Unicorns of Love drop Misfits to head to the EU LCS final

The Unicorns of Love are headed to its second EU LCS final. Provided by Riot Games

The second semifinal match of the European League of Legends Championship Series Spring Playoffs saw the Unicorns of Love taking down Misfits with a 3-1 series win in Berlin.

Game 1 started with UoL jungler and EU LCS Rookie of the Split, Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir, locking in Gragas and applying enormous early pressure. UoL began to take control after a 3-for-0 teamfight and Baron kill in the mid game, but almost lost control immediately afterwards. Misfits almost clawed its way back, rushing a Baron attempt after winning a 4-for-1 teamfight, but Xerxe saved the day with a perfect Baron steal. After that, UoL slowly broke down Misfits' base to go up 1-0 in the series, led by Xerxe, who put on a jungle clinic, posting a 3/1/15 KDA (kill/deaths/assists).

Game 2 started off with a disastrous miscalculation from UoL that led to Misfits mid laner Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage picking a double kill and an early double-buffs as Orianna. The mid game mostly went in the favor of Misfits, but UoL took control after finding two picks and a Baron kill. Assuming full control in the late game, UoL took down an Elder Dragon kill, using the buff to win the game off of a 3-for-0 teamfight to go up 2-0 in the series. Xerxe continued to show why he is among the best junglers in Europe, posting a 4/1/6 KDA as Graves as he dominated Misfits.

Match point for UoL kicked off with PowerOfEvil locking in Lulu mid as a potential counterpick to UoL mid laner Fabian "Exileh" Schubert's LeBlanc. Unlike the previous two games in the series, Misfits was strong from early on, methodically picking off UoL members throughout the game to mount a sizable gold lead. UoL crawled back into the game by taking back-to-back Barons, threatening to take a 3-0 sweep, but a poor teamfight initiation led to to an ace for Misfits as it got on the board to bring the series score to 1-2. Misfits AD carry Steven "Hans Sama" Liv was a force throughout Misfits' win, finishing with a 7/1/6 KDA as Ashe.

The fourth game of the series saw UoL play the early game as cleanly as possible, bouncing back from a loss with a dominating performance. Exileh's Vladimir got ahead early and became a monster as the game went on, dealing massive damage while sustaining through waves of damage. Misfits looked lost as UoL took down Baron soon after it spawned at 20 minutes, crushing Misfits in a rapidly approaching late game. With Exileh posting a 8/1/6 KDA as Vladimir, and UoL firing on all cylinders, the magical stampede moved onto the Grand Finals with a Game 3 win around 25 minutes to close out a 3-1 series victory.

Unicorns of Love will take on G2 Esports in the EU LCS Finals on Sunday, April 23rd, while Misfits faces Fnatic in the 3rd/4th place match in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, April 22nd.