Week 7 – LCS NA Spring Split 2016

For week 7 we’ll be aiming to hold our 90% prediction rate from week 6 to keep our higher average. We’ll be focusing on 2 games per day for Week 7 and the remaining games will be concluded as per usual, the games we’ll be focusing on are Echo Fox vs. Team Solo Mid along with Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming for day 1 and will be followed by Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming and Immortals vs. Echo Fox. Don’t forget to tune in on February 27th to watch the games live!
After week 7 of the Spring Split there is a one week break for the 2016 Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) World Championship in Katowice (Dates: 03/04/ – 03/06/). The NA LCS will continue on March 12th, 2016.

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LCS NA Spring Split 2016 – Week 7 | Day 1

Match #1: Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo Team Impulse vs. Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo Team Liquid    0   1  
(February 27, 12:00 PM PST/ 03:00 PM EST/ 09:00 PM CET)

Match #2: Echo Fox - LCS NA Team Logo Echo Fox vs. TSM - LCS NA Team Logo Team SoloMid    0   1  
(February 27, 01:00 PM PST/ 04:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET)

Match #3: Team Immortals - LCS NA Team Logo Immortals vs. CLG - LCS NA Team Logo Counter Logic Gaming    0   1  
(February 27, 02:00 PM PST/ 05:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET)

Match #4: NRG Gaming - LCS NA Team Logo NRG eSports vs. Renegades - LCS NA Team Logo Renegades    1   0  
(February 27, 03:00 PM PST/ 06:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM Next Day CET)

Match #5: Cloud9 - LCS NA Team Logo Cloud9 vs. Team Dignitas - NA LCS team Logo Team Dignitas    1   0  
(February 27, 04:00 PM PST/ 07:00 PM EST/ 01:00 AM Next Day CET)

LCS NA Spring Split 2016 – Week 7 | Day 2

Match #1: Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo Team Impulse vs. NRG Gaming - LCS NA Team Logo NRG eSportss    1   0  
(February 28, 12:00 PM PST/ 03:00 PM EST/ 09:00 PM CET)

Match #2: Cloud9 - LCS NA Team Logo Cloud9 vs. CLG - LCS NA Team Logo Counter Logic Gamings    0   1  
(February 28, 01:00 PM PST/ 04:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET)

Match #3: Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo Team Liquid vs. TSM - LCS NA Team Logo Team SoloMids    1   0  
(February 28, 02:00 PM PST/ 05:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET)

Match #4: Renegades - LCS NA Team Logo Renegades vs. Team Dignitas - NA LCS team Logo Team Dignitass    1   0  
(February 28, 03:00 PM PST/ 06:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM Next Day CET)

Match #5: Team Immortals - LCS NA Team Logo Immortals vs. Echo Fox - LCS NA Team Logo Echo Fox    1   0  
(February 28, 04:00 PM PST/ 07:00 PM EST/ 01:00 AM Next Day CET)

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Preview and Predictions Week 7 | Day 1:

We head into Week 7 with a great prediction rate for the NA LCS Week 5, 90% correct but we’ve not quite had a perfect week yet. For Week 7 of the NA LCS we’ll be focusing on 2 games with the remaining 3 being quickly summarised and concluded in their own paragraphs. Our focus matches will be Echo Fox vs. Team Solo Mid along with Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming, I chose these games because Echo Fox have been performing phenomenally and TSM are inconsistent so it could lead to a great game. For CLG and IMT I chose it because the IMT members agreed that CLG are the most likely team to take a win off of them so we could be heading into a game on constant excitement. Don’t forget to tune into the live matches on February 27th!

Week 7 | Day 1 – Match #1: Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo Team Impulse vs. Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo Team Liquid

Head to head record: Team Impulse 0:1 Team Liquid
Start Time: 
February 27, 12:00 PM PST/ 03:00 PM EST/ 09:00 PM CET

Both teams have been underperforming, neither team managed to take a victory during Week 6 but this is their chance to bounce back. Team Liquid hold 1 extra win over Team Impulse but with such a minor advantage this game could swing either way. TiP is more aggressive but Team Liquid is significantly more calculated, which style of play will come out on top?

Prediction: Team Liquid Victory. I think their team compositions synergise with their players better and they’re more calculated style of play gives them leverage over TiP. I think they’ll face a few hits in the earlier stages of the game but will come back quickly and build a large enough lead to force a win.

Week 7 | Day 1 – Match #2: Echo Fox - LCS NA Team Logo Echo Fox vs. TSM - LCS NA Team Logo Team SoloMid

Head to head record: Echo Fox 0:1 Team Solo Mid
Start Time: 
February 27, 01:00 PM PST/ 04:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET

Echo Fox have been stepping up big, going on a 2 week win streak and winning 4 games in a row. This all started once they got their official starting roster back together. Team Solo Mid has been underperforming and they’ve been losing even when it looks like they’re performing well. Their inconsistency has led to the beginning of their downfall but this game could be the start of a comeback.

Echo Fox - NA LCS team LogoEcho Fox: Ever since they’ve had their official roster on the stage they’ve been performing like a top team but it’s a little late. They can still work their way up the ladder with the few weeks that are left and with the skill they’ve shown it could be a possibility but how will they hold up against these higher rated teams?

Logo of LCS Season 6 Spring Split Team TSMTeam Solo Mid: Struck by a bit of trouble, Team Solo Mid is starting to feel even more inconsistent than before. They’ve been losing matches that most people expected them to win because they’ve just been a bit of a mess. Their team play is strong; their early game has improved but the individual players often misstep and cause troubles for the team.

I think with how both teams have been performing recently that Echo Fox have a slight advantage. TSM have shown that their early game has certainly improved but that doesn’t change the fact that their players are throwing games on an individual level which is causing major issues. It’s the cause of their inconsistency and if it’s not discussed and fixed soon then it’ll continue to cause them issues. Echo Fox have been showing that they can take down lower and middle tier teams with their official roster and I think things are only going to improve for them.

Echo Fox have been on a huge win streak and to keep it up they’re going to want to stick with what has been working for them. For starters, their best performing marksmen have been either Caitlyn or Lucian paired with a utility support that can peel; these skills come in the forms of many supports such as Janna, Braum and Alistar. Their middle lane has shown great proficiency on Corki so I expect that to be a quick pick if it’s available, if not then they might fall back on their Gangplank in the middle lane. Their jungler has played a variety of champions but I expect either Elise or Gragas to make an appearance. Their top lane has more often than not played a tanky top laner so I’m expecting either Nautilus or Malphite to show up however after the recent Kayle performance it could be brought out once again. So now they’ve got their team together they’re going to want to focus on early game vision to counter the early aggression from TSM, once they’ve got a comfortable amount of farm and start to hit their 1st item powerspikes at about 14mins I expect them to force fights to gain a lead, it seems like their best time to attempt to gain a lead on TSM but if it doesn’t work out they should be able to stall the game and play off of the inconsistency and often bad shot calling from TSM.

Team Solo Mid will look to pick up a tank support such as Braum or Alistar paired with a possible variety of marksmen such as Kalista, Caitlyn and Kog’maw. Their middle laner is likely to draft for wave clear with a lot of possible situational picks such as Lissandra and Leblanc for damage or Lulu and Zilean for the additional utility. Their jungler looks likely to play Gragas with a Kindred being a secondary option. Their top laner has had best performances on carry top laners such as Fiora but he’s often lumped with being on a tank so a Poppy, Nautilus or Malphite might pop up but I’d really like to see them stick with a carry in the top lane. So now they’re set and ready to face Echo Fox, they’re going to want to get early vision in the enemy jungle, just deep enough to grant useful vision so they can apply pressure to the lanes in the earlier stages of the game and throw aggression around the map to pick up stray kills. In my opinion TSM should avoid the later stages of the game, it’s where they’re most likely to make mistakes so they’re going to want to force objectives as soon as possible and take whatever lead they can. They should be able to push the outer turrets and pick off their opponents with earlier deep vision thus gaining a lead that they can use to pressure with.

Prediction: Echo Fox Victory. A difficult decision but I think Echo Fox with their roster together are the stronger performing teams. Their individual players make less mistakes and their macro management is on par with TSM so they should be able to keep the gold equalized until they can capitalise on their advantages and take the win.

Week 7 | Day 1 – Match #3: Team Immortals - LCS NA Team Logo Immortals vs. CLG - LCS NA Team Logo Counter Logic Gaming

Head to head record: Immortals 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming
Start Time: February 27, 02:00 PM PST/ 05:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET

Immortals are still yet to be defeated but it was said by their players that if any team is going to beat them it will be Counter Logic Gaming. CLG have been performing well recently only lose 1 match in the past 2 weeks but can they really take down the undefeated Immortals? IMT had a rough game against the Renegades and that has shown us that they’re far from invincible, can CLG capitalise and take down Immortals?

Team Immortals - NA LCS team LogoImmortals: Living up to their name the IMT squad are yet to take a loss but there were a lot of doubts as to how they were handling their game against Renegades. They ran into quite a lot of trouble against this ‘low tier’ team and only managed to equalise gold due to their better individual laning ability. If they’re not careful they might put themselves in a lot of trouble against CLG.

Logo of LCS NA Season 6 Spring Split Team CLGCounter Logic Gaming: With strong laning and map pressure throughout the game CLG might be able to take down Immortals and will be the first team to do so. IMT stated that if any team is going to take them down that it’s likely to be CLG. If IMT show up against CLG like they did against Renegades we can expect a long game that’s going to keep us excited but CLG are surely going to punish them significantly harder than any team has yet to do.

Immortals are still at an advantage, even though they’ve recently had a bad showing they still managed to take the victory whilst sitting at a disadvantage for quite some time. Their macro management may have been a bit tilted that game but they certainly brought it back because Renegades just didn’t quite punish them enough. CLG wouldn’t make the same mistake and once they gain an inch they will take a mile.

Counter Logic Gaming should stick with their top lane carry, Pantheon or Fiora could be phenomenal picks that help snowball and assist the team. An aggressive jungler such as Gragas or Nidalee could assist in early lane ganks to get the laners ahead. Their middle lane should stick with the comfort of a burst mage with the exception to Corki, so a Viktor or Leblanc could show up depending on the situation with the enemies picks. For their bottom lane they’re going to want to pair up a utility support that has the options to be aggressive with a marksman that can poke or quickly apply pressure so a Lucian or Ezreal with a Bard or Morgana would be fitting. Once they’re together and organized they’re going to want to get a line of vision in the river to avoid falling to the aggression from the IMT jungler and they’re going to want to play their lanes safely until they get assistance from their team. If they rotate properly they should be able to safely take a number of objectives and gain tempo to force fights, this could give them enough of a lead to avoid throwing as long as they keep things precise and strategic.

Immortals are going to want to pick up a wave clearing middle lane champion that can assist the team through poking with spells but also has the option to roam or apply pressure to further lanes. Recent champions picked that fit this style are Lux and Twisted Fate so I’ll be looking out for them. Their bottom lane is likely to pick up Kalista as a marksman and if it’s not available then a Lucian will probably appear paired with either Janna or Soraka. Their jungler has been extremely versatile and has shown some off picks so it’s difficult to come to a conclusion on what he’ll pick but my guess would be something that can apply pressure early or bring a lot to team fights so Gragas or Rumble could appear. Their top lane is going to want to stick with champions that can carry so Quinn or Gangplank might make an appearance, possibly Ekko. After they’ve drafted they’re going to want to get a deep line of vision in the enemy jungle and they’re going to want to pick up an early red trinket in the jungler to deny vision, also assisted by the smite buff from the raptors. By denying vision they can create a global pressure until their jungler can assist the lanes. Once an opportunity arises I expect them to start picking off kills and forcing fights. They should be able to gain a lead in the middle stages of the game and extend it through tempo in lanes, split pushing and regularly forcing fights.

Prediction: Immortals Victory. They said it themselves that CLG could be the team that they fall to first but I don’t think it’s going to happen just yet. CLG have been putting on strong performances but can they handle themselves individually against the team play of IMT? I have my doubts. I think IMT are going to take a middle game lead and start forcing fights and objectives to give them a large lead, big enough to end the game.

Week 7 | Day 1 – Match #4: NRG Gaming - LCS NA Team Logo NRG eSports vs. Renegades - LCS NA Team Logo Renegades

Head to head record: NRG Esports 1:0 Renegades
Start Time: February 27, 03:00 PM PST/ 06:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM Next Day CET

Renegades put on a fantastic performance against the Immortals but their inability to punish and force things on their opponents through proactive plays destroyed their chances of taking them down and the same thing could happen again here unless the start to play aggressively with an advantage. NRG have actually been performing surprisingly better lately and they’ve been putting out some excellent team fighting but that doesn’t cover their weaker positions. They’re going to need to improve their laning and early vision so they don’t fall to early game pressure.

Prediction: NRG Esports Victory. Their recent performances have been stronger although they only managed to take a single victory in week 6. I do however think that their players can win on an individual level which will translate to easier pressuring, team fighting and eventually an easier time taking the win.

Week 7 | Day 1 – Match #5: Cloud9 - LCS NA Team Logo Cloud9 vs. Team Dignitas - NA LCS team Logo Team Dignitas

Head to head record: Cloud 9 1:0 Team Dignitas
Start Time: February 27, 04:00 PM PST/ 07:00 PM EST/ 01:00 AM Next Day CET

Cloud 9 managed to go undefeated in week 6 and will be coming into week 7 ready and strong. This will certainly come as a challenge to Team Dignitas but they’ve been making a variety of improvements recently that have been assisting them in surviving for longer periods of time. If they can hold out against C9 they might just be able to pick a fight that is in their favour. All it takes is 1 good fight to take control of the game and either team could capitalise on one.

Prediction: Cloud 9 Victory. As much as I would love to believe in Team Dignitas I think they will be heavily out performed by C9 in this match. Their laners will have a rough time against the aggression of the C9 jungler and a lead is likely to show up early, this will give C9 a chance to proactively force objectives and fights that will lead to them taking the win.

Predictions NA LCS Week 7 – Day 2:

After only getting 3 correct on Day 1 we’ve failed to reach our 90% goal but we can still hold our 80% prediction average. We will however need to try and predict all 5 games correctly so let’s get started! For Day 2 of the NA LCS we’ll be focusing on 2 matches with the remaining being concluded, the 2 focus games will be Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming and Immortals vs. Echo Fox. I chose these games because C9 vs. CLG decides the 2nd place team and after Immortals shaky game against CLG yesterday things could be turning against them. Tune into the stream to watch the live matches on February 28th!

Week 7 | Day 2 – Match #1: Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo Team Impulse vs. NRG Gaming - LCS NA Team Logo NRG eSports

Head to head record: Team Impulse 0:1 NRG Esports
Start Time: February 28, 12:00 PM PST/ 03:00 PM EST/ 09:00 PM CET

NRG have had odd performances, they’ve started to sacrifice some of their early game strength for stability and later game performances but against TiP that might not pay off. NRG usually make their compositions fairly utility based and like to protect their team but TiP can be so aggressive in the earlier stages of the game that NRG might not even be able to scale to safely protect anyone.

Prediction: NRG Esports Victory. Even when they’ve been falling behind in the earlier stages of the game recently it’s only been by a minor amount of gold. They’ve been able to climb back from the small deficit and scale properly throughout the game and I expect the same to happen here.

Week 7 | Day 2 – Match #2: Cloud9 - LCS NA Team Logo Cloud9 vs. CLG - LCS NA Team Logo Counter Logic Gaming

Head to head record: Cloud 9 1:0 Counter Logic Gaming
Start Time: February 28, 01:00 PM PST/ 04:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET

Both teams are tied for 2nd place and this match is going to send one of them into a strong position on the ladder and ready for the playoffs. Cloud 9 have been pulling out strong and consistent performances where they’ve been steadily outplaying their opponents but Counter Logic Gaming have been building leads through their improving macro management. Which teams strategy will come out ahead?

Logo of LCS NA Season 6 Spring Split Team Cloud9Cloud 9: They’ve run into an issue here and there but recently, even with odd picks, they’ve been consistent and strong. Their early game looks a bit rough still with a slightly slower tempo play but it’s been working out nicely for them. When they get ahead they push it hard and expand their lead quickly but will they be able to do that against the 2nd place tied team, CLG?

Logo of LCS NA Season 6 Spring Split Team CLGCounter Logic Gaming: The first team to take down Immortals will be coming into this match with confidence. They’ve just taken down the undefeated team and have shown that they have formidable split pushing. If they can hold their ground and put their opponents into tough decision making positions then their strategy might continue to pay off for them but Cloud 9 are accustomed to such a tactic so it’s going to be a challenge.

I think Cloud 9 have a small advantage coming into this game. Sure, CLG managed to take down Immortals but throughout that match we could see Immortals making multiple questionable decisions that eventually cost them the game, let’s also not forget about the Baron steal that essentially gave CLG the win handily. Cloud 9 and CLG are fairly similar teams but I think Cloud 9 have polished their strategy more; they also hold the head to head record here.

Cloud 9 should aim to pick up their comfortable Lucian and Morgana bottom lane, it’s worked out extremely well for them so far and with the comfortable picks they should be able to survive any match-up. Their middle lane should stick with champions that have kill potential and can apply pressure to other lanes, opening up the possibility of roaming such as Leblanc and Twisted Fate. I think he’s great at the farming champions that scale like Viktor but his performances on more aggressive champions has certainly been better. Their jungler should aim to pick up Gragas if it’s open, it’s currently a strong pick and it suits the Cloud 9 style of play. It can be played aggressively in the earlier stages of the game and has a versatile ultimate. If it’s not available then Lee Sin should cover the role nicely and plays out in a similar manner. Their top lane has shown a prolific mastery of multiple champions but should continue to focus on carries such as Gangplank, Fiora and even the recently shown Pantheon. I suspect a Fiora being picked up in this match. After they’ve drafted they’re going to want to focus on steadying out their early game, timing the turret trades properly and just securing the gold equality. If they can deny their opponents gold at this stage then they’ve already got an advantage. Their jungler is going to want to be aggressive to the opponent jungler and should invade and counter jungle as it’s likely to be fairly easy with the constant lane swapping and roaming. Once they’ve built a lead they should pick off the top laner of CLG and start team fighting, hopefully to secure objectives. This should open up their win conditions and give them a lead.

Counter Logic Gaming has a fairly similar style to C9 but their champion picks differ greatly in many roles. They’re likely to focus on picking up Ezreal and Bard in the bottom lane as they’ve shown great comfort on those champions and they can scale nicely into the later stages of the game. Their middle lane is likely to try and pick up a champion that has strong burst potential such as Corki and Leblanc, they won’t be easy to get though as both are usually contested picks. If they’re not available then falling back on Viktor or Lissandra might be likely. Their jungler should aim to get something mobile, Nidalee or Gragas seem the most likely at the moment but once again with them both being contest they might have to fall back to a Rek’sai or the Udyr they had shown in day 1. Their top lane should pick something that can split push. That’s their biggest strength and what I expect them to play off of. After the drafting phase they’re going to want to try and avoid the lane swaps. They should use their jungler to aggressively force their opponent’s lanes to gain small advantages. Once those small advantages have been obtained they should pick early game fights, if the enemy top laner uses his teleport then the split pushing can start. Their strongest shown strategy so far has been split pushing and when done correctly it can be extremely difficult to handle. Even when at a deficit they should be able to comfortable pull it off to shove lanes and gain tempo advantages and global pressure which could sum up to a nice gold lead.

Prediction: Cloud 9 Victory. Counter Logic Gaming may have beaten Immortals but it was through an extremely tough match where they were facing many troubles made by small mistakes on their part. With a bit of luck they pulled it back and their split pushing was phenomenal but C9 have macro management that should be able to handle it correctly and punish it accordingly, giving them a lead and an advantage that I expect them to build from to take the game.

Week 7 | Day 2 – Match #3: Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo Team Liquid vs. TSM - LCS NA Team Logo Team SoloMid

Head to head record: Team Liquid 0:1 Team Solo Mid
Start Time: February 28, 02:00 PM PST/ 05:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET

With both teams having made many improvements since they last faced off and with them being fairly close in skill level I expect this to be a pretty exciting match to watch. Team Solo Mid have reduced their mistakes in the earlier stages of the game so less throwing is occurring. Their later game still isn’t as practiced as it should be but as long as they don’t get overconfident then things could go fairly smoothly. Team Liquid could give them a hard time though, their picks are versatile and they’ve been polishing multiple strategies that could set TSM off to a bad start.

Prediction: Team Solo Mid Victory. They’ve made enough improvements to reduce their risk of throwing the game whilst ahead, although it could still be troublesome I expect them to make some phenomenal moves in the middle stages of the game and come out ahead, ready to push for the win.

Week 7 | Day 2 – Match #4: Renegades - LCS NA Team Logo Renegades vs. Team Dignitas - NA LCS team Logo Team Dignitas

Head to head record: Team Dignitas 1:0 Renegades
Start Time: February 28, 03:00 PM PST/ 06:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM Next Day CET

It continues to be extremely tough for Renegades but they’ve got a substitute top laner that has shown a great amount of skill, enough to increase the overall performance of his team. They’ve got a great early game which could bring them into a gold lead but they’ve not being doing enough to keep the pressure up. If they can gain that lead that they often do then they should play aggressively and push with it. Team Dignitas should aim to control the earlier stages of the game, avoid over aggression and play things fairly safely until their team is ready to capitalise on small advantages such as summoner spells or item power-spikes.

Prediction: Renegades Victory. With Seraph cover the top lane the Renegades team has already shown that they’re improving. They’ve consistently been able to take a gold lead by 20mins into a game and I expect the same thing to happen here, only this time they’re going to pressure with it and take control of the map. It could be a long winded game but I expect to see Renegades come out on top.

Week 7 | Day 2 – Match #5: Team Immortals - LCS NA Team Logo Immortals vs. Echo Fox - LCS NA Team Logo Echo Fox

Head to head record: Immortals 1:0 Echo Fox
Start Time: February 28, 04:00 PM PST/ 07:00 PM EST/ 01:00 AM Next Day CET

For the last few weeks things have been looking good for Echo Fox but there are still a few improvements that need to come their way. Immortals have been looking rough around the edges and that’s why I think this match could bring us some excitement! If the game manages to be stalled out then it’s going to be all or nothing between these 2 teams as they brawl it out for the win but who’s going to come out with the advantage?

Team Immortals - NA LCS team LogoImmortals: Even though they’ve been hit by their first loss they shouldn’t take it too hard. Even their support player stated that if any team was going to take them down it would be CLG. Now they’re going to need to stop underestimating their opponents and are going to need to start playing at their full potential once again.

Echo Fox - NA LCS team LogoEcho Fox: They’ve certainly been performing better but they’ve still not perfect their strategies enough to face off against these strong teams confidently. They’re going to need to stay calm and calculated to play off of their strengths. If they can survive the earlier stages of the game then they’ll come out strong during the later stages where they thrive.

Immortals look like they’re at a clear advantage here but after their rocky performances lately things could get out of hand and if they continue to underestimate their opponent’s thing could get rough for them extremely quickly. Echo Fox have a weak early game that could easily be abused by the early game strength of Immortals but if they fail to gain an advantage during the early game then they’re going to run into trouble later on.

Immortals should focus on what’s comfortable for them so they can play to their full potential. This means a carry in the top lane such as Quinn or Fiora with a jungle that can thrive during the earlier stages of the game such as Gragas or Nidalee. Both teams are likely to aim for one of these junglers so they could be contest picks. Their middle lane should stick with wave clearing champions that have burst potential such as Lux and Twisted Fate. For the bottom lane we’re likely to see a utility support such as Soraka or Janna paired with either Lucian or Kalista. After the draft they’re going to want to create as much pressure in the earlier stages of the game as possible. A deep line of vision at the entrance of the enemy jungle will help them track movement and pressure lanes that would be at a disadvantage. They should be able to build a lead early and snowball it for a win as long as they can continue to pressure lanes and objectives.

Echo Fox will need to focus on a way to stall out the game and survive so strong early champions and wave clear will be necessary. This will be covered by their middle land and likely their jungler, with either Corki or Gangplank in the middle lane and a Gragas or Graves in the jungle. If any picks are unavailable then I expect to see other wave clearing champs such as Lux, Orianna or Anivia in the middle lane and Elise in the jungle. Their top lane has shown great versatility but I expect to see something tanky appear like Nautilus or Malphite. Their bottom lane has shown great comfort on champions such as Braum or Alistar paired with Lucian or Caitlyn. Once they’ve got their draft they’re going to want a safe line of vision across the river and should wait for item power-spikes before committing to fights. Once they’ve got a comfortable amount of items they should group and prepare objectives, taking fights when in a superior position. They should be able to pressure for a lead in the middle game or take the game through late game team fighting.

Prediction: Immortals Victory. I expect them to pressure enough during the earlier stages of the game to be able to handily take fights around the middle game. They should be able to take a comfortable lead and pressure the map with it, eventually taking the game.

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