LEC Spring Split 2020 Week 7 Recap: Fnatic Blown Away by G2

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Two weeks to go! The LEC Spring Split regular season is heading down the final straight, so here’s a recap of Week 7’s matches in case you missed them!

For the first time since Week 3, the LEC has a clear first-place team after a full set of games. G2 Esports once again lead the line in Europe after convincingly dispatching fellow title contenders Fnatic and Origen in Week 7.

Elsewhere, Rogue continued to prove their worth as a top-four team with a 2-0 weekend, Schalke climbed into eighth place after defeating SK, and EUW solo queue suffered an influx of Janna top players.

All in all, Week 7 produced few exceptional performances or upset results, merely acting as an opportunity for G2 Esports to build a lead at the top of the table and prepare the LEC audience for playoffs.

But, if you want a quick recap of last weekend’s games, we’ve got you covered:

Week 7 Results

Day 1

Team Vitality 0 – 1 Rogue
Schalke 04 0 – 1 MAD Lions
SK Gaming 0 – 1 Fnatic
Excel Esports 0 – 1 Misfits Gaming
Origen 0 – 1 G2 Esports

Day 2

SK Gaming 0 – 1 Schalke 04
Team Vitality 0 – 1 Excel Esports
Rogue 1 – 0 MAD Lions
Misfits Gaming 0 – 1 Origen
Fnatic 0 – 1 G2 Esports

Performance of the Week

Fnatic 0 – 1 G2 Esports

Although it probably wasn’t the cleanest display of the weekend, it’s hard not to commend G2 Esports’ emphatic victory over Fnatic as they established complete control of first-place in Week 7’s Match of the Week.

Despite being pinned as one of the bloodiest match-ups in Europe pre-game, it was anything but that as both teams were patient throughout the early game, notching just one kill between them in the first 15 minutes.

From there the game exploded with small skirmishes taking place across the Rift, handing Fnatic the advantage and setting them up to scale into the later stages with Yasuo and Kai’Sa.

However, G2 are renowned for forcing mistakes from their opponents and turning the game in their favor, doing exactly that around Baron Nashor 27 minutes into the game. Although, it was less of a forced mistake and more of an awful decision from Fnatic to coin flip a Baron despite being in the lead.

At that point, it felt like it was only a matter of time before G2 destroyed Fnatic’s base as they were on top and taking full advantage of individual mistakes from Bwipo and Hylissang to extend their gold lead.

The deciding team fight took place in the mid lane, kicked off by a failed engage by Hylissang’s Rakan, continued by PERKZ’s aggression on Akali, and victory was secured by a timely Monsoon from Wunder’s Janna.

Jankos picked up the Player of the Game award for his Baron steal, but it could have gone to any G2 Esports player for their contribution to a complete team performance.

Now in sole possession of first-place, G2 are in the perfect position to lift their third consecutive LEC trophy next month.

Player of the Week

Rogue – Emil “Larssen” Larsson

While Finn gets all the plaudits and Player of the Game awards from the top lane for Rogue, Larssen quietly carries from the mid lane and performs at a consistently high level for his team.

This was once again highlighted in Week 7 as the mid laner secured a combined 13/0/13 KDA in victories against Team Vitality and MAD Lions.

On Day 1, Larssen piloted Azir to establish mid lane control over Vitality debutant Selfie. Then on Day 2, the Swede took the game into his own hands with a Tristana pick to snowball from the mid lane against top-six rivals MAD Lions.

In a region bubbling with mid lane talent, Larssen stands out as one of the very best just nine months after his first game on the LEC stage.

If he can continue to show this level of performance in the final two weeks of the regular season, Rogue will have no trouble finishing in the playoff places and competing for a top-four finish at the end of the Spring Split.

Standings After Week 7

1. G2 Esports (11 – 3)
2. Fnatic (10 – 4)
3. Origen (10 – 4)
4. Rogue (9 – 5)
5. Misfits Gaming (9 – 5)
6. MAD Lions (8 – 6)
7. Excel Esports (7 – 7)
8. Schalke 04 (3 – 11)
9. SK Gaming (2 – 12)
10. Team Vitality (1 – 13)

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The LEC returns on February 28 with Schalke 04 vs. Origen kicking off Week 8! Catch Ready Check from 17:30 CET on the LEC Twitch channel and LoL Esports YouTube channel!