Week 8 – NA LCS Spring Split 2017

Week 8 of the North American LCS 2017 drags us one step closer to the edge of the NA LCS Spring Split playoffs and the Summer Promotion tournament will decide over relegation and promotion for the 2017 LCS Summer Split. Therefore the last two teams of the Spring Split standings will battle against the two best teams of the Challenger Series for a shot at the big stage. Furthermore the best team of each region will receive a direct invitation to the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational tournament in Brazil to fight for honor and better seedings at the 2017 League of Legends World Championship. The participation of Team SoloMid and Cloud9 in the semifinals of the Spring Split playoffs is cut and dried, both teams sit on top of the ladder with an immense lead for the last three weeks. However the middle range of the table is more than stacked and every win could ensure a ticket to the final stage of the Spring Split league. Moreover we will find out about the future of Team Liquid with new roster changes, a starting lineup with Reignover, Doublelift and Piglet sounds like a serious contender for the upcoming matches. An interesting week with a lot of potential lies ahead of us, don’t forget to turn in on March, 17th for more surprises on Summoner’s Rift.

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Schedule and Results – 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Week 8

 NA LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 8 | Day 1 

Battle Theater (NALCS1)

Match #1: Team Logo Dignitas NA LCS 2017 Team Dignitas vs. Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017 Team Liquid     2   0  
March 17th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2017 Echo Fox vs. Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017 Counter Logic Gaming     0   2  
March 17th, 06:00 PM PDT/ 09:00 PM EDT/ 02:00 CET (next day)

NA LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 8 | Day 2 

Battle Arena (NALCS1)

Match #1: Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017 Cloud9 vs. Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017 Immortals     1   2  
March 18th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET 

Match #2: Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017 Team SoloMid vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - Logo Fly Quest     2   1  
March 18th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

Battle Theater (NALCS2)

Match #1: Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017 Team Envy vs. Team Logo Dignitas NA LCS 2017 Team Dignitas     1   2  
March 18th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET 

Match #2: Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017 Team Liquid vs. Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017 Phoenix1     0   2  
March 18th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

 NA LCS Spring Split 2017 – Week 8 | Day 3 

Battle Arena (NALCS1)

Match #1: Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017 Team SoloMid vs. Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2017 Echo Fox     2   0  
March 19th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET 

Match #2: Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017 Counter Logic Gaming vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - Logo Fly Quest     2   0  
March 19th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

Battle Theater (NALCS2)

Match #1: Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017 Phoenix1 vs. Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017 Immortals     2   0  
March 19th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET 

Match #2: Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017 Team Envy vs. Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017 Cloud9     1   2  
March 19th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET 

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Substitutes and Roster Changes

Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017Support Adrian “Adrian” Ma will be the starting support player for this week onwards and Matt will continue working for Team Liquid as substitute player and will furthermore undertake some coaching tasks.

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Preview and Predictions – NA LCS Week 8:

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Day 1 Team Logo Dignitas NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017 Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017
Day 2 Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017 Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017 vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - Logo Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Dignitas NA LCS 2017 Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017
Day 3 Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2017 Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017 vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - Logo Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017 Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017 vs. Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017

NA LCS Spring Split Week 8 – Day 3:

Team SoloMid TSM vs. Echo Fox NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1A: Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017 Team SoloMid vs. Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2017 Echo Fox

March 19th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET

Team Solo Mid have been keeping their A game on and with Cloud 9 falling to Immortals on Week 8 Day 2 they’re solidifying their position at the top of the ladder. Echo Fox are stricken with difficulties as they’re sitting in 8th place and their chance at pushing up to 6th is slipping away. If they can take this series they’ll make one hell of a statement, but can they pull it off? Tune into the games when they go live on Sunday, March 19th, to find out!

Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017Team Solo Mid – After creating some room to breathe on the ladder Team Solo Mid must be feeling confident about their position, it’s not completely safe though. TSM have a few challenges ahead of them and mistakes at this point could be detrimental, their composure must be kept!

Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017Echo Fox – In the past few weeks FOX have only managed to come out on top of a single series, maybe they’ve not been improving as much as the other competing teams? They’re sitting in a relatively comfortable position on the ladder but if they drop any more they’ll be risking a lot. This series means a lot to them and could have a huge personal impact on the ladder.

Team Solo Mid is quite clearly at an advantage here, they’ve got a significantly better series score and their performances in recent weeks have been phenomenal. The last series that TSM lost was actually to Echo Fox during week 4 though; could this mean FOX have the key component to beating them? With TSM sitting on an outstanding 13:2 series score, in comparison to the 5:10 of FOX, they must be feeling confident about this series, but their confidence could be an issue. Echo Fox have shown that they can take down TSM, they’ve done it before! If they manage to take hold of the games in this series in a similar way to their week 4 performances TSM could be looking at trouble, playing with confidence can be great but they’re going to want to do so cautiously. Echo Fox are going to want to play with vision a lot with a focus on their macro management, they might not be able to beat TSM on an individual level but as a team they can create those advantages.

Prediction: Team Solo Mid Victory. Even though Echo Fox were able to take the series off of TSM during their last encounter a lot has changed in the more recent weeks. Team Solo Mid has improved significantly and their match history shows this! I don’t think they’ll run into too many issues during this series but you can never count FOX out.

Counter Logic Gaming CLG vs. FlyQuest NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2A: Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017 Counter Logic Gaming vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - Logo Fly Quest

March 19th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

Counter Logic Gaming are still having consistency issues but so far this week they’ve done quite well. FlyQuest, on the other hand, have been struggling for weeks now and if they want to hold onto their 6th place position they’re going to need to change things up a little bit. FlyQuest could still push for a top 4 position on the ladder but they’ll need to take hold of this series, can they pull it off? Tune into the series when it goes live on Sunday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017Counter Logic Gaming – CLG have had their ups and their downs but they’re sitting in a pretty good position on the ladder now, it’d be a challenge for them to push into 3rd place on the ladder but at this point it’s not impossible. This series could mean a lot for them so I expect them to be on form and playing with precision.

FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - LogoFlyQuest – FLY have been down in the dumps, they’ve been performing like a shadow of their former selves. It’s odd to think how a top 2 team on the ladder is now in 6th place because they’ve only been able to take a single series victory in the last 5 weeks. That’s nearly half of the entire split without a victory. If they want to make a last ditch effort to push up the ladder the time to revert and pump out those outstanding performances is now.

Counter Logic Gaming appear to be at quite an advantage here, the statistics don’t make it look like a big advantage though. FlyQuest are sitting on a 7:8 series score and CLG hold onto an 8:7 series score, not much different right? Their individual game scores are quite close too! CLG have taken an 18:19 individual game score and FlyQuest is actually slightly better with an 18:18 individual game score. But that’s their statistics for the entirety of the split! FlyQuest, in recent weeks they’ve barely held a win-rate above 10% for their individual games and in comparison to the CLG that’s abysmal; as CLG have still pushed above 40% in their recent performances.  Are FlyQuest in trouble here? If they play like their former selves they could take this series without much problem, but it’s not like CLG will just let that happen!

Prediction: Counter Logic Gaming Victory. Both team’s recent performances really solidified this prediction for me, FlyQuest have struggled in every single match-up and against every opponent that they’ve faced. Their adaptions have been difficult and in comparison to the recent CLG performances they’ve just not been able to compare!

Phoenix1 vs. Immortals NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1B: Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017 Phoenix1 vs. Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017 Immortals

March 19th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET

Immortals inconsistent performances are still holding them back but they’ve shown once again that when they’re performing on their best level they’re an extremely difficult team to overcome. Phoenix 1 have often given off a similar vibe bit their more recent performances have been fairly clean and consistent, can Immortals hold their own? Catch the games when they go live on Sunday, March 19th, to find out!

Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017Phoenix 1 – P1 haven’t lost a series in a few weeks now and they’re sitting in a good position to contest 2nd place on the ladder! With Cloud 9 losing their stride and Phoenix 1 picking things up they could look to take that position fairly quickly, it’ll take a little bit of luck and they’ll need to continue this string of strong performances!

Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017Immortals – IMT are full of surprises, on week they’re losing to the team at the bottom of the ladder and the next they’re taking on the teams at the top! This inconsistency has held them back long enough, with only a single week left before the split begins to close they’re going to want to keep as level headed as possible to keep their consistency in check.

Phoenix 1 look to be at an advantage here, their strong string of performances recently has them playing fairly confidently but they’re going to want to keep an eye on IMT. IMT’s inconsistency is good and bad for both of these teams here, it could give P1 false information on how to play the series and could give IMT a few openings, or it could lead IMT into a disaster. P1 are sitting in a fantastic position to push forward on the ladder but IMT still have a chance to close in on a top 4 position if the end of this week, along with next week, goes in their favour! Both teams are fighting for ladder impact at this point so this series holds great importance to both of them; I expect to see some exciting games!

Prediction: Phoenix 1 Victory. Phoenix 1 has been the more consistent of the both teams and I think that’ll play a huge factor in them taking the series. I think Immortals have a higher skill cap but they’ve often not been able to reach it, if they do it could make for an interesting series but I think the more reliable team, Phoenix 1, will take the series away.

Team Envy vs. Cloud9 NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2B: Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017 Team Envy vs. Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017 Cloud9

March 19th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

So Cloud9 have been having a difficult time in recent weeks, they quickly went from being a damn near entirely undefeated team to losing the majority of their performances in the past few weeks. They’ve taken a hit on the ladder and pushing back looks like it could be out of their hands. Team Envyus have made improvements and look stronger but it’s nearly too late for them, they need to pump out performances quick if they want to make a last ditch effort to climb the ladder. Who will take the series? Tune into the games when they go live on Sunday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017Team Envyus – They have been performing better in the most recent weeks, but it’s often still not been good enough. They’ve reached a point where they’re contesting more series victories but they’re yet to reach a point where they can take them. With only a single week left they’re going to need to play pristine and that on its own will be difficult.

Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017Cloud 9 – They took a hit, they took a few hits. They were dragged down the ladder a bit. But I’ll be damned if Cloud 9 are going to just go down without a fight! They’re still a top performing team in the region and a bad patch isn’t going to stop them! They’ve still got an opportunity here to get a strong playoffs position and 1st place on the ladder is still open if things go in their favour, but will it really happen?

Cloud 9 is definitely at an advantage here, even with Team Envyus having stronger performances than usual. Cloud 9 has put on stronger performances through the entirety of the split and the majority of their recent losses were to teams close to the top of the ladder. They may be performing on a slightly lower level than the previous half of the split but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to lose to teams at the bottom of the ladder. Cloud 9 still has more than double the individual game victories of NV and more than 3 times the series victories. NV are going to need to knock the C9 confidence with some early aggression and map control, excessive aggressive vision could give them good early map rotations and quick sieging, this could open up a lot of movements or engagements for the middle stages of the game!

Prediction: Cloud 9 Victory. Even though Cloud 9 have been underperforming recently, in comparison to how they were performing during the 1st half of the split, they’re still one of the top performing teams and I don’t expect them to lose easily; especially against a team on the bottom side of the ladder! Because of their overall stronger performances I think they’ll find a way to come out on top of the series!

NA LCS Spring Split Week 8 – Day 2:

Cloud9 vs. Immortals NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1A: Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017 Cloud9 vs. Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017 Immortals

March 18th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET

Cloud 9 are no longer at the top of the ladder but it’s still closely within their grasp, with only a few performances left until the end of the split C9 are going to want to try to reclaim that top position and this series could be the start of them doing so. Immortals are going to be challenged during this series but we’ve seen underdogs take down top teams before; will this be another example of that? Tune into the games when they go live on Saturday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo Cloud9 NA LCS 2017Cloud 9 – C9 are no longer the reigning champions but with how strong their performances have been for the entirety of the split it’s definitely not out of their reach to make their way back. A few strong series performances and they could quickly find themselves at the top again, just in time for the playoffs.

Team Logo Immortals NA LCS 2017Immortals – Sitting in 7th position has IMT in a tough place here, they’re against an extremely difficult opponent and they’ve not been able to perform on a similar level. Their performances recently have been inconsistent and it’s definitely held them back, if they can perform consistently on their strongest level in the last few weeks they could still make an impact and a push up the ladder.

Cloud 9 are definitely at an advantage here, they’re one of the stronger performing teams in the region and have performed consistently at a phenomenal level. They’ve been slightly weaker in the most recent weeks but they’ve still be a challenge to the other top performing teams. With Immortals being placed in 7th position at the moment and with them also suffering with consistency issues they’re going to need to bring out some surprising strategies. Utilizing some middle stage aggression could open up their options, applying some niche champion picks could give them strategic advantages but the most important factor is going to be avoiding early mistakes. IMT have often had issues during earlier stages of their games and C9 will punish them relentlessly if they make any during this series.

Prediction: Cloud 9 Victory. Having significantly stronger performances throughout the entirety of the split and playing more consistently leads me to believe C9 can come out on top of this series confidently, IMT might be able to put up a fight but it will still be a struggle for them.

Team SoloMid TSM vs. FlyQuest NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2A: Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017 Team SoloMid vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - Logo Fly Quest

March 18th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

FLY were originally one of the strongest performing teams in the region but once their weaknesses were exposed teams were able to easily take advantage of them, they quickly fell from 2nd place on the ladder to 4th and if they don’t manage to pull things back soon they could be looking at ending the split in 5th place. TSM will be looking to solidify their 1st place position; can FLY put up a fight? Catch the games when they go live on Saturday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2017Team SoloMid – A lengthy climb now has TSM placed 1st on the ladder and they’re creating a nice gap of safety as to not lose the position in the final weeks of the split. Their performances recently have been strong and they’ve caused issues for every team but they’ve also been having issues themselves, can they keep it together?

FlyQuest NA LCS 2017 - LogoFlyQuest – FLY have only been able to take a single series since the end of Week 4, which hugely impacted their standing on the ladder. They were previously in a strong position and were ready to contest 1st place on the ladder but once their weaker points were exposed they’ve had a hard time covering them. If they don’t want to fall any more they’ll need to pick things back up quickly!

Team Solo Mid are definitely at an advantage here, they’re sitting on the ladder as the 1st place team and their recent performances have been leaps ahead of the recent FLY performances. TSM may still be showing signs of inconsistency, being unable to take a clean series regardless of their opponents, but in comparison to FLY they’re sitting comfortably. FLY will need to try and take hold of the earlier stages of the game; strong lines of vision and aggression rotations could give them a quick lead and could cover some of their weaker points. This could quickly open up objective and map control for them to start motions into strategically taking over the games. TSM will need to watch out for this but if they play their standard game they should be able to adapt with some degree of comfort, causing more issues for FLY.

Prediction: Team SoloMid Victory. TSM have had much stronger performances recently and have definitely made significant improvements, these improvements have pushed them to the top of the ladder and it’s definitely been earned. FlyQuest lost their stride many weeks ago and have been unable to pick it back up, because of this I think TSM will come out on top of this series fairly comfortably.

Team Envy vs. Team Dignitas NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1B: Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017 Team Envy vs. Team Logo Dignitas NA LCS 2017 Team Dignitas

March 18th, 12:00 PM PDT/ 03:00 PM EDT/ 20:00 CET

Team Envyus have managed to put on some of their strongest performances in the most recent weeks but they’re still sitting in 10th position on the NA LCS ladder. Team Dignitas are in 6th place but have managed to continue a strong string of performances, minus their week 6 performances, for quite a while now. Can Team Envyus break their consistency and come out on top? Tune into the games when they go live on Saturday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo Envy NA LCS 2017Team Envyus – Even though they’ve been pumping out stronger performances they have been unable to claim more victories, they’re still sitting at the bottom of the ladder but with only a few performances to go before the end of the split they could push forward on the ladder, even if just slightly.

Team Dignitas Logo NA LCS 2017Team Dignitas – DIG have actually been putting on regular, consistent and strong performances against the majority of teams they’ve come into contact with. When they’ve not been against the teams that are currently sitting in the top 3 of the ladder they’ve often found a way to come out on top, can they do the same here, possibly overtaking CLG on the ladder?

Team Dignitas are very clearly at an advantage here; they’ve had stronger performances for the entirety of the split and sit with a significantly stronger match history. The series score of DIG sits at 7:8 which is bounds ahead of the 3:11 of Team Envyus. DIG has also taken nearly twice as many victories in terms of their individual games, along with holding more than double the series victories. Team Envyus are facing quite a challenge here as Dignitas have a history of stronger performances but if NV is continuing their improvements they could contest this series at least. They’re going to need to be proactive and will need to try to create a lot of advantages by the middle stages of the game, failing that they’re going to need to take some risky movements around the later stages of the game to force fights or capitalise on the over-confidence of DIG.

Prediction: Team Dignitas Victory. Team Dignitas have had much healthier performances during these last few weeks and if we take away their week 6 performances they’ve been a challenge to the majority of teams they’ve encountered. I think they’ll find a way to come out on top of this series with some degree of comfort.

Team Liquid vs. Phoenix1 NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2B: Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017 Team Liquid vs. Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017 Phoenix1

March 18th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

Team Liquid have been having quite a hard time in recent weeks, even with a refreshment of their roster they’ve been unable to adapt with the change. Maybe they left it too late? Phoenix 1 has continued to perform fairly consistently and will be looking to solidify their position on the ladder, will TL surprises us? Tune into the games when they go live on Saturday, March 18th, to find out!

Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017Team Liquid – I expect TL to improve after their recent roster changes and role changes, even though their individual player performances have been stronger they’ve been unable to translate that into stronger team performances. Because of this their overall game performances are looking slightly weaker but if they can hone their talent they could make a final push up the ladder before the split ends.

Team Logo Phoenix1 NA LCS 2017Phoenix1 – P1 have been fairly consistent and have put on some strong performances recently that solidify the fact that they’ve been improving, they’re sitting in 3rd place on the ladder and could look to push to 2nd but it’s not going to be easy and they’ll need a little bit of luck on their side. With how strong their performances have been I think they’re going to be fairly confident coming into this series.

Phoenix 1 are definitely at an advantage here, they’re sitting in a significantly stronger position on the ladder and have managed to take a 9:5 series score which is leaps ahead of the 4:10 series score that TL are holding onto. On top of this P1 are sitting comfortably with a 22:11 individual game score and a 67% win rate which makes the 14:23 individual game score from TL look amateur. Team Liquid are going to need to try to apply some early aggression and quick rotations, build early sieges will open up the map for them and could open up a significant amount of opportunities during the middle stages of the game, as long as they’re keeping up strong and aggressive lines of vision to keep up constant information on their opponents. Phoenix 1 will need to watch for any early aggression and will want to play comfortably; they should be able to build a lead during the middle stages of the game on their own terms because their performances working as a team have been significantly better than the refreshed TL roster.

Prediction: Phoenix1 Victory. P1 have a much better match history than TL, they’ve put on stronger performances both recently and throughout the split. With good consistency and strong performances, fairly good adaption and practiced strategies I think P1 will find a way to come out on top of this series with relative comfort.

NA LCS Spring Split Week 8 – Day 1:

Team Dignitas vs. Team Liquid NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #1: Team Logo Dignitas NA LCS 2017 Team Dignitas vs. Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017 Team Liquid

March 17th, 03:00 PM PDT/ 06:00 PM EDT/ 23:00 CET

Team Dignitas have put on a string of admirable performances; they were able to recently take down CLG which is fantastic considering CLG just took down the 1st place team in the region. Team Liquid is in a slightly more difficult position, having issues taking victories, but has definitely shown the potential to contest the series. Who will come out on top? Catch the games when they go live on Friday, March 17th, to find out!

Team Dignitas Logo NA LCS 2017Team Dignitas – DIG have been performing well recently but if they slip up, even just slightly, they could quickly lose their position on the ladder and fall into a significantly more dangerous placement. DIG will need to continue their string of confident performances if they want to keep their position, looking to push forward.

Team Logo Liquid NA LCS 2017Team Liquid – TL spent a while underperforming but recent changes to the roster has them playing in much more exciting games. They’ve shown more potential recently and could definitely bring more to these games to impact the ladder, will it be enough though?

Team Dignitas would appear to be at an advantage here, but it can’t be by much. With TL making recent roster changes they could be warming up to each other and synergising, once they’ve built comfort they could quite easily contest a series like this. TL were able to cause issues for C9 recently, even though they weren’t able to take a game, and if they can perform on a similar level during this series they’ll be able to cause a lot of problems for DIG. DIG will need to watch out for early aggression, TL have adapted earlier aggression recently and if DIG fall to it they could quickly lose control of the series. TL are going to need to gain control around the middle stages of the game, if they wait too long they’ll have lost any form of vision control and will have a difficult time moving around the map.

Prediction: Team Liquid Victory. With their recent roster changes and the additional weeks practice I think TL are ready to make a push forward, they might be sitting by the bottom of the ladder but with DIG being fairly close by I think TL will test their potential during this series and come out on top, they will face many issues though.

Echo Fox vs. Counter Logic Gaming CLG NA LCS Spring Split 2017 Week 8
Match #2: Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2017 Echo Fox vs. Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017 Counter Logic Gaming

March 17th, 06:00 PM PDT/ 09:00 PM EDT/ 02:00 CET (next day)

Counter Logic Gaming were recently able to take down the top performing team in the region, this pushed TSM into 1st place. CLG have had stronger performances recently but have also been extremely inconsistent, can Echo Fox use this to their advantage? Tune into the games when they go live on Friday, March 17th, to find out!

Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2017Echo Fox – FOX have been having a hard time in recent weeks. In the last few weeks they’ve only managed to take a single series and that was against a refreshed TL roster. FOX have shown great potential but often make mistakes which let them down, if they play with more patience they’ll definitely be more of a threat.

Team Logo CLG NA LCS 2017Counter Logic Gaming – CLG put on some phenomenal performances when they managed to take down Cloud 9, but during that very same week they fell to Team Dignitas without being able to take a single game. CLG’s inconsistency is holding them back, if they can improve this and put on more consistent strong performances they’ll easily climb in these last few weeks.

Counter Logic Gaming appear to be at quite an advantage here, Echo Fox’s individual game score is substantially worse than that of CLG and CLG have been more consistent, which is odd to say. CLG are sitting with a 7:7 series score which is quite ahead of the 5:9 that FOX hold onto, but the big statistic separating them is definitely from their individual games. Echo Fox sit with a 13:21 individual game score and are often having a hard time taking single games, CLG are sitting more comfortably with a 16:19 score. FOX are going to need to try and strategize for a strong late game as CLG are more likely to make mistakes under pressure, CLG will need to play with patience and precision if they want to take hold of this series.

Prediction: Counter Logic Gaming Victory. Holding onto a stronger series score, a significantly better individual game score and holding a stronger recent match history leads me to believe that CLG will take hold of this series, if they’re still having consistency issue then FOX will put up a fight but CLG look to be the stronger performing team here.

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