We’ve wrapped up week 5 of the LoL Professional League (LPL) 2019 Summer season Season. JD Gaming crushed Invictus Gaming in a rematch of the Spring Season Finals, whereas Rogue Warriors picked up an upset win over LNG Esports. Let’s take a look at the place issues stand up to now within the LPL Summer season Season by wanting on the prime storylines up to now in China.
WEEK 5 STANDINGS
Total Match Rating / Total Recreation Rating
1. FunPlus Phoenix (7-0) / (14-2)
2. High Esports (5-1) / (11-4)
3. Royal By no means Give Up (5-1) / (10-3)
4. LNG Esports (5-2) / (12-6)
T5. EDward Gaming (4-3) / (10-7)
T5. Suning (4-3) / (10-7)
7. Invictus Gaming (4-3) / (9-10)
8. Bilibili Gaming (4-3) / (8-9)
9. Victory 5 (3-3) / (8-7)
10. JD Gaming (3-3) / (7-6)
11. Oh My God (2-4) / (5-9)
12. Rogue Warriors (2-4) / (4-10)
13. LGD Gaming (2-4) / (6-9)
14. Dominus Esports (1-5) / (3-11)
15. Staff WE (1-6) / (5-12)
16. Vici Gaming (0-6) / (3-12)
JD GAMING CRUSHES INVICTUS GAMING
Invictus Gaming crushed JD Gaming within the 2019 LPL Spring Season Finals, profitable the sequence 3-Zero in convincing style. JD Gaming returned the favor of their first rematch within the Summer season Season, beating the defending World Champions 2-0.
IG gave Lee “Duke” Ho-seong his first play time of the season, so his Summer season Season debut coupled with the continued lack of Tune “Rookie” Eui-jin gave iG’s lineup a decidedly completely different really feel than within the Summer season Finals. That stated, iG had ripped off three straight high quality wins and seemed to have resurrected their type with the return of Wang “Baolan” Liu-Yi to the beginning lineup. Rookie mid laner Deng “Forge” Jie was coming off a monstrous efficiency towards Suning, and whereas nowhere close to the caliber of Rookie, appeared to be a succesful LPL mid laner within the interim.
JDG ADC Gu “imp” Seung-bin wasn’t impressed by iG’s improved type. The Korean carry carved them up on this sequence, ending 11/0/Four in recreation 1 after which topping that with a 14/1/6 efficiency in recreation two. Baolan and Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo had been the rocks for iG throughout their turnaround, however imp and Zuo “LvMao” Ming-Hao obliterated them in lane and in staff fights this time round. Recreation one opened with a JDG 2v2 kill on Baolan in lane, an indication of issues to come back. LvMao had a powerful flash-taunt on Galio in recreation two to show round an tried gank by iG in JDG’s favor.
Whereas a lot of the injury for JDG was being executed in bot lane, Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran was doing work on Duke in prime lane. After receiving a gank to get him going by Sung “Flawless” Yeon-jun in recreation one, Zoom solo killed Duke’s Ryze together with his Renekton to punctuate the purpose that he would personal the aspect lane within the sequence. Duke performed ranged champions twice into Zoom’s Renekton, shedding lane each instances regardless of the vary benefit and placing extra stress onto the remainder of the map for iG. Forge didn’t play poorly by any means, however he doesn’t but possess the identical skill to 1v9 as Rookie does, so iG couldn’t survive their early struggles bot and prime lane.
JDG are a drive to be reckoned with when Flawless isn’t falling behind within the jungle and imp will get going. Although they’re nonetheless solely in tenth place within the LPL, they head to Rift Rivals in among the best types of the groups competing. As we noticed within the Spring Season playoffs, a sizzling JDG is a staff that may beat any on the earth.
ROGUE WARRIORS UPSET LNG ESPORTS
There hasn’t been loads to love from the Rogue Warriors in 2019. After falling one recreation in need of World Championship qualification in 2018, the staff misplaced a number of key members within the offseason and went 4-11 within the 2019 Spring Season, good for 15th within the league. They misplaced their first 4 matches of the Summer season Season and confirmed little hope for a turnaround, as they’d but to take even a single recreation in these 4 matches.
A shocking come-from-behind win towards EDward Gaming introduced optimism, however EDG have been already into their tailspin after a disheartening loss to Invictus Gaming. So a second consecutive win towards a prime staff, this time LNG Esports, lends extra credence to an improved RW squad.
Bae “Holder” Jae-cheol, the lone Korean on the staff, had an incredible sequence towards LNG star prime laner Li “Flandre” Xuan-Jun to assist carry RW. Holder’s Gangplank was instrumental in stalling the sport out for RW in recreation one, permitting them to come back again and win in 49 minutes regardless of nonetheless trailing 12 kills to 13. For the sequence, Holder completed 13/8/19 on Gangplank and Aatrox.
ADC Mei “Zwuji” Hong-Hui additionally had an incredible sequence for RW, ending with a optimistic kill/loss of life ratio in each recreation, together with a 13/3/9 pop-off efficiency within the deciding recreation Three of the sequence.
It was a disappointing loss for LNG Esports after their 4-Zero begin to the season. Losses to Bilibili Gaming and now Rogue Warriors usually are not the kind of losses you might be accustomed to seeing from championship groups. LNG would require higher play from their bot duo Lu “Asura” Qi and Duan “Duan” De-Liang to match the potential of their prime half of the map.
LNG Esports will look to proper the ship towards a harmful however inconsistent EDward Gaming squad in week six. The Rogue Warriors don’t play once more till week seven after they face off towards an improved Victory 5 staff, who’re just one win away from matching their Spring Season win whole of 4.
TOP ESPORTS CONTINUES TEAM WE’S TUMBLE
High Esports beat Staff WE 2-1 cement their standing in second place because the area takes a break heading to Rift Rivals. Staff WE proceed their Summer season Season hunch and at the moment are in sole possession of 15th place within the LPL, just one win separates them from the final place Vici Gaming.
TES’s Zhuo “Knight” Ding and WE’s Su “xiye” Han-Wei have been the primary points of interest on this recreation, as each are usually head-and-shoulders above their teammates. Take into account that they rank primary and two within the LPL in kill share amongst mid laners, a league dominated by glorious mid lane play.
They took turns carrying within the sequence. Knight began with 6/1/Four Jayce efficiency to place TES forward within the sequence. Xiye fought again in recreation 2 by shutting down Knight’s Kassadin with Corki. Xiye completed 5/2/2 and, with a robust help from jungler Jiang “beishang” Zhi-Peng, introduced the sequence to a recreation 3. Each gamers performed nicely within the remaining recreation of the sequence, however Knight’s bot lane destroyed Staff WE’s so arduous that xiye by no means stood an opportunity out of lane. Lee “LokeN” Dong-wook and Nam “Ben” Dong-hyun completed a mixed 10/0/19 in recreation Three to Jin “Mystic” Seong-jun and Lou “Missing” Yun-Feng’s 0/11/5.
Each High Esports and Staff WE face JD Gaming of their subsequent match in week 6.
LOOKING AHEAD: RIFT RIVALS 2019
The LPL will take the weekend off to compete towards the LCK, VCS, and LMS at Rift Rivals 2019 in Korea. The highest 4 finishers from the Spring Season — Invictus Gaming, JD Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, and High Esports — will compete towards the highest groups from the opposite areas. The LPL look to be favorites as JD Gaming rounds into type and FunPlus Phoenix have a robust declare as the most effective staff on the earth. The occasion kicks off July Four as JD Gaming takes on the Dashing Buffalo of the VCS.