Echo Fox races to victory over Counter Logic Gaming

Echo Fox rebounded from a disappointing Week 3 by starting Week 4 with a win over CLG. Provided by Riot Games

Echo Fox swept Counter Logic Gaming in a quick 2-0 series in the first match of Week 4, Day 2 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Game 1 started off wild and never slowed down. CLG and Echo Fox battled back and forth constantly throughout the early game, with neither team able to pull ahead significantly. With the gold and tower scores even at the 22-minute mark, Echo Fox was finally able to secure a lead by grabbing three kills and Baron Nashor off a failed engagement from CLG. But that wasn't enough to take the game, as Counter Logic Gaming fought back to take the next Baron and even up the gold once again. It was only after a crazy, one-and-a-half-minute base race that Echo Fox was finally able to take the Nexus for the 39-minute win.

The second game was even more bloodthirsty early on, but this time Echo Fox came out of it much stronger than CLG. Echo Fox mid laner Henrik "Froggen" Hansen's Corki and jungler Matthew "Akaadian" Higginbotham's Kha'Zix dominated the map with their early roaming, setting their team up for success. After a number of teamfight and skirmish victories, Echo Fox grabbed a 23-and-a-half-minute Baron, allowing it to easily clean up CLG's remaining turrets over the next couple of minutes. With one final, controlled top-lane push into CLG's base, Echo Fox ended the game in just under 31 minutes to take the series. Froggen was unstoppable in the series, amassing a 10/2/25 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) across both games.