David Hollingsworth
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last seven years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist.

A Look Back at The LEC Summer Split So Far

A shot of the LEC studio with two team's LoL drafts on large monitors on stage. Stuffed animals fill the crowd seating.
Share on twitter
Tweet
Share on facebook
Share
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email

We are halfway through the LEC Summer Split, and things are looking quite spicy! Apart from Team BDS, every team is in contention for the playoffs.


But how did we end there?

Starting from the beginning

Although G2 scrapped their way into the playoffs with some bright moments from caPs and co. They went on to turn a 3-1 loss to Fnatic into a brutal massacre and 12 straight winning run, marching on proudly in another attempt to win a silverware, this time – MSI (Mid-Season Invitational).

Summer split so far

Well, despite the big statement from G2 and a solid Week 1 when they recorded a 3-0 streak, things haven't been good so far and they have lost their last four matches in a row.

In the meantime, Rogue are dominating the regular season as usual, Mad Lions are reviving and seem to have forgotten the loss of Carzzy, and Fnatic are just Fnatic – they can win against everyone and then lose the next match-up.

Let's not forget the All-Star team – Team Vitality, which is led by Perkz, Carzzy and Alphari. They've even recently add jungler Haro (from Korea) and Bo (from China) to replace Selfmade.

But there's more to that – Excel Gaming is thriving, Vetheo is taking Misfits on his back, and so on. Let's dig deeper into each team and see what are the key players and evaluate the chances for playoffs, as well as for a place in Worlds.

Rogue

Rogue had a rough start of the Summer split, as their star player Hans sama left the organization to join LCS and, in particular, Team Liquid. However, after losing their first two ties in Week 1, they have been on a 7-win streak. It seems like the roster has found their new star in Malrang – the Korean wunderkind who is so clutch, the performance of the whole team. But we have to admit Rogue's new AD carry Comp has kept 5.6 KDA.

Chances to advance to Playoffs: Unless there's a surprise, we don't see Rogue falling short.
Chances to reach Worlds: That's hard to predict, but we believe they're on the right path to qualify for Worlds 2022 easily.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: Team Rogue are slowly but surely fighting for their first LEC title win.

MORE FROM ESTNN
LoL Patch 12.15 Best Mid Laners to Climb With

Mad Lions

MAD made history when they won every European domestic trophy in 2021. In fact, they are the only team apart from Fnatic and G2 to have won a LEC cup since 2015, so it speaks numbers. Mad Lions have been consistent throughout the Summer split and they seem to have overcome the problems they had back in Spring.

One of the biggest heroes of MAD – Armut, has given up playing his favorite Wukong, and started “taking one for the team”. But it has seemed to work well for the organization, and Nisqi seems to have adapted to his new team.

Chances to advance to Playoffs: Not as convincing as Rogue, but they have a good chance to reach Playoffs.
Chances to reach Worlds: It's within reach of God Armut and his army.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: As good as MAD look now, we don't believe they can win Summer 2022, but you cannot underestimate the Lions!

Excel Esports

Excel have been quite a surprise this Split. Although they've lost their last two games. Beating Fnatic, Vitality, and Mad Lions is quite an achievement. We cannot forget how much Mikyx has lifted the team. The ex-G2 support has had over 70% kill participation.

Chances to advance to Playoffs: A solid performing team. They have a decent chance of reaching the Playoffs if they keep playing well.
Chances to reach Worlds: Mikyx is experienced at playing worlds but the surrounding guys still need something else.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: Very slim.

Fnatic

Fnatic has been improving every day. Hyllisang seems evergreen and his partnership with his AD duo Upset has started to give results. The addition of Wunder has given stability to this team even more. It's on the way to success.

Chances to advance to Playoffs: They might be at this position but FNC are winners. We expect them to advance.
Chances to reach Worlds: With all the vast experience at Worlds, we expect them to reach this phase.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: FNC are always a favorite to win.

MORE FROM ESTNN
Riot Games and Twitch Rivals Partner Up for the Summer Rumble 2022

Misfits Gaming

Misfits Gaming are building upon what they have achieved in Spring 2022. After a successful 12-6 run, now they're still with a positive balance and doing well. After all, they beat Fnatic and G2, and Vetheo is flying!

Chances to advance to Playoffs: They can reach the stage easily.
Chances to reach Worlds: They're still not ready yet.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: A negligible chance.

Team Vitality

After creating the latest superteam in the LEC world, Vitality are still fighting to find their image. Will we see more from Perkz & co., or the balloon will blow up soon. We're yet to see!

Chances to advance to Playoffs: Big chances.
Chances to reach Worlds: They have the class and experience.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: It will be an interesting battle, but with Perkz aboard, VIT can't be written off.

G2 Esports

G2 are not doing fine and after running rampant in Week 1, they have slowed down a bit. But if there is one team to count on in Europe, it's definitely G2.

Chances to advance to Playoffs: Despite their results, yeah.
Chances to reach Worlds: Big ones.
Chances to win LEC Summer Playoffs: G2 has slight opportunities to advance to Playoffs but if they do, they are the favorites to win.

Rest of the teams

Astralis, Team BDS, and SK Gaming have shown some bright moments but are still not ready to take on the other teams. Still, Astralis share the same WR as G2 (44%) and SK is on a 2-game winning streak. So, who knows? Maybe one of these two teams might drop the biggest surprise drop. All we have to do is sit and enjoy the second half of the season!

bet on League of Legends

Check out our list of the best League of Legends betting sites

▰ More Esports Tournaments, League of Legends News

▰ Latest Esports News

bet on League of Legends

Check out our list of the best League of Legends betting sites

ADVERTISEMENT