Team Vitality vs MAD Lions Preview and Predictions: 2023 LEC Spring Semifinals

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Team Vitality vs MAD Lions Preview and Predictions: 2023 LEC Spring Semifinals

The best from France and Spain clash in an epic series that pits dauntless playmaking against indomitable grit in the Spring Split semifinals: Team Vitality vs MAD Lions.

The Lions are making a mad dash towards the finish line to win the Spring split and secure their spot at MSI. Equally determined is their current adversary Team Vitality, who claimed a brutal 2-0 domination win in their last Group stage match-up. Does MAD Lions have enough staying power to win another rematch? Or will VIT finally have another shot at Worlds after 5 years? If you plan to bet on the LEC or make predictions of your own, this Team Vitality vs MAD Lions preview guide is for you.

Team Vitality vs MAD Lions Preview

Team Vitality

Team Vitality's come far this split due to their teamplay's consistency, which made them poised to have a spot in the quarterfinal. Blazing past teams like G2 and KOI, their game's the strongest it's ever been despite their crushing defeat against the leading team, BDS.

Placing heavy importance on early-game advantage, the French bees use snowball tactics to overwhelm their opponents. Moreover, they opt for scrappy plays to wreck the enemy's organization. And given that they have 2 win conditions with Photon and Upset, their roster remains as a huge threat to the remaining teams.

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Team Vitality Roster

  • Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-tae
  • Zhou “Bo” Yangbo
  • Luka “Perkz” Perković
  • Elias “Upset” Lipp
  • Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser

Player To Watch

Perkz is a lethal force that has always been the focus of every teamfight.

MAD Lions

MAD has played a valiant split so far, and has gone from barely making it in 8th place to playing in the highest bracket of Spring Split. Their latest slugfest with G2 Esports knocked the once-LEC favorite out of the competition by forcing the entire best-of-5 (bo5). Despite Nisqy getting pulled out of position multiple times, MAD Lions took back control in the 3rd game by capitalizing on their opponent's blunders.

Now, we see the Lions once again climbing up the final bracket, and fans hopes are still high. However, MAD still has one more monster to slay before reaching the top. Will history repeat itself, or will MAD finally hoist a silver shield of their own?

MAD Lions Roster

  • Kim “Chasy” Dong-hyeon
  • Javier “Elyoya” Prades
  • Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer
  • Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság
  • Zdravets Iliev “Hylissang” Galabov

Player To Watch

Elyoya's lightning-quick playmaking on Lee Sin always keeps the best players in the LEC guessing.

MAD Lions vs Team Vitality Predictions

It'll be a race to see who can get the better gold advantage in the first five minutes. Accounting for all other factors, and Vitality's experience and established confidence, another win for Upset and co. is likely despite MAD having the better support on their team.

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How to watch Team Vitality vs MAD Lions

Keep an eye on the LEC’s Twitch or YouTube channels. The thrilling match is set to begin on April 22 – 16:00 PT // 19:00 ET // 18:00 CEST

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Paul Goño
Paul started writing for ESTNN in 2022, the same year he beat his first Souls game. An avid fan of RPGs, his all-time favorites include Baldur's Gate 3, Assassin’s Creed and Kingdom Hearts 2. Besides being a professional nerd, he still struggles to get over the broken PS2 memory card that stored years of his save files.