Some had pushed aside LNGs' chances to make the LPL playoffs after a lopsided defeat against Rare Atom in their previous series. Today, the team beat Weibo Gaming 2-0, claiming their spot in the 2022 LPL Summer Split playoffs.
LNG went for aggressive split pushers like Olaf for Ales top lane and Akali for Doinbs middle lane in game one. The strategy certainly worked as these laners picked off a lot of enemy champions with the help of Tarzans Trundles ambushes.
@Doinbmid, who was Assassinated from the Dark, fought hard for us and won a spot on the show!
Weibo Gaming's damage-dealing talents allowed them to squeeze LNG and slash their gold lead. However, a powerful flank from Doinbs Akali aided his team in winning the final teamfight, allowing them to maintain their grip on Weibo Gamings nexus.
From his outstanding performance in game two, fans could clearly see LNGs desire to qualify for the playoffs. Tarzans Trundle set up perfect ganks that allowed his teammates to get kills in the early game. His impressive 1/0/11 KDA speaks volumes about the important role that he played in LNGs teamfights.
This game Playoffs will not be lost. #LNG #LNGLOL #LNGWIN http://twitter.com/ajKkSzmnX1
LNG sealed the series in their favor thanks to an AD carry that went 11/1/4 in the match. He melted down the Weibo Gamings champions before they could swing the teamfights away from LNG.
LNG will be satisfied with their performance in today's series, and it may increase the teams' morale as they advance to the playoffs.
From the start to the end, the team at LNG_Esports wins! #LPL pic.twitter.com/xmAMeCxPDv
Although Weibo Gaming had already been ranked in the 2022 LPL Summer Split playoffs, this defeat should be a wake-up call for them. All teams strive to provide their best in the playoffs, but Weibo Gaming must improve their performances if they want to be at the top of the LPL.