This is it. Crunch time. We are walking into the final week of the LEC Summer Split regular season with fate in our hands. It's time for us to take second and guarantee we a place in where we belong, the finals weekend in Athens which is appropriately known as the City of Gods.
To get there, we will have to been on our A-game with tough matches against Splyce and Rogue. With Worlds edging closer, we're ready to step up and make history again.
Splyce - All snakes no ladders
This is easily the biggest game of the week, if not the entire split. Splyce have been excellent rivals this Summer but now it's finally time to take them down like we did in the Spring Playoffs.
It's the final week so late-game specialists Splyce should be in their element but we'd love to Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup even try to get anything done when facing our new speciality of Garen and Yuumi bot - just all five members of Team Vitality who were running scared.
Splyce will know better than anyone that it's dangerous to try and play for the late-game against us, any mistake and Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen will be ready to pounce, snowballing the game out of sight. Though credit where credit is due, Marek "Humanoid" Brázda has been performing admirably in recent weeks and we can't wait to see him battle it out Tim "Nemesis" Lipovšek to prove who really is the best of the new mid-laners in Europe.
And if all else fails, Zdravets "Hylissang" Galabov knows how to take down his former teammate Tamás "Vizicsacsi" Kiss. This game is about more than just second place. We want revenge for the last time we met and we're going to ride our momentum all the way to lifting the LEC trophy.
Rogue - New kids on the chopping block
Ok congratulations Rogue, we felt bad for how things went for you in Spring so we went easy on you when we last played. But now the stakes are high and we're not afraid to end some fresh-faced kid's dreams to fulfil our own. Welcome to the big leagues.
Rogue have been gathering steam the last few weeks as Finn "Finn" Wiestål has been hard carrying from the top-lane. Finn looked like a megalodon against Schalke but against Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau he'll look more like a goldfish. It won't matter if it's Paweł "Woolite" Pruski or Martin "HeaQ" Kordmaa in the bot-lane, hell let both of them play ADC on Saturday in a 6v5 because Martin "Rekkles" Larsson can beat them with whichever off-meta pick he pulls out next.
After we beat Splyce, this win will be exactly what we need to guarantee our appearance in Athens but we hope we at least get a challenge. With Worlds coming up, it would be nice to get some intense practise.