Get ready for a long week because LEC 2022 Summer Playoffs teams will be decided this weekend at the last super week of the season. The only team to secure playoffs as of now is MAD Lions by a tiny margin. Aside from Team BDS, the remaining eight teams will fight to stay alive in the super week.
G2 Esports, Misfits Gaming, Rogue and Team Vitality are one win away from a playoffs spot. However, considering how close Astralis, Excel and Fnatic are, that win will not be easy and they may not even see that win. A doomed 0-3 super week is not impossible at all. From the bottom to the top, everyone has to work hard considering that this is their last chance.
LEC Week 7 recap
Rising Misfits Gaming kicked off the penultimate week of LEC 2022 Summer regular season with a victory over Astralis. Irrelevant’s 6-1-6 Sejuani, Vetheo’s 4-0-8 Taliyah and Neon’s 7-1-10 Sivir outclassed AST. Team Vitality followed up by demolishing Team BDS, Perkz’s incredible form continued on Swain as he played 4-0-12 to lead his team to victory.
Fnatic stopped the poor form last week against Team BDS and started another streak against SK Gaming. Defeating their rivals 13-1, FNC started the week with higher hopes. Rogue won the match of the week against MAD Lions, getting closer to the top. It was a quiet game but Rogue surely deserved the win. G2 Esports showed that they are alive by defeating Excel 19-6 in 29 minutes to end the first day.
Astralis had no intention of losing their grip at one of the playoffs spots. They started with a close but valuable victory against Team Vitality the next day, which gave them an advantage in the race. NUCLEARINT was 14-1-8 on Ahri while Team BDS shocked Excel and hurt them deeply before the super week.
MAD Lions disappointed for a second time against Misfits, Neon was 11-1-5 on Twitch and MAD couldn’t execute any of their plans. Following that, SK Gaming handed the fourth upset of the day, taking down Rogue with a Vayne masterpiece from Jezu. Ending the day, G2 Esports did what was expected of them and put Fnatic in a very bad position, defeating them in 32 minutes with a strong Draven performance from Flakked.
With eight teams racing for it, the playoff spots are more valuable than ever in the LEC. Make sure to watch the games on Luckbox where you can find live streams and breaking news from LEC. Sign up now to claim your 100% bonus before placing your bets.
LEC Super Week schedule
Check out the schedule below:
Friday, August 12
Team BDS (4.00) vs Misfits Gaming (1.22) - 18:00 CEST
Team Vitality (1.45) vs SK Gaming (2.60) - 19:00 CEST
Rogue (1.45) vs Excel Esports (2.60) - 20:00 CEST
Fnatic (1.52) vs Astralis (2.35) - 21:00 CEST
MAD Lions (1.65) vs G2 Esports (2.10) - 22:00 CEST
Saturday, August 13
Team BDS (4.50) vs Rogue (1.17) - 17:00 CEST
SK Gaming (2.20) vs Excel Esports (1.60) - 18:00 CEST
MAD Lions (1.35) vs Astralis (2.90) - 19:00 CEST
Team Vitality (1.72) vs Fnatic (2.00) - 20:00 CEST
Misfits Gaming (2.10) vs G2 Esports (1.65) - 21:00 CEST
Sunday, August 14
Excel Esports (1.65) vs Astralis (2.10) - 17:00 CEST
Team BDS (5.00) vs MAD Lions (1.13) - 18:00 CEST
SK Gaming (3.40) vs G2 Esports (1.28) - 19:00 CEST
Team Vitality (2.00) vs Rogue (1.72) - 20:00 CEST
Misfits Gaming (1.65) vs Fnatic (2.10) - 21:00 CEST
As of now, MAD Lions are in a very comfortable position, and they will only face G2 Esports as a tough rival. They should get back up and secure the first place with ease. Among the teams, Rogue seems to be the best candidate for the second place. They will face XL, BDS and VIT, and are clearly the favourite in all of them.
G2, MSF and VIT are looking at roughly similar schedules. This makes the last spot for the playoffs much more critical as the top five teams will probably secure themselves one easily. Astralis, Excel and Fnatic will be fighting for that one. Considering Excel’s four loss streak, probably the winner of Fnatic vs Astralis will take that spot.
Once again, considering the performances from the recent weeks, Astralis has a better chance of taking it. Although Fnatic’s roster is definitely better, they have shown signs of a scattered team and if Astralis pulls the upset on Friday, the damage will be enough. SK Gaming enters the last week with one less win and will face three amazing rivals, meaning that they have the lowest chance of making it.