LGD punishes Vici Gaming's mistakes

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LGD picked up a convincing series victory against VG, dominating them in a 2-0 series sweep late on Friday to kick off Week 6, Day 3 of the League of Legends Pro League in Shanghai.

Game 1 saw both teams playing conservatively in the early game. With few kills, it seemed as though nobody would find a solid lead, but this changed quickly when LGD mid laner Wei "GodV" Zhen secured several teamfight victories thanks to his strong Lissandra play. As LGD Gaming (2-7, 7-14 match score) found skirmish victories, they gained a sizeable advantage, forcing Vici Gaming (2-6, 6-13 match score) to make aggressive moves. This proved to be the death of Vici as it tried to force a Baron at 39 minutes that let GodV and Lim "Jinoo" Jin-woo's Fiora find a devastating flank, securing a teamfight win and Baron, which let LGD close out the game with ease.

Vici made small improvements in their play for Game 2, starting things off by picking up several kills for themselves, with most going to mid laner Lee "Easyhoon" Ji-hoon's Vladimir. Unfortunately for VG, GodV's Syndra and jungler Tang "Intruder" Sheng's Elise had other plans, forcing objectives and towers early to dismantle VG's defenses. In several teamfights, Intruder and Jinoo's Renekton were able to create picks that set LGD up to close things out. On the back of Intruder's MVP performance, they created picks that gave LGD multiple advantages. Focusing down Easyhoon's Vladimir and Pi "XuanXuanPi" Xiao-Xuan's Ashe, they were able to take back-to-back teamfights, closing out the game in 34 minutes to secure the series sweep.

LGD will next take on NewBee on Friday during Week 7, Day 3 at 3 a.m ET, while VG will look to bounce back as they take on Invictus Gaming Thursday, Week 7, Day 1 at 5 a.m. ET.