In 2022, Rogue derails MAD Lions' momentum and ends their losing run

In 2022, Rogue derails MAD Lions' momentum and ends their losing run ...

European League of Legends teams are continuing to battle for a top-six spot that would make them eligible for the playoffs with only two weeks left in the 2022 LEC Summer Split. Yet for the top three teams, a different match is underwayone that will determine who gets the desired byes.

A victory today would bring the MAD Lions one step closer to clinching a spot in the Summer Split playoffs, resurrecting a Spring Split where they failed to reclaim playoff glory they had just a year ago, with two consecutive titles. It was Rogue who found the upper hand in this game, ending a minor losing run that began a few weeks ago.

#RGEWIN @Rogue is breaking @MADLions_EN's win streak! #LEC pic.twitter.com/fGjU6llRGf

Armut had to deal with Odoamnes Gwen, a champion who Rogue had locked up instantly as their first pick in the draft phase. This early deficit made it difficult for Rogue to maintain pressure on the top side of the map and ultimately gave MAD little difficulty in reorganizing their entire team when needed.

Malrang's intense roam pressure allowed Larssen and Comp to take control of their respective lanes and prevent MAD from taking the gold lead. The pair unleashed the Rift Herald in the top lane to take both towers and chunk the inhibitor turret.

With the amount of control Rogue had gained, MAD struggled to enter their own jungle. A Baron in their favor that gave them a large objective bounty appeared to be all they needed to get back into the game. However, Rogue were willing and ready to respond from a considerable distance, enabling them to win their ninth split.

Rogue remained steadfast on their victory against G2 Esports in week five. This dominant victory appeared to be a complete rejuvenation for the team that is now well-prepared to face the top of the LEC standings.

Rogue has climbed to second place in the LEC, sharing a spot with Team Vitality, who defeated Team BDS nicely earlier today. Though MAD remain in first place, they are now trailed close behind by these two teams, making the battle for first in the Summer Split even more intense in these last two weeks.

No teams have qualified for the Summer Split playoffs, although even teams at the bottom of the LEC standings have accrued enough victories to potentially alter the final weeks. Rogue will face SK tomorrow and MAD will face Misfits with an assured spot in the playoffs on the line.