LCS NA Spring Split 2015 – Week 1

The NA LCS Spring Split of Season 5 | 2015  is starting on January 24th with the first of nine weeks. Week 1 of the North American Spring Split brings ten matches – 5 on each of the 2 matchdays. The Start of LCS 2015 will show how the LoL teams can handle all the changes that have been made during the last couple of months. Welcome to Week 1 of the NA LCS Spring Split 2015!

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Results: LCS NA Spring Split 2015 – Week 1 | Day 1

Match #1: Logo of LCS NA Team TSM TEAM SOLOMID vs. Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9 CLOUD9   1   :   0  
(Jan 24th, 12:00 PM PST/ 3:00 PM EST/ 9:00 PM CET)

Match #2: Team Coast - LCS NA Team Logo - small TEAM COAST vs. Logo of LCS NA Team Dignitas TEAM DIGNITAS   0   :   1  
(Jan 24th, 1:00 PM PST/ 4:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET)

Match #3: Winterfox - LCS NA Team Logo WINTERFOX vs. Gravity - LCS NA Team Logo GRAVITY   1   :   0  
(Jan 24th, 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET)

Match #4: Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM IMPULSE vs. Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM LIQUID   0   :   1  
(Jan 24th, 3:00 PM PST/ 6:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM CET)

Match #5: Logo of LCS NA Team CLG COUNTER LOGIC GAMING vs. Logo of LCS NA Team Team 8 TEAM 8   1   :   0  
(Jan 24th, 12:00 PM PST/ 7:00 PM EST/ 1:00 AM CET)

Results: LCS NA Spring Split 2015 – Week 1 | Day 2

Match #1: Logo of LCS NA Team Dignitas TEAM DIGNITAS vs. Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM IMPULSE   0   :   1   
(Jan 25th, 12:00 PM PST/ 3:00 PM EST/ 9:00 PM CET)

Match #2: Team Coast - LCS NA Team Logo - small TEAM COAST vs. Winterfox - LCS NA Team Logo WINTERFOX   1   :   0  
(Jan 25th, 1:00 PM PST/ 4:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET)

Match #3: Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM LIQUID vs. Logo of LCS NA Team CLG COUNTER LOGIC GAMING   1   :   0  
(Jan 25th, 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET)

Match #4: Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9 CLOUD9 vs. Gravity - LCS NA Team Logo GRAVITY   0   :   1   
(Jan 25th, 3:00 PM PST/ 6:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM CET)

Match #5: Logo of LCS NA Team Team 8 TEAM 8 vs. Logo of LCS NA Team TSM TEAM SOLOMID   1   :   0  
(Jan 25th, 4:00 PM PST/ 7:00 PM EST/ 1:00 AM CET)

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NA LCS is back with Week 1 of the Spring Split of Season 5! Like every other of the nine weeks in the first split of 2015, Week 1 is bringing a total of 10 matches split up on two days. The first 5 matches of Week 1 are played on Saturday, Jan 24th and the other 5 matches are running on Sunday Jan, 25th. The Live stream starts at 12:00PST | 21:00 CEST on both days. The starting times for the rest of the matches can differ.  Every one of the ten teams are playing on both days of LCS NA Week 1. A betting odds comparison will be available as soon as the eSports Betting sites have their LCS odds for NA Week 1 ready. If you want to know more about betting on the LCS and other eSports leagues, take a look at our betting sites reviews.

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Preview and Predictions LCS NA Week 1

After the European teams opend the LCS Spring Split on their side of the globe, it is time for the North American teams to finally meet each other in another round of LCS action with ten teams. Will older, more experienced teams dominate once more or will a new team trample all of them? Find out more about the 10 matches in this preview for the First Week of the NA LCS Spring Split for 2015 Season. Please note, that not all roster changes and subsitutes are yet confirmed – more substitutes might still come in or others might be changed or reversed!

Pre-match analysis LCS NA Spring Split 2015 | Week 1 – Day 1

Match #1: Logo of LCS NA Team TSM TEAM SOLOMID vs. Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9 CLOUD9
(Jan 24th, 12:00 PM PST/ 3:00 PM EST/ 9:00 PM CET)

The season starts out once more with old rivals TSM and Cloud 9. Last year, Cloud 9 surprised TSM with a Teemo pick in the mid lane and destroyed TSM in that match. However, by the end of the season, TSM grabbed the top spot and made their way to the Quartefinals of the 2014 LoL World Championship. This time, Cloud 9 would really want to make a splash once more as they try to pick unconventional champions once more. TSM’s weakness has always been the pick and ban phase and it was truly evident during their match against Unicorns of Love when the European team picked a jungle Twisted Fate and got wrecked by it. What TSM needs to do is to not show their hands early during pick and ban phase and hope for the best. They need to hide their strategy as long as possible before revealing to their opponents or else the opponents get the change to counterpick their team composition.

Prediction: In this game, Cloud 9 is more likely to win due to the fact that Santorin is still new to the team and has a few more kinks to work on.

Match #2: Team Coast - LCS NA Team Logo - small TEAM COAST vs. Logo of LCS NA Team Dignitas TEAM DIGNITAS
(Jan 24th, 1:00 PM PST/ 4:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET)

Shiphtur will face his former team in this match however, Dignitas will face a tougher team this time around. Coast is a well oiled machine and the members of the team has had experience playing in the LCS stage. Dignitas has two new members that need to communicate well in order for them to synergize well. This could pose a problem early on and will most likely plague them all throughout the split. If Dignitas can find a way to communicate well with their Korean members then they will become one of the team to watch out for this split. Things might be bumpy for Dignitas in this match so expect Coast to get the win.

Prediction: Coast wins.

Match #3: Winterfox - LCS NA Team Logo WINTERFOX vs. Gravity - LCS NA Team Logo GRAVITY
(Jan 24th, 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET)

The “Asian” team of the NA LCS – Winterfox could finally soar to the top with this lineup. Almost all know and understand Korean hence they have the communication locked down. But the problem now is how well they jive together as a team, especially as Avalon and Helios are missing the first Week 1 of the NA LCS Spring Split 2015.  Another thing is that Pobelter needs to step up his game or he will be swallowed by the likes of Hai and even Bjergsen in the midlane. Altec and Imagine might also need fine tuning with their bot lane synergy as Altec have been comfortable with Krepo’s gameplay. On the other hand Gravity (formerly known as Curse Academy just recently qualified for the LCS and might have problems making a big impact.

Substitutes: Team Winterfox:  Flaresz for Avalon (Top Lane) |  ShorterACE for Helios | (Jungle)

Prediction: Winterfox has greater chances of winning this if they are able to communicate their strategy with the new substitutes well.

Match #4: Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM IMPULSE vs. Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM LIQUID
(Jan 24th, 3:00 PM PST/ 6:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM CET)

Impact and Piglet would have finally get to meet again in the Rift albeit, this time as opponents, if both players where not subsitetuted this week. The former SK T1 K members have transferred to North America during the offseason but Piglet and Xpecial have done more time together in the past than Impact and his team. But unfortunatly this “renunion” will take place in the second part of the Spring Split. With Rush as jungler and XiaoWeiXiao in the midlane, Impulse might have the best lineup in Week 1’s matchup but never count Team Liquid (formerly kown as Team Curse) out as Xpecial might have a game changing impact.

Substitutes: Team Impulse: Rhux for Impact (Top Lane) | Team Liquid: KEITHMCBRIEF for Piglet (ADC)

Prediction: Both teams run the risk of communication problems but Liquid has far better synergy this time than Impulse.

Match #5: Logo of LCS NA Team CLG COUNTER LOGIC GAMING vs. Logo of LCS NA Team Team 8 TEAM 8
(Jan 24th, 12:00 PM PST/ 7:00 PM EST/ 1:00 AM CET)

CLG has better chances of winning the split this time with this roster than ever before. Doublelift and Aphromoo’s bot lane duo will finally have a jungler who knows how to snowball the other lane so that the focus will be away from them. But without Zionspartan, who can hold his own lane even against two enemies, it is up to Xmithie to finally lift Link from the midlane. With that, CLG has a more solid lineup this time around. Now, they will need to test it out against Team8 who have been building their own reputation since they landed a spot in the LCS. It will be a daunting task for them especially now that they are playing against the big leagues but with Alex Ich in tow, they are in good hands at least at the top lane where Alex is bound to play. However, the question now is, will Alex be able to jive well with his new team or will he be questioning his move to North America? Here’s hoping Gambit Gaming reels him back in Europe.

Missing: CLG ZionSpartan (Top Lane) (most likely replaced by Benny)

Prediction: CLG needs to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with and this might be their first step to blast the gate wide open. Match might end either way.

Pre-match analysis LCS NA Spring Split 2015 | Week 1 – Day 2

Match #1: Logo of LCS NA Team Dignitas TEAM DIGNITAS vs. Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM IMPULSE
(Jan 25th, 12:00 PM PST/ 3:00 PM EST/ 9:00 PM CET)

It will be very interesting to see just how much Dignitas and Impulse has improved after their first day in the LCS Stage. This is where all of their careful observations from all the teams come to play. Impulse especially XiaoWeiXiao is known to be very careful with his lane opponent at first and study their moves and once he gets to understand how his opponent play, he surprises them with counterplay. Shiphtur and XiaoWeiXiao have already met each other in the Rift before but after a few months without contact, they will surely bring in new strategies that will try to help them win their lanes and win the game. Complete Dragon control is the key to Dignitas winning the game but it will be a lot of tougher to play out for Dignitas since Crumbz is not known to be good at securing objectives.

Substitutes: Team Impulse:  Rhux for Impact (Top Lane)

Prediction: Without dragon control, Dignitas will have a tough time against Impulse. Crumbz needs to step his game up this time and take control of the jungle through proper vision and allow his team to dominate in lane through careful Dragon control.

Match #2: Team Coast - LCS NA Team Logo - small TEAM COAST vs. Winterfox - LCS NA Team Logo WINTERFOX
(Jan 25th, 1:00 PM PST/ 4:00 PM EST/ 10:00 PM CET)

Both teams are still trying to know where they lie in the standings and this is the perfect opportunity to test the waters. Winterfox already knows what it wants from the team but Coast will have to try new strategies to defeat Winterfox. This is where the pick and ban phase will most likely be the point of access for Coast to win the game. If they can ban out Altec’s pool of go to champions, they will surely have a better chance of winning the game especially as there are two subs on team Winterfox. But most likely Team Coast will have a tough time during the laning phase.

Substitutes: Team Winterfox:  Flaresz for Avalon (Top Lane) |  ShorterACE for Helios | (Jungle)

Prediction: It all boils down to the pick and ban phase for Coast if they want to win.

Match #3: Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM LIQUID vs. Logo of LCS NA Team CLG COUNTER LOGIC GAMING
(Jan 25th, 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST/ 11:00 PM CET)

Without Zionspartan, a crippled CLG already have the disadvantage and it will most likely carry through in the following weeks. Liquid should take advantage of this and bring their A game in this match up even with Piglet missing.

Substitutes / Missing:  Team Liquid: KEITHMCBRIEF for Piglet (ADC) | CLG: ZionSpartan (Top Lane) (most likely replaced by Benny)

Prediction: Liquid has all the cards in this match but they need to find the right momentum in order to win this game.

Match #4: Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9 CLOUD9 vs. Gravity - LCS NA Team Logo GRAVITY
(Jan 25th, 3:00 PM PST/ 6:00 PM EST/ 12:00 AM CET)

Most of the games this week will play out as “let’s watch and see how it turns out” before all hell breaks loose in the second week. It will be all about learning how to adapt with the current status of the game and if there is one team that knows when and how to adapt to the current playstyle of their enemies, it’s Cloud 9. Cloud 9’s experience in the Rift will surely play a huge role when it comes to dealing with Gravity.

Prediction: Cloud 9 takes 2 wins this week.

Match #5: Logo of LCS NA Team Team 8 TEAM 8 vs. Logo of LCS NA Team TSM TEAM SOLOMID
(Jan 25th, 4:00 PM PST/ 7:00 PM EST/ 1:00 AM CET)

Eventually, TSM versus Team8 closes out the first week of the North American LCS. Team 8 will have a lot to learn in this week as they will surely struggle against veteran teams. However, if there is one thing that Team 8 should learn is to be patient. The team has a lot of potential with regards to its current lineup but it will take time for them to find the right synergy and the right amount of strategy to win games. They will need to find their footing but it will take some time before they do. Hopefully, they can find it before it is too late though so no pressure there.

Prediction: TSM rounds out the week with a win.

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*.) Farley OngOdds may have changed by now – no guarantee! The predictions are the opinion of the author.

About the Author: Pre-Match Analysis and Predictions by Farley Ong, long year passionate League of Legends fan and writer. Contact Farley on G+