basically in the playoffs. One win behind this trio is Misfits, who lost to Fnatic on Friday. Rogue and MAD Lions are the winners of the two wins, and Excel Esports is the seventh winner. The remaining three teams will be out of the playoffs unless we see the greatest LEC miracle of all time in recent weeks. Excel has been out of the playoffs for most of the season, so the biggest pressure in recent weeks has been on its shoulders. Especially since Excel will face all three of the top three teams in the last six games. Rogue is in the best position in terms of the fixture list, as he will still face all three tail end teams during the remainder of the season.
Rogue 1-0 Excel Esports
Team Vitality 0-1 MAD Lions
Misfits Gaming 0-1 Fnatic
Schalke 04 0-1 Origen
G2 Esports 1-0 SK Gaming
SK Gaming 0-1 Misfits Gaming
MAD Lions 0-1 Excel Esports
Fnatic 1-0 Schalke 04
Rogue 0-1 Origen
G2 Esports 1-0 Team Vitality
Previously, I highlighted two factors that make this match interesting to me. These two were the encounters between Nemesis-Febiven and Bwipo-Dan Dan. Unfortunately, both of these encounters were more or less over after four minutes of play. Selfmade got a great gank for mid Lane and Bwipo's well-timed teleport gave First Blood to Fnatic. After that, Bwipo walked back to his lane with a red buff and sent Dan Dan back to his team's fountain in a hurry. After that, Fnatic did not slow down and at six minutes Bwipo was 3/0/0 and Nemesis 2/0/1. Generally, a game is considered bloody if in the early stages of the game you see a loss per minute average in kills, but in this match, Fnatic alone had 10 kills in ten minutes and when added to Misfits's five answers in these battles, at least no entertainment was in the match. Unfortunately, Misfits fans were allowed to watch for a good bit more as Nemesis walks where he wants and destroys his target. After the third minute battle, Nemesis Veigar survived the match and on the way scored 9/1/6. Febiven may have been the league's best mid laner so far, but Fnatic was able to completely nullify Febiven's impact and kept Nemesis firmly in the lead with the entire team.
With the loss, Misfits fell short of victory in the top three and Fnatic kept its lead. Although Misfits got a cold ride from Fnatic, its chances for a playoff spot still look very good. In principle, Fnatic has already secured a place in the playoffs, but now its battle is focused on the position it advances to. The top four teams are placed at the top of the chart and that is certainly the goal of every top team.
This year, the LEC production team has made great new sections on match broadcasts, and one of those is the questions that players need to answer immediately. This week it was revealed who is the LEC's funniest player.
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