- June 17, 2017
What a sick first two days of action! As soon as the first series between Team Vitality and Mysterious Monkeys was over, all hell broke loose. Top dogs started falling one by one. Esportsranks brings you a quick recap of the surprising events that took place. Here is our EU LCS 2017 Summer Split week 3 midweek recap. Keep reading down below to find out more!
EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 3 Midweek
Day 1 (June 16)
VIT vs. MM – 2:0
Monkeys maintained balance and parity for about 20 minutes of the first match. Then, they got completely annihilated after the crucial first teamfight. Already a bit behind, they simply got stomped over for the next 5-6 minutes after that.
The second match saw an even more convincing show of Vitality force. With a 14-2 kill difference, as well as 10-3 tower kills, Monkeys basically threw that match, sealing the 4th loss in a row. They are now in deep water territory. Is it already over for them? We’ll see in the next few weeks.
ROC vs. FNC – 2:1
We can sum this series up in just one word – ridiculous! Although the first game went to Fnatic, it was painfully obvious ROCCAT came in ready to take the series at all costs. They proved it in the following two games.
Game 2 was a slaughterhouse. Fnatic were absolutely demolishing ROCCAT throughout the entire game. That’s not to say ROCCAT didn’t have its moments. Yet, for the majority of the game, ROCCAT was lingering around 10k in team gold deficit.
None of that mattered in the end. Taking advantage of Fnatic’s tendency to clump together and go aggressively for kills and towers, ROCCAT took the opportunity to push and swarm Fnatic’s Nexus for a demoralising equalizing win!
Game 3 was a chess match, a battle of wills. Fnatic entered the game much more cautiously. However, they clearly didn’t have a backup plan for ROCCAT’s meticulous strategy. With a combined total of just 14 kills in 34 minutes of playtime, ROCCAT sealed probably the most surprising upset in our EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 3 Midweek recap!
Day 2 (June 17)
MSF vs. G2 – 2:1
Misfits carried on the wave of upsets by convincingly defeating G2 Esports on the second day. Since swapping out the substitutes for 2 Korean starters and Perkz last week, G2 has shown a disturbing lack of consistency and game control they’re known for. In the first game, their entire lineup was almost unrecognisable. In the second game, they showed a glimpse of their old selves, equalising the series.
However, the third match was, once again, a rhapsody orchestrated by the underrated Misfits’ lineup. Everybody on their team carried their weight, and simply looked better than G2’s haphazard, confused approach. MSF are now at the top of group A – a sight very few people realistically expected to see! A definite EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 3 Midweek big surprise.
SPY vs. UOL – 2:1
Now, this is an upset on par with ROCCAT beating Fnatic on Day 1. Right from the beginning it was evident UOL were up against a very determined and confident opponent. The hard fought first match went their way. However, in the next two matches Splyce completely turned the series around. More so, they did it quite convincingly, especially in the second match.
In game 2, SPY accumulated almost 3 times more kills than UOL (10-29). The majority of those came near the end of the game, when they managed to turn the tempo and control of the match in their favour. SPY Kobbe went on a 6 kill killing spree, with a total of 10 kills in the end.
In the third and final match, UOL took the midgame lead. However, it quickly eroded as they got decimated in teamfights. Once again, SPY Sencux exerted enough pressure to weather the storm, and Wunder picked up the pace by the end for a quick 26-minute victory.
If this upset trend continues tomorrow, NiP will throw pajama plated shurikens to beat ROCCAT and Vitality will use some exotic black alchemy to defeat H2K.
So stay tuned. Follow us on our social media. We’ll cover the rest of the madness as soon as it’s over. Until then, keep calm and pick Teemo.
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