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Echo Fox Awarded Win After Game-Breaking Bug
2018 NA LCS Summer Split
Match Recap

After a bug froze the game, league officials granted Echo Fox the victory over Clutch Gaming on Sunday in the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split.

Echo Fox (2-0) surprised viewers for the second day in a row with another role swap, this time sending ostensible top-laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon into the jungle on Taliyah, while regular jungler Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett took to the top lane on one of his signature picks in Rengar. This went well enough for Huni early on, but less so for Dardoch, who, despite displaying excellent mechanics on his champion, was repeatedly ganked as Rengar's lack of a reliable escape was heavily exploited by Clutch.

Meanwhile, chaos reigned on Summoner's Rift. Kills were traded back and forth across the map, with Clutch Gaming (1-1) staying ahead by a single kill for most of the early game, and the bodies continued to drop at a faster and faster rate as the game drew on. However, Echo Fox's flawless objective control granted it a steadily growing gold lead throughout the game. Echo Fox had a monopoly on Elemental Drakes and turrets alike, taking four of the former and six of the latter in the first half-hour of gameplay.

Unfortunately, due to an unresolvable bug causing the game to crash, the game went to a ruling after an elongated pause at 31 minutes. Due to Echo Fox's advantage in gold and objectives, League officials granted it the victory.

Despite the anticlimactic result, Echo Fox can look back on a well-played Week 1 as it takes on OpTic Gaming at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. Just beforehand at 6 p.m. ET, Clutch Gaming will look to hand Team SoloMid its first loss of the split.

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