LEC Spring 2022: Regular season recap

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The regular season of the 2022 LEC Spring Split has come and gone with all its excitement and stunning results that left European fans gasping. The defending champion, MAD Lions, could not make their way to the playoffs after dominating the league two seasons in a row. Excel secured their playoff spot for the first time in the organization’s history, and they looked like a compact, threatening team with the acquisition of veteran support player, Mikyx.

rogue

Even though Rogue lost their two most important players, Hans Sama and Inspired, ahead of the 2022 LEC Spring Split, they managed to protect their regular season habits with a newly designed roster around Larssen.

The youngest member of the team, Comp, lived up to the expectations as Malrang, who gained from Damwon KIA to fill the vacancy left from Rogue’s superstar Inspired, demolished many of his opponent players in the LEC. Sometimes the Korean jungler underperformed against top-tier teams, but that does not change the fact that Malrang was the best jungle player in the regular season.

Fnatic

If it comes to Fnatic, some frustrating results against underdog teams put them in second place behind Rogue in the final standings. Fnatic had an excellent regular season, contrary to what fans expected. Nisqy, Adam, and Bwipo left the team ahead of 2022, and the European organization revamped its roster with the best ideal ways.

Humanoid, Razork, two of the league’s underrated players, joined Fnatic as Wunder transferred from G2. Arguably 2019’s best top lane player in the world resurrected with FNC, and he helped the team improve their macro game strategy. Although Razork had not his best season, understandably, Humanoid lost nothing from his outstanding performance last season.

Fnatic turned into a championship contender with the harmony between team members, and they will rely on their bot lane duo, Upset, and Hylissang, on the playoff stage as always.

team Vitality

Team Vitality, who was considered the European super team, underperformed in the 2022 Spring Season. The most glaring problem for VIT is they have three carry players, Alphari, Perkz, and Selfmade, but there are not enough sources to feed them in the game. At least, one of them has to change his role for the sake of the team.

Team Vitality had a rough season in the overall picture. They could not secure their playoff spot until the last game against Astralis. MAD Lions would have pushed themselves into the playoff stage if Vitality had lost to Astralis.

First, Vitality should define the roles of all players and then build a new game plan around those roles. It is still unclear which player will take on the role of carrier and which player from the rest of the team will take on the supporting role. They can’t go far with these obscurities on the playoff stage.

G2 Esports

G2 Esports offered us many breathtaking matches throughout the season. The most accomplished organization in the LEC’s history made radical moves like kicking Rekkles off the team. Wunder and Mikyx also left G2 after the renewal decision.

With Flakked, Targamas, and Broken Blade, G2 made a better start than fans expected. Although they stumbled a bit in the middle of the season, they recovered well and finished the LEC 2022 Spring Split in fourth place behind the surprise egg of the league, Misfits Gaming. It should be stated that G2 had great work against top-tier teams with a less good roster. Despite Caps’ far from his ideal performance, Broken Blade led his team to win many games.

Jankos had an average season compared to the previous ones as Targamas shined with G2. He showed off that he can bring many advantages to G2 in the macro game with his navigator support role. Targamas’ ability to play in concert with his jungler can relieve G2’s hand in the playoff stage. They are not favorites for the LEC title at this stage, but no one knows what will happen in the future.

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