FunPlus Phoenix earned an impressive series victory against Dominus Esports today in an intense 2020 LPL Summer Split matchup.
The resilience of FPX’s ADC Lwx, who helped the organization capture its first League of Legends world championship last year, showed in both games. He played a phenomenal Senna in the first game, participating in 20 out of 25 kills for his team, and had a godlike performance on Aphelios in the second game, finishing with a 10/3/3 scoreline.
FPX 2-0 DMO
It was absolutely a breathtaking game but we managed to grab that sweet win! Thank you for your support!The next game is extremely crucial to us and we will be ready!
— FunPlus PhoeniX (@FPX_Esports) August 3, 2020
The first game was quite passive for the most part with both teams farming up for their core items. Objectives were traded on both sides and while FPX secured early dragons, DMO focused on the Rift Heralds.
A 39-minute teamfight sealed DMO’s fate since FPX were too far ahead. They stomped the DMO squad and easily finished the game.
The second game was a huge surprise, though, since DMO picked up the slack and started dominating from the second minute of the match. They acquired leads in every lane and focused on getting all neutral objectives around the map.
DMO were on track to end the game after they’ve acquired the three crucial neutral buffs: Baron, Dragon Soul, and Elder Dragon. They sieged FPX’s base with their 8,000 gold lead and were close to ending the game. But a huge mistake by DMO’s Caitlyn of autoing champions instead of the Nexus cost them the game.
Right now, FPX sit at 9-6 and are one of the last playoff contenders for the 2020 LPL Summer Split. If they keep up this momentum, they’ll have a real shot at winning the LPL Summer Split Championship.
FPX is looking crisp with their enter in the Valorant scene aswell.
The Asian organization has reportedly signed a VALORANT team to compete in Europe. The roster is headlined by long-time Ukrainian CS:GO player Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow, who played his last CS:GO match in March, according to HLTV’s database, and was released from HellRaisers after playing for them for six years.
The rest of the lineup reportedly consists of three Swedish players—Tobias “shadow” Flodström, Pontus “Zyppan” Eek, and Johan “Meddo” Renbjörk—who formerly played VALORANT for FABRIKEN. The fifth player is the Russian Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky, who previously played under the tag of PartyParrots alongside ANGE1. All of these players apart from Zyppan have a background in CS:GO, but none of them are as experienced as ANGE1. The 30-year-old attended several CS:GO Majors and big tournaments. ANGE1 retired without winning a major title, though.