In November 2018, a brand new Chinese League of Legends group emerged within the LPL led by means of mythical Star Horn Royal Club mid laner Lei “Corn” Chen.
The group, named Victory Five, had principally unknown and untested avid gamers within the different roles, resulting in deficient leads to their first few splits.
But after completing 3 splits out of the playoff race and atmosphere a winless report all over the 2020 Spring Split, V5 glance more potent than ever this summer season. They delivered the primary loss to an undefeated Top Esports and maintained a top-four placement within the 2020 LPL Summer Split common season.
What modified inside the group to move from a last-place end to a top-four placement in simply a few months?
Split after cut up, the group stored converting its avid gamers in maximum positions. Even despite the fact that the roster retained two core avid gamers from the squad that had a 0-17 collection report within the Spring Split, they’ve appeared more potent than ever.
Y4 has been enjoying with mid laner Li “Mole” Hao-Yan because the 2019 Summer Split. While Mole did undergo a few position swaps within the peak lane and in brief within the jungle, he settled because the mid laner of V5.
The pair didn’t to find a lot luck in earlier splits, however within the present Summer Split, they give the impression of being on par with different top-tier mid and backside laners. Better draft stages, much less dangerous performs, and awesome shot-calling from the group contributed to their spectacular performances.
Prior to the 2020 Summer Split, the group bought 3 mostly-unknown avid gamers: peak laner Yu “Biubiu” Lei-Xin and jungler Wei “Weiwei” Bo-Han from Suning and beef up Guo “ppgod” Peng from FunPlus Phoenix. All 3 of those avid gamers had mediocre effects on their earlier groups, with ppgod sitting at the bench since FPX fielded global champion Crisp for the position.
V5 had a really perfect begin to the cut up and maintained their efficiency right through all of the common season, securing a playoff spot because the 5th seed within the LPL Summer Split. They began the season with dominant wins over maximum LPL groups, completing the primary spherical robin at 6-2. They carried that momentum into the second one spherical robbin, completing the season with an general 11-Five report.
V5 as a group have problems to mend in the event that they wish to get well, however impartial purpose keep an eye on isn’t one in every of them. According to knowledge from Oracle’s Elixir, the group is:
- Second in dragon keep an eye on (58 p.c), with Top Esports in first at 60 p.c.
- Second in Baron keep an eye on (70 p.c), with JD Gaming in first at 74 p.c.
- Third at jungle keep an eye on (54.1 p.c), with first and 2d position tied at 54.2 p.c
V5’s tale unfortunately ended this season, however their efficiency was once superb general.