Reece “LoLTies” Perry is on hand to bring us the Snowball MVP’s of the Week for Split 2, Week 7. Check out who put in the best performance for your team below!
Dire Wolves: Triple
As the #1 Season Ticket Holder of the “Triple is the best player in the league” bandwagon it wasn’t hard to notice how damn good he was this match. He pushed Remind around, leaving him scrambling for farm and on the fringes of fights, all while remaining highly relevant himself.
The most telling way you can see how well Triple performed this week is in the way his opponent found his openings: Flanking on the back side of fights – ie nowhere near Triple. Because when the two were on the same screen, he was nigh-untouchable. An exemplary performance from one of the form players in the OPL.
Hard to find a true MVP for this week in my opinion. I kind of arrived here by process of elimination – Cuden was underwhelming, Mash was really poor in my opinion, Remind had decent damage numbers but it was mostly “irrelevant” damage that didn’t help MAMMOTH when they needed it. Juves was okay at times but as he is wont to do, died a few too many times to truly be MVP. So that leaves us with Chippys.
He died to ganks a time or two more than one would like, no doubt, but he had to fight with a fairly fierce camp in game one and through it all was the one contributing the most to his cause. It won’t feel like a great week by his own high standards, but he was the closest thing to a real winning chance MAMMOTH had this week.
Tally delivered a clinic to his old team this week. His Ornn was impeccable, as it went immortal, and his Cho’Gath was literally and figuratively gigantic in the second game. He gets the melee tank into Gnar matchup twice, and keeps pace well through the early part. Though they do give him two of the easier farming tanks, you’re not picking those two champions for laning strength, you pick it for later on and he played it very well early on. It’s performances like these against players like Mimic that make me think he’s gone past some very strong competition to be the most complete top laner in the OPL.
Claire earns this for his early game on Irelia in the second outing. Only could have won it through some decent early games, especially on his Top 5-winning first blood, if he had just managed to turn it into a bit more as the game progressed.
Claire on the other hand, continued to be stronger for longer as the games went on, keeping his team in some fights and the match overall longer than they realistically had a right to be.
I gotta be honest, I didn’t think I’d ever be writing this. I’ve long said that Seb’s best days are about four splits behind him and I’ve got a lot of crow to be eating after this performance.
Seb was magnificent – he got early kills and then didn’t fumble it. He transferred his advantage where it needed to be, when it needed to be and Tectonic were powerless to stop him. Truly it was as dominating a jungle performance as we’ve seen all split and now I would say to him: Prove me wrong again. And again and again. Your team needs you to in this gauntlet push, and now you’ve shown us all that you can be the hero.
The best single performance was Value by a landslide, his Xayah was immense. But I was bitterly disappointed by his game one – featuring a crushing flame horizon that was ultimately irrelevant in the impact he had on the map and on the game as it progressed.
Shok, while he didn’t reach the same highs, also didn’t hit the same lows – and in this particular case the high is not enough to overwhelm the total package. He was a consistent and stable performer who served as the fulcrum for any success that Tectonic had. Even the base hold at M3 where Xayah scored the triple kill, the play is started by a high-impact Shokwave. I really value the complete performance from Shok here, it was good to see.
Destiny has had a quiet couple of weeks of OPL action – not just from appearing as an MVP but also on the rift. He was back to his dominating best this week though. A hiccup in an early 2v2 fight notwithstanding, he got better as each game progressed.
The Chiefs are team that is in their element teamfighting, and Destiny is the best teamfighting support we have. So it was little surprise that if The Chiefs were going to turn around two winning positions from Avant, it would be through teamfighting, and it would stem from Destiny engages. And he duly delivered – giving us yet one more example that while he’s on a playmaker, The Chiefs are never truly out of any game.
Avant Gaming: Frae
Absolutely brutal week for Avant. They came in heavy underdogs, put up two immense early performances, and let it all slip away twice, leaving with the 0-2 many expected but not the result they deserved.
Frae was a big player in their successes this series – I felt like he played really well in this early part, dealing well with Ryoma and contributing to early skirmishes in combination with Praelus, most notably in game 2.