Week 1, Day 3 of the European League of Legends Championship Series kicked off with the Mysterious Monkeys making its unimpressive debut Saturday, getting smashed by H2K in a 2-0 series sweep in Berlin.
LCS newcomers Mysterious Monkeys (0-1, 0-2 match record) had a good start to Game 1 as top laner Park "Jisu" Jin-cheol's Galio turned a gank around for first blood in a 1-for-1 trade, but MM was unable to capitalize on its early kill lead. While the Monkeys held a kill lead of 8-to-3 at 21 minutes, its inability to take down objectives meant that it was only up by 800 gold at the time, with its only tower kill coming after an impressive Rift Herald steal and usage. This allowed H2K's double AD-carry composition to start scaling into the late game with a massive 3-for-2 teamfight win and Infernal Drake, turning the tides for H2K at 22 minutes. The name of the game was objective control for H2K as it secured two Infernal Drakes, two ocean drakes, and a 9-to-1 tower lead before eventually knocking down MM's Nexus after a 4-for-2 fight at 36 minutes, taking Game 1.
After a slow start to Game 1, H2K wasted little time jumping ahead in Game 2 as jungler Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski's Elise picked up first blood in the top lane at just three minutes. H2K (2-0, 4-0 match record) outclassed Mysterious Monkeys throughout the match, snowballing ahead after a 3-for-0 teamfight and Ocean Drake capture at 13 minutes. H2K held complete control of the map, not allowing a single tower to fall while MM tried unsuccessfully to find kills. A 21-minute H2K Baron gave the team the power to push into MM's base, knocking down the bottom lane inhibitor after a 3-for-1 teamfight win. H2K AD carry Sin "Nuclear" Jeong-hyeon's Lucian and top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu's Galio were huge for H2K down the stretch, both going deathless in Game 2 as a final 5-for-0 teamfight at 27 minutes allowed H2K to take down the Nexus with upwards of a 16,000-gold lead to close out the series.
Mysterious Monkeys takes to the Rift to battle the Unicorns of Love on Friday at 2 p.m ET, while H2K will wait to battle the Unicorns of Love on Sunday at 2 p.m ET.