Rogue ended their two-game losing streak today by taking out the MAD Lions in week six of the 2022 LEC Summer Split.
The early game is a battle between the ganking and laning gameplay of jungler Rogue Malrang and Elyoya’s aggressive but ranch style.
Rogue AD carry Comp gets his first health early with support from Malrang’s Hecarim. This is then followed a few minutes later by a stage from Elyoya’s Lee Sin and Reeker’s Ryze. And right after that, MAD went back to bot lane again, where they killed Rogue’s bot lane.
Both teams skipped the top of the table until the eighth minute when a fight broke out for the Rift Herald. Rogue secures the target after they kill Elyoya. Rogue took an 800 gold lead at 10 minutes but MAD took down the first dragon of the game.
MAD then performed a Realm Warp stage that ended with three lives for them while they only lost two. Rogue took the game’s first turret thanks to their early Rift Herald advantage, but MAD was able to take out Comp over the course of the game. However, Rogue’s map play gave them a 2,000 gold lead over the defending LEC champions, combined with MAD’s four towers to a single tower.
With two dragons, the third dragon becomes a big priority for MAD. But Rogue took the dragon from them after they killed two members of MAD because of their strong combat component. Rogue captures Baron shortly after and secures the target after they kill Elyoya.
Rogue used this to gain more control over the map and real estate of the MAD base. MAD tried to hit one last fight to get back into the game, but Rogue took control with their strong teamfight and they closed the game after 28 minutes.
The win is an important one for Rogue, who picked up their 10th win of the season and are back from a bad fifth week. Rogue will try to win 2-0 this week and secure a playoff spot against Team Vitality tomorrow, February 19.
For MAD, this loss puts the defending LEC champions in trouble as they have a 5-7 record after today’s loss. Now, they find themselves the oddballs in the tight race for the final playoffs with Excel Esports and Vitality.
MAD will try to avoid a four-game losing streak when they face Misfits 8-4 tomorrow.
https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/rogue-grab-10th-win-of-2022-lec-spring-split-against-mad-lions Rogue takes 10th win of the 2022 LEC Spring Split against MAD Lions