Week 3 Day 1 of the 2019 LEC Spring Split kicked off in exciting fashion. G2 Esports , in sole possession of 1st place, faced off against surprising contender SK Gaming. SK fought tooth and nail with G2 throughout the early game, but the villains of Europe started to pull ahead as the mid game drew to a close. G2 was primed to strike, and after edging out a slight lead, ended the game about five minutes later. G2 ended the day 5-0 and hold sole possession of 1st place.
Splyce and Schalke 04 faced off in a battle for 2nd place. S04 Mid Laner Felix "Abbedagge" Braun continued to add to his early but growing rookie of the split campaign, and Top Laner Tamás "Vizicsacsci" Kiss dusted off an old favorite with a strong Ryze performance. Elias "Upset" Lipp's Ezreal cleaned up whatever was left of Splyce after his solo laners ran rampant, and Schalke 04 ended the day in 2nd place.
Up next was Fnatic vs. Rogue in a last place brawl. Both teams sat at the bottom of the LEC standings at 0-4. Rogue came out ahead after the initial back and forth, but Fnatic was able to capitalize on Martin "Rekkles" Larsson's advantage on Kai'Sa and funneled farm into him until his powerspike. Fnatic rallied around Rekkles and regained control of the game before the shutting the door on Rogue in style:
Excel Esports faced off against Misfits in the fourth of match of the day, The EU superteam was favored heavily, but XL's players looked far more coordinated in their execution and kept Misfits on the back foot. Top Laner Ki "Expect" Dae-han had a standout performance on Urgot, including a Summoner's Spellbook Smite Baron steal from Misfits Jungler Nubar "Maxlore" Sarafian. The snowball only picked up speed after Expect's grand theft nash.
Misfits spent most of the game not doing much of anything. Paul "soaZ" Boyer's first pick top lane Kennen was a bust, and XL's Marc "Caedrel" Robert Lamont continued his impressive early game jungling to get the ball rolling for his teammates.
Vitality and Origen squared up in the LEC Match of the Week to close out the evening. Origen's lockdown-centric pick comp secured a bot lane First Blood, but individual mistakes in the early game evened out the gold until the late game. Through dominant Urgot play from Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet and big moments from Lee "Mowgli" Jae-Ha, Vitality took control past the 30 minute mark and tied Schalke 04 for 2nd place.
Week 3, Day 2 of the 2019 LEC Spring Split kicks off in Berlin, Germany at 5:00pm local time on twitch.tv/riotgames.
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