Lyyyress leads after day 2 - Hex League Set 9
The Hex League resumed this week and the competition is now being played on Set 9. So the players are back in action for a brand new competitive season that runs throughout July. After the first two days of competition, it's Lyyyress who leads the overall standings.
After the first two days, Lyyyress was rewarded for his consistency rather than for his flashes of brilliance. He is first in the rankings after finishing 2nd on the first day and 5th on the second. He is hot on the heels of the winners of the first two days, V0mendeth and Pasdebol. V0mendeth won Day 1 with two Top 1s and two Top 3s, while Pasdebol was on the podium throughout Day 2.
- 1st. Lyyyress (IziDream)
- 2nd. V0mendeth (Orks Grand Poitiers)
- 3rd. PasDeBol (Aegis)
Who made TOP1?
As a reminder, the players are divided into in two separate lobbies. So there are two winners in each game.
- Winners - Game 1 : V0mendeth and Tarteman
- Winners - Game 2 : IamTLT and Voltariux
- Winners - Game 3 : V0mendeth and Magarky
- Winners - Game 4 : Lyyyress and Brank
- Winners - Game 1 : Pasdebol and Coco
- Winners - Game 2 : Texita and Zoro5773
- Winners - Game 3 Lyyyress and Un33d
- Winners - Game 4 : Magarky and Zoro5773
The coolness and consistency of Lyyyress
At the start of the competition, it's important to make a big impact to gain as many points as possible. The first day, Lyyyress and V0mendeth were consistent in their excellence, finishing their 4 games on the podium each time. The two players were ex-aequo in the general ranking. It was on the second day that Lyyyress was able to take a narrow lead by finishing 5th, while V0mendeth collapsed to 11th place.
What enabled Lyyyress to make the difference was above all his composure and his ability to make risky rotations. He was well ahead at the start of Game 3 thanks to a Challenger + Bastion composition led by Irélia. Taking advantage of his bonus golds to rusher level 8 before anyone else, then reach level 9, he sells almost all his characters and agrees to spend several rounds with level 1 champions. Using his VPs as a resource, he takes the time to build a team around an Iona frontlane, while Ahri, Belveth, Kai'Sa and Ryze light up the other players.
Although none of his champions are level 3, he has a team of 9 characters, which will make all the difference in the final against IamTLT, who have opted for a similar composition, but with only 8 characters and a Heimerdinger instead of Belveth.
To follow the matches live and not miss any of the best action, find all the games on Shaunz's Twitch channel. The next meetings are scheduled for Tuesday 11 July, starting at 6pm.