Week 5 – EU LCS Summer Split 2018

The LCS Summer Split 2018 climbs in week 5 and at the solstice of the split, coaches and players will probably have to employ different strategies. In the EU, the table currently focuses on the well-known favourites, but there is still time to catch up for the others. No one has precious victories to give away in view of the upcoming League of Legends World Cup 2018, and in Europe the Misfits in Week 5 will have a hard time earning points in their games against ROC and FNC.  In general, however, one can observe in the EU and NA that so far there seems to be only black and white for the power picks: either the entire dynamics of the game focus around them, or they fall hopelessly behind and have to be carried by their mates through the game.

For Fnatic the open question remains whether the LCS Messi – Rekkles must continue to attend Hogwarts to become a magician, or if he can finally hope for another placement. Especially for the mid- and lategame one should not underestimate the impact of his immense LCS experience. Our hearts also beat faster for other encounters, such as G2 Esports vs. Team Vitality on day 1 and to follow the new Splyce strategy. After all the criticism we are still looking forward to an exciting week 5, on July, 20. at 6 pm CEST – turn the livestream on!

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Schedule and Results – 2018 LCS EU Summer Split Week 5

We will see if in the EU LCS week 5 the Misfits can extend their lead so easily. Splyce could also have started something at the ground bottom of the standings and could still reach the light at the end of the tunnel. No week without mentioning our beloved H2K: Also in week 5 no easy opponents are matched. It seems clear that also the H2K leadership knows that a title in the Summer Split remains unattainable, nevertheless the team can make also from the obligation a challenge and consequently also exercise its playstyle (or invent new manoeuvres).

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 | Week 5 | Day 1 

Match #1: H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo H2K vs. S04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
July 20th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Match #2: ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team Logo ROC vs. MSF Misfits League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
July 20th, 10:00 AM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

Match #3: Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo SPY vs. GIA Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
July 20th, 11:00 AM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

Match #4: Unicorns of Love League of Legends LoL Team Logo UOL vs. FNC Fnatic League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
July 20th, 12:00 PM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

Match #5: Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team Logo VIT vs. G2 G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
July 20th, 01:00 PM PT / 04:00 PM ET / 22:00 CEST

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 | Week 5 | Day 2 

Match #1: Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo SPY vs. VIT Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
July 21st, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Match #2: Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo GIA vs. H2K H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
July 21st, 10:00 AM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

Match #3: FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo S04 vs. UOL Unicorns of Love League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
July 21st, 11:00 AM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

Match #4: ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team Logo ROC vs. G2 G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
July 21st, 12:00 PM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

Match #5: Misfits League of Legends LoL Team Logo MSF vs. FNC Fnatic League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
July 21st, 01:00 PM PT / 04:00 PM ET / 22:00 CEST

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Substitutes and Roster Changes

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EU LCS Summer Split 2018 – Week 5 | Day 1 

EU LCS 2018 Week 5 H2K vs S04 Summer-Split

Match #1: H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo H2K vs. Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo

July 20th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Schalke 04 will play against H2K in the first game of the day. H2K had a bad double defeat in week 4, after which the team has to finally to start taking part at this summer split 2018. After the first blood on H2k – Smittyj (Dr. Mundo) for VIT – Cabochard (Gragas) H2K went steadily downhill. H2k – Shook (Kindred) has also gifted the opponents too many kills with an inappropriately aggressive playing style, with H2K already behind. Only H2K – Selfie (Talon) could make up for some kills in the Nexus defense, but that shows less skill (too offensive playing style of the opponents) but stands for me rather for a personal endurance  he tried to project unsuccessfully on the team mates. For Schalke 04, however, things could not go better and the team won against Splyce and Giants in week 4.
For the upcoming game I expect a certain expectation of Schalke 04 around the victory and H2K must prevent a strong S04 Bot-Lane at all costs.Still, I expect a clear 0:1 victory for Schalke 04.

EU LCS 2018 Week 5 ROCCAT vs Misfits Summer Split

Match #2: ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team Logo Roccat vs. Misfits Misfits League of Legends LoL Team Logo

July 20th, 10:00 AM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

The game Roccat against the Misfits takes part as the second game of the evening. We can't wait to see who will win this head to head race. ROC needs points in the middle of the summer split to keep up with the top teams.  But Roccat had already finished his disciplinary game against Fnatic in week 4. In a kill-poor game, Roccat managed to put neither the Top – nor Botlane under pressure and got themselves precious gold only in the south. In only 27 minutes Fnatic swept the blue rocket off the rift. Misfits, on the other hand, is more likely to wall in their current strategy for the late midgame and early late game. This could play the Roccats in the cards, as they have a hard time dealing with early pressure. We will see if the Misfits can adapt adequately, nevertheless I see the very close lead and thus 1:0 victory for Roccat. 

EU LCS 2018 Week 5 Splyce vs Giants

Match #3: Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo Splyce vs. Giants Gaming Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo

July 20th, 11:00 AM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

Splyce encounters Giants Gaming in Game 3 of the evening. I expect a very strong splyce-oriented game. The team even stomped Fnatic off the field in week 4 and SPY – Kobbe (Ezrael) and SPY – kaSing (Rakan) performed on an almost perfect botlane. Splyce finally reached their perfect combination of both the conventional lineup and the meta. The race to catch up on the podium will begin and Giants will not be able to stop Splyce. The initial starting difficulties throw Splyce far behind in the score and with only 3 victories in the counter, no further mistakes may happen now. I expect a clear 1-0 victory for Splyce on the first day of play.

EU LCS 2018 Week 5 Unicornsof Love vs Fnatic

Match #4: Unicorns of Love League of Legends LoL Team Logo Unicorns of Love vs. Fnatic Fnatic League of Legends LoL Team Logo

The encounter between Unicorns of Love and Fnatic. We remember the Spring Split, David against Goliath or whatever you want to call it. With FNC – Rekkles on the bench I think the Goliath is missing his spear in his hand (or whatever portrait you have of Goliath). Nevertheless, FNC – Bwipo plays an excellent game on his mages and has also already proven his carry potential.

But why did Fnatic lose the opening game of week 4 so clearly against Splyce – an analysis: After the bot-top swap, FNC – Bwipo could not bring his Jarvan to game gold level. Bwipo was also to blame for it himself, since he did not manage to escape the early-dive with taking to many dmg far away the tower and had thus a very bad starting position as Jarvan beeing behind in gold. Not expected otherwise, Bwipo could not catch up in the mid-game (possibly the disadvantage of the meta-pick) and so FNC continuously lost objectives and gold niveau. But also in losing the traditional club is no wish opponent, because Fnatic does not die at the T0 towers like other LCS teams in panic-plays, but rather plays smart until all or nothing at the nexus towers.

I remain curious about team management plans for placing Rekkles again, or more on Bwipos early susceptibility is trained. The only chance for the Unicorns of Love seems to suppress Fnatic's botlane at the moment, but I strongly assume that the weakness is already concealed in week 5 and we will face a clear 0:1 victory for Fnatic. 

July 20th, 12:00 PM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

EU LCS 2018 Week 5 Vitality vs G2

Match #5: Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team Logo Team Vitality vs. G2 Esports G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo

July 20th, 01:00 PM PT / 04:00 PM ET / 22:00 CEST

Team Vitality encounters G2 Esports in the last game of the first day of week 5. G2 Esports currently with 6 wins on the heels of Misfits could secure a victory in week 4. We were clearly shown the limits of the current meta of G2, with which they unexpectedly lost against Giants in week 4. Finally G2 – Hjarnan (Ziggs) Dmg spike was missing in the tough and elongated team fights. A balanced midgame played with gold advantage on the side of G2 was finally lost against the wall of the tanks on the opponent's side. Also G2 – Jankos is weakening a bit lately and doesn't seem to be able to connect with his team. I believe that Team Vitality, known for its adaptive style, has the ability to react in this case and therefore i am expecting a 1-0 victory for Team Vitality.

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EU LCS Summer Split 2018 – Week 5 | Day 2 

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