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MAD Lions reverse sweep Rogue to claim maiden LEC title: final placements & recap

Published: 12/Apr/2021 1:30 Updated: 12/Apr/2021 3:58

by Isaac McIntyre

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MAD Lions have become the fourth-ever European champions after pulling off a sensational reverse sweep over title favorites Rogue in the LEC Spring 2021 grand finals, punching their tickets to MSI 2021 in Iceland next month.


  • MAD Lions pull off reverse sweep after Rogue win first two games.
  • Victors join Fnatic, G2 Esports, and Alliance as fourth-ever LEC champions.
  • 3-2 win earns MAD Lions spot in Iceland at MSI 2021.

LEC Spring 2021 looked set to be a two-horse race between G2 Esports and Rogue.

It took all five games in Berlin, but the young MAD Lions roster defied that script, pulling off a stunning 3-2 reverse sweep against their favored rivals.

Rogue opened their finals account early, moving to a 2-0 lead as Trymbi and Inspired set a tempo on Summoner’s Rift that MAD Lions just simply couldn’t compete with. Instead, they brought out their answer in the Game 3 draft — a cocky “3-2, reverse sweep” claim from İrfan “Armut” Tükek, and Wukong top.

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It was a draft-change gamble that paid off for the young Lions.

Armut went on to claim 11 kills and five assists on the Monkey King in the next two games to force it to five. Once there, Marek “Humanoid” Brázda came alive on Viktor, piling on seven kills, five assists, and dishing out an incredible 28k to lead MAD Lions to the European throne.

MAD Lions will now prepare to represent the LEC at MSI 2021 in May.

Armut carried MAD Lions to a fifth-game decider with back-to-back Wukong games.
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Armut carried MAD Lions to a fifth-game decider with back-to-back Wukong games.

LEC Spring 2021 Playoffs: results & schedule

Opening Week for the LEC Spring 2021 Playoffs began on March 26. The playoffs ruan all the way through to Saturday, April 10, where the LEC Spring 2021 champion and MSI representative — the MAD Lions — were crowned European champions.

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The new format saw the team’s knocked down to the lower bracket have to make a deep run, while the top 4 only had three BO5’s separating them from MSI.

Day 1 (Lower Bracket Round 1) — Friday, March 26

Match PT ET GMT
Fnatic 3-1 SK Gaming 10AM 1PM 5PM

Day 2 (Upper Bracket Round 1) — Saturday, March 27

Match PT ET GMT
G2 Esports 3-2 Schalke 04 9AM 12PM 4PM

Day 3 (Upper Bracket Round 1) — Sunday, March 28

Match PT ET GMT
Rogue 1-3 MAD Lions 8AM 11AM 3PM

Day 4 (Lower Bracket Round 2) — Friday, April 2

Match PT ET GMT
Schalke 04 3-0 Fnatic 9AM 12PM 4PM

Day 5 (Upper Bracket Semifinal) — Saturday, April 3

Match PT ET GMT
G2 Esports 1-3 MAD Lions 8AM 11AM 3PM

Day 6 (Lower Bracket Round 3) — Sunday, April 4

Match PT ET GMT
Rogue 3-1 Schalke 04 8AM 11AM 3PM

Day 7 (Lower Bracket Final) — Saturday, April 10

Match PT ET GMT
G2 Esports 1-3 Rogue 8AM 11AM 3PM

Day 8 (Grand Final) — Sunday, April 11

Match PT ET GMT
MAD Lions 3-2 Rogue 8AM 11AM 3PM

LEC Spring 2021 Playoffs: final placements

Placement Team Prize Money (EUR)
1 MAD Lions €80,000
2 Rogue €50,000
3 G2 Esports €30,000
4 FC Schalke 04 €20,000
5 Fnatic €12,500
6 SK Gaming €7,500

LEC Spring 2021 Playoffs: teams

Below are the starting rosters for all six LEC teams competing in the Spring 2021 Playoffs.

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
FC Schalke 04 BrokenBlade Gilius Abbedagge Neon LIMIT
Fnatic Bwipo Selfmade Nisqy Upset Hylissang
G2 Esports Wunder Jankos Caps Rekkles Mikyx
MAD Lions Armut Elyoya Humanoid Carzzy Kaiser
Rogue Odoamne Inspired Larssen Hans sama Trymbi
SK Gaming Jenax TynX Blue Jezu Treatz