LEC Summer 2022: G2 Esports undefeated in Super Week
G2 Esports finished the Super Week of the League of Legends European Champions Summer 2022 undefeated. Trailing behind the team are MAD Lions Fnatic, Excel, and Astralis. On the other hand, Misfits Gaming, and Team BDS finished the first week of the Summer without a single win out of the three games they played each.
G2 strengthens rule in Europe
G2 had to spend less time practicing for the Summer due to their participation in the Mid-Season Invitational. Nevertheless, the team showed that they were still ruling over Europe. Indeed, they had rather slow starts against Astralis and Rogue, the Spring champions performed better in the game against an in-form Excel.
Finishing last in the spring split as the team won only three out of 18 games played, Astralis managed to record two wins in the first week of the LEC summer split. The team recorded the win after making several changes to its roster. The team recently added Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamás, Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir, and Lee “JeongHoon” Jeong-hoon, who proved to be the correct additions for the team.
“We’re getting along pretty well, we have a good mix right now — three experienced players, it’s good vibes from the beginning,” Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup said after their last game. “Me, Vizicsacsi, and Xerxe have played together. Me and [Oliver] Dajor [Ryppa] have developed synergy already; we just need to integrate JeongHoon, [but] everything is natural.”
Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié led Misfits throughout the LEC spring split 2022, earning the team a third-place finish in the regular split after navigating the playoffs. That being said, the team, struggled in the Super Week as teams found out how to limit Vetheo. The opponents focused all their attention on the mid-laner, preventing him from carrying the team as he had always done. With a lack of cohesion and decisiveness, team Misfits had to concede three losses in the first week of LEC.
BDS faces nightmarish debut
BDS marked its LEC debut with no wins in the Super Week. The team suffered from mid-to-late game struggles. They almost held up to Vitality on Sunday, but their decision to leave the Baron led to their eventual loss. In the next two weeks, BDS will face tougher enemies and will likely make the losing streak 0-5.
Twitch, Swain return
Sneaky rat Twitch and battle mage Swain have returned to the meta. Their unexpected re-entries took place when players began using them this past weekend. Twitch and Swain were popular choices in professional play in 2017, mainly chosen by bot-laners. They fell out of favor due to their lack of mobility spells and less value from invisibility. Many bot-lane champions were just better in terms of learning phases and defensive spells than the two.
Twitch re-entered the meta in the LEC summer split 2022 thanks to the introduction of Zeri. Players found out that Twitch was the perfect counter for the new champion. Swain then followed to accompany Twitch in the slow build-up meta. The champion also happened to be a versatile choice, being able to occupy mid and bot.
Week 2 of the LEC will begin on June 24 at 12p.m ET. SK Gaming will face Astralis in the opener.