Invictus Gaming Alongside Fun Plus Phoenix Open The LPL 2020 Season With A Bang

Invictus Gaming Alongside Fun Plus Phoenix Open The LPL 2020 Season With A Bang
Credit: Riot Games via Youtube

On Monday, the LPL 2020 season was officially opened by the former and current World Champions.

The match-up was awaited by the Eastern community since the schedule was announced, and the teams did not disappoint.

Both teams went through some roster changes, Invictus Gaming picked up Puff/Southwind for their bottom lane, while Fun Plus Phoenix picked up former T1 top laner, Khan. The series was a joy to watch, and both teams showed a great display of skill.

Game 1

Winner: Invictus Gaming

MVP: TheShy

IG28-29-75vs29-28-78FPX
TheShy aatrox 311-06-13TOP07-04-164 ornn Khan
Southwind braum 202-05-21SUP01-05-183 leona Crisp
Rookie rumble 207-08-13MID08-05-142 ryze Doinb
Puff senna 308-03-17BOT09-05-121 miss fortune Lwx
Ning qiyana 10-7-11JNG04-09-181 jarvan iv Tian

* (the number before/after champion indicates pick order)

Game overview:

Both teams played great early and were trading objectives left and right, a tower for the dragon, herald for a dragon, a kill in the top lane for a dive/kill in the bottom lane. While the jungler of Invictus Gaming did not shine this game, especially if you look at his KDA, he did pressure the FPX squad and forced good team fights to allow Invictus Gaming to capture objectives uncontested.

FPX still managed to capture four dragons and get the Infernal Dragon Soul, but the raw damage was not enough to shut down the Invictus Gaming squad, who was flanking FPX and forcing good fights. In the end, Invictus Gaming finished the game before Fun Plus Phoenix was able to capture the Elder Dragon, which could’ve turned the tides around.

Game 2

Winner: Fun Plus Phoenix

MVP: Khan

IG11-19-20vs19-11-27FPX
TheShy aatrox 301-06-04TOP06-02-064 fiora Khan
Ning qiyana 103-04-03JNG03-04-081 jarvan iv Tian
Rookie orianna 302-02-05MID09-03-022 mordekaiser Doinb
Puff varus 204-04-01BOT01-01-021 miss fortune Lwx
Southwind braum 201-03-07SUP0-1-93 thresh Crisp

* (the number before/after champion indicates pick order)

Game overview:

Fun Plus Phoenix played a more controlled game, securing advantage for Doinb’s Mordekaiser. Invictus Gaming gave Ning Qiyana again, but he failed to deliver. Invictus Gaming managed to get only one herald out of all objectives, while Fun Plus Phoenix got four dragons, dragon soul and 1 Elder Dragon, which allowed them to close out of the game quickly.

Game 3

Winner: Invictus Gaming

MVP: TheShy

IG20-09-45vs9-20-15FPX
TheShy ornn 304-03-09TOP02-04-011 mordekaiser Khan
Leyan qiyana 106-03-05JNG01-04-062 jarvan iv Tian
Rookie orianna 302-02-11MID02-06-024 diana Doinb
Puff varus 206-01-07BOT04-01-021 miss fortune Lwx
Southwind braum 22-0-13SUP0-5-43 leona Crisp

* (the number before/after champion indicates pick order)

Game overview:

               Leyan was subbed in instead of Ning, and Qiyana was first-picked for the third time in the series. Leyan managed to secure an early advantage for his team and snowball his bottom lane by picking up easy kills on the Leona early game. With the early control around bot lane, Invictus Gaming secured first drakes, which allowed them to expand onto their lead and snowball other lanes.

With a controlled and immaculate play, Invictus Gaming closed out the game with no issues.

 

The series was amazing and hopefully, upcoming matches in the LPL season are as good as this was, it was a joy to see a clash between former and current World Champions.

Stay tuned for more reviews of hyped-up matches over the season.

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