Four Teams Undefeated After First Week of NA LCS
Dignitas, Immortals and Echo Fox all joined CLG on 2-0 records after week one.
Yesterday we reported on CLG’s 2-0 start to the North American LCS. But after Sunday’s games, Counter Logic Gaming are not the only team to go undefeated in opening week.
It’s still very early, of course, but Echo Fox have been the surprise package of opening week. Last split’s 8th place team not only started 2-0 in matches, but went 4-0 in games against Flyquest and Team Liquid. In game one against Liquid, Echo Fox took a small lead very early and simply extended it over the course of a 42 minute game. Only seven kills happened in the entire game but Echo Fox dominate in terms of objectives - getting six total dragons, three barons and at the end of the game they held an 11-3 tower score. They even grabbed a Rift Herald for good measure.
It’s fair to say game one was a team effort that took slightly too long to close out. Game two, on the other hand, was all about Froggen. Playing Taliyah, he did almost half of his team’s damage by himself, going 4/0/2. The game was just as one-sided as game one when it came to objectives, but this time Echo Fox only needed the one baron to help them close out the game. Team Liquid, who narrowly avoided relegation last split, already look to be struggling in Summer.
Elsewhere, Dignitas took their second win of the season from Flyquest who have had their own slow start. Ssumday showed why he once won MVP in the LCK, going 13/2/11 across two games. Yes, the Dignitas top laner died just twice while playing squishy carries in the shape of Fiora and Lucian, topping the gold charts and the damage charts by quite a margin. Dignitas will definitely be looking to improve on their 6th place finish last split if and more performances like this from Ssumday will go a long way to making it happen.
The final undefeated team in North America is Immortals. They earned their 2-0 record the hard way by taking down Spring Split champions, TSM, although they made it look easy in game one. Pobelter has been hot and cold over the course of his career, but against TSM he was burning up. His Ahri went 6/1/7 against the best mid-laner in the league, who had little impact on Galio. In game two it was Flame’s turn to shine, going 7/0/3 on an aggressively-built Renekton. The game was fairly even until Immortals took a baron off the back of a team fight win, 26 minutes in. From there, it took just one more team fight for Immortals to claim their second win in a row.