H2K Gaming leads EU LCS after Team Vitality sweep

Team ROCCAT didn't give up a game to Nynjas in Pyjamas on Saturday, leaving NiP winless so far in the Summer Split. Riot Games

H2K Gaming claimed sole possession of first place in Group B on Saturday with a 2-0 sweep over Team Vitality to end Week 3, Day 3 of the European League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split in Berlin.

Game 1 was all about H2K support Choi "Chei" Sang-ho on Tahm Kench. Vitality (1-3, 2-7 match record) asserted itself immediately with three quick kills in multiple lanes, but Chei's Abyssal Voyage roams brought H2K back into the gold lead. The support maintained perfect kill participation throughout the early game, and helped top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu's Fiora to snowball into a massive threat. The game broke open in earnest at 24 minutes, with H2K finding a pair of picks to open up Baron. Vitality made a valiant effort to slow H2K's roll, but a 4-for-1 teamfight at 33 minutes won the game for H2K.

H2K (3-1, 7-2 match record) drafted a powerful teamfight composition in Game 2, with Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten's LeBlanc and Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski's Kha'Zix providing Odoamne's Shen plenty of ways into the fray. With these tools, along with Enchanted Crystal Arrow from Sin "Nuclear" Jeong-hyeon's Ashe, H2K had no problem taking fights after spending the early game building up incremental leads across the map. A 4-for-1 victory for H2K in the river at 19 minutes was the beginning of the end for Vitality, as the former steamrolled through engagement after engagement to end Game 2 in under 26 minutes.

H2K will face its toughest challenge yet against Group A leader Fnatic on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. Vitality will also have a tall task ahead of it when it takes on Misfits at 11 a.m. the same day.