Week 5 – EU LCS Spring Split 2017

Week 5 of the EU LCS Spring Split 2017 marks the official half time of the European Spring Season which spoiled us with exciting duels and crazy non-meta strategies in the last few weeks. While a few teams like SK Telecom T1, Samsung or Cloud9 cancelled their participation at the League of Legends tournament of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice to fully focus on the ongoing LoL seasons, other high-class LoL squads and fans all over the world are eager watch or participate in this popular international competition. Please keep in mind that the LCS Spring Split will take a one-week break after Week 5 to reconcile the tight schedule with the IEM Katowice. The top match of the upcoming week will definitely be the clash between G2 Esports and the Unicorns of Love. Both teams top their groups and one of them will have to accept defeat – but only after a hopefully exciting battle on Summoner’s Rift. Another round of outstanding games are lying ahead, don’t miss to turn in on February 16th!

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Schedule and Results – 2017 LCS EU Spring Split Week 5

 EU LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 5 | Day 1 

Match #1: Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 G2 Esports vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Unicorns of Love      2   0  
February 16th, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CET 

Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce     1   2  
February 16th, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CET

 EU LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 5 | Day 2 

Match #1: Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 Misfits vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team Vitality      2   0  
February 17th, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CET

Match #2: Team H2k Logo - LoL Worlds H2K Gaming vs. Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017 Giants Gaming      2   0  
February 17th, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CET 

 EU LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 5 | Day 3 

Match #1: Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce vs. Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT     2   0  
February 18th, 07:00 AM PST/ 10:00 AM EST/ 16:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017 Origen     2   0  
February 18th, 10:00 AM PST/ 01:00 PM EST/ 19:00 CET 

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Preview and Predictions – EU LCS Week 5:

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Day 1 Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017
Day 2 Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team H2k Logo - LoL Worlds vs. Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017
Day 3 Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017

EU LCS Spring Split Week 5 – Day 3:

Splyce vs. ROCCAT EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 5
Match #1: Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce vs. Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT

February 18th, 07:00 AM PST/ 10:00 AM EST/ 16:00 CET

Splyce are currently in 3rd place of the Group B ladder and they’re in a comfortable position, they hold a 50% win rate in both their series’ played and also their individual games; holding a 3:3 series score and a 7:7 individual game score. This is quite a lot for Roccat to take in because they’re in a significantly more difficult position, sitting on a 0:5 series score and a 2:10 individual game score. Can they surprise us? Catch the games on Saturday, February 18th, to find out!

Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017Splyce – SPY are comfortably beating teams who’re placed lower than them, challenging teams that are placed around them on the ladder and are falling to the teams at the top of the ladder. Their skill is apparent and they’re able to overcome quite a few obstacles, with a few minor changes they’ve got the potential to push forward.

Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017Roccat – This split has been more than just difficult for Roccat, after weeks of performing they’re showing very few improvements and time is now working against them. They were able to contest their series against Fnatic previously, that’s the level they need to play at consistently to contest this series.

Splyce are definitely at an advantage here, they’ve shown that they are prepared to make engagements, take risks to push themselves forward and they’re also already in a comfortable position on the ladder. This completely contrasts Roccat who’ve been unable to accomplish much so far, as time ticks away they’re working against the clock to climb away from future issues. Roccat are going to need to try and build lines of vision close to their lanes to avoid any early aggression, they might be able to pick off a few opponents if they hold superior vision or they’ll be able to adapt throughout the game to their opponents rotations. This could give them a minor lead but the important part is that it’ll open up opportunities for Roccat to capitalise and gain momentum, positioning advantages and map advantages. Splyce are going to want to try to pressure the earlier stages of the game, Roccat tend to collapse when they fall behind and that’s exactly what Splyce should aim to do here.

Prediction: Splyce Victory. Splyce have already shown that they’re a fairly competent team, they’ve put up fights in extremely difficult situations and have shown that they can adapt when the time arises. They’ve proven to be the stronger of the 2 performing teams and I expect that to show here during this series, leading Splyce to take the victory.

Fnatic vs. Origen EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 5
Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017 Origen

February 18th, 10:00 AM PST/ 01:00 PM EST/ 19:00 CET

As phenomenal as this series should be, Origen have been significantly under performing in comparison to their previous splits. Origen are pushed back into last place in group B and are yet to take a single individual game victory, this is heavily contrasted by Fnatic who’re in 3rd place of group A with 3 series victories and more. If Origen want to make a statement now is the time, but can they really pull it off? Find out if they can when the games go live on Saturday, February 18th!

Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017Origen – Having not been able to take a single individual game victory yet, Origen are backed into a very difficult corner. But when backed into a corner you’re given a very unique opportunity; do whatever it takes. Take some risks, throw out some niche strategies and see what you can pull off. This seems like it’d be their best bet, as they’re severely underperforming.

Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017Fnatic – Fnatic have a history of taking top positions in the EU LCS, but they’re still distance from achieving that once again. This series, against Origen, will be able to push them into a position where they’ll be able to contest 2nd place; but only if Origen don’t surprise us. Fnatic will need to be cautious during certain stages of these games, never underestimate your opponent.

Fnatic look to be at quite a clear advantage here, Origen are yet to take a single individual game from any of their opponents and out of 10 games that’s quite drastic. Fnatic should be able to play comfortably and take leads through early skirmishes, middle stage team fighting and late game objective control; a very precise and patient style of play. Origen will need to throw things at Fnatic aggressively and constantly, I suggest they build an early aggressive composition where they’ll be able to regularly pressure lanes, force early objectives and will have an early advantage regardless of scaling. It’ll make the later stages of the game more difficult if Fnatic manage to stall the game out but if they can build a large enough lead by the middle stages of the game then the late game wouldn’t really matter. The ball is in Origen’s court, can they pull something off?

Prediction: Fnatic Victory. With how large the skill gap between these 2 performing teams seems to be, Fnatic look to be the more reliable and stronger option. They’ve taken many individual game victories along with holding a few series victories under their belt. With how much Origen has been underperforming I don’t expect Fnatic to have too many issues during this series.

EU LCS Spring Split Week 5 – Day 2:

Misfits vs. Vitality EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 5
Match #1: Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 Misfits vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team Vitality

February 17th, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CET

Misfits hold a fantastic position in Group A, holding 2nd place comfortable and with an overall score of 9:3. Team Vitality; on the other hand, are in a much more difficult position as they’re sitting in 4th place in Group B with an overall score of 4:8. The underdogs often pack a punch, but will it be enough for VIT to claim victory? Find out when the games go live on Friday, February 17th!

Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017Team Vitality – VIT are in a difficult position and the bottom of the ladder is closing in on them, they’ve shown some potential but have been unable to take the series victories that they’ve been contesting. Their consistency isn’t too bad but they’ve not been performing at a top level, a few minor improvements will boost them but it might not be enough.

Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017Misfits – MSF are in a great position on the ladder with a formidable overall score, their consistency is holding them together, even when they run into issues. They’ve only dropped a total of 3 games so they’re solidifying their position on the ladder but new challenges approach, can they hold on?

Misfits are definitely at an advantage here; they’re in a stronger position in their own group and are slowly working their way through Group B. They’ve proven to have a phenomenal amount of control as well as consistency and this will cause a lot of issues for VIT. Team Vitality are going to need to try and build some early strengths, using their jungler to pressure the lanes and create lines of vision as this could bring them advantageous skirmishes and earlier objective control. Misfits are going to want to play to their strengths, they’ve got a fairly strong early game themselves so if they focus on rotating through the lanes and pushing for an advantage they could take quite a sizable lead.

Prediction: Misfits Victory. Misfits are in a much more stable and suitable position, they’ve shown greater strength and fewer weaknesses. Even if Vitality push for an earlier lead I think Misfits will come out on top and use their formidable control of push for a game and series victory.

H2K Gaming vs. Giants EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 5
Match #2: Team H2k Logo - LoL Worlds H2K Gaming vs. Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017 Giants Gaming

February 17th, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CET

Giants are currently down significantly. They’re sitting near the bottom of the ladder with a total of 1 series victory and 4 individual games under their belt. This is quickly contrasted by H2k who’re sitting by the top of their group ladder with a total of 4 series victories and 10 individual game victories. Can the Giants hold out and attempt a come-back, or is it too late? Catch the games when they go live on Friday, February 17th!

Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017Giants – Whilst sitting at the bottom of their group ladder, GIA are going to need to pull off a few miracles and Cloud9 their way back. They’re going to need to use aggressive strategies to build a lead along with a considerable amount of vision control with strong rotations. They’re in a difficult situation, but it’s certainly not impossible.

Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017H2k – H2k are comfortably by the top of their group but if they’re looking to take 1st they’re going to need to push harder. They’re in 2nd place but not by much, they need a single series victory to tie victories and they’ll need to stay consistent. Against Giants they’ll need to watch out for aggressive or surprising strategies.

H2k are definitely at an advantage here, they’re in a significantly more comfortable position with a lot less on the line. They’re proving to be the more consistent and strategic of the 2 performing teams, so Giants have got a lot of work to do here. Giants are going to need to set up close lines of vision during the earlier stages of the game, that their jungler with progressively expand. Along with this they’re going to need to utilize their jungler for fast and powerful rotations to try and push their lanes ahead, Giants are at a disadvantage during the middle stages of the game if they’re at a deficit or even on equal footing so they’ll need to strive for a lead. This lead can then be used to control objectives, expand their vision and catch out opponents until they’re prepared to siege.

Prediction: H2k Victory. H2k are proving to be fairly formidable, they’re consistent and know their strengths. They’ve been playing to their strengths fairly well and haven’t had much trouble against teams in lower placed positions than them. I think they’ll be able to overcome any early strategies thrown at them by GIA and they’ll take a pretty commanding series victory.

EU LCS Spring Split Week 5 – Day 1:

G2 Esports vs. Unicorns of Love EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 5
Match #1: Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 G2 Esports vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Unicorns of Love

February 16th, 08:00 AM PST/ 11:00 AM EST/ 17:00 CET

G2 Esports are currently undefeated, in terms of series victories and losses, but so are their opponents this time. G2 are the 1st place team in their group, Group A, and will be looking to take down the 1st place team from group B, Unicorns of Love. It’ll be a challenge as UoL has lost very few games! So, who will come out on top and appear to be the EU LCS #1 team? Catch the games when they go live on Thursday, February 16th, to find out!

Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017G2 Esports – G2 have only lost 3 individual games over the course of their 6 series victories, all of those losses were against strong teams who’re placing well on the ladder. This series will come with a different set of challenges though, UoL are a top team who’ve lost fewer matches so G2 will need to create and execute their strategies accordingly.

Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017Unicorns of Love – UoL are currently the 1st place team in their group, they’ve only dropped 2 individual games are also remain undefeated in terms of series victories and losses. Their 2 losses were against well placed teams from their group, but will Group A bring an entirely new challenge? G2 will be tough; they’re known to be a top EU LCS team, so UoL could run into some trouble.

G2 Esports appear to be at a very slight advantage here, they’ve got an entire extra series under their belt and only have a single loss more. Both of these teams have been playing extremely well though, they’ve not lost a single series and have managed to take powerful positions in their respective groups without running into too many issues. But only 1 of these teams can remain undefeated. Will it be UoL, with their aggressive and surprising engagements? Or will it be G2 Esports with their more controlled strategies and style?

Prediction: G2 Esports Victory. G2 Esports style of play is often less risky, they’re less likely to lose a lead during the earlier stages of the game and with how well they’ve been able to perform during the later stages of their games I think UoL will be bested by either over aggression or shot calling.

Fnatic vs. Splyce EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 5
Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce

February 16th, 11:00 AM PST/ 02:00 PM EST/ 20:00 CET

Both of these teams are currently sitting in 3rd place in their groups, both teams could really use this win here if they’re looking to climb up their groups ladder but only 1 of them will be able to proceed. Unfortunately both of these teams have only been able to come out on top of the teams that are at the bottom of their group; this series will have them proving their strength, but who can come out on top? Tune into the games when they go live on Thursday, February 16th, to find out!

Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017Splyce – SPY are in a more difficult position than Fnatic here, they’re a series behind in terms of overall victories but they’ve also taken less individual game losses. This shows us that they’re fairly consistent and don’t go down without a fight, even if they do hold a lower win % than FNC.

Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017Fnatic – FNC hold a 50% overall win rate and have managed to come out on top of the majority of their series performances. They’ve taken a few hits on their way and have lost a total of 7 games, which isn’t very impressive, so they’re going to need to try to play more consistently if they want to try to push forward.

Fnatic appear to be at an advantage here, they’ve taken that additional series victory and hold a higher win percentage than Splyce. However, Splyce have lost less total games, this shows that they understand their strengths and have been playing to them, whereas Fnatic have been running into more issues during individual games. Splyce are going to want to continue playing to their strengths here, with a sprinkle of additional early game aggression they might be able to find a lead on the bottom side of the map, and this could quickly give them a great vision advantage along with control over early objectives. Fnatic are going to want to play more slowly, controlled and precise. Working with vision right from the early stages of the game they’re going to want to utilize their jungler in quick rotations around the map to try and gain tempo, giving them what they need to find more opportunities later on.

Prediction: Fnatic Victory. Fnatic have shown that they’re the stronger of the 2 teams; they’ve done this by coming out on top of more series’ along with more individual games. However they’ve also shown that they can be easier to overcome. I think a few of these games could be fairly back and forth but Fnatic will ultimately come out on top with a greater late game, leading them to the series victory.

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