Broxah’s LCS Debut Was A Disaster For Him And Team Liquid Against Immortals

Broxah’s LCS Debut Was A Disaster For Him And Team Liquid Against Immortals
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When Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pederson confirmed he would start for Team Liquid in week four of the 2020 Spring Split, many TL fans jumped up with joy. Immortals, however, has pushed them all back into their seats with a decisive win over the reigning LCS champions. The former Team Liquid jungler, Xmithie bodied Broxah and proved to be a solid player for Immortals.

While fans shouldn’t have expected much of the jungler since he had no time to practice basically, they still had some hopes from the World Finalist.

Liquid’s downfall started right from the start of the game when a preemptive ward allowed Immortals to catch out Broxah on an invade. From then on, Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and company were able to slowly snowball their lead into the late stages of the game.

Speaking of which, Xmithie had an amazing performance against his former team. His pathing ganks, and overall effect across the Rift was key for Immortals’ control over the pace of the match. By 20 minutes, he had just over 3,000 damage to champions, while Broxah had a measly 57 damage.

Overall, Immortals played smart and decisive for the entire game—they didn’t take any unnecessary risks and pulled the trigger on plays without any hesitation. Liquid, on the other hand, looked timid and disjointed with their macro and team fighting. There might still be some communication issues with the roster, especially with their newly-arrived jungler.

Over these past few weeks, Liquid fans have placed the blame of their team’s bad play on things like bad picks, and a substitute jungler. Although this team still needs time to adjust to Broxah’s style of play, we haven’t seen any good signs from a team that has won the LCS championship four times in a row.

Immortals will try to continue their strong play against Evil Geniuses, while Liquid tries to pick up the pieces in their match with Counter Logic Gaming during their next match.

Team Liquid has issues in multiple lanes, with Impact and Jensen having many off – games and their bottom lane playing quite horribly this season. Doublelift has been behind all ADCs in stats this season and the team has yet to pick up a win with him on Senna.

Will Broxah be able to pick it up and help Team Liquid reach the top of the standings again or will Team Liquid finally be dethroned by the new Cloud 9 squad?