Splyce put an end to Fnatic's undefeated run in the LEC off the back of a dominating Qiyana performance from mid laner Marek "Humanoid" Brázda.
We identified Splyce's win condition as Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir's ability to put a stop to Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen's early game rampage in this match up and he succeeded in doing so. The game kicked off in their favor once Humanoid's Qiyana traded one for one with Zdravets "Hylissang" Galabov's Rakan in Fnatic's first blood play.
This game was a perfect example of Splyce flexing their biggest strength as a team—their commitment to their in-game strategy. Qiyana is a relatively volatile pick with a great amount of mid game impact, and once Humanoid got ahead, Xerxe committed to snowballing his lead by hovering between mid and top. The fact that Splyce's bot lane was straight up winning the 2v2 against Hylissang and Martin "Rekkles" Larsson only made Xerxe's job easier.
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Splyce completely controlled the early game, as they should've with their composition, but Fnatic bit back in the mid game by exploiting Splyce's eagerness to accelerate pace. After Splyce reset, Xerxe engaged onto Fnatic in the mid lane while Humanoid picked off Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek. They nearly aced Fnatic and snagged Baron to break open Fnatic's base. From there, they reset, took Elder Dragon, and closed the game out.
After the game, ADC Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup was asked who he would give a mid-split MVP award to on his team in the Post Game Lobby, and he gave a shout of to Humanoid.
"Lately it feels like even his bottom level has been raised," he said. "When he has a really good game, he's clearly a standout player."
This weekend, Humanoid certainly gave a performance worthy of a top three mid laner in the LEC. With Splyce pulling even further ahead of Origen in the standings, they're shaping up to be a potentially devastating playoff threat for any team looking to make a deep run in the postseason.