The world champions will attempt to measure up to fans’ high expectations for them.

League of Legends world champions FunPlus Phoenix began the 2020 LPL Summer Split today with a loss to LNG, a team returning from the bottom of Spring Split standings

FPX started the series with an uncommon technique, selecting a poke structure that permitted them to take the first video game success by dominating the early video game with jungler Tian and then winning essential teamfights.

Related: Here are the 2020 LPL Summertime Split standings.

However they then lost both following games due to limitless hostility from LNG. While FPX looked scattered throughout the map, LNG participated in fights as one and greatly targeted the opposing ADC, Lin “Lwx” Wei-Xiang, avoiding him from dealing any damage.

LNG looked especially dominant in video game 2. Mid laner Maple, who won the title of MVP for the video game, appeared to be all over simultaneously. He captured FPX in well-executed Galio ultimates, while jungler Xx offered area to his group by using Jarvan IV strongly.

In spite of numerous modifications to their training staff after the Spring Split and having fun with replacement top laner Zhou “chenlun17” Peng-Yuan, LNG showed they built synergy and that they’re going to try to turn around their year after a dreadful split.

FPX, nevertheless, didn’t start the LPL Summer Split in the best way after ending the Spring Split and Mid-Season Cup with frustrating outcomes. Many League fans have high expectations for FPX after they won both LPL Split titles and the World Championship in 2019.

FPX will try to get better in their next matches against Bilibili Video gaming on June 12, followed by video games against Group WE and Invictus Video gaming.