FunPlus Phoenix Begin LPL Summer Split’s Fifth Week With Victory Against Victory Five

FunPlus Phoenix Begin LPL Summer Split’s Fifth Week With Victory Against Victory Five
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After a disappointing defeat against Invictus Gaming last week, FunPlus Phoenix beat LPL rookies eStar and rising team Victory Five to start off the fifth week of the LPL Summer Split.

V5 rolled through the first game of the series on the back of a strong performance from jungler WeiWei’s Nidalee. Throughout the game, V5 proved successful in teamfighting opportunities and racked up all objectives in the Rift. The opening win sparked hope that fans would be treated to a second upset today after EDward Gaming were swept by previously-winless Dominus Esports.

But FPX rapidly figured out how to take advantage of their strengths against V5. They heavily focused V5’s botlane of Samd and ppgod in both of the subsequent games, shutting them down early. The bot lane strategy allowed FPX AD carry Lwx to snowball and engage fights with arrows of a surgical precision on Ashe.

They wrapped up the series with their classic strategy of early dives. V5, who seemed so strong in game one, looked lost in the final moments of the series. This is Victory Five’s second loss of the split, but they still stand in second place.

Dominating the competition in League of Legends isn’t the only thing that FunPlus Phoenix’s Doinb excels at. The superstar mid laner also regularly posts his dance routines on Twitter.

Doinb shared his performance of Ziggs’ Adhisaya Piravi-inspired dance earlier this season.

Doinb killed all the moves and nailed the facial expressions of Ziggs as well. This wasn’t his first rodeo, however. He has quite a reputation for his dances and regularly posts new performances on his social media accounts.

The pro also shared his FPX Malphite performance in April, which gained the respect of League and dancing fans with over 20,000 likes.

Though Doinb’s dancing career looks to be on a decent track, on the Rift, FPX were most recently upset in the 2020 LPL Spring Split semifinals by JD Gaming. The mid laner was heavily shut down by JD’s jungler Kanavi and couldn’t recover despite his best efforts.

FPX managed to secure a third-place finish after sweeping the first seed Invictus Gaming. They won’t actually miss an international tournament, though, since the Mid-Season Invitational was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s Worlds championship is set to be held in China, but its dates still remain a mystery. FPX will try to defend their title on home soil, but they still have enough time to practice both strategies and dance choreographies to make it another memorable event