Echo Fox finished Week 1 undefeated, securing a 2-0 sweep on Sunday over Team Liquid on Day 3 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split in Los Angeles.
In Game 1, Echo Fox (2-0, 4-0 match record) saved a nifty counter pick for its mid laner Henrik "Froggen" Hansen, setting him up with Ekko to go against Andrew "Slooshi" Pham's Syndra. Froggen got an early lead thanks to gank help and was able to aid by pressuring the side lanes. Team Liquid (0-2, 0-4 match record) contested objectives initially, but conceded them rather than giving over kills to Echo Fox. The passive play allowed EF to methodically expand its sphere of influence over the Rift, and the third Baron allowed it to take Game 1.
Echo Fox drafted a split push composition in Game 2, giving first pick priority to Jang "Looper" Hyeong-seok's Kennen. Looper was given gank help to enable his split push pressure, drawing a lot of attention from Team Liquid throughout the mid game. Team Liquid sent squads of 3-5 people to deal with Looper's split push, securing kills, but giving up objectives on the opposite side of the Rift. The rest of Echo Fox made the most of Loopers distractions and knocked down all three inhibitors by the 26 minute mark. Team Liquid couldn't hold on much longer as the super minions tore through its final two turrets and Echo Fox finished off the series. Froggen's Taliyah earned Player of the Game honors as he finished with a 4/0/2 KDA and had a 48 percent share of Echo Fox's damage dealt to champions.