Top Esports eliminated Suning 3-1from the 2021 LPL Spring Split playoffs in a bloodbath of a series.
The match was hyped up, with both teams showing dominant performances during the last weeks of the split. While Suning was able to pick up easy 3-0 series wins in the past two rounds, TES put a stop to their winning streak today, overpowering the lions and sending them home for the split.
The MVP votes for TES for this amazing series went to 369, Karsa, and JackeyLove. Different members shined in each match of the series, showcasing how flexible TES is in adapting to the draft and game state. Even though Suning tried to shut down Knight with multiple mid-lane bans, it wasn’t enough to stop his teammates, who were left free to pick whatever champion they desired.
This League of Legends series started in non-traditional LPL style. Both teams farmed up safely and avoided early-game skirmishes, focusing on picking up power spikes instead. The game looked set in stone for Suning, but after a couple of heroic steals by Karsa, TES managed to turn it around and secured the first map of the series.
In the second game, the tables turned, and TES repaid the favor from the first game with a throw of their own when they were ahead in objectives, gold, and kills.
The second game throw lit a fire under TES, who secured their second win of the series in just 19 minutes in game three.
With series at match point for TES, they started going for hyper-aggressive plays early on. Throwing all farm, objectives, and safe plays aside, the entire team dived the opposing bottom lane to help snowball their carry, who later became an impossible problem for Suning.
The gold lead JackeyLove built during the laning phase with early assistance from his team gave him free reign in teamfights, overpowering the opponents with his gold advantage.
TES will now face EDward Gaming on April 8. While TES has recently resurged with their performance, EDG had a very dominant split all around. The favorites going into the series will be the EDG squad, who finished the regular split in second place.
The LPL playoffs continue tomorrow, April 7, with Royal Never Give Up vs. FunPlus Phoenix at 4am CT.
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