League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 2 results
Talk about a week of shockers. Hong Kong Attitude (HKA) has delivered the biggest upset so far in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series Summer Split.
HKA defeated reigning Spring Split champions, PSG Talon (PSG), in Week 2’s Match of the Week. And now the improbable has happened. Taipei J Team (JT) and HKA, placed 7th and 8th, respectively, in the PCS 2020 Spring Split. Both, however, now sit at the top of the League of Legends PCS 2020 Summer Split rankings.
Match of the Week: HKA vs PSG
Both teams played three matches in Week 2 and won all three, including HKA’s shocking victory over PSG.
To call this an upset is an understatement but HKA managed to stop PSG from meme-ing them in a sensational victory.
Catching out last week’s Player of the Week, PSG River, face-checked the dragon pixel brush that started a chain reaction of PSG players falling, one after another.
This skirmish became the catalyst for HKA’s win as they attempted the same teamfights repeatedly, to which PSG had no defense.
Player of the Week: JT Rest
Win or lose, JT Rest is a player whom you would hate to play against.
JT’s constant taunting of his opponents, regardless of how well they’re playing, has earmarked him as the “bad boy” of JT. His performances in Week 2 were not only consistent but seemingly have returned him to his peak form last seen in 2019.
His total KDA of 10.4 this week is comparable to that of his highflying teammates Nestea and Lilv. However, it was JT Rest’s contribution in teamfights and ability to minimize the opposing top laners’ effect on the game that made him the PCS 2020 Summer Split Week 2 Player of the Week.
Week 2 results
PSG’s shock defeat put a small dent in their campaign to retain the championship. However, they managed to get back on track by beating Alpha Esports (ALF) on Sunday. It was their first victory against ALF in three attempts.
Spring Split runner-up, Machi Esports (MCX), continued to search for form. Their defeat against JT on Saturday fueled their anger. MCX unleashed their frustration on Liyab Esports (LYB) the following day.
LYB’s winless streak came to an end in their third match of Week 2. Defeats against Berjaya Dragons (BJD), who also registered their first win of the split, and MCX left them with a 0-4 record. LYB, however, shocked ahq eSports club (AHQ) with a surprise defeat. It was a much-needed morale boost for the struggling team, marking their first win against AHQ in history.
Both Nova Esports (NOV) and Resurgence (RSG) failed to build on their victories in Week 1. They succumbed to back-to-back defeats in Week 2. The bottom five teams in the ranking could only muster one win each after two weeks of competition.