With nine teams fighting for a playoffs spot, LEC 2022 Summer witnesses a competition unlike any other. MAD Lions and Rogue lead the league with good records, but the rest of the table might change any minute, except for Team BDS who are stuck at the bottom with a 1-10 score.
This week’s breaking news was Misfits Gaming selling their spot to Team Heretics. With one million followers on Twitter, Heretics is one of the most well-known Spanish organizations and LEC will definitely thrive on having them onboard. According to reports, they paid 34-36 million euros to get 80% of the LEC slot. However, they will join the league in 2023, with Misfits finishing the 2022 season as expected.
LEC Week 5 recap
Before the fifth week of LEC, the league table looked chaotic and we were hoping that it would resolve after this week with the strong teams showing their true potential finally. However, after the results, the table looks as tangled as it was before.
SK Gaming found a confident win over Team BDS, following a 5-0-5 Zeri performance from Jezu which ended the game in 26 minutes. Excel stopped Misfits’ improving form in 36 minutes, playing Samira - Renata Glasc bot lane. The perfect duo for SoloQ worked for XL’s professional match as well.
MAD Lions crushed former teammate Carzzy’s Team Vitality in 25 minutes. Elyoya’s 5-0-7 Poppy and UNF0RGIVEN’s 7-1-6 Draven performances were decisive in this victory. G2 Esports managed to take down Astralis in a close game, Xerxe’s incredible Wukong wasn’t enough to stop the old man Jankos on Viego.
To finish the day, Rogue faced the underperforming Fnatic side. The game took 47 minutes but Rogue seemed confident, slowly acquiring an edge against Fnatic and winning the game against Upset’s Aphelios. Astralis faced Team BDS the next day and handed them the 0-2 week in 33 minutes with Kobbe playing amazingly.
MAD Lions defeated the weak SK Gaming side quickly, securing another 2-0 week for themselves and catching up with Rogue. The next match was Vitality versus Misfits, two shaky teams. Team Vitality proved to be the better one after European legend Perkz carried his team to glory with a solid Taliyah performance.
G2 Esports wanted to put an end to their weak form against Rogue. Although it looked very hard, they somehow managed it. After a rough early game, G2 managed to take the lead back from Rogue to end the game with Baron and Elder buffs. Finishing the day, Excel crushed Fnatic unexpectedly hard with 18-3 in 27 minutes. Although it isn’t likely, Fnatic sits in a perilous position that may lead to them missing playoffs right now.
Only three weeks are left before the end of LEC regular season, and playoffs race is still on fire. Make sure to tune in for the games before the playoffs start to find out which teams are the favourites. Watch live streams on Luckbox and sign up now to claim your 100% bonus before placing bets.
LEC standings and schedule
Check out the schedule below:
Friday, July 29
SK Gaming (1.88) vs Astralis (1.82) - 18:00 CEST
Rogue (1.28) vs Misfits Gaming (3.40) - 19:00 CEST
Team Vitality (2.10) vs Excel Esports (1.68) - 20:00 CEST
Team BDS (5.00) vs G2 Esports (1.13) - 21:00 CEST
MAD Lions (1.58) vs Fnatic (2.25) - 22:00 CEST
Saturday, July 30
SK Gaming (1.95) vs Misfits Gaming (1.78) - 17:00 CEST
Rogue (1.25) vs Astralis (3.50) - 18:00 CEST
MAD Lions (1.65) vs Excel Esports (2.10) - 19:00 CEST
Team BDS (4.20) vs Fnatic (1.17) - 20:00 CEST
Team Vitality (2.50) vs G2 Esports (1.48) - 21:00 CEST
Before July’s end, we will see some important matchups that will lead to the last two weeks being even more critical. MAD Lions will enter the game against Fnatic as the favourite and they will probably get another win that would put Fnatic in an even worse position. MAD Lions’ second challenge of the week will be Excel Esports, and they will be the favourite against them as well.
On the other hand, G2 Esports and Rogue will have a more comfortable week. Rogue will have to go through Misfits while the 2022 Spring champions will take on Vitality. They will be favourites in both their games and try to secure 2-0 to have the lead in the LEC while MAD Lions might drop a game or two.