Vitality (12-6) wiped the floor with G2 (12-6) in a quick 28-minute contest to set up a three-way tie for the top playoff seed. While G2 was one of the top teams in the league this Split, it has been on a downward spiral over the last few weeks and that continued today with a subpar performance against a hungry Vitality squad.
From the very beginning of this game, it was clear that Vitality was itching for a chance at playing for the No. 1 seed, as it quickly picked up two kills just three minutes into the game. By the time 10 minutes had passed, Vitality amassed five kills and was in full control. Top laner Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet was leading the way with three of those kills and was dominating the matchup against G2 top laner Martin "Wunder" Hansen. The quick start was a sign of things to come as Vitality did whatever it wanted at every point of this game.
While G2 ended up securing a single dragon and knocking down a tower, those were the only positives for this team in the 28-minute scuffle. Not only did the team looked dazed and confused on offense, but its deficiencies extended to the rest of the map as it had no control over any portion of the Rift. Once Vitality secured the only Baron of the game, it was only a matter of time before it wrapped up the quick game to slot itself into three-way tie for first place just weeks after many had declared the team dead in the water.
Both teams, along with FC Schalke 04, will now get to work and prepare for a set of three tiebreakers set to kick off at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.