The second week of the LEC is over with Excel and G2 leading the league. While G2 Esports is the champion of the spring season, Excel was a total surprise and it does not look like their good performance will end anytime soon. Join us and check out what happened last week and have a look at the schedule of this week.
Team BDS picked up their first win by surprising G2 Esports with a commanding performance and are now joint bottom of the table with SK Gaming and Misfits Gaming. MAD Lions' inconsistent performance continued into the second week. They defeated Fnatic and then lost to Excel. Chaos reigns in the LEC and it is incredibly fun to watch.
LEC Week 2 recap
The second week started with Astralis against SK Gaming. Against a weak SK Gaming side, Astralis looked just as confident as they did in week one as Xerxe continued his good performance. XL then crushed Team Vitality to retain their place at the top of the LEC, thanks to a strong Ahri from Nukeduck, who finished 3-0-9.
Rogue played extremely well against Misfits, their duo of Senna - Seraphine looking unstoppable against the weaker MSF. G2 Esports were shocked by Team BDS in the game where they thought they could easily secure the win. In contrast to their performance in week one, BDS showed up much better and xMatty's 9-2-1 Ezreal led the team to their first win of the season.
To finish the day, MAD Lions faced Fnatic. Two championship contenders met and MAD Lions emerged victorious, defeating Fnatic 11-5 in 30 minutes. UNF0RGIVEN was 6-0-3 on Zeri, while Kaiser backed him up with a 1-0-9 Yuumi. Misfits vs SK kicked off the next day with a 16-3 win giving Misfits their first win of the season.
MAD Lions faced Excel Esports and XL's good form could not be stopped by the former either. Markoon was 7-0-8, Patrik was 9-0-7 and Finn was 0-0-13 while XL defeated MAD 18-1. Astralis is good, but it turns out they are not as good as Rogue. They were defeated 15-6 in 36 minutes.
Fnatic faced G2-killer BDS, Hylissang's KDA was as bad as it could be for another time this season but FNC managed to secure the win in 54 minutes. BDS had the edge while NUCLEARINT played Kog'Maw mid, they just could not dance as well as Fnatic in the late game. To end the day, G2 Esports played a messy game against Team Vitality, which they won 27-12 in 32 minutes: Flakked was on Yasuo duty while Targamas played an 8-2-16 Senna.
You can watch last week's highlights to find out for yourself if any of these teams played as well as they look on stats. However, the third week of the LEC is starting. If you want to keep track of the next week's games instead, visit Luckbox to watch them live, sign up now to claim your 100% bonus and place your bets.
LEC Week 3 schedule
Check out the schedule below:
Friday, July 1
Team BDS (2.10) vs Misfits Gaming (1.65) - 18:00 CEST
Team Vitality (1.45) vs SK Gaming (2.60) - 19:00 CEST
Rogue (1.65) vs Excel Esports (2.10) - 20:00 CEST
Fnatic (1.32) vs Astralis (3.10) - 21:00 CEST
MAD Lions (2.50) vs G2 Esports (1.48) - 22:00 CEST
Saturday, July 2
Team BDS (3.60) vs Excel Esports (1.25) - 17:00 CEST
SK Gaming (4.20) vs Rogue (1.20) - 18:00 CEST
Team Vitality (1.52) vs Astralis (2.35) - 19:00 CEST
Misfits Gaming (3.10) vs MAD Lions (1.32) - 20:00 CEST
G2 Esports (1.52) vs Fnatic (2.35) - 21:00 CEST
As G2 Esports head towards their toughest week yet, Excel Esports and Rogue will face off to decide which team is stronger on Friday. Excel's form has been incredible, but Rogue look just as good after their week two performance. G2 face MAD Lions first on Friday and then Fnatic on Saturday. A 2-0 here could seal the deal for a good place in the race for the playoffs.
Week 2 is also important for Astralis as they face two of their rivals in the race for the playoffs. If they pull off another miracle win against the already unstable Fnatic, they will get to 4-2, and a win against Vitality would make it 5-2. They will put everything they have on the table and even a 1-1 week would be enough for them.