If you had told us, coming into a Week Four matchup between Misfits and G2 Esports, that Misfits would be the team atop the LEC standings and G2 would be the ones barely holding onto a playoff berth, we would have looked at you a bit funny.
And after Misfits were handed a beating yesterday by MAD Lions, the team looked as if it was about to go back for seconds against G2 Esports. G2 had held the advantage in this game for about 95 percent of the contest’s length until Misfits strung together a teamfight victory on the heels of an Elder Dragon take at the 31-minute mark.
Down by 10,000 gold, Misfits miraculously happened to find a fight in their favor, somehow managing to pull out a victory today against a G2 squad that had controlled the game from start to almost-finish. In fact, by the time Misfits took down G2’s Nexus, G2 still posted a gold advantage of over 5,000.
Over the last three weeks, Misfits had been rolling through the LEC with ease, winning game after game against teams that were fairly soft. Misfits had found favorable matchups against teams like Schalke 04, SK Gaming, and others, leading to a respectable record.
This weekend, however, was Misfits’ first true test of the Summer Split. After running rampant on the rest of the league through their first seven games and racking up six wins in three weeks, two matchups against