We are near the end of the LEC 2022 Summer regular season, and unlike many other leagues, not even a single team has secured playoffs yet. MAD Lions are in the lead with 10-3, but the race for the playoffs looks like it's going to continue until the very last match of the season. Let’s take a look at what happened in the sixth week.
Even the ninth place SK Gaming is very close to the playoffs race with 5-8. Astralis and Fnatic are at a disadvantage, but they will fight Rogue, Vitality, Excel, G2 Esports and Misfits Gaming that have one or two wins over them. Team BDS, however, is out of playoffs contention with 1-12. It’s going to be a great fight and only six teams will be able to make playoffs and represent Europe at Worlds 2022.
LEC Week 6 recap
Thanks to a solid Gwen performance from JNX, SK Gaming started with a victory over Astralis that brought them closer to the playoffs zone. Following that, Misfits Gaming crushed Rogue, who lost the incredible momentum they had last week. Comp was 6-2-7 on Ezreal but that wasn’t enough to stop the MSF side.
Team Vitality faced Excel Esports and showed that they are back. Carzzy’s 3-0-7 Sivir performance led the team to victory while Haru played one of his best performances this season. G2 Esports struggled against Team BDS for the second time, but xMatty’s 7-3-2 Aphelios wasn’t enough to stop them with G2 taking the win.
League leaders MAD Lions continued their great form against the disappointing Fnatic side. Humanoid’s 3-1-1 Ahri wasn’t enough while MAD Lions secured the victory in 33 minutes with a 15-8 score. The next day started with a Vetheo Akali that brought the 16-2 win to Misfits Gaming against SK.
Winning every single lane and crushing Rogue utterly, Astralis found another win to get closer to the playoffs and handed Rogue the 0-2 week. 18-6 will hurt RGE a lot. Excel tried really hard to stop MAD Lions, but Mikyx was on one the worst days of his career with 0-10-4 Nami, gifting the win to MAD.
Although their enemy was the bottom team of LEC, Fnatic found a very valuable win against Team BDS to stop their poor form. Following that, G2 Esports got shocked by an incredible Team Vitality performance that saw Perkz 10-0-7 on Ahri. G2 was totally outplayed and couldn’t answer on any level.
The playoffs teams will be decided in the last two weeks and due to the format of the LEC, one team could even secure a Worlds spot before the playoffs start. Make sure to tune in by finding the live streams on Luckbox. to claim your 100% bonus before placing your bets.
LEC Week 7 schedule
Check out the schedule below:
Friday, August 5
Misfits Gaming (1.55) vs Astralis (2.30) - 18:00 CEST
Team Vitality (1.12) vs Team BDS (5.50) - 19:00 CEST
SK Gaming (2.50) vs Fnatic (1.48) - 20:00 CEST
Rogue (2.00) vs MAD Lions (1.72) - 21:00 CEST
G2 Esports (1.60) vs Excel Esports (2.20) - 22:00 CEST
Saturday, August 6
Team Vitality (1.35) vs Astralis (2.90) - 17:00 CEST
Team BDS (4.20) vs Excel Esports (1.20) - 18:00 CEST
Misfits Gaming (2.70) vs MAD Lions (1.40) - 19:00 CEST
SK Gaming (3.10) vs Rogue (1.32) - 20:00 CEST
G2 Esports (1.65) vs Fnatic (2.10) - 21:00 CEST
Countless excellent matches await us in the seventh week. Astralis will face Misfits Gaming and Team Vitality, their results will be decisive in their playoffs run. However, they won’t be the favourite in either of these games. With their three-loss streak, Rogue will face MAD Lions who are coming with a firm six-win streak. MAD Lions is definitely the favourite and they will probably finish the regular season in the first place.
This is an especially important week for G2 Esports. Their first opponent is Excel and the second one is Fnatic, their long-standing rivals. They have the opportunity to secure the advantage over XL and kick FNC out of the playoffs race, and they will definitely work hard to do that. MAD Lions will take on Misfits as the favourite, but that one will be yet another great game to watch this week.