Victory Five completely overwhelmed the opponent in the BO3 series, returning to the top of the table and having a place in the knockout round.
Victory Five (V5) team just lost to Weibo Gaming last week with a score of 1-2. This result has caused the coaching staff to make an adjustment in personnel. Accordingly, jungler Karsa had to sit on the bench instead of XLB, who has never lost a game in the total of 6 games that he participated in this summer. As for the LNG Esports (LNG) team, after being dominated by the big 3 JDG, FPX, RNG, they had a convincing victory against Ultra Prime this week, which is in 8th place. Both want to win. to secure a place in the playoffs.
In game 1, jungler XLB soon became the hero of the team when he scored many kills and created an advantage for V5 in the bot lane in the Lucian + Nami vs Kog’Maw + Lulu matchup, which was quite disadvantageous for V5 on the go. Street. LNG played soberly in the next minutes, preventing the opponent from increasing the money gap. At times, LNG even took the lead thanks to winning the teamfight and killing the dragon. The two excellent players of this LNG game were Tarzan and Light, while Doinb, PandaC performed poorly.
The game dragged on and on, becoming a duel between two gunners. Finally, the key fight phase at the Dragon cave when both sides have 3 Dragons, and LNG has lost 2 unrecovered soldiers. Light finished the dragon, but V5 was the team that won the fight and ended the game at that point. It’s a pity for LNG because LvMao support player opened the fight well with Wave Than, plus the additional damage from Light, making 3 V5 members low in health. But the LNG lacked the final damage, the remaining members of V5 covered well, winning against this phase.
In game 2, V5 chose a rather strange formation, they had combined moves to create wombo combos but lacked the ability to withstand and damage if the combat lasted. LNG has a simple pick with strong champions in meta 12.13, notably the bottom lane duo Sivir + Yuumi.
After game 1, V5 realized that LNG’s weakness was in the top lane, so XLB and Rich exploited the vulnerability called PandaC. In the 12th minute, two players Rookie, Rich had an extremely beautiful counter-gank, successfully defending the bot lane. Next, the total V5 teamfights won, the money gap widened, V5 members simultaneously put on attack equipment, destroying LNG neatly.
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PandaC and Doinb played like crazy in this match with KDA through 2 games respectively 2/11/9, 1/8/16. Mid laner Doinb unsuccessfully used 2 champions with a tendency to support instead of purely attack. If he could have let him control Corki, Taliyah, Sylas, the outcome could have been better. ADC Photic is the one to get 2 MVPs deservedly. XLB jungler V5 kept his 100% win rate and increased to 8 wins through 2 Trundle champions, Xin Zhao.
With a 10-1 record after 7 weeks of competition, V5 has enough points to be in the playoffs like the two Top Esports teams, JD Gaming. As the group stage neared the end, V5 revealed the secret weapon XLB (full name Li Xiao-Long, born in 1999, Chinese nationality) that outperformed Karsa.