Harry “Hispanic_at_the_disco” Taylor is on hand to bring us the Snowball MVP’s of the Week for Split 2, Week 9. Check out who put in the best performance for your team below!
Dire Wolves: Triple
Dire Wolves vs Avant for me was a battle of the mid lane, and Triple put on a clinic on this week, running amuck on Summoner’s Rift, dealing disgusting amounts of damage on both Zoe and Syndra. Game 1 saw him go on a rampage, landing crucial sleepy trouble bubbles and paddle star’s to chunk out the opposition, leading the Wolf Pack to victory.
His game 2 performance on Syndra saw him lay down dark spheres all over the map on his controlling rampage of the game. His efforts led the Wolves to a swift 2-0, securing the team a seat at the Melbourne Esports Open final, as well as keeping him in contention for the Raydere medal.
Avant Gaming: Frae
If I am going to call Dire Wolves vs Avant a battle of the mid lane, I can’t just give the MVP to only one of the mid laners right? Frae’s performance on LeBlanc in Game 1 was able to keep the Wolfpack in check with some sick chains. He kept Avant in the game, trying to salvage their gauntlet dreams.
Whilst he wasn’t amazing in Game 2, he will need to bring his Game 1 performance once again this week if Avant wants to avoid a trip to the Promotion tournament.
Raes was unstoppable against Legacy on Kai’Sa, going legendary in Game 1 and following it up with a dominating performance in Game 2. He had a large presence on the map throughout the series, finding plenty of kills and dealing over 500 damage per minute during the series. This number would have been bigger, had it not been for his team ending the games before he could hit his final spikes.
He was critical in getting the boys in blue all 3 points and securing second place, whilst reminding his OPL counterparts to ban Kai’Sa or prepare for a lot of pain and grey screens.
Whilst Friday night might have been one to forget for the trees, Mimic’s performance on Fiora in game 2 is one to remember. He got the ball rolling with a first blood on Swip3rR in the first 2 minutes, and became a walking threat on a map, keeping the Chiefs at bay until mid-late game.
He will need to show up once again next week against MAMMOTH if Carbon’s boys want to be able to make the playoffs.
Swiffer defied EGym’s orders against Tectonic, playing the recently reworked Akali less than 2 weeks from her re-release. While it might take him normally 100 games to master a new champion, Swiffer played the rogue assassin to perfection in Game 1 against Tectonic. He gave grief to the emergency substitute mid laner Anderu as well as the rest of the Tectonic lineup with his big roaming plays.
He went on a rampage in Game 1, but on his Game 2 LeBlanc, he took the backseat, allowing the rest of the team to shine. He ended his week deathless, with around a third of ORDER’s total kill count. If he is able to keep this level of performance up, the gauntlet looks bright for the boys from Melbourne (Melbourne BTW).
In a week of change and chaos for the New Zealand team, there was a shining star in new starting jungler UDYSOF. Joining the team last week after playing the OCS season with the Dire Cubs, there was hype for the new boy, and he made some noise in Game 2, going 6/0/0 on Trundle.
It was a great introduction for him, and if he had been on a carry jungler he would of had the potential to dominantly carry that game into a victory, but alas he couldn’t because he was on a tank. If he can keep it up, expect him to make waves moving forward.
Bombers were able to secure themselves their first Gauntlet appearance after in a 2-1 win over MAMMOTH. Star ADC Tiger was crucial to the Bombers success, being able to land his shots and giving the woolly mammals the 1-2-3-4 on Jhin in their Game 1 and 3 victories.
The Frenchman was unstoppable, and was once again came up clutch for the team backed by the Essendon Football Club. This week was just another example of his ability to perform in high pressure situations, something the gauntlet rookies will need come the end of the month.
While MAMMOTH had a bit of a shocker in our Match of the Week, Chippys was massive in Game 2 on what I consider his signature pick, Camille. He went legendary with an 8/1/4 statline, getting a triple kill as the cherry on top.
He was a large part of the reason that MAMMOTH were able to claim a win and a point from the series, which will be very critical in this Friday night’s showdown with Legacy, as they now only need to win a single game to qualify for the Gauntlet.