They may have played badly because of internet connection issues weeks ago, but G2 Esports is back on top of their game in Week 5 of the League of Legends European Champion (LEC) Spring Split.
Bot laner Martin “Rekkles” Larsson’s Senna and support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle’s Sion both popped off during the LEC Match of the Week against Schalke 04.
G2’s jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski’s Nidalee started off by landing a spear on opposing bot laner Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík’s Ezreal, halving his HP. Recognizing the opportunity to follow up, Rekkles used Curse of the Black Mist to speed up himself and Mikyx’s Sion.
Last Embrace not in range of Ezreal? No problem.
The moment Last Embrace landed on the nearby minion, Mikyx used Roar of the Slayer (E) to push the affected minion into Ezreal. After a second, both the minion and Ezreal were rooted
The three G2 members then finished him off. Jankos’ spear may have landed the final blow on Neon, but it couldn’t have all been possible without Rekkles and Mikyx’s 300-IQ play.
While it may look like an effortless combo, pulling off this Senna-Sion stunt is a very difficult thing to do. For one, it is very hard to focus on the same target with Senna’s Last Embrace and Sion’s Roar of the Slayer on the line because both abilities will immediately impact the first thing that they hit.
So instead of heading straight towards the siege minion, Mikyx had to sidestep a little bit and pass by the nearby melee minion to make sure that it won’t block. The play also heavily depends on Mikyx to accurately land the push, a feat that he managed to pull off.
Later during the LEC post-match interview, Rekkles revealed that this was the first time that he and Mikyx have executed this play.
“We kinda learned it throughout the game,” he said. “We could have done much more, but we learned it throughout the game.”
Rekkles even called Mikyx a genius and admitted that he often follows his support’s ideas. This Senna-Sion combo came from Mikyx’s experience playing with former G2 bot laner Luka “Perkz” Perković last year.
G2 Esports ended their match against Schalke 04 with a victory and is still tied with Rogue with a 9-2 standing after the LEC Spring Split Week 5.