Karmine Corp Blue alone in the lead, TDS secures its first victory, 6 teams battling in the middle of the standings… Review of the 3rd week of the LFL Spring Split 2024

The ten teams involved in the French League of Legends League have resumed hostilities for the third week of the 2024 LFL Spring Split. Karmine Corp Blue is leading the standings, with BK ROG close behind, while six teams are in a close competition for the third place.

A VERY NICE THIRD WEEK IN LFL

This week, the ten contenders for the French championship title resumed their quest in the Summoner’s Rift, thus starting the third week of the regular season of the 2024 LFL Spring Split. At the end of these two days of competition, the latest matches place Karmine Corp Blue alone at the top of the standings with a record of 5 wins out of 6 matches played, one point ahead of BK ROG in second place. The competition is intensifying in the middle of the standings, where six teams are fiercely competing for the third place, all displaying a record of 3 wins and 3 losses. While GameWard now occupies the ninth position, Team Du Sud, despite its recent first win of the season, remains at the bottom of the standings.

Following an unexpected defeat against Solary the previous week, Karmine Corp Blue bounced back brilliantly by facing AEGIS. Thanks to remarkable performances from Caliste and Vladi, KCB was able to impose its rhythm, taking the lead in skirmishes and teamfights, key moments to ensure victory in competition. Despite a strategy considered by some as excessively bold, this approach paid off against AEGIS, highlighting KCB’s ability to accurately assess the risks and benefits of its strategic decisions. This ability is essential to maintain its position at the top of the LFL standings. This momentum continued the following day against Team GO, securing an additional victory that allowed the reigning French champion to increase its lead over its direct competitors.

Facing Vitality.Bee, BK ROG showed significant improvement, adopting a strategy that was both streamlined and effective. The key to its success lay in a strong botlane, perfectly in sync with the jungler’s interventions, giving BK ROG a solid presence on the field. The harmony between the botlane and the jungler played a crucial role, with their joint actions putting pressure on the opponent, disrupting Vitality.Bee’s plans and reducing its tactical opportunities. This synergy paid off the following day against BDS Academy, where Howling shone on Aatrox, excelling both in direct confrontations and in teamfights.

6 teams in a fierce battle

The third week opened with a challenge for AEGIS, which faced initial difficulties against Karmine Corp, despite a robust defense at the beginning of the match. Their hesitation in making decisions proved to be a weakness in this encounter, an element often overlooked but essential to success. This inability to take clear initiatives and seize key moments was detrimental against Karmine Corp. Nevertheless, AEGIS managed to bounce back the following day in their match against Team du Sud, winning a convincing victory, largely due to an outstanding performance by Hid0 on Lucian.

The match Gentle Mates vs Team du Sud proved to be difficult for Gotaga’s team, which showed a too passive approach, ultimately leading to its defeat. This passivity, interpreted as a lack of dynamism or ambition to dominate the game, severely limited its ability to dictate the tempo or effectively counter Team du Sud’s tactics. Several reasons may explain Gentle Mates’ attitude, such as a possible underestimation of the opponent or excessive confidence in its ability to turn the game around in the late stages. The next day, Gentle Mates were caught off guard by a particularly agile Vitality team in skirmishes, led by a remarkably effective Selfmade. Gentle Mates finished the week at 0-2 with a lot of work ahead.

Solary’s victory against BDS Academy showed a team on the rise, capitalizing on the positive momentum accumulated the previous week. By applying uninterrupted pressure, Solary asserted its superiority and mastery on the battlefield, essential elements to maintain its momentum in elite competitions. Although this match highlighted certain tactical weaknesses and errors, Solary nevertheless emerged as a team capable of constant evolution and innovation. Their next match against GameWard, although challenging, allowed Solary to extend its winning streak to three, despite difficulties in closing the game, demonstrating its tenacity and ability to overcome challenges.

Vitality.Bee began this week with a defeat against BK ROG, continuing a trend of disappointing results that began in the second week. This match highlighted a series of strategic choices and teamfight executions that did not bear fruit, leading to a quick and pronounced defeat from the start of the game. The drafting strategy attempts proved counterproductive, exacerbating the difficulty of countering the pressure imposed by BKR. Despite a less than promising start to the week, Vitality.Bee ended on a more than positive note by winning a resounding victory against Gentle Mates in just 25 minutes, breaking its streak of defeats and regaining some confidence before its two upcoming matches in Nice.

There’s hope at the bottom of the standings

The performance of GameWard against Team GO offered a spectacle of tenacity and determination, resulting in a remarkable comeback despite an initial deficit of over 7k gold. This comeback illustrates several essential principles of the game in competition: perseverance in the face of adversity, the importance of thoughtful strategic decisions and patience in decisive moments, the crucial importance of collaboration and synergy among players. GameWard’s victory reminds everyone that as long as the opposing Nexus is standing, nothing is decided. With Peng in the front line on Orianna, GameWard proved a maxim of e-sports: a game is only over when the Nexus is destroyed. However, the team failed to reproduce this success against Solary the following day, revealing weaknesses in coordination in the mid and late game. GameWard somewhat fell back into its old ways, but now it knows what it is capable of.

The E.P.O. (Eau, Pastis, Olive) evenings at the pétanque court seem to be over, as Team du Sud recorded its first victory in the LFL, ending a streak of four consecutive defeats. This first triumph in the league represents a turning point for the team. By capitalizing on the weaknesses and errors of Gentle Mates, Team du Sud showed promising tactical understanding, laying the foundations for a possible comeback in the upcoming matches. The real challenge for Team du Sud was to sustain this positive momentum and continue to progress collectively. However, in its next match against AEGIS, despite moments of brilliance and notable resilience in the mid-game, the team failed to capitalize, marking a step back in its quest for cohesion and additional victories.

Meet in Nice

The ten teams competing for the title will take a very short break from their clashes. This interruption will give them the opportunity to rest and prepare for the next week of competition, which is crucial as it is the LFL Days in Nice for the fourth week. The regular season of the Spring Split will resume on Wednesday, February 7, inaugurating the fourth week with key matchups such as Team GO facing Vitality.Bee, AEGIS facing Gentle Mates, and Karmine Corp Blue facing BDS Academy. The rest of the schedule, for Thursday, February 8, also promises exciting matches, with BK ROG against Solary and Gentle Mates against Karmine Corp Blue, promising a series of equally exciting events.

Results of Week 3 of the LFL

Wednesday, January 31

  • Finished

    BK ROG Esports

    Vitality.Bee

    Group Stage

    Group Stage

  • Finished

    Team du Sud

    Gentle Mates

    Group Stage

    Group Stage

  • Finished

    Karmine Corp Blue

    Aegis

    Group Stage

    Group Stage

  • Finished

    Solary

    BDS Academy

    Group Stage

    Group Stage

  • Finished

    GameWard

    Team GO

    Group Stage

    Group Stage

Thursday, February 1

  • Finished

    GameWard

    Solary

    Group Stage

    Group Stage

  • Finished

    Aegis

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