After finishing third in the preliminaries of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Summer Split 2021, MAD Lions prevailed over the other teams, with Fnatic being the last one that they defeated in the grand finals to give the former their second-straight LEC championship.
MAD Lions scored a 3-1 series win over Fnatic. With MAD Lions having the ample time and some sort of advantage of waiting in the grand finals after they defeated Rogue in the upper bracket finals, they managed to dominate the map in the majority of the game stages – with only 1 game being notched by Fnatic in the process.
MAD Lions Scoring Back-to-Back LEC Golds
Last year was more of a different story for MAD Lions since they entered the competition with rookie players who could be considered as inexperienced when it comes to the highest LOL competition in the region. Yet it was still a win for them after they captured the championship in the end.
And in this year’s edition LEC, they went on to be a more mature, aggressive defending champions who even finished as the third-best team in the preliminaries, eclipsing veteran teams such Fnatic and Team Vitality.
MAD Lions will be representing Europe in the League of Legends World Championship 2021 along with Fnatic and Rogue who is the number 1 team in the preliminaries but eventually lost to Fnatic in their do-or-die lower bracket finals match.