Excel Esports AD carry Patrik, the first professional Nilah pick in the world, who selected the Joy Unbound for the first time among all competitive League of Legends players during todays game against G2 Esports in week seven of the 2022 LEC Summer Split.
According to League stats websites Games of Legends and Leaguepedia, Nilah had not been picked in a major or minor League game this season. Excel was disappointed by this experimental Nilah pick.
Nilah has landed in the #LEC! twitter feed/6GEIlKwP4P
Excel fell to G2 in just over 28 minutes. Patrik came up short in terms of personal performance, too. His 1/4/1 scoreline on the day wasnt nearly enough to sustain Excel throughout the mid-to-late phases of the game.
G2 ADC Flakked drew an unprecedented 9/0/8 against Excel, effectively creating a bottom lane canyon that Patrik and Excel had no answer for. Despite getting an early kill and assist in the game, Patrik fell behind when G2's Sivir-focused composition began to play out in the mid-game.
Nilah was chosen in the LEC after the release of Patch 12.13, which went live on July 13, and she hasnt been picked anywhere else in the world, despite being active in all four major areas of the professional League.
Excel, who are on a three-game losing run, will look to keep their playoff chances alive tomorrow against Team BDS.