One week off is too many. Let’s jump right back into the action with week four of EULCS.
First matchup of the day was H2K and Vitality. H2K just can’t get into the win column this season. Vitality made sure of that as a balanced team killing attack put H2K down for the count. H2K has now lost seven in a row to start the split.
Giants and Schalke played next. It was close for a while, but then Schalke’s funnel strategy payed off. Nukeduck scored 12 kills as a funneled Kai’sa to lead the way to victory over the Giants.
Roccat and Unicorns of love hit the rift next. Roccat took an early lead on a level one trade and never looked back. Roccat racked up 20 kills to eight deaths and just made it look easy. Neon subbed in as ADC for UOL. He used Heimerdinger. He looked ok even scoring UoL’s first kill, but he didn’t make a huge impact on the game.
Fnatic and Splyce met up next. This one was another match that was over pretty quickly. Splyce just took it to Fnatic in this one. 23-6 was the kills’ advantage while it was a six thousand plus gold lead for Splyce. I think this match was a little bit of an upset, but shows how capable Splyce is to win against better teams.
Then we had the main event for the night/weekend. Undefeated G2 and undefeated Misfits. Both showing up in this match with 6-0 marks. This match was worth of the hype. It was close in kills and gold for a solid chunk of time. Then at the 30 minute mark, Misfits found a 4-0 team fight win. This then moved into them taking baron and amassing a big gold lead. Misfits then took down the towers, inhibitors and nexus in short order to score the victory and move to 7-0.
This should make for one heck of a rematch come playoff time. For the moment I believe Misfits are one of the better teams in EU and that their spring split was an off season. Yet I also don’t think this match is the end of dominance for G2. It’s merely a blemish on an overall good season.
It was just a case of the better team won.
Day two match one was UoL and H2K. This was fairly close and nothing special as far as action went. UoL played well enough to win and keep H2K winless.
Schalke and Splyce had the next match. Through six minutes the match was pretty even. Yet two minutes later Schalke was able to start a rampage of kills to extend the lead. This lead was never challenged as Schalke picked up the win and 2-0 weekend. Nukeduck finished a strong weekend with another five kills in the contest with AAtrox.
G2 played Giants next. This was a match you think G2 would run away with. However the unexpected happened as Giants took an early large lead. Then G2 fought back. Yet Giants were able to take the lead back and secure a 4-0 team fight win in the bottom lane that allowed them to push to victory. G2 went 0-2 for the first time this split, break a six game winning streak in the process.
Fnatic and Roccat was match four of the day. This was a back and forth battle and evenly match. The match ended with an ace to give Fnatic a win in 27 minutes.
Misfits then put their undefeated record up against Vitality to close out the week. Kills were even early in the game and up to the 21 minute mark. However Misfits was able to gain some separation thanks to a gold advantage. A 3-0 team fight at 35 minutes in the Vitality base went Misfits’ way to give them the power to finish off the nexus. The win puts Misfits at 8-0 and first place in EU though four weeks.
I think the completion is heating up. For sure I will have to keep watching as we get farther into the season and closer to the playoff race.