Splyce handed H2K Gaming an incredibly lopsided loss during Saturday's Week 8 action in the European League of Legends Championship Series.
From the start, this game truly looked like the second-place team facing off against a team tied for the last spot in the standings. Splyce (10-6) was simply on a different plane of existence from H2K (6-10), as Splyce came within two towers of a perfect game in the 32-minute contest to secure its spot in the 2018 Spring Split playoffs.
Splyce won the game in the draft phase, as it got ahold of three of the strongest champions on the current patch: Sion for top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu, Azir for mid laner Yasin "Nisqy" Dincer, and Tristana for AD carry Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup. While the trio certainly scale well as the game goes on, they are perfectly suited for the more early-game focused meta and this game followed the script to a T. Splyce abused the top side of the map for three early kills before completely blowing the game wide open with a 4-for-0 teamfight 22 minutes in that featured a triple kill for Kobbe.
With a major fight and Baron now in hand, the final 10 minutes of the game were a mere formality. Splyce continued securing picks in teamfights to grow its gold lead, leaving H2K with no chance to stage any comeback. After securing a second Baron at the 29-minute mark, Splyce marched right into H2K's base with the Banner of Command-powered minions leading the way to lock up the win.
Splyce will now turn to a matchup with team Vitality to open the final week of play at 1 p.m. ET next Friday, while H2K will prepare for FC Schalke 04 in the very next match at 2 p.m. ET.