Tough end to the season

July 4, 2023

In a series of ups and downs, the League of Legends team gave their all in the LEC Summer Split, only to face a devastating setback in their quest for the group stage.

After playing three tough matches over the weekend, the team grabbed one win Against SK, but unfortunately lost to Excel and KOI. Thus, the team's season ended abruptly as the guys' progression to groups suddenly depended on the outcome of another match.

Sadly, the team did not make it to the group stage, as anticipated going into this split, marking the end of their season and leaving them and their fans with unfulfilled dreams.

Photo credit: Michal Konkol/Riot Games
Photo credit: Michal Konkol/Riot Games

In the opening match of the week, the squad faced off against SK Gaming in a thrilling showdown.

The game started with SK Gaming securing the first blood and two drakes, putting them in an early advantage. However, both teams remained neck and neck in terms of gold throughout the match.

SK Gaming claimed the third dragon during a fierce team fight, but the guys retaliated by securing the fourth and fifth dragons, preventing SK from acquiring the dragon soul.

As the game reached the 30th-minute mark, the midlaner Lider delivered a spectacular triple kill while on a baron-infused rampage, bolstering the team's momentum.

In the final moments, the guys slayed the last dragon and secured another triple kill, enabling an aggressive push towards SK's nexus for victory.

In the second game of the week, the players went head-to-head with Excel.

The team had a promising start, securing the first two drakes and gradually building up a gold advantage.

By the 24-minute mark, both teams were evenly matched, with two dragons each, equal gold, and a slight 4-7 kill diff.

However, the momentum began to shift in favor of Excel. The guys managed to secure Baron Nashor and another drake, but unfortunately, they lost a crucial teamfight.

As a result, Excel capitalized on their advantage and launched a relentless push forward, ultimately leading to a tough defeat.

Monday, July 3, marked the last match day of the regular season in this Summer Split.

With a 3-5 record going into the last game, the team needed a victory to determine their own fate and secure a spot in the highly competitive group stage.

Photo credit: Michal Konkol/Riot Games
Photo credit: Michal Konkol/Riot Games

The opponent, KOI, were also on a 3-5; thus, it was do or die for both teams.

Unfortunately, KOI got the better of the guys, and they saw themselves defeated in a dominating matter.

From then on, the team could only hope to tie with SK Gaming, resulting in a tiebreaker match later Monday night.

As SK emerged victorious from their match against Fnatic, it was clear that all group-stage spots were locked in and that the team had no further chances to make it.