EnVyUs stops Immortals in the NA LCS 2-0

Nam "Lira" Tae-yoo of EnVyUs. Provided by Riot Games

Team EnVyUs closed out Week 2, Day 1 of the North American League of Legends Championship with a dominant win over a surging Immortals, taking a 2-0 sweep on Friday in Los Angeles.

While Immortals (2-1, 4-3 match record) picked up an early first blood in the top lane on jungler Jake "Xmithie" Puchero's Lee Sin, EnVy quickly fired back with two kills in the bottom lane as its duo lane outplayed IMT's. The action only heated up from there as the teams combined for more than a kill per minute at the 15-minute mark, with EnVy up 10-6 in kills which contributed to a 2,400-gold lead. EnVy's high damage teamfighting composition saw superstar jungler Nam "LirA" Tae-yoo use his signature Nidalee to great effect, dealing massive damage as EnVy took full control in the mid game. By the 22-minute-mark, the game was all but over, as EnVy picked up a Baron kill, increasing its gold lead even more. It added on another Baron kill for good measure after the 31-minute mark, finally closing the game after a final 4-for-0 teamfight in IMT's base to secure the Game 1 win.

Game 2 was more of the same for Team EnVyUs (2-1, 5-3 match record), as it got ahead early with a plethora of kills. After picking up first blood at six minutes, LirA's Lee Sin snowballed out of control, picking up kills across the map as EnVy took a tenuous gold lead into the mid game. In stark contrast to its Spring Split form, EnVy's macro game carried it through the mid/late game, taking towers and baiting objectives to lure Immortals teamfighting composition into untimely deaths. A 4-for-0 teamfight in the mid lane gave EnVy the space it needed to take a 24-minute Baron, which pushed its gold lead to roughly 11,000 gold. After taking a second Baron at 32 minutes, EnVy stormed into IMT's base, taking a 5-for-1 ace that started with a sick display of skill from LirA. The Spring Split All-NA LCS first team jungler locked up Player of the Game honors with a flawless 6/0/10 KDA for 89 percent kill participation, finishing Game 2 in 33 minutes as EnVy took a surprisingly clean 2-0 sweep over IMT.