Liiv SANDBOX continued their dominance in the 2021 LCK Summer Split, taking down T1 today in an intense 2-1 series.
The MVP votes are chosen by the mid laner and support player from the LSB. FATE picked its vote after delivering a great performance against Ryze in the first game of the series, giving Faker good control and really good range expansion in the later stages of the match. . His global presence via ult allows LSB to roam freely around the map as their mid laner is always ready to assist them whenever they need him. Effort chose his MVP after his stellar performance against Alistar in the last match. He had a lot of great teamfights, but the highlight of the streak was his Baron steal against T1, which decided their fate.
The first match of this League of Legends The series opened with a surprising performance from the LSB team, who took the lead early and snowballed the game quickly afterward. Fate was a major factor in why LSB was so successful, creating a lot of pressure with Ryze’s pick and providing his team’s backup ult whenever he needed it. After picking up the Cloud Dragon Soul, LSB rushes to T1’s base and ends the first match of the series.
In the second game, the LSB banned Ryze from T1, who could pick it first. They also had to change AD carry after Kalista’s dominance in the first game was banned by the opponent. With no power picks from the first game and Ryze to support the aggressive moves they used, T1 turned the game around and leveled the series.
The last match was the last match both teams had tit-for-tat. LSB took the early gold lead but T1 picked up the pace mid game and took the lead in gold on its own. While LSB is using resources to pick up dragons, T1 is focused on getting more gold and experience by farming. Once T1 took the lead, they went to get Baron and while close to achieving it, an Effort hero steal on Alistar stopped them, snatching Baron from under their noses. Later, the LSB also picked up Ocean Dragon Soul and became integral to T1’s composition, before ending the series in their favor.
LSB (8-5) climbed to 4th place with this victory. They will return to the Rift next week against the leader of the rankings, Nongshim RedForce. Stay tuned to see if LSB can continue their Cinderella saga and bring sadness to another top LCK team.
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https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/liiv-sandbox-beat-t1-in-a-three-game-intensive-series-continue-series-of-upsets-in-2021-lck-summer-split | Liiv SANDBOX beat T1 in a three-game intensive series, continue series of upsets in 2021 LCK Summer Split