After beating G2 Esports, Rogue goes unbeaten into the second half of the European League of Legends league LEC. The leader of the table is thus further increasing the gap to the pursuers.
“It was a pretty one-sided game – probably our best game of the season,” Rogue’s Emil “Larssen” Larsson said in a post-game interview. “I’m glad we were able to show that we’re a strong contender for the playoffs. Especially against a strong team like G2.”
Previously, Rogue had never beaten G2 in the regular season. That changed on the ninth day of the LEC spring season: Rogue played dominantly from the start and punished every mistake made by the Berlin team. The lead grew rapidly, after just 25 minutes Rogue closed the game for the perfect first half of the season.
Vitality only in midfield – Fnatic slips up
Team Vitality has worked its way into midfield over the past two weeks, but has not yet lived up to previous expectations. Vitality struggled against a previously winless Astralis but just barely crossed the finish line. The team is now fourth in the table with Misfits Gaming and MAD Lions.
After a convincing game against MAD the day before, Fnatic went into the game against Excel as the clear favorite. Also, Fnatic had never lost to Excel in the regular season. But the British team around newcomer Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle overran Fnatic and not only broke the previous series of defeats but also got the chance to make the playoffs. Together with G2, Fnatic remains behind leader Rogue.