Week 8 – EU LCS Spring Split 2017

With the upcoming Week 8 of the European LCS Spring Split 2017 Season 7 we take a huge step forward towards the Spring Split playoffs and Summer Promotion tournament and all League of Legends organisations are eager to push the limits for the last seats. Ultimately the final price for the best of the best is the invitation to the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational tournament in Brazil where all regional champions fight for the fan’s favour and better seedings regarding the 2017 League of Legends World Championship. Week 8 of the EU LCS awaits us with spectacular duels on Summoner’s Rift. On the one hand we find H2K and the Unicorns of Love battling for the first place of Group B and the consequently linked “Bye” for the first round of the playoffs, on the other hand Team ROCCAT and Giants Gaming fight for their mere survival in Group A. The losers of this matchup could easily find themselves in the Summer Promotion tournament together with the best Challenger Series teams to defend their LCS spot for the upcoming Summer Split 2017. After another unsuccessful week Origen will most likely finish last in their group, a sharp decline for the former semifinalist of the LoL World Championship. Week 8 has definitely the potential for a lot of surprises, don’t miss turning in on March, 16th for more action on Summoner’s Rift.

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Schedule and Results – 2017 LCS EU Spring Split Week 8

 EU LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 8  | Day 1 

Match #1: Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017 Origen vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team Vitality    0   2  
March 16th, 08:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 17:00 CET 

Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT     1   2  
March 16th, 11:00 AM PDT/ 02:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET 

EU LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 8  | Day 2 

Match #1: Team H2k Logo - LoL Worlds H2K Gaming vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Unicorns of Love    0   2  
March 17th, 08:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 17:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 G2 Esports vs. Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 Misfits     2   1  
March 17th, 11:00 AM PDT/ 02:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET 

EU LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 8  | Day 3 

Match #1: Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT vs. Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017 Giants Gaming     2   0  
March 18th, 07:00 AM PDT/ 10:00 AM EDT/ 16:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce vs. Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017 Origen     2   0  
March 18th, 10:00 AM PDT/ 01:00 PM EDT/ 19:00 CET 

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Substitutes and Roster Changes

Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017Jungler Wisdom is no longer part of the team und substiute player Cinkrof will function as new starting member of the Origen roster. Furthermore veteran Cyanide will be the new substitute jungler for Origen and help the team out while living at Origen’s team house.

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Betting Odds Comparison*

The last week of the European LCS is hardly finished, nevertheless our renowned eSports bookmakers already provide betting odds for the upcoming Week 8 of the Spring Split. You will find a comparison of the most important odds right here as usual. H2K Gaming are the favourites for the top clash in Group B against the Unicorns of Love, all experts bank on the former semifinalist of last year’s World Championship. Please keep in mind that these betting odds are always subject to change. You can always find the latest information on the websites of our eSports betting providers.

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Preview and Predictions – EU LCS Week 8 :

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

EU LCS Spring Split Week 8 – Day 3:

ROCCAT vs. Giants Gaming EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1: Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT vs. Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017 Giants Gaming

March 18th, 07:00 AM PDT/ 10:00 AM EDT/ 16:00 CET

When these 2 performing teams last faced off we witnessed a fairly close series, both teams put on fairly strong performances and the series extended to a 3rd game. With the improvements that both of these teams have made over time, especially in the most recent weeks, I think we could be looking at another close series. Can Giants climb to 4th place in their group or will Roccat hold onto that position? Tune into the games when they go live on Saturday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017Roccat – Although they’re still showing some signs of minor inconsistency they’ve made huge improvements in the last few weeks and it’s really propelling them ahead. They’re in a stronger position now and have been having much stronger performances recently, with only a few weeks to go this is extremely important to note; especially with opportunities appearing in their group’s ladder.

Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2017Giants – GIA have shown minor improvements in the recent weeks but their performances have still been lacking. They’ve been unable to take any recent victories, apart from their series against OG which was contested, which should have GIA fans worried. There’s little time left and if GIA want to take a slightly higher ladder position then now is the time for them to perform.

Roccat appear to be at quite an advantage here, but that’s not based on just their overall split performances. During the start of the split Roccat looking significantly weaker than they do now, in recent weeks Roccat have come back fairly strong. All 3 of Roccat’s series victories were taken in the last 2 weeks and they have shown huge improvements in comparison to their previous performances. They’ve been performing on that level consistently and if they can keep it up then they could be looking to contest 3rd place in their group. Giants are in a position to take over Roccat’s position on the ladder but with a string of weak performances recently it’s definitely going to be a challenge for them.

Prediction: Roccat Victory. With Giants having a string of weak performances and with how well Roccat have been performing recently I think Roccat will come to overpower Giants during this series. Roccat have been significantly more composed recently and their improvements are becoming more obvious, Giants will put up a fight but I think Roccat will come out on top due to their recently found strengths.

Splyce vs. Origen EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2: Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017 Splyce vs. Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017 Origen

March 18th, 10:00 AM PDT/ 01:00 PM EDT/ 19:00 CET

Origen has definitely shown some improvements to their gameplay and strategies recently, having contested multiple series in recent weeks, but they’re still having a hard time pushing for those desperately needed victories. Splyce are sitting in a fairly comfortable position in their group and have continued performing consistently, can Origen shake things up? There’s not much time left so if they’re going to put on some outstanding performances it has to be soon! Make sure you catch the games when they go live on Saturday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo Splyce EU LCS 2017Splyce – The only series they’ve lost in recent weeks was against G2 Esports, who remain undefeated. Having taken every other series away from their opponents goes to show that Splyce mean business and their improvements are expanding, It’s been nearly 3 weeks since they had a weak performance and if they continue this until the end of the split they could make a push up their group; with a little luck.

Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017Origen – OG have definitely shown signs of improvement but unfortunately it hasn’t been enough, they’ve contested a few series’ in recent weeks but have yet to come out on top of one. If they lose this series their position at the bottom of their group will be locked in and they’ll be unable to push ahead, will they let that happen?

Splyce definitely look to be at an advantage here, they’ve had stronger performances for the entirety of the split. They hold a stronger series score, sitting on 5:4 in comparison to the 0:10 of Origen, and also have a confident individual game score, which sits leaps above of Origen’s 2:20 with a strong 13:9. Their string of strong performances in recent weeks just solidifies their obvious improvements and makes them a stronger contender to take this series. Origen will need to tread carefully as just a few minor mistakes could lock them into 5th place in their group for the last few weeks of the split.

Prediction: Splyce Victory. The pressure is high for Origen and I don’t think it’s going to work to their favour, some players and teams work well under pressure but with Origen having weak performances for the entirety of the split I couldn’t imagine them making huge improvements in the 2 days since their last performance. Splyce have had strong performances recently and sit in a much stronger position, making them the most likely to come out on top of this series.

EU LCS Spring Split Week 8 – Day 2:

H2K Gaming vs. Unicorns of Love EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1: Team H2k Logo - LoL Worlds H2K Gaming vs. Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017 Unicorns of Love

March 17th, 08:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 17:00 CET

Week 8 Day 2 of the EU LCS is sure to be packed with some excitement; we’ll be starting it off with Unicorns of Love facing off against H2k. They’ll be battling for 1st place in their group’s ladder, with so much on the line I expect to see a series of phenomenal games. Catch the excitement when the games go live on Friday, March 17th, and see who comes out on top!

Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017Unicorns of Love – UoL are still consistently performing as a top European team but in the past few weeks other teams have been catching up, if their recent performances have shown us anything it’s that their adaptions have improved and they’re ready to contest a series as important as this.

Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2017H2k – H2k have been performing on such a phenomenal level recently, they were able to take down Misfits during Week 7 of the EU LCS and they did so in a clean series. Taking them down was a huge step forward; especially seeing as UoL were unable to take their series against MSF.

With their recent performances taken into account it would appear that H2k are at an advantage, their overall performances in recent weeks have been stronger than the performances of UoL. Although they appear to be at an extremely close skill level, H2k have had more dominant performances recently and are looking to take that number 1 spot in their group. UoL are going to want to try and use their middle game control to halt H2k and gain an advantage of their own, they’ll be able to use this to develop late game control which will translate into strong sieging potential with great pushing power. H2k will need to watch for early aggressive movements, they’ve shown phenomenal late game potential so if they stall and add time to scale, with strong vision control through the middle stages of the game to avoid unwanted engagements, they could take those late stage team fights and work towards objective control.

Prediction: H2k Victory. With their recent performances being stronger than the recent games of UoL I think they’ll find a way to come out on top of the series, there will be challenges on the way though. UoL are currently contesting 1st place in their group for a reason and I expect this to be a difficult series to take.

G2 Esports vs. Misfits EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2: Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017 G2 Esports vs. Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017 Misfits

March 17th, 11:00 AM PDT/ 02:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET

G2 Esports have gone through copious amounts of matches whilst only dropping a few, they’re sitting with an 18:4 individual game score but Misfits are closing in with their own individual game score of 15:6. With both teams sitting at the top of group A I expect a lot of excitement, make sure you don’t miss the games when they go live on Friday, March 17th!

Team Logo G2 Esports EU LCS 2017G2 Esports – G2 are still sitting undefeated, at least in terms of their series score. They’ve ran into only a few issues during their stay at the top of their group. With how consistent their performances have been, along with how strong they’ve been for the entirety of the season, it’s hard to imagine them falling now.

Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2017Misfits – MSF are so close to contesting the top place in their group but they’ll need to create problems for G2. This is an opportunity for them to take a big step forward; if they manage to take control during this series and the coming weeks are kind to them they could be looking at taking that top position.

G2 Esports look to be at an advantage here, they’ve still undefeated in terms of their series score and they’re still performing fairy consistently. They’ve made a few minor improvements that have kept them in the lead but things could quickly change in the next few weeks if MSF can make an impact here. Misfits could take a commanding lead if they manage to control the earlier stages of the game; doing so could quickly lead to them taking middle game control. They could play it similarly to a standard routine with the hopes that they can create more advantages than their opponents but I think they’ll want to get some more aggressive lines of vision to create more opportunities to build their lead.

Prediction: G2 Esports Victory. Misfits recently lost their series against H2k during week 7 and this brings their consistency against the top teams into question, mainly because they were unable to contest the series and lost without taking a single game. With that factor and how well G2 have constantly been performing I expect G2 to come out on top of this series.

EU LCS Spring Split Week 8 – Day 1:

Origen vs. Team Vitality EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1: Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017 Origen vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017 Team Vitality

March 16th, 08:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 17:00 CET

Team Vitality are currently ahead in terms of series score and individual game score, they may be sitting by the bottom of group B but origin are dead last. Origin has shown very little promise but improvements were apparent in their performances during week 7, can they contest the series against Team Vitality? Tune into the games when they go live on Thursday 16th of March.

Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2017Team Vitality- VIT has had some of the weakest performances throughout the split but in comparison to Origen they have shown determination and improvements that could slowly push them up their group, even with minor and slow improvements they could increase their consistency and contest series’ against stronger performing teams.

Team Logo Origen EU LCS 2017Origen- OG are currently sitting significantly at the bottom of the entire LCS, their performances during week 7 had shown minor improvement but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to net them the series, they are nearly out of options so hopefully we shall see some aggressive strategies come out when they’re facing VIT, there’s not much more they can do at this point but late impact is better than no impact.

Team Vitality look to be at a pretty clear advantage in comparison to Origen, they have managed to take hold of a few series victory’s which is significantly more than we can say about Origen. Origenare going to need some aggressive strategies to push forward during the earlier stages of the game although there middle game has shown improvement, I think they are going to have a lot of issues against the slightly more positive consistency of Team Vitality.

Prediction: Team Vitality Victory. I think Origenare going to put up an interesting fight, but with how Team Vitality have handled themselves so far this split I think they will come out on top of the series, their greater consistency and overall performances this split have been ahead of Origen’s and I think it’ll play a huge factor In them taking the series.

Fnatic vs. ROCCAT EU LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017 Fnatic vs. Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017 ROCCAT

March 16th, 11:00 AM PDT/ 02:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET

Team Fnatic are currently ahead in this season’s LCS, proving their skills on the summoner rift once again! While ROCCAT may be behind at the moment they have shown improvements in their gameplay this split, trying over and over to get the victories that they want, maybe determination breaks through? Even with minor improvements Roccat can increase their chance to contest this series greatly, will they cause trouble for Fnatic? Tune into the games when they go live on Thursday, March 16th, to find out who comes out on top!

Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2017ROCCAT- ROCCAT’s are working hard to push for the victory against Fnatic and they are going to put up a great fight, they might be behind on the ladder but I’m sure that just makes them more determined for a victory. It’s clear that they don’t hold the greatest late game, meaning they will have to try take an early game advantage, which will be a hard task but possible!

Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2017Fnatic- Fnatic have proven themselves many times over the years, they have a phenomenal history in the EU LCS and they’re not going to quit this split, if anything they’re going to push harder for their victory. They may be sitting in the middle of their group but they have consistently shown improvements and adapted under great pressure, which will give them the edge in the throughout this series.

Team Fnatic are definitely at an advantage here, they’ve got a better history of performances so far this split and with them sitting fairly ahead of Roccat it’s hard to imagine them going down easily. Team Roccat are going to need to try to create an early lead, it’ll be a challenge as Fnatic have often shown great control during the earlier stages of the game but if ROC can pull it off they’ll quickly open up the series to be contested.

Prediction: Team Fnatic Victorious! I believe in this game that Fnatic are going to pull out on top as they show a clear lead in their general gameplay and tactics, giving them the upper hand, I think ROCCAT are going to put up a good fight, determined for the win, but I don’t think they I will be able to finalise it, meaning the victory ends in the hands of Team Fnatic

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