Week 2, Day 1 Overview, And Summary Of League European Championship 2020 By Scairtin

Week 2, Day 1 Overview, And Summary Of League European Championship 2020 By Scairtin
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The second week of LEC started quite well for most of the teams, they are starting to set up in the top part of the standing: Fnatic/Origen/Rogue/G2 Esports in no particular order.

Both Rogue and Origen went through some formidable acquisitions in the offseason and it shows as they are currently contenders for the top.

Rogue vs Origen

Sett / Olaf / Azir / Miss Fortune / Leona vs. Aatrox / Gragas / Tristana / Syndra / Nautilus

Origen out drafted Rogue and had better-prepared win conditions going into the game. The last-second swap between Tristana and Syndra going into the mid lane/bottom lane caught Rogue off guard.

Origen started the game on the right foot and began with a gold advantage of 250 gold at 3 minutes, extending it to 3k by 10 minutes. They kept up the momentum and secured objective after an objective, while Rogue was futile to defend. Origen then grouped up and pushed for the win. While analysts predicted Rogue to at least hold onto their ground, they got outplayed quite hard.

SK Gaming vs Misfits

Ornn / Jarvan / Zoe / Miss Fortune / Rakan vs. Sett / Gragas / Qiyana / Xayah / Braum

Good draft from both teams, while SK Gaming’s teamfight focuses around getting AoE combos, Misfits is more focused on getting picks and turning a 5v5 fight in a 5v4 instantly. Both teams farmed early and maintained an even gold lead until 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, Misfits turned online and with Febivens roaming starting getting picks left and right.

While SK Gaming was trying to maintain its composure and minimize losses, Misfits kept pushing and pushing. The final fight happened at Baron when Misfits got vision around it and SK Gaming had to commit to stop Misfits from doing it. A good Qiyana ultimate sent SK Gaming home for the day and Misfits won the game.

Vitality vs G2 Esports

Ornn / Gragas / Yasuo / Senna / Braum vs. Soraka / Elise / Lucian / Aphelios / Thresh

G2 Esports and their crazy picks. A first-time Soraka for LEC 2020. Wunder outscaled his opponent completely, he kept poking Cabochard down during the entire laning phase and left no room for recovery. While Ornn was getting poked in the top lane, the bottom side lane was more action-focused, with Jankos and Perkz teaming up to dive bot a couple of times and securing early dragons.

The game snowballed in G2 favor at around 12 minutes and sealed Vitalitys fate after Perkz got an unofficial pentakill in the bottom lane. The entire team finished deathless outside of Wunder, who died once.

Excel vs Mad Lions

Gangplank / Gragas / Pantheon / Xayah / Rakan vs. Ornn / Elise / Ryze / Aphelios / Nautilus

MAD Lions won the draft, but they could not execute it properly. Excel had better map awareness, coordination, and overall communication.

Excel got an early lead and maintained throughout the entire game. The Pantheon mid lane pick worked out perfectly, MAD Lions could not respond to it. Gragas was a big issue for them as well, he was everywhere on the map supporting his teammates and not allowing them to get ganked without assistance by the enemy jungler.

That is all for Day 1 of Week 2 coverage of LEC 2020, stay tuned for more in the upcoming days.