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H2K finds redemption in Team ROCCAT sweep

European League of Legends team H2K plays in Berlin, Germany for the 2017 spring split. Provided by Riot Games

In the first match of Week 4, Day 3 in the European League of Legends Championship Series, H2K Gaming bounced back from its tough loss against G2 on Thursday by throttling Team ROCCAT on Saturday in Berlin, Germany.

H2K started off the series a bit rocky in terms of teamfights, getting the first blood a few minutes in, but losing two in return. Despite the slight edge for ROCCAT, H2K squeezed back in to start slowly amassing a gold lead by knocking down towers. By 20 minutes, it had a 3-to-1 lead in towers and a 2,500 gold lead. H2K would snowball that lead out of control with a 3-for-0 teamfight that gave way to a 22-minute Baron. Using big waves of Baron-buffed minions, H2K pushed all the way into ROCCAT's base looking for the win. ROCCAT mid laner Felix "Betsy" Edling punished the greedy push of H2K with his Ryze to the tune of a quadra kill that only served to delay the inevitable. H2K picked itself up after the trouncing to finish the halted push for a 33-minute win.

Despite having some extreme ebbs and flows, the second game of the series saw H2K in the driver's seat from start to finish. Mid laner Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten used his Jayce to pick up a double kill just five minutes in. H2K continued to grow its lead through strong control over towers before ROCCAT attempted to get back into the game. The major teamfights went back and forth between the teams for the last 20 minutes of the game. H2K secured a 5-for-2 ace at the 28-minute mark to take down the first Baron. Another big 4-for-1 fight in favor of H2K broke open the base of ROCCAT, which nearly allowed H2K to put the game away. ROCCAT just would not give up, taking a Baron at the 38-minute mark to give it a fleeting chance at the win. However, ROCCAT's poor decision to go for the third Baron at the 46-minute mark led to its decimation, allowing H2K to push for the 47-minute win.