LLA Summer Split Week 3 Recap
After a week of inactivity due to COVID-related issues, the Latin American League is back and we have quite a few exciting matches to watch. In case you missed what happened in week 3 of the competition, we can go over the most important things that happened and what’s worth mentioning.
First of all, Estral Esports is no longer the king of the league after dropping both of their games against Isurus and Rainbow7. The Pharaohs dominated throughout the first couple of weeks, but they seem to be facing big issues when it comes to skirmishes and late game teamfighting and have ceded the throne to the Argentinian shark Isurus.
Another thing worth mentioning is that Rainbow7 is aiming to bounce back after winning their match against Estral, and it’s important that we keep our eyes on their mid laner. Baek “Ophelia” Jin-seong had two very disappointing weeks to start the split, but he looks more confident now and his Akali was a determining factor in their last victory.
XTEN and Infinity seem to be putting things together as they managed to pick up a couple of wins. On the other hand, Globant Emerald remains winless and they seem very far from being able to score a single win, though this week they’ll be playing Aze and Infinity, which might be their best opportunity to win for the first time.
Without further ado, let’s get into what’s looking to be the best match of the week! And don’t forget that we’ll be sharing our LLA Summer Split esports picks throughout the weekend so stay tuned!
Rainbow7 vs Team Aze – Saturday
Even if Team Aze has struggled against the stronger teams in the league, and even dropped their game against XTEN, this is a team that should be able to start picking things up by now. After all, these are the Spring Split champions and their problems they’ve been showing shouldn’t take much time to solve.
Their biggest concern is in the bot lane, the Ecuadorian support Roberto “Straight” Guallichico has been performing really badly, to say the least. In their last game against Isurus, he was completely lost and his attempts to engage with Nautilus looked atrocious. Luckily for them, the rest of the team has been playing well, especially Aloned and 5Kid, who didn’t have the best start of the split.
On the other side, Rainbow7 is starting to ramp up by now, and even though their win over Estral wasn’t easy at all, they showed strong signs of life. Ophelia is tired of being called a disappointment after failing to demonstrate his superiority over the rest of the Korean mid laners in the league and even the LATAM mid laners like Leza.
Early on in the split, Rainbow7’s jungler Oddie mentioned in an interview how the team was struggling a lot in regards to their communication with the Korean players. This came off as an excuse as most teams in the league have Korean players, and the R7 players were just performing below the expectations.
Hopefully this 1-week break ended up helping teams like R7 and Estral, teams that at least on paper look like the strongest in the league. If you want to watch Team Aze redeem themselves from a disappointing MSI appearance and a weak start of the split against a powerhouse team that couldn’t find their ways in the first couple of weeks, you should watch this match on Saturday at 4:00pm ET and don’t forget to place your league of legends bets!