Splyce starts LoL Worlds 2019 with convincing victory over DFM
Splyce is off to a good start at Worlds 2019, as the LEC representative took down DetonatioN FocusMe in a fast game.
DFM innovated with Nocturne in the mid lane while Splyce kept it simple with a standard composition.
Xerxe wins the game early for Splyce
Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir started the game with a gank in the bottom lane and repeated the same play in the top lane. The ganks set up his side laners for success and Splyce was ready to take over the game.
In the mid lane, Marek "Humanoid" Brázda struggled in a one-versus-one against Kyohei "Ceros" Yoshida. Splyce made up for the deficit in the mid lane by pressuring the side lanes. The early game was a bloody affair.
DFM saw control of the game slipping away, so the team decided to force team fights to retake command. That strategy backfired and Splyce ended up getting control of the map even faster.
Despite playing from behind, Detonation still had some tricks up their sleeves. In the jungle, DFM chased Splyce and Shunsuke "Evi" Murase used Gnar's ultimate to get multiple enemies against the wall, but Splyce hit back and ended up winning the fight.
Detonation was still dangerous, but the gold difference truly set the teams apart. The sustain and damage from Splyce were significantly higher, to the point where they couldn't play their way into an advantage.
Splyce didn’t rush the win even when they had absolute control of the map.
The team was methodical and disciplined as they set up for baron. Detonation jungler Mun "Steal" Geon-yeong got one step too close as Ekko, and was caught by Splyce. This is the second Ekko pick of the play-ins, and the second time the champion failed to impact the game. Teams have seemingly cracked the code and are picking compositions with strong crowd control to counter the champion.
Powered up with the baron buff, Splyce marched into the enemy base where they found three kills. The remaining members of DFM kept fighting, but were no match for Splyce. Splyce aced DFM and secured its first win at the World Championship.
Visual Stories around the web
Hong Kong Attitude secures a spot in LoL Worlds 2019 main event
Damwon Gaming undefeated in LoL Worlds 2019 play-in group stage
DetonatioN FocusME upsets Splyce at LoL Worlds 2019
Damwon Gaming dominates Royal Youth in LoL Worlds 2019 play-in stage
Splyce stomps Schalke Esports in LoL World qualifier
LoL World Championship play-in schedule with Clutch, Splyce, more
Esports Awards caster finalists include PapaSmithy and MonteCristo
Nuguri games hint at Klepto meta for 2019 World Championship
SK Gaming drops Pirean after disappointing LEC summer split
Esports Awards finalists include 2019 LoL Worlds contenders
Team Yassuo beats Team Tyler1, Europe tramples NA in Twitch Rivals
Top 10 players at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship
TCL player accuses Galatasaray of not paying him for months
League of Legends World Championship event pass hits with Ryze skin
Riot Games speaks on future plans for League of Legends engine
Kai'Sa joins TFT for patch 9.19 along with other buffs, nerfs
Dignitas forms New Meta Entertainment after $30 million investment
Invictus Gaming goes to LoL World Championship without coach Karam
Faker and Clid are climb the ranked ladder ahead of LoL Worlds