Week 9 – EU LCS Spring Split 2018



We celebrated Christmas, overcame the New Year’s Eve hangover and were just looking forward to the new LCS Season 8 with outstanding teams and exciting clashes on Summoner’s Rift when the regular season is already almost over and the playoff games of the Spring Split are on their way to crown the regional champions and challengers of the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational tournament. Nerve-wrecking duels lie behind us and Week 9 of the Spring Season still holds some surprises in store, not all playoff spots are already taken and old rivalries are being revived. The LoL patch 8.4 has found some victims in the last two weeks and the European LCS unearthed an old proverb: everybody beats everyone and in the end Fnatic wins. LoL commentator Deficio could also be right about his bold bet that the Splyce team will secure the second playoff BYE of the EU LCS. Week 9 of the LCS Spring Split 2018 will start on March 16th at 18:00 CEST, the exact starting times can be found in the schedule below. We wish you a lot of fun and success in the last week of the regular LCS season!

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Schedule and Results – 2018 LCS EU Spring Split Week 9

A total of six teams pf the EU LCS are competing for two remaining playoff spots and even the FC Schalke 04 was able to catch up with the other challengers after a weak season. H2K and the Unicorns of Love have the worst chances but as always everything is possible in the European LCS. Especially Team Vitality has a very difficult week ahead of them, the playoff place is still not fixed for Jiizuke and his team mates.

EU LCS Spring Split 2018 | Week 9 | Day 1 

Match #1: Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small SPY vs. VIT Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 16th, 2018: 09:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT / 18:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo Schalke 04 EU LCS 2018 small S04 vs. H2K Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 16th, 2018: 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CET

Match #3: Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2018 small MSF vs. ROC Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 16th, 2018: 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CET

Match #4: Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2018 small UOL vs. G2 Team Logo G2 Esports     0 : 1  
March 16th, 2018: 12:00 PM PDT / 03:00 PM EDT / 21:00 CET

Match #5: Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2018 small GIA vs. FNC Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 16th, 2018: 01:00 PM PDT / 04:00 PM EDT / 22:00 CET

EU LCS Spring Split 2018 | Week 9 | Day 2 

Match #1: Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2018 small GIA vs. SPY Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 17th, 2018: 08:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT / 17:00 CET

Match #2: Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2018 small H2K vs. ROC Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2018 small     1 : 0  
March 17th, 2018: 09:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT / 18:00 CET

Match #3: Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2018 small UOL vs. MSF Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2018 small     0 : 1  
March 17th, 2018: 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CET

Match #4: Team Logo G2 Esports G2 vs. VIT Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2018 small     1 : 0  
March 17th, 2018: 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CET

Match #5: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2018 small FNC vs. S04 Team Logo Schalke 04 EU LCS 2018 small     1 : 0  
March 17th, 2018: 12:00 PM PDT / 03:00 PM EDT / 21:00 CET

Tie-breaker: Team Logo G2 Esports G2 vs. SPY Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small     1 : 0
March 17th, 2018: 01:00 PM PDT / 04:00 PM EDT / 22:00 CET

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Substitutes and Roster Changes

No roster changes known for Week 9 – maybe toplaner Bwipo of team Fnatic will get again stage time!

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Attention! There are already betting odds for the last week of the regular Spring Split! Our renowned betting sites support all LoL enthusiasts with bets and odds and as always you will find a comparison of the best eSports betting sites right here. Especially the match between the Unicorns of Love and the Misfits is interesting for many betting experts, the performances of the unicorns in the last few weeks were phenomenal and Hans sama and team mates are in a slump – nevertheless the betting odds of UOL are pretty high.

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You will find detailed predictions and analysis of the upcoming matches of the EU LCS Spring Split 2018 – Week 9 right before the first game of the week.

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Team Logo Schalke 04 EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2018 small
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Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2018 small
Team Logo G2 Esports vs. Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2018 small
Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo G2 Esports Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2018 small vs. Team Logo Schalke 04 EU LCS 2018 small

EU LCS Spring Split 2018 – Week 9 | Day 2 

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Giants vs Splyce

Match #1: Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2018 small Giants Gaming vs. Splyce Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small

March 17th, 2018: 08:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT / 17:00 CET

Only one mistake – like blinking at the wrong moment – can turn an almost won League of Legends duel into a defeat. This fact had to be experienced by the Splyce team on the first day of Week 9, after a strong lead in the early stages of the game against Team Vitality one bad Baron Nashor play did cost the team the deserved victory. But in general no-one can take away the well-earned ticket to the playoffs of the Spring Split from Odoamne and his team mates but the contested BYE for the semi-finals which will be earned by the best two teams of the regular split could still go over to G2 Esports or Team Vitality. Besides Superstar Rekkles wearing his Fnatic jersey Splyce’s AD-Carry Kobbe is a potential MVP candidate for the 2018 Spring Split due to his solid performances throughout the entire season – once more he and duo partner kaSing have to put the fear into their opponent’s hearts. Unlike the Splyce team the professionals from Giants Gaming still have a lot at stake, with six teams competing for the remaining two playoff spots in the final week and some problems on the first match day where the Giants had to deal with an innovative strategy from the Fnatic team the air is slowly getting thin. Nevertheless, Betsy and Co are able to keep up with the strong opponents on a good day – especially Jungler Djoko can provide some advantages to his team with his aggressive playing style and early ganks. After several consecutive defeats the Giants Gaming’s performance curve is back up at the right time and this duel may be more exciting than many experts would expect.

Prediction: The Splyce players must not make any more mistakes if they want to go straight into the semi-finals of the Spring Split playoffs. There’s a lot at stake for the Giants and the playoff spots are highly coveted and fiercely contested this year. In the first game of the day I expect a 0-1 victory for Splyce.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 H2K vs ROCCAT

Match #2: Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2018 small H2K Gaming vs. ROCCAT Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2018 small

March 17th, 2018: 09:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT / 18:00 CET

Prediction: Both teams are showing what they have left in their tanks in the last week of the regular season and also both want to secure a last-minute playoff spot, unfortunately the competition in the European LCS is very strong this season. While the H2K Gaming team could put the FC Schalke 04 challengers in their place, ROCCAT prevailed against the weakening Misfits. In this match I expect an exciting duel and a close 1-0 victory for H2K Gaming.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 UOL vs Misfits

Match #3: Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2018 small Unicorns of Love vs. Misfits Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2018 small

March 17th, 2018: 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CET

PredictionThe downfall from a celebrated European super team and near-conqueror of SK Telecom T1 at last year’s League of Legends World Championship to a squad which has to tremble to secure a playoff spot in the EU LCS would describe the story of the Misfits team in the 2018 Spring Split. After a strong start into the season the team’s performances flattened out steadily and Sencux and his team mates have to fear for a playoff spot after four consecutive defeats. The air is slowly getting thin and the current botlane-centric meta game should actually do the team more good than bad, unfortunately the poor results show a different trend. The Unicorns of Love – led by Jungler Kold – also performed well on Summoner’s Rift in their last duels (with the exception of Week 8). In this explosive duel I expect a 1-0 victory for the Unicorns of Love.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 G2 vs Vitality

Match #4: Team Logo G2 Esports G2 Esports vs. Team Vitality Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2018 small

March 17th, 2018: 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CET

Prediction: In the top match of Week 9 a possible walk-through for the quarter-final duels of the 2018 Spring Split playoffs is at stake, with G2 Esports and Team Vitality two polarising teams are clashing against each other on Summoner’s Rift. Although the Vitality team scored some victories again after a bad series of losses the team’s wins were anything but undisputed. But G2 Esports are also losing game after game at the moment and both teams are not in top form before the upcoming playoff games. Experience shows that Perkz and his team mates are getting stronger and stronger in the decisive phase of the season and I expect a narrow 1-0 victory for G2 Esports.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Fnatic vs Schalke

Match #5: Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2018 small Fnatic vs. FC Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04 EU LCS 2018 small

March 17th, 2018: 12:00 PM PDT / 03:00 PM EDT / 21:00 CET

Prediction: In the last match of the regular season the leader of the standings will once again meet the FC Schalke 04, Rekkles and his team are at a whole different level of skill at the moment and especially in the upcoming best-of-3 matches the true strength of the team will reveal itself. In the toplane newcomer Bwipo can once again prove his skills, the carry player would like to gain further experience on the large LCS stage. AD-Carry Rekkles is still considered a hot candidate for the Spring Split MVP title and almost scored a penta-kill in their last game. The FC Schalke 04 is still involved in the race for playoff spots but after their defeat on Day 1 the chances of Nukeduck and his team mates have shrunk drastically. In the last duel of the season I expect a 1-0 victory for Fnatic.

EU LCS Spring Split 2018 – Week 9 | Day 1 

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Schalke vs H2KMatch #1: Team Logo Schalke 04 EU LCS 2018 small Schalke 04 vs. H2K Team Logo H2K Gaming EU LCS 2018 small

March 16th, 2018: 09:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST / 18:00 CET

Prediction: The first game of the last EU LCS week already promises pure playoff-fighting. Schalke 04 still have a point advantage over H2K, but a defeat on the first match day could change everything. Both teams managed to win against G2 Esports in the 8th week, whereby Schalke seemed much more solid. In general, since the fight for the playoffs became a reality, one could notice a clear performance increase with the Schalke players, while H2K had quite successful experiences in the last weeks, however, dropped off again and again. I think Schalke could make it into the playoffs and expect a 1-0 victory for Schalke 04.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Misfits vs ROCCATMatch #2: Team Logo Misfits EU LCS 2018 small Misfits vs. ROCCAT Team Logo ROCCAT EU LCS 2018 small

March 16th, 2018: 10:00 AM PST / 01:00 PM EST / 19:00 CET

Prediction: Also in the second match of the day the tension is already noticeable in advance. Misfits and Roccat share fifth place so far, so a defeat in this game would drastically reduce the playoff chances. The Misfits have recently lost 3 games in a row and are probably in their worst shape since the team’s promotion to the EU LCS. However, I think that the quality of the players will definitely be enough for the playoffs, even if ROCCAT would have deserved a participation as well. So I expect a 1-0 victory for the Misfits.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Splyce vs VitalityMatch #3: Team Logo SPY EU LCS 2018 small Splyce vs. Team Vitality Team Logo Vitality EU LCS 2018 small

March 16th, 2018: 11:00 AM PST / 02:00 PM EST / 20:00 CET

PredictionSplyce have already qualified for the playoffs with 10 wins out of 16 games, while Team Vitality could still get worse than 6th place, but they would have to lose both matches during the last week with at least three of the teams with 7 points playing 2-0. Of course, there are countless scenarios that fans and experts are playing through before the last week of the game, but Vitality’s participation in the playoffs is almost certain, even though I don’t think the team will be able to win against the well performing Splyce. I’m expecting a 1-0 victory for Splyce.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Giants vs FnaticMatch #4: Team Logo Giants EU LCS 2018 small Giants vs. Fnatic Team Logo Fnatic EU LCS 2018 small

March 16th, 2018: 12:00 PM PST / 03:00 PM EST / 21:00 CET

Prediction: Fnatic has been qualified for playoffs for some time, but the team now wants to secure first place in the EU LCS table of the regular split. Only Splyce can endanger them, but a win by Fnatic against the Giants is enough to avoid the tiebreaker. For Giants, however, there is much more to it than that, as the playoffs can still be reached, but a win against Fnatic or Splyce on the second day is necessary, both scenarios are not very likely. As sad as Giants fans might be, I expect a 0-1 victory for Fnatic.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 UOL vs G2Match #5: Team Logo Unicorns of Love EU LCS 2018 small Unicorns of Love vs. G2 Esports Team Logo G2 Esports

March 16th, 2018: 01:00 PM PST / 04:00 PM EST / 22:00 CET

Prediction: Is G2 Esports’ downward trend continuing or can the team show against the Unicorns of Love that they are still playing for the play-off victory? Especially the game against H2K was bitter for all G2 fans, because for a long time PerkZ and Co. had a clear advantage, but could not finish the game in time and again it seemed as if the players had not been prepared enough to play their team composition properly. But I think that G2 want to secure the playoff place once and for all, because one point last week is enough for that. Despite their positive performance, the Unicorns will probably go on vacation after the Spring Split. I expect a 0-1 victory for G2 Esports.

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Article and predictions by the esports-betting League of Legends team. Marius „vuehrjer“ Führer is studying at the TU Wien and misses just as few League of Legends matches as lectures at university. Daniel „Taith“ Aichinger is studying lectureship at the JKU Linz and teaches his enemies the meaning of fear on Summoner’s Rift in his spare time. Contact them on Twitter (@vuehrjer, @TaithLoL) for questions. GG WP!