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LoL: Reeker goes 4-1-8 and Unforgiven 4-1-5 in their debut game against Vitality

Two LEC rookies faired well against the Vitality super team

Updated: Jan 14, 2022 6:12 pm
LoL Reeker Unforgivern MAD Lions Vitality

League of Legends’ European regional league is back, with the pros jumping into online games as part of the LEC’s return for Season ’22. The newly reforged MAD Lions roster in the first game, featuring the reigning LEC champs, combined with rookies replacing departing veterans. Two of those rookies include Steven “Reeker” Chen and William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen, two promising rookies scouted from the EU Masters from yesteryear.

Reeker stepped up to join MAD Lions in the midlane, while Unforgiven is the team’s ADC. Both players are promising talent, with the two being high on the watchlist, ANd both players didn’t disappoint. The first game for both LoL’s very own Reeker and Unforgiven went very well, with Reeker’s Yasuo going 4-1-8, while Unforgiven’s Karthus went 4-1-5.

At the start of the game vs Vitality, his lane matchup, Lukas “Perkz” Perković on Vitality, appeared to dominate the lane. He picked Akshan, a champion that joined the league roster before Worlds 2022. On the other hand, Reeker was on Yasuo, which meant he was likely to get bullied during the laning phase. However, clear comms from his Jungler, Javier “Elyoya” Prades Batalla’s Diana, and Reeker snowballed against one of the best Western players to ever play League of Legends.

Here is an example of the Elyoya and Reeker playmaking,  largely due to Elyoya’s godly game of Diana.

On the bottom side of the map, Unforgiven got to perform well on his Karthus. The player’s role in the game was to watch the dive from Renekton, Diana and Yasuo, and then follow up with his Requiem burst damage ultimate. The result was his sniping ultimate grabbing kills, granting him a 4-1-5 finish at the end of the game.

The other great thing about this as rookies, they were going against the incredibly hyped Team Vitaliy, who recently invested 500million euros into the organization. They built a super team, taking two of Europe’s best players and bringing them back to Europe. It is great to see the LEC rookies not crumble under the pressure against a well marketed European super team. MAD Lions may have struck gold in their rookies once again, but it is early days yet. 

Feature image via Michal Konkol/Riot Games.

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