The European rookies on MAD Lions are rising to the top of the 2020 LEC Summer Split. They secured a clean win against Origen today in a 35-minute game, putting them at the top of the LEC standings. \n \nWhile all of MAD Lions’ players were on point today, mid laner Humanoid received the Player of the Game award after his outstanding Orianna performance. \n \nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/LEC\/status\/1276600375529922561?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1276600375529922561%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdotesports.com%2Fleague-of-legends%2Fnews%2Fmad-lions-continue-winning-spree-with-dominant-game-against-og \n \nThe game began with a small lead in favor of Origen, which allowed them to secure the first Infernal Drake. MAD answered this with both Rift Heralds and got tower plates around the map. Origen kept funneling resources into their Kayle and Aphelios to scale for the late game. \n \nWhile OG secured the broken ADC in Aphelios, MAD Lions had a perfect composition to deal with him. As the game went on, though, Aphelios was becoming more of a problem and was seen as a huge threat to MAD Lions. \n \nAfter a fight around the mid lane broke out in the mid-game, MAD Lions started building an unstoppable lead and secured vision all around the map. \n \nThe game stabilized afterward with MAD Lions slowly pushing and respecting the Aphelios. Their siege was unsuccessful, but after a botched ultimate by OG’s mid laner, the tides turned in OG’s favor. \n \nWith their carry down, OG didn’t have enough pressure to withstand Humanoid’s Orianna, who had almost a full build by 30 minutes. Even though OG did their best to defend their base, their attempts were unsuccessful and they lost the game. \n \nThe European rookies on MAD Lions made a name for themselves in their first split during the spring. They pulled off huge upsets during the regular season, finishing in fourth place. After qualifying for the playoffs, G2 Esports picked to play against them in the first round. \n \nThe rookies took G2 to five games and sent the Worlds finalists to the lower bracket. MAD Lions eventually lost to G2 later on in a rematch. \n \nMAD Lions’ roster remained unchanged coming into the 2020 LEC Summer Split and the synergy that’s been built can easily be seen in their games. While OG secured the broken ADC in Aphelios, MAD Lions had a perfect composition to deal with him. As the game went on, though, Aphelios was becoming more of a problem and was seen as a huge threat to MAD Lions. \n \nIt's interesting to see how well the rookies are performing in the region.