League of Legends LEC power rankings week 1

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2. Origen (1/1)

The Spring Split runners-up had the challenging task of following up G2 Esports’ sub 23 minute domination of Splyce on day one, but they didn’t buckle under the pressure and cleanly took down Team Vitality in true Origen style. Led by Patrik “Patrik” Jírů on Sona (both “Player of the Game” and possibly the best performance of the weekend), Origen took skirmish after skirmish in the early game and seemed to come out on top every time.

Day two’s “Match of the Week” was a Spring Split playoff final rematch between Origen and G2. A very even first 20 minutes saw Origen take a small gold lead thanks to Jonas “Kold” Andersen’s intelligent pathing and counter-ganking, but the tides soon turned as G2’s extraordinary teamfight prowess came into play.

While the current LEC champions may have taken the victory and early advantage in the race for 1st place, Origen won’t be too disheartened as they put up more of a fight in this game than any of their six playoff clashes from the Spring Split. Despite only clinching one victory in their opening week, the Origen team will be motivated and hopeful for the rest of the split as they illustrated once again why they’re amongst the best teams in the league.

1. G2 Esports (2/0)

Unsurprisingly, G2 Esports head into the second week of the Summer Split with an undefeated record and two clean victories under their belt. The day one triumph over Splyce was vintage G2 in 2019, with Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski taking full control of the map within the first 10 minutes, producing a small gold lead which then ballooned out of Splyce’s hands as teamfights broke out.

Victory against Origen was less clean-cut, but still provided more evidence of G2’s current European (and global) dominance. Falling behind in gold meant very little when the likes of Martin “Wunder” Hansen and Rasmus “Caps” Winther can completely roll over teams, but it was the work of Luka “Perkz” Perković that provided the win for G2 Esports this time around. His positioning and DPS in skirmishes and teamfights was second-to-none and carried G2 across the line, pushing Perkz up the ADC ladder and proving that his role swap was a genius move from the current LEC and MSI champions.

G2 will probably go onto win the Summer Split, they’ll probably end the regular season in 1st place, and they’ll probably not be challenged along the way. It would be a major shock if they fall below the top spot in the LEC power rankings throughout the summer and all we can do is sit back and admire their marvellous playstyle and mechanical skill.

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The LEC returns on Friday June 14th with Misfits Gaming taking on Excel Esports at 18:00 CEST! Catch “Ready Check” from 17:30 CEST on the Riot Games Twitch channel!