Week 7 – NA LCS Spring Split 2018

Since last week, exactly one third of the LCS Season 8 regular Spring Split is left for us to watch, so it is time to get excited for Spring Playoffs 2018. We have already got an impression about the strengths and weaknesses of each team and the hardest question is: Will it be Echo Fox or Cloud9 who participates at the Mid-Season Invitational 2018, or maybe none of them? If Echo Fox wins one more game, they are already qualified for the playoffs, while Cloud9 still needs two wins. After another disappointing week for Counter Logic Gaming, they have now reached the bottom of the table and might not even get a seed in the playoffs, while FlyQuest and OpTic Gaming still have small chances. Week 7 of the NA LCS Spring Split 2018 starts on March 3rd and keep in mind that the starting times for the NA LCS Sunday games have changed since two weeks ago. Below you'll find the full schedule of the week so you won't miss any exciting duels on Summoner's Rift.

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Team SoloMid has finally managed to beat Echo Fox and redeem itself. After a 2-0 week they are still in the middle of the table though, while Echo Fox remains the leader of the standings with one point in advance to Cloud9. After Golden Guardians victory over Counter Logic Gaming, Hai and his team are now at the same score as CLG and only three points away from playoffs ranks. Their schedule is really tough though, as they have to face Echo Fox and Cloud9 this week. The must-watch game is most likely the match 100 Thieves between Team SoloMid, as they are close to each other in the standings an still have to fight to reach the playoffs.

NA LCS Sprint Split 2018 | Week 7 | Day 1 

Match #1: Team Logo Liquid TL vs. 100 100 Thieves NA LCS 2018 Team Logo     1 : 0  
March 3rd, 2018: 02:00 PM PST / 05:00 PM EST / 23:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2018 small TSM vs. FLY FlyQuest NA LCS 2018 Team Logo     1 : 0  
March 3rd, 2018: 03:00 PM PST / 06:00 PM EST / 00:00 CET (the next day)

Match #3: Team Logo Cloud9 C9 vs. CLG Team Logo CLG DreamHack Montreal 2017     0 : 1  
March 3rd, 2018: 04:00 PM PST / 07:00 PM EST / 01:00 CET (the next day)

Match #4: Golden Guardians NA LCS 2018 Team Logo GGS vs. FOX Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2018 small     1 : 0  
March 3rd, 2018: 05:00 PM PST / 08:00 PM EST / 02:00 CET (the next day)

Match #5: Clutch Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo CG vs. OPT Optic Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo     1 : 0  
March 3rd, 2018: 06:00 PM PST / 09:00 PM EST / 03:00 CET (the next day)

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Match #1: Team Logo CLG DreamHack Montreal 2017 CLG vs. TL Team Logo Liquid     1 : 0  
March 4th, 2018: 12:00 PM PST / 03:00 PM EST / 21:00 CET

Match #2: Optic Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo OPT vs. FOX Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 4th, 2018: 01:00 PM PST / 04:00 PM EST / 22:00 CET

Match #3: 100 Thieves NA LCS 2018 Team Logo 100 vs. TSM Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2018 small     1 : 0  
March 4th, 2018: 02:00 PM PST / 05:00 PM EST / 23:00 CET

Match #4: Team Logo Cloud9 C9 vs. GGS Golden Guardians NA LCS 2018 Team Logo     1 : 0  
March 4th, 2018: 03:00 PM PST / 06:00 PM EST / 00:00 CET (the next day)

Match #5: FlyQuest NA LCS 2018 Team Logo FLY vs. CG Clutch Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo     0 : 1  
March 4th, 2018: 04:00 PM PST / 07:00 PM EST / 01:00 CET (the next day)

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Dhokla is the new starting Top Laner for OpTic Gaming.

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You will find detailed predictions and analysis of the upcoming matches of the NA LCS Spring Split 2018 – Week 7 right before the first game of the week.

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  100 Thieves NA LCS 2018 Team Logo vs. Team Logo Liquid  
  Team Logo CLG DreamHack Montreal 2017 vs. Team Logo Liquid  
Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2018 small vs. FlyQuest NA LCS 2018 Team Logo
Optic Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo vs. Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Cloud9 vs. Team Logo CLG DreamHack Montreal 2017
100 Thieves NA LCS 2018 Team Logo vs. Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2018 small
Golden Guardians NA LCS 2018 Team Logo vs. Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Cloud9 vs. Golden Guardians NA LCS 2018 Team Logo
Clutch Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo vs. Optic Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo FlyQuest NA LCS 2018 Team Logo vs. Clutch Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 – Week 7 | Day 1 

NA LCS 2018 Week 7 TL vs 100Match #1: Team Logo Liquid Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves 100 Thieves NA LCS 2018 Team Logo

March 3th, 2018: 01:00 PM PST / 04:00 PM EST / 22:00 CET

Prediction: The match between Team Liquid and the 100 Thieves is closer to what can be called the top match of the day than any other game today, although both teams are more in the middle of the table than at the top. However, the 100 Thieves have been able to improve steadily over the past few games and even managed to beat Cloud9, while Team Liquid's engine has still not warmed up properly. Despite such a strong roster, they are now lacking 3 points on the leader of the standings and the team is in third place with 7 wins out of 12 games together with the 100 Thieves and Clutch Gaming. An unwritten law says that 9 victories will be enough to get into the playoffs in the end, so I don't see any of the two teams in danger of missing this goal. However, due to the strong performance of the 100 Thieves last week, I expect a 0-1 victory for the 100 Thieves.

NA LCS 2018 Week 7 TSM vs FlyQuestMatch #2: Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2018 small Team SoloMid vs. FlyQuest FlyQuest NA LCS 2018 Team Logo

March 3th, 2018: 02:00 PM PST / 05:00 PM EST / 23:00 CET

Prediction: Team SoloMid is currently in sixth place in the standings, but Bjergsen's team managed to beat the overwhelming Echo Fox last week to score 2-0 in the end. As it became known, Jungler MikeYeung is now also to be supervised by Weldon Green, an e-Sport psychologist who had previously worked at TSM and G2 Esports when the two teams won the LCS in their regions. If MikeYeung gains the necessary self-confidence and is no longer the weak spot of the team, I see TSM on the way to the next national title. I therefore expect a 1-0 victory for Team SoloMid.

NA LCS 2018 Week 7 Cloud9 vs CLGMatch #3: Team Logo Cloud9 Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming Team Logo CLG DreamHack Montreal 2017

March 3th, 2018: 03:00 PM PST / 06:00 PM EST / 00:00 CET (the next day)

Prediction: Disappointing, more disappointing, Counter Logic Gaming. The team was one of NA LCS's big favorites before the split, and is now at the bottom of the table next to the Golden Guardians. However, in the week before CLG was defeated by exactly those Golden Guardians and now has to fight to not be alone in the last place. Against Cloud9, however, the team should not plan for a secure victory, as despite last week's defeat, C9 are eager to finally claim the North American crown and Echo Fox's lead in the standings. On the second day of the game, the Golden Guardians are also waiting for a feasible task, so C9 should go with a 2-o score from week 7. In this match I expect a 1-0 victory for Cloud9.

NA LCS 2018 Week 7 GGS vs Echo FoxMatch #4: Golden Guardians NA LCS 2018 Team Logo Golden Guardians vs. Echo Fox Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2018 small

March 3th, 2018: 04:00 PM PST / 07:00 PM EST / 01:00 CET (the next day)

Prediction: Although the Golden Guardians managed to defeat Team Liquid, I don't see any chance for them to reach th playoffs. In order to get the magical 9 points, the team would have to win every single one of their upcoming games, even though after Echo Fox, Cloud9 and Team SoloMid are still waiting. 7th place, however, is still within reach and could be fought with a bit of luck against FlyQuest or OpTic Gaming. Echo Fox, on the other hand, is already most certainly in the playoffs and can already work out new tactics for the semi-finals and finals, where a best-of-3 and Bo5 will be played. I was particularly surprised by the dominance of Dardoch + FeniX and the good synergy of Altec and Adrian in this split. After Echo Fox got a little shocked last week, I think the team will take the remaining few games of the regular season very seriously. I'm expecting a 0-1 victory for Echo Fox.

NA LCS 2018 Week 7 CG vs OPTMatch #5: Clutch Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo Clutch Gaming vs. OpTic Gaming Optic Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo

March 3th, 2018: 05:00 PM PST / 20:00 PM EST / 02:00 CET (the next day)

Prediction: When the two teams met for the first time, they both played at a similar level and were more in the middle of the table. In the meantime, however, Clutch Gaming has developed into one of the top teams which, in contrast to OpTic, is very likely to take part in the playoffs. A look at the schedule reveals that OpTic Gaming still has to face both Echo Fox and Cloud9 and can therefore at best score 8 points, which will probably not be enough for a playoff spot. Of course, the duel in the Mid Lane is especially interesting for all European fans, because Febiven and PowerOfEvil meet again, with both of them currently in good shape and the abilty to decide the match. Although OpTic looks a bit better with the new Top Laner than it did a few weeks ago, I expect a 1-0 victory for Clutch Gaming.

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 – Week 7 | Day 2 

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 Week 7 CLG vs TLMatch #1: Team Logo CLG DreamHack Montreal 2017 Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Liquid Team Logo Liquid

March 4th, 2018: 12:00 PM PST / 03:00 PM EST / 21:00 CET

Prediction: Team Liquid looked a lot more convincing on the first day of the week in comparison to the weeks before. Prior to the game against the 100 Thieves, the team had obviously been well prepared for the new patch and showed that Orianna could return to the meta in the near future. Pobelter relied on the reworked form of Seraph's Embrace, an item that had previously only been built on Ryze, Cassiopeia and Anivia. Also noteworthy was the performance of Top Laner Impact, who already had a score of 5/0 after 20 minutes. The whole team will make a good impression again and will have no problems against the last placed CLG. I'm counting on a 0-1 victory for Team Liquid.

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 Week 7 OPT vs FOXMatch #2: Optic Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo OpTic Gaming vs. Echo Fox Team Logo Echo Fox NA LCS 2018 small

March 4th, 2018: 01:00 PM PST / 04:00 PM EST / 22:00 CET

Prediction: Anything but a win by Echo Fox over OpTic Gaming would be a sensation. This means that Huni and his colleagues will remain at the top of the table even after week 7. I don't see any chance for OpTic to gain an advantage on any position, but early tempo is absolutely decisive in the current meta. Although tanks are in charge on the Top Lane right now, it wouldn't be surprising if Huni relies on a more offensive champion, he has already successfully presented his Yasuo in this split. I don't see any chance for OpTic and therefore I expect a 0-1 victory for Echo Fox.

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 Week 7 100 vs TSMMatch #3: 100 Thieves NA LCS 2018 Team Logo 100 Thieves vs. Team SoloMid Team Logo TSM NA LCS 2018 small

March 4th, 2018: 02:00 PM PST / 05:00 PM EST / 23:00 CET

Prediction: The uptrend of the 100 Thieves didn't last long, the team was without plan and chance against Team Liquid. By changing the meta, early-game compositions have become more important because the team that can kill the first baron almost certainly wins the game. Unfortunately, the 100 Thieves didn't prove to be the strongest team when it comes to neutral objectives, the great strength has been in the team fights with full item builds. TSM on the other hand is also a team that likes to focus on team fights, so the duel will be exciting to analyze in view of the new patch. Due to the qualitative differences, I expect a 0-1 victory for Team SoloMid.

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 Week 7 C9 vs GGSMatch #4: Team Logo Cloud9 Cloud9 vs. Golden Guardians Golden Guardians NA LCS 2018 Team Logo

March 4th, 2018: 03:00 PM PST / 06:00 PM EST / 00:00 CET (the next day)

Prediction: The last time these two teams met was on January 22nd, when patch 8.1 was still in use and the Golden Guardians were by far the worst team in NA LCS. Meanwhile, the situation has changed somewhat, as the Guardians have been able to defeat CLG and Team Liquid in the last few weeks and are no longer so far from the middle of the table. The distance to the absolute top teams is still huge, so I don't think the Guardians have a chance against C9. I therefore expect a 1-0 victory for Cloud9.

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 Week 7 FLY vs CGMatch #5: FlyQuest NA LCS 2018 Team Logo FlyQuest vs. Clutch Gaming Clutch Gaming NA LCS 2018 Team Logo

March 4th, 2018: 04:00 PM PST / 07:00 PM EST / 01:00 CET (the next day)

Prediction: Due to the fluctuating performances, FlyQuest is difficult to assess. The team has good coordination and often makes smart decisions as a unit, but the individual mistakes have cost them too many games so far. While Clutch Gaming is in the middle of the battle for the playoffs, FlyQuest most probably has to prepare themselves for a holiday after the regular split. I think that CG's run of success will not come to an end in the near future, so I expect a 0-1 victory for Clutch Gaming.

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