Splyce dispatches Mysterious Monkeys in clean sweep

Splyce prepares on stage at the European League Championship Series summer split. Provided by Riot Games

Splyce dispatched Mysterious Monkeys quickly on Sunday, picking up a series sweep on Week 2, Day 4 of the European League of Legends Championship Series Summer split in Berlin.

In the Game 1 draft, Splyce (2-1, 4-2 match record) put priority on Galio by taking him with the first pick. Using Galio as a flex pick for its mid laner Chres "Sencux" Laursen, Splyce set up its top laner Martin "Wunder" Hansen to counter pick Jarvan IV with Kled. Splyce played the early game wonderfully, as jungler Jonas "Trashy" Andersen's Lee Sin successful ganks set up kills for Wunder and Sencux, gaining a substantial advantage early on. Trashy's job was made easier thanks to the fact that he didn't have to help the bottom lane as AD carry Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup ran up a 40 CS lead on Varus by poking his opponents out of lane. Mysterious Monkeys (0-3, 0-6 match record) tried to fight back throughout the mid game but lost every trade, and every loss cost it objectives. While the team did die a handful of times, Splyce didn't lose a single objective to the Monkeys and finished off Game 1 after a Baron power play.

Mysterious Monkeys drafted a better teamfighting composition in Game 2, opting to take Splyce's pivotal pick in Game 1, Galio, with its first pick. However the Monkeys draft didn't do anything to help it in the early game as pretty much all lanes were pushed, ending with small CS deficits. Splyce used its early gold advantage to rotate around the Rift, securing turrets and Rift Herald in the first 12-minutes. The Mysterious Monkeys answered with some kills and a turret of its own, but it didn't cut much into its gold deficit. Thanks to intense split pushing pressure, Sencux dominated the later stages of Game 2, running up a 11/0/4 KDA and a 48 percent share of Splyce's damage dealt to champions. After Splyce scored an ace it quickly crushed the Monkeys' base and finished off the series.

The Mysterious Monkeys will look for its first win of the Summer Split against Team Vitality on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET. Splyce next faces off with the Unicorns of Love on Friday at approximately 2 p.m. ET.