With a wide-open playoff race the EULCS entered week nine. Here’s what went down on the rift.
In the first match of the day FC Schelke beat H2K to keep alive in the playoff race.
Roccat then took on Misfits. Roccat showed why they have been on a roll recently. They scored a near perfect game with a 9-1 kill score. Memento led the way with a 4/0/5 stat line with Sejuni. The loss all but ended Misfits chance at playoffs.
Next up was Splyce vs. Vitality. It looked like Splyce was going to take it, but Vitality stole a win here.
Giants played number one team Fnatic, but I didn’t see it.
Then G2 took on the Unicorns of Love in the final match on day one. G2 looked like a team still on the decline in the early game. However, the Unicorns coun’t hold the led and fell to G2. This put the Unicorns out of the playoffs for the first time ever.
Day two started with H2K challenging Roccat. This was a fairly even match. H2K came away with it though to earn a spot in playoffs.
Unicorns of Love then took on Misfits, with nothing on the line. Though it seemed like Deja vu for UOL. They held a 3-0 led, but coun’t finish it off. Misfits took it thanks to some strong skills in team fights.
G2 and Vitality fought in a heavy weight matchup. It was close throughout the entire contest, yet G2 took the game thanks to some late game dominance.
Though it was funny to see Vitality support Jacotroll rack up nine deaths with Tahm Kench. I felt bad for him for such a rough outing. G2 earned a match up against Splyce for second place after the win.
Fnatic and Schelke did battle in the last match of the regular season. Schelke needed a win to stay in contention. Fnatic was just playing to finish out the season, being on top no matter what. Fnatic ran away with this one early and often. Just adding to their dominance this season.
Fnatic adc carry Rekkles looked good in this one going 6/0/3 with a Tristana. I ‘m super impressed with his play the past two, or three weeks and am wondering if there’s any player better in Europe at this time.
The final match was a tiebreaker with G2 and Splyce for second seed. This one was a back and forth even match. G2 got a led late game and ran away with it securing the victory. Giving them an extra bye in the playoffs.
So, there you have it. An action-packed weekend of matches. Stay tuned for the playoffs to see who wins the spring split.