Week 1 – EU LCS Summer Split 2017

After a long waiting period the start of EU LCS Summer Split 2017 is almost in the touching distance with a lot of action in Week 1 of the new season. However, there is still a decent amount of time ahead of us. During this time all teams have a chance to finalize their rosters before the official roster lock date – which is set for the 23rd of May – will hit the teams that will miss this important deadline. With some days to go until this roster lock takes effect we could still be up for a few surprising trades. I am sure most of you know that EU LCS Summer Split will begin on Thursday, June 1st at 5 pm. We still don’t know the first official matchups since the group draft event is scheduled for the 26th of May right after the end of the Mid-Season Invitational tournament 2017. After the ceremony is done and dealt with we will have all the necessary information regarding the official schedule. After the full schedule is set in stone all relevant information will be updated in the schedule section of this article down below.

With all that being said I am sure all of you can’t wait for the official start of the next season. One thing is for sure, EU LCS has kept its charm and is ready to entertain us with yet another amazing tournament shaped up in a league format. There will be plenty of amazing matchups for all of us, there’s no doubt about that. Furthermore this Summer Split will again decide about those teams who will represent the European region at the 2017 League of Legends World Championship. For those of you who want to enjoy the action live, you can read more about the tickets sale for EU LCS 2017 Summer Split on our site.

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Schedule and Results – 2017 LCS EU Summer Split Week 1

  EU LCS Summer Split 2017 – Week 1 | Day 1 

Match #1: Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017 H2K Gaming vs. Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce     2 0  
June 1st, 08:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CEST

Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 Misfits     2 0  
June 1st, 11:00 AM PST / 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CEST

  EU LCS Summer Split 2017 – Week 1 | Day 2 

Match #1: Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT vs. Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 G2 Esports     1 2  
June 2nd, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CEST

Match #2: Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team Vitality vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Unicorns of Love     0 2  
June 2nd, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CEST

  EU LCS Summer Split 2017 – Week 1 | Day 3 

Match #1: Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017 H2K Gaming vs. Mysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Myterious Monkeys     2 0  
June 3rd, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CEST

Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Ninjas in PyjamasMysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Ninjas in Pyjamas     2 0  
June 3rd, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CEST

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Substitutes and Roster Changes

Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017G2 Esports: Expect and Trick won’t be playing in the 1st week of the EU LCS because they’re in Korea with their family, instead, Sendo and Loulex will be playing in their place.

>> Teams and Players: EU LCS Summer Split 2017

Betting Odds Comparison*

Currently, there are no betting odds available for the upcoming matches of Week 1 of the EU LCS Summer Split 2017. As soon as our featured online betting sites will release their LoL bets you will find a comparison of the most important odds right here. Please keep in mind that betting odds are subject to change, you can always find the latest information on the websites of our eSports bookmakers.

*UPDATE* Today, some of the most popular bookies have released a number of bets for the upcoming EU LCS Summer Split 2017. The first ones to do so are Bet365 and Betway. As you will see down below, Bet365 has a total of 3 available bets at the moment (but that number will change in the future so don’t be surprised if you see more of them down below or on Bet365 website) while Betway only sports one. Still, something is better than nothing, right?
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at all currently available EU LCS Summer Split 2017 bets!

Betway esports logo BETWAY Betway esports logoBetway Betting Odds LoL EU Summer Splitcheck current odds at Betway >>

As you can see, Betway considers G2 to be heavy favorites for winning the league. I for one have nothing against their predictions and will probably follow through with the only reasonable wager.


Moving forward, below you can see all bets (and their respective odds) available on Bet365! In addition to the Outright Winner bets, there are also Finalists and Betting Without G2.

*UPDATE* Bet365 is now offering more EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Bets!

Bet365 Logo2 BET365 Bet365 Logo2Bet365 EU LCS Summer Split 2017 outright winner betcheck current odds at Bet365 >>

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check current odds at Bet365 >>
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Day 1 Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017
Day 2 Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017
Day 3 Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017 vs. Mysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 vs. Ninjas in PyjamasMysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team Logo

EU LCS Summer Split – Day 3

H2K Gaming vs. Mysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 1
Match #1: Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017 H2K Gaming vs. Mysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Myterious Monkeys

June 3rd, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CEST

The Mysterious Monkeys are already building quite a reputation. Formerly known as Misfits Academy, this team managed to work their way through the 2017 Summer Promotion tournament, the one where both Giants Gaming and Origen lost their LCS positions, and are now preparing to face off against the best teams in the region. Do they have what it takes to face off against veteran teams such as H2k? Tune into the game when it goes live on Saturday, June 3rd, to find out!

Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017H2k – H2k came out on top of their 1st series of the split, taking down Splyce in a pretty convincing series. They managed to do so without reaching the 3rd game, taking a clean series. They’re already asserting some dominance and this series could be their way to continue pushing forward.

Mysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team LogoMysterious Monkeys – Formerly known as Misfits Academy, this team will strive to control and adapt, these will be necessary steps for them to survive in the LCS. They’ve had some phenomenal performances previously, on their climb to the LCS, but competing against the best teams means competing on a higher level, it’s within their potential but will it reach the stage?

H2k are definitely at an advantage here, they’re a more experienced team who’re used to playing on a stage, they’ve been top contenders in the region for a while now and they’re already making steps towards a top position on the ladder. Mysterious Monkeys have got their work cut out for them during this series, but even taking a single game will prove their strengths. To come out on top of the series they’re going to want to adapt to changes they witness, stay on top of vision control and wait for the inevitable mistakes that H2k make. Even the most experienced teams have problems, Mysterious Monkeys are just going to need to find them; with skilled individual players it’s definitely within their reach.

Prediction: H2k Victory. Mysterious Monkeys definitely have potential and I expect them to put up the best fight they can, but taking down a team like H2k will take more than that. H2k are a known top contender for the region and have only improved since last split, because of this I don’t see them having too many issues during this series.

Fnatic vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 1
Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Ninjas in PyjamasMysterious Monkeys EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Ninjas in Pyjamas

June 3rd, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CEST

An odd encounter really; if you understand the circumstances. Ninjas in pyjamas are a very well-known Esports organisation that acquired their EU LCS spot by purchasing it from Fnatic Academy. They’ve not kept the FNC Academy roster but instead opted to create a new one. They’ve certainly got some well-known players on their team and there will be names that we recognise, but how well will they hold out against the actual Fnatic team? Tune into the series on Saturday, June 3rd, to find out!

Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017Fnatic – Fnatic have already put on a string of phenomenal performances, on the 1st day of the split they managed to conquer Misfits and take a clean series away from them. They’re definitely looking improved and are looking to push their organisation back to the top, but without much knowledge of the NiP team they could run into issues.

Ninjas in Pyjamas EU LCS 2017 Team LogoNinjas In Pyjamas – NiP are an extremely well know Esports organisation and I have no doubt they’ve invested a lot of time, effort, and money into the quick growth of this roster. They’ve got some recognisable players who’ve had experience playing competitively and I’d like to see the potential of this team. They’ve got a small advantage in the fact that Fnatic can’t analyse their games, but seeing as they’re newly formed they’re going to be having a few issues of their own too.

Fnatic appear to be at an advantage here, they’ve got a much more experienced roster and have already shown dominance in the region. They had a phenomenal streak of performances in the Spring Playoffs that lead them into taking 3rd place. They’ve already shown improvements for this split and if things go their way they’re going to be looking at a top position. Are NiP ready to deal with such a powerful team? They’re definitely the underdogs here but if there’s anything we should remember it’s that we don’t underestimate underdogs! NiP has potential, their individual players are very skilled and if they can adapt accordingly to Fnatic they’ll definitely cause some havoc throughout this series.

Prediction: Fnatic Victory. Fnatic have shown improvements already and the Summer Split has only just started. If they were a top 3 team previously and they’re looking stronger already I can only imagine the position they’re going to push to. There’s a lot of high level competition in the EU LCS but unfortunately I think NiP are going to have a hard time clawing through it, a new roster with little practice together is a lot to worry about.

EU LCS Summer Split – Day 2

ROCCAT vs. G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 1
Match #1: Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT vs. Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 G2 Esports

June 2nd, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CEST

G2 Esports were the previous champions of the EU LCS, taking victory during the Spring playoffs. They ventured to the 2017 Mid-season invitational tournament and put debatable performances but managed to claw their way into the finals. They’re definitely looking like the current team to beat. How well will Roccat handle them? Tune into the series when it goes live on Friday, June 2nd, to find out!

Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017ROCCAT – After ending in 4th place in Group A of the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split they’ve still got a lot to prove. There’s been quite a break between the splits so improvements could have been made. Will it be enough to compete against the apparent top team in the region though? They may need to wait to capitalise on the mistakes of G2 but taking games away is definitely within their potential.

Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017G2 Esports – G2 managed to come out on top of the EU LCS really convincingly; they only dropped single games during their series performances and took the finals against UoL with a 3:1 score. During MSI they looked a little rough but gained their stride as they pushed through the group stage and reached the finals. If they’re on a peak performance every team in the region should find them challenging.

G2 Esports definitely appear to be at an advantage here, at least based on previous and most recent performances. Roccat had a fairly rough Spring Split and ended 4th in their group, having a hard time against the majority of the competing teams. Roccat are likely going to need to play at a slower pace and work off of the mistakes that G2 will undoubtedly make, they’ve been making mistakes fairly often and it can quickly lead to them losing the game; that is as long as Roccat are able to play confidently and control a gold lead. G2 Esports should try and apply a bit of pressure earlier on in the game; it’ll open a lead for them to conquer the map.

Prediction: G2 Esports Victory. G2 Esports have been putting on fairly strong performances recently and have a great understanding of controlling the map once they have a gold lead, their weakness lies in their macro management where they’ve often made mistakes and I don’t think that’ll play a big part during this series.

Team Vitality vs. Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 1
Match #2: Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team Vitality vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Unicorns of Love

June 2nd, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CEST

Team Vitality were one of the worst performing teams in the EU LCS during the Spring Split, they ended in 4th place of Group B and only managed to take 3 victories during the entirety of the split. Unicorns of Love ended top of their group and even made it to the finals of the Spring Playoffs, but were unable to take the crown. After the break between splits many things could have changed, can the Unicorns of Love still take down VIT, or are VIT stepping up? Tune into the series on Friday, June 2nd, to find out!

Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017Team Vitality – Team Vitality were right at the bottom of the list of strongest performing teams. The only teams they managed to come out on top of was Origen from Group B, who had 0 overall victories, and GIANTS from Group A. They’ve definitely got a lot to prove this split and after the break improvements could have been made, but will it be enough?

Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017Unicorns of Love – UoL were the top performing team in their group and ended the Spring Split in 2nd place, only being beaten by G2 Esports. They put on an array of strong performances and had often shown dominance, especially against teams that were below them on the ladder. They’re likely to play confident here, but overconfidence could lead to problems.

Unicorns of Love appear to be at quite an advantage here but we’ve not seen either of these teams performing on stage for a while now. Changes could have been made and if Team Vitality have been able to catch up they’re going to put up one hell of a challenge. If the teams haven’t adapted much or made many changes then we could be looking at the UoL squad running rampant once again. Team Vitality will need to play with patience and try to create opportunities with numbers advantages; strong vision control could play a large part in this series.

Prediction: Unicorns of Love Victory. UoL have been the stronger performing team out of these 2 competing teams. They put on significantly better performances over the course of the spring split and managed to claw their way into the finals of the playoffs, all whilst VIT were sitting at the bottom of the ladder. I don’t think the time given would be long  enough for VIT to catch up in terms of individual and team skill, so UoL should have a pretty confident series.

EU LCS Summer Split – Day 1

H2K Gaming vs. Splyce EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 1
Match #1: Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017 H2K Gaming vs. Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce

June 1st, 08:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CEST

We’re heading into the EU LCS 2017 Summer Split now and after the 2017 MSI tournament the World Championship will start closing in. During the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split Splyce managed to put on an array of strong performances and ended in 3rd place of Group B. H2k managed to best Splyce and ended in 2nd place of Group B with 3 additional victories and 3 fewer losses! But who will come out on top during the 1st series of the season? Tune into the series when it goes live on Thursday, June 1st to find out!

Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017H2k Gaming – After a fairly strong Spring Split, H2k managed to end 2nd in their group during the round-robin stage and did so my putting on some phenomenal performances whilst dropping very few games. If they can maintain a consistent record once again it’s like they’ll give Splyce an extremely hard time.

Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017Splyce – SPY are in a more difficult situation than H2k, based on their performances from the Spring Split. Splyce put on a significant amount of strong performances and had a pretty good win-rate but they were unable to maintain a higher level of play which let them down. After the short break they could be more steady and ready to perform, so H2k will need to keep a close eye on them.

H2k appear to be at an advantage for this series, but that’s based off of their performances closing out the end of the Spring Split. Their performances definitely looked stronger than Splyce’s but both teams were unable to progress throughout the playoffs. This could mean there are only minor differences between these 2 performing teams; if either team made significant improvements over the MSI break we could be looking at entirely different styles or levels of performances. I think H2k will maintain an advantage over Splyce but with how close their performances could be this is likely to be fairly back and forth.

Prediction: H2k Victory. The difference in performances levels during the spring split plays a large part in this decision here. Both teams were performing well but during  a lot of the key macro decisions H2k appeared stronger and more confident, I think this will give them the advantages they need to take this series.

Fnatics vs. Misfits EU LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 1
Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 Misfits

June 1st, 11:00 AM PST / 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CEST

Fnatic managed to put on a string of fairly strong performances during the Spring Playoffs after only taking 3rd place in Group A during the round-robin stage of the Spring Split. But will this be enough to compete against a team that ended above them? Misfits clawed into a single place above Fnatic in Group A whilst also putting on some strong performances during the playoffs. Who will come out on top? Tune into the game when it goes live on Thursday, June 1st, to find out!

Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017Fnatic – FNC may have put on weaker performances during the Spring Split but when push came to shove they were able to put on significant performances. During the Spring Playoffs Fnatic exploded and took down H2k in a clean series and followed that up by doing the same to Misifts in the 3rd place match-up. If they can continue pushing out those dominant performances MSF will be looking at trouble.

Misfits EU LCS 2017 Team LogoMisfits – MSF were the stronger team during the Spring Split but were unable to perform when it came to the final stretch; maybe it was nerves? But there’s been a short break and if they did look a little weaker at the end of the previous split there’s no doubt they’ll be reinvigorated and looking for revenge here.

Fnatic look to be at an advantage here, even though they had weaker overall performances during the Spring Split. Their performances during the Spring Playoffs are hard to ignore and if they made such significant improvements in such a short period of time I can only imagine what they’ve got in store for us, and other competing teams, this split.  Misfits definitely played the best-of-3 series’ better than Fnatic and adapting through the series came more quickly to them, if they can quickly figure out the strategies of Fnatic here they’ll definitely look to put on some strong performances.

Prediction: Fnatic Victory. Even if Misfits put on more consistent performances during the Spring Split there’s no doubt that Fnatic were the stronger of the 2 performing teams once the split came to an end. Taking a best-of-5 series without dropping a single game is no small feat and I expect Fnatic to carry those improvements into this split; giving them an edge in this particular series.

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