Week 9 – EU LCS Summer Split 2018

The final week of the LCS Season 8 is coming, whether fans and teams want it or not. Each team now wants to take the last possible victories to make up for precious Championship Points for the 2018 LoL World Championship. We are looking at two matchdays with 2 possible victories, which could again cause a lot of chaos in the table.

In the EU last week the Fnatic logo lit up; Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has returned from his exile and we can only speculate if a “Thanks Riot Patch 8.15“-tattoo now decorates his body. As patch 8.15 giving all the retired adcs their job back with being part of the start-rosters again. He certainly didn't disappoint his fans as he stepped off the LCS stage with 30K champion damage and standing ovation on day two. Fnatic have now fought their way back to the top and are currently leading the EU standings with a win ahead of their rivals Schalke 04. The Misfits could only score against H2K and lost to G2 Esports, so that S04, G2 and Misfits are now all waiting at the second place in the standings with 11 wins. At the other end, Splyce sits in front of the Roccats with 8 wins and is looking forward to qualifying for the Summer Split playoffs (summer split standings). First game starts on August 17th at 18:00 o'clock – don't miss the live stream!

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Schedule and Results – 2018 LCS EU Summer Split Week 9

If we take a look at the schedule for week 9, the view to the top of the standings becomes most interesting. Split favourite Schalke encounters Splyce on the first day and on the second day they have the chance for “freelo” against H2K. Fnatic has it much harder against the Roccats and Unicorns of Love. For G2 and the Misfits, however, it will be a lot of work to achieve a double victory, as they are currently one point behind Fnatic in second place, they really need it. Top game will probably be the encounter G2 against the Vitalities, in terms of the chance for G2 still to end the summer split on the first place of standings.

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 | Week 9 | Day 1 

Match #1:H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo H2K   vs. UOLUnicorns of Love League of Legends LoL Team Logo   0 : 1  
August 17th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Match #2: Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo SPY  vs. S04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo   0 : 1  
August 17th, 10:00 PM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

Match #3: Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo GIA vs. G2 G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo  0 : 1  
August 17th, 11:00 AM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

Match #4: ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team LogoROC  vs. FNC Fnatic League of Legends LoL Team Logo   0 : 1  
August 17th, 12:00 AM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

Match #5: Misfits League of Legends LoL Team Logo MSF vs. VIT Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
August 17th, 01:00 PM PT / 04:00 PM ET / 22:00 CEST

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 | Week 9 | Day 2 

Match #1: Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo GIA vs. SPY Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
August 18th, 08:00 AM PT / 11:00 PM ET / 17:00 CEST

Match #2: H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team LogoH2K  vs. S04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
August 18th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Match #3: Misfits League of Legends LoL Team Logo MSF vs. ROC ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
August 18th, 10:00 AM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

Match #4: Fnatic League of Legends LoL Team Logo FNC vs. UOL Unicorns of Love League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
August 18th, 11:00 PM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

Match #5:  Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team Logo VIT vs. G2  G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo   1 : 0  
August 18th, 12:00 PM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

Tiebreakers | Week 9 | Day 3 

Match #1: Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team LogoVIT  vs. G2 G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo    1 : 0  
August 19th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Match #2: FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team LogoS04  vs. VIT Team Vitality League of Legends LoL Team Logo   0 : 1  
August 19th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

Match #3: G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo G2 vs. S04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo    0 : 1  
August 19th, 08:00 AM PT / 11:00 PM ET / 17:00 CEST

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Substitutes and Roster Changes

No roster changes known for Week 9 of the EU LCS Spring Split 2018.

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EU LCS Summer Split 2018 – Week 9 | Day 1 

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 Week 9 H2K vs UOL

Match #1:H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo H2K Gaming   vs. Unicorns Of Love Unicorns of Love League of Legends LoL Team Logo

August 17th, 09:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 18:00 CEST

H2K plays against the Unicorns of Love in the first encounter of the evening! In week 8, the red unicorns surprisingly scored against the match favourite Roccat on day 2. The playoffs are no longer arrhythmically accessible for the Unicorns – nevertheless the UOL will set everything in their hands for a victory. Ranks 8, 9 and 10 must prove themselves in the relegation tournament in order to keep their place in the LCS class. The analysts expect this encounter H2K vs. UOL not as clear as it used to be. Nevertheless, in my opinion it would be a miracle that H2K will surprise us again. With only one victory of honour (which they deserve) they will have to leave the Summer Split and train intensively. So I bet on a 0:1 for the Unicorns of Love.

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 Week 9 SPY vs S04

Match #2: Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo Splyce  vs. FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo

August 17th, 10:00 PM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

Splyce has to play against FC Schalke 04! From now on every match can theoretically be repeated again in the Bo5 in the playoffs. Schalke 04 crowned himself in week 8 and got a double victory on the way to Fnatic. Splyce defeated the Roccats on the first matchday, but then lost one of the most exciting games of the Splits Fnatic (but more about that in match 4). It's not just gut feeling, as Splyce has consistently shown good performance that tempts me to see Splyce ahead here. Still, odds and S04 performance last week clearly indicates a 0:1 for FC Schalke 04!

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Giants vs G2

Match #3: Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo Giants Gaming vs. G2 Esports G2 Esports League of Legends LoL Team Logo

August 17th, 11:00 AM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

Giants Gaming plays against G2 Esports! The latter enjoyed a double victory over Misfitis and Unicorns of Love last week. Giants lost to both Fnatic and Schalke 04 last week. The mismatches in team and Meta-Play became very obvious in the match against S04, the GIA team with GIA-Ruin, Djoko, Betsy, Steelband, SirNukesAlot lost with 0 kills and 15 deaths to their strong opponents. For the Giants, too, it is now certain that there will be no continuation into the playoffs. But you also have to work hard in the lower ranks to avoid the relegation tournament. Although the chances of relegating to 8th place are considerably lower, it is still a certain factor of uncertainty. Anyhow, I bet on a 0:1 victory for G2 Esports.

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 Week 9 ROC vs FNC

Match #4: ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team Logo Roccat  vs. Fnatic Fnatic League of Legends LoL Team Logo

August 17th, 12:00 AM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

Roccat plays against the Fnatics. Fnatic made it to the top of the table last week. The second game of the weekend was an absolute highlight. After the training for FNC-Rekkles against the Giants, sOAZ was again allowed to play on the Toplane and Bwipo on the Botlane. After FNC-Hylissan gifted the first blood to the opponents with “weird” Pyke plays, it went only uphill. Despite being Kill/Death gold behind, the Fanatics made it to the top with perfect farming. Who does not manage to put Fnatic early under pressure, will soon get the bill served. FNC-Caps on Wukong whirled everything to pieces with its cyclone and Hylissang on Pyke set out for “fishing”… Spectators and moderators couldn't calm down long after the game.

The last meeting of ROC vs. FNC is already far behind, in week 4 to be exact. Fnatic defeated the Roccats. The last week is still played under patch 8.15, so the question remains whether Bwipo or Rekkles can play. At the beginning, like many others, I was still very critical of Bwipo, but meanwhile the boy became essentially for the team. The dynamics of the team plays almost gets a korean touch. The Roccats have surprisingly lost to UOL and even a 11/3/8 ROC-Memento on Camille couldn't do much in late game.

With regard to the play-offs, Roccat could only have the chance into the playoffs with a double win this weekend and a 0-2 loosing-streak for Splyce. Fnatic of all people must be defeated on the way there. I therefore expect that it will be a 0:1 victory for Fnatic.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Misfits vs Vitality

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

August 17th, 01:00 PM PT / 04:00 PM ET / 22:00 CEST

The last game of the evening will be played by the Misfits against Team Vitality. Both could only get one victory each in week 8 and the Misfits absolutely need the victory to fight their way to the top of the table. In the last match on the second matchday of week 4, the two teams separated with victory for the Misfits. The EU-LCS has produced a lot of favourites for this summer split and consequently the worlds. Misfits, Schalke, Vitality, Fnatic, G2 Esports and Splyce are six strong playoff candidates. But the B05 matches in the playoffs will be much, much more exciting. Also this encounter of MSF vs. VIT will be tactician game until the other one makes a mistake. Still, I guess the Misfits have an advantage, so I guess it's a 1-0 win for Misfits.

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EU LCS Summer Split 2018 – Week 9 | Day 2 

EU LCS Summer Split 2018 Week 9 GIA vs FNC

Match #1: Giants League of Legends LoL Team Logo Giants Gaming vs. Splyce Splyce League of Legends LoL Team Logo

August 18th, 08:00 AM PT / 11:00 PM ET / 17:00 CEST

On the second and last day of the regular LCS Summer Split the Giants encounter Splyce. In their last match, we were victims of an 1-0 for Splyce. In the longest game of week 5, the decision came after 53 minutes. Splyce as always can rely on their two strong laners SPY-Xerxe (Camille) and SPY-Nisqy on his favorite role Zoe. GIA-Betsy (Talon) was without a chance from the beginning and a 1/3/12 were shining on his counter at the end. With great probability I see the currently strong splyce in the playoffs and also Giants will not be able to stop the team. Splyce only needs one win to be safe in the playoffs and if it doesn't work on day 1, it will be 0-1 for Splyce on day 2.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 H2K vs S04 Summer-Split

Match #2: H2K Gaming League of Legends LoL Team LogoH2K Gaming  vs. FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04 League of Legends LoL Team Logo

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

H2K Gaming encounters FC Schalke 04 and head coach Mitch “Boris” Voorspoels, who has already shown us his skills on the rift himself, will be cautiously optimistic. However, “Freelo” is easy to say, but already once H2K won completely surprisingly against Splyce. However, the analysts are certain that this game will go to Schalke. This is very different from day 1, when H2K is considered to have a chance against UOL. Schalke has currently 11 wins and is only one point behind Fnatic, so they certainly not take this game not serious. In any case I bet a clear 0:1 for FC Schalke 04!

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Misfits vs ROCCAT

Match #3: Misfits League of Legends LoL Team Logo Misfits vs. Roccat ROCCAT League of Legends LoL Team Logo

August 18th, 10:00 AM PT / 01:00 PM ET / 19:00 CEST

The Misfits encounters Roccat in the third game of the evening. The Misfits won the last and very exciting game against Roccat in week 5. In 36 minutes a perfect interlude of MSF-Alphari, Maxlore and Sencux could carry the game. What makes Misfits so special is that, unlike other teams, they rarely lose the game if they are still ahead after 10 minutes. More specifically, it only happened once in this split (if I remember correct) against Splyce in week 6.

For the current patch I expect exciting performance from the botlane with MSF-Hans Sama and Mikyx, though they still have to work a bit on their communication during the split, but all in all they form a strong duo. On the other side are ROC-HeaQ and Norskeren, the latter playing below its potential. The 18-year-old Norwegian played for Schalke in Season 7 and changed at the beginning of the year. I am confident that the Roccat's use the time while the playoffs (they are most likely not part of) and they will exercise and also discuss Roster changes. Tore Hoel “Norskeren” Eilertsen's journey will continue for season 9, im quiet sure about that.

For this encounter I expect a fiercely contested early to disturb the Misfits early, but ROC does not currently have to win the class in the individual lanes. I therefore bet on a 1-0 victory for the Misfits and agree with the analysts' opinion.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Fnatic vs UOL

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

August 18th, 11:00 PM PT / 02:00 PM ET / 20:00 CEST

The Fnatics encounters Unicorns of Love. Although Unicorns have always been the winners of hearts, the team must work on its continuity. Only UOL-Fabian “Exileh” Schubert from Germany has been on board since 2016 and the many “substitutions” have worn down the team, in my opinion. For the Unicorns of Love is most important that they have to “participate actively” again, instead of just “being there”. Because nevertheless the team is already in the second year in the LCS and I believe that we will see the UOL also next year in the LCS, hopefully with more success. The game against Fnatic is without question going to the Fnatics, who have against UOL a comparatively easier opponent on day 2 and can extend their lead in the standings. I bet on a 1-0 victory for Fnatic.

EU LCS 2018 Week 9 Vitality vs G2

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

August 18th, 12:00 PM PT / 03:00 PM ET / 21:00 CEST

In the last game of the evening Team Vitality encounters G2 Esports! It will be the top game at the regular end of the EU Summer Split league-phase. In the last match in week 5, the two favourites split with a 1-0 for G2, as the meta worked out, apparently. G2-Hjarnan on Brand made his way through the ranks of opponents with 26K Champion Dmg. In general, the team currently has the strongest roster (next to Fnatic): G2-Wonders, Jankos, Perkz, Hjarnan and Wadid. Officially, the contracts of the G2 players will not end until 2020 and I hope this team will have the chance to exercise together for a long time. The game against Vitalities will definitely be a game on equal skill, but I'd rather see G2 Esports winning. So I bet on a 0:1 for G2 Esports!

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