MAD Lions were one step ahead of the game at every turn and in each teamfight.
Misfits’ first mistake happened before the game even began, though. They left Lee Sin open and gave MAD Lions’ jungler Shad0w the chance to run wild across the Rift. At this point, it’d be wise for the rest of LEC teams facing MAD Lions this weekend to take notice of Shad0w’s superior Lee Sin and make sure they avoid it at all costs.
Shad0w’s impressive performance during this game earned him a nomination for KIA’s Player of the Game and he earned 47.7 percent of the votes on Twitter.
MAD Lions have secured a spot in playoffs and will also be steering clear of the losers bracket. Misfits, on the other hand, still have a slight chance of making the playoffs if they manage to win their next two games of the last LEC super week. MAD Lions has a lot of success in other games as well.
They upgraded their CSGO roster recently. MAD Lions has signed Paweł “innocent” Mocek from Illuminar to be its fifth player. Innocent joins for the new season that’ll kick off with DreamHack Open Summer North America and Europe this week.
MAD Lions was reportedly negotiating with another rifler, the Swedish Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson from Ninjas in Pyjamas, but the deal reportedly fell through as Lekr0 rejected MAD Lions’ offer. With the new season starting soon, innocent quickly become MAD Lions’ main target.
Innocent will have a hard task replacing Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen, one of MAD Lions’ best players. Bubzkji was part of the team since the Tricked days in 2019 and helped MAD Lions to win Flashpoint season one in April 2020.
Innocent, on the other hand, has been a part of Polish team Illuminar since July 2019 and has a long career in CS:GO, having played for organizations such as G2, Kinguin, PENTA, Sprout, and Tempo Storm since he started playing professionally in 2014. The 26-year-old had an average of 1.10 rating in 2020, according to HLTV’s statistics, but has only attended tier -two and three events this year.