Schalke04 Kept Playoff Hopes Alive With Dominating Win Over Origen In Week 7 Of Summer Split

Schalke04 Kept Playoff Hopes Alive With Dominating Win Over Origen In Week 7 Of Summer Split
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Schalke 04 took down Origen today in dominant fashion, keeping their hopes of reaching the 2020 LEC Summer Split playoffs alive.

S04’s jungler Erberk “Gilius” Demir was on fire today on Lee Sin, serving as the crucial decision-maker the League of Legends team needed to secure the win.

The game began with proactive plays from S04. Gilius was at the center of all action, boasting a 100-percent kill participation in the mid-game. Origen did not falter and traded their lives to take the dragons, which would help them scale and win the game.

A fight around the dragon pit at the 23-minute mark sealed OG’s fate. S04 aced the OG lineup without losing a single member in the process. They picked up the dragon afterwards and were on track to wining the game.

After OG got two crucial picks on S04 members, their chances of coming back into the game increased. But Gilius took it upon himself to stop OG in their tracks. OG attempted to take the Baron with five members, but Gilius engaged onto all five and stole it from under their noses.

With the Baron buff, S04 pushed the lanes in Origen’s base to cleanly end the game.

According to LoLEsports, S04 had a four-percent chance of making playoffs before this win—although their chances have now jumped to eight percent. Every win is crucial to keep them in the playoff race.

In week 4 of LEC Summer Split, Schalke’s game turned around. With jungler Lukas “Lurox” Thoma out due to sickness, the European League of Legends team brought in Academy jungler Erberk “Gilius” Demir to fill in for what was supposed to be one of their toughest matchups of the season. But the game seemed to go pretty smoothly for Schalke.

Schalke played well together today, showing decisive shot-calling that we haven’t seen too much of this past split. Gilius also gave the team a shot of proactivity from the jungle, which might be what the roster needed to reach their true potential as a unit.

On the other side of Summoner’s Rift, however, Fnatic looked out of sorts with their decision-making and teamwork. Throughout the game, individual players made questionable calls and engages that led to lost teamfights. Others were simply caught out of position and disposed of by Schalke.

By the end of the match, Fnatic had only secured one kill as a team—they also only took two turrets and were down 9,000 gold as well. Their macro play wasn’t strong at all, and Schalke took advantage of every mistake they made.