LCS EU Summer Split 2014 – Week 2 Preview

The first week of the European LCS Summer Split started with an explosion of nuclear proportions. Teams that have garnered notoriety throughout their career in the LCS have stumbled while newly formed teams rise to the occassion. Alliance continue their dominant streak of wins in the first week of the EU LCS followed by a rejuvenated Millenium. However, on the other side of the spectrum, Gambit Gaming, Fnatic, and Roccat sat in the dark. Roccat having 1-3 together with Gambit Gaming and Copenhagen Wolves. Fnatic scraped through a 2-2 landing on fourth place. It seems as though a shakeup is about to happen this split in the EU LCS with Alliance running the whole show. But, will the other teams step up their game now that they are back at the LCS stage? Find out below and welcome to LCS EU Summer Split 2014 Week 2!

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Standings and Stats LCS EU before Summer Split Week 2

Team Wins Losses Avg. KDA Avg. Gold / Minute
Alliance 3 1 6.24 1687.75
SK Gaming 3 1 4.86 1693.97
Millenium 3 1 4.35 1786.11
Fnatic 2 2 4.29 1645.35
Supa Hot Crew 2 2 3.85 1661.14
ROCCAT 1 3 3.03 1577.97
Copenhagen Wolves 1 3 2.01 1526.23
Gambit Gaming 1 3 1.27 1455.44

Schedule and Odds – Summer Split EU Week 2*

Right here we are listing the schedule and LoL betting odds for Week 2 of the European LCS Summer Split 2014. If you want to find out more about a certain betting site take a look at our esports betting sites overview or the detailed review of the services. Please notice that the odds shown here might have changed in the meantime. Follow the links to bookmakers to take a look at the current odds. You can find the detailed schedule with starting times below alongside with our betting tips and predictions.

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Preview and Predictions LCS EU Week 2 Day 1

FNC vs GMB (May 30 09:00 PDT/ 12:00 EDT/ 18:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team FnaticLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Gambit GamingBoth teams have suffered heavy losses during the first week of the LCS but it seems that Gambit has received the short end of the stick between the two with 1 win and 3 losses. Gambit has lost their starting midlaner Alex Ich who has been one of the pillars of the team since its inception. Although NiQ has played well, there seems to be a giant cloud hovering over the team as they are still tryign to figure out what they need to do with their new lineup. This goes to show that the whole team synergy can be disrupted with just a new single player joining the team. Last week, Gambit suffered a minute 1.27 KDA during their first week with Darien having only 0.82 KDA. This goes to show how passive and underwhelming Gambit has been playing with all of their four games in Week 1. There needs to be a change within the group or else they will continue to play badly. It is most likely that a new shotcaller needs to be called out or the team needs more time to play together before everything can be turned back around. Meanwhile, Fnatic once again disappoints this week as they have garnered 2 wins and 2 losses. And although Rekkles received the top KDA for this week with 13.3, it did not get them the top spot of the week considering how many kills their star AD carry has been receiving. Clearly, it is a team effort to win but if Rekkles is pulling his own weight, it is expected for other team members to do so as well.

Prediction: While both teams suffer from miscommunications and bad calls, Fnatic has the edge on this match knowing that their AD carry can still perform well even on bad weeks.

CW vs SHC (May 30 10:00 PDT/ 13:00 EDT/ 19:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Copenhagen WolvesLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Supa hot crewSupa Hot Crew rose to the occassion last week with a 2-2 standing. Needless to say, the team had an average of 15.7k gold and a team KDA of 3.84. The Crew looked to have an advantage early game with their Lucian and Elise picks. Lucian was picked 3 times by MrRalleZ while Elise was picked twice by Impaler while they banned Jax and Kassadin twice in their four games last week. MrRalleZ has always been the backbone of their team as he can rack up kills against the enemy. Last week, he had a 4.9 KDA but it was Mimer, their top laner who had a KDA of 6. This means that Mimer had the most kills for their team while their midlaner SELFIE only got 3.27 KDA but with an average gold per minute of 407. With all that gold, it only seem to show that SELFIE has the ability to farm up well but it does not translate directly to kills. He has a whooping 84 percent kill participation but does not get the kills he needs to really carry the game. SELFIE needs to land the killing blows more often and turn into a beast in the late game if they really want to dominate that part of the game well.

The Wolves on the other hand are a bit rusty last week with their entire team having a KDA of 2.01 and a 218k gold for all games. The Wolves had the lowest amount of gold earned last week which goes to show that they got dominated in all of their games. A 2.01 team KDA translates to having little kills on their part but also having so-so deaths. Ultimately, the Wolves are playing a bit safer this week and their opponents were able to get a read on them hence turning the aggression on. If the Wolves want to win more matches, they need to turn on their aggression and take it to the next level.

Prediction: This week, it seems like a match between both teams who like to relegate their kills to the jungler during the early game and let the carries farm well into the late game. If that’s the case, The Crew will need to be more aggressive during the early game in order to dominate the Wolves this week for them to win. The Crew will likely take this match.

TOP Game LCS EU Week 2

LCS EU Team MilleniumLCS EU Team AllianceMIL vs ALL

(May 30 11:00 PDT/ 14:00 EDT/ 20:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Millenium vs. Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Alliance

Statistics
3 Wins 3
4.35 KDA 6.24
1786 GpM 1688

Both of these teams have surpassed everyone’s expectations coming in the first week of the LCS but none has surprised more than Millenium. After winning their way back to the LCS during the Summer Promotion Tournament, they have demonstrated their skills in being an LCS caliber team. In Week 1, Millenium’s Kerp got the MVP by having a 4.91 KDA and being one of the top gold earners of the week with 418.36 gold per minute. With that, Millenium has risen up to the challenge in Week One but as history would put it, Millenium also had this trend during the first few weeks of the LCS last Spring Split and then everything went spiralling downward after that. KottenX soon learned how the team works well and it showed how well his ganks worked.

By this match, the players to watch out for would be Kerp and Froggen. Both are solid midlaners but during their off week, they can be very devastating to the team. Week One showed how well both midlaners were able to carry the team. Kerp had an amazing game with his Leblanc but only got a decent 4.91 KDA for the entire week whereas Froggen had a KDA ratio of 10.6. Upon picking more information, Kerp has over 7.5 champions killed per game while Froggen only has 4 when the two are compared. This means that Kerp has more kill participation which can either be attributed to killing his lane opponent or roaming around the map more. Here, Alliance would have to react more to Kerp’s aggression by subduing him early in the game to avoid snowballing. Meanwhile, Millenium would have to deal with Tabzz as well knowing that he can take as much as 6.25 champion kills in a single game with a 9.8 KDA ratio. Tabzz has been amazing in Week One and Creaton would have to compete with him in order to win. Creaton needs to step up since he is down in the score stats behind Tabzz. All in all, what Alliance needs to do is to stop KottenX from helping Kerp in midlane and provide Wickd the right tools to defeat Kev1n up top before Millenium’s solo lanes can snowball.

Prediction: Alliance can pull off a win if they feed more kills to Tabzz and Froggen while Wickd maintains a lead in CS over Kev1n to become tanky enough for the team.

ROC vs SK (May 30 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team roccatLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team SK GamingOne of the disappointments last week was Roccat. Roccat played badly plain and simple. Although one can attribute it to the amount of time they spent without practising due to the break in between splits, it is not an excuse for a team in the LCS to do so. Nevertheless, a strong team such as Roccat will bounce back this week. Too bad they would have to face SK Gaming this week. SK and Roccat have been going at each other for quite some time now. One can reminisce the days during the Spring Split when Roccat and SK were vying for the top spot. Last week however, SK came out on top. SK’s Jesiz followed Froggen with a 5.75 KDA in all four games while Overpow had 5.17. Jesiz has more champions killed than Overpow with Jesiz getting 6.5 champions killed in every game on average while Overpow simply had 3.75. Not enough to get gold and carry the game. The same goes with the top lane as fredy122 has far more superior KDA ratio than Xaxus at 4.1 against the latter with 2.71. And while fredy122 might have one of the lowest minion kills during the first week, he manages to compensate through kills as he is the second player to have the highest kills in the top lane with 12 kills in all four games after Kev1n from Millenium. Needless to say, Roccat needs to put more effort in kills before they are taken over by a more aggressive team like SK.

Prediction: If Roccat continues to play passive and farm up for the late game, an aggressive SK will take advantage of them.

Preview and Predictions LCS EU Week 2 Day 2

ALL vs SK (May 31 09:00 PDT/ 12:00 EDT/ 18:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team AllianceLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team SK GamingAnother explosive match to open Day 2 of the second week of the EU LCS. Alliance and SK will most likely be able to hold their spot in Week Two but this time, one will excel while the other will fall. Alliance has shown great dominance whether be it in early game or in late game. This time, they will be pitted against a more solid team in SK Gaming. In last week’s game, both teams are almost even on gold but what separates them is the number of kills Alliance gets from every game. Alliance has 6.24 KDA while SK only has 4.86. This can be attributed to late game teamfights for SK while Alliance holds more value in early game kills and then farming up to gear towards late game. Overall, Alliance has a better strategy in mind and SK needs to find a new way to counter such strategy.

Prediction: SK needs to find a way to keep Tabzz, Froggen, and Shook from getting out of hand. The key to this is Svenskeren roaming more often and counterganking Shook a lot more while feeding Jesiz and CandyPanda more kills.

MIL vs FNC (May 31 10:00 PDT/ 13:00 EDT/ 19:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team MilleniumLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team FnaticThis game would help turn Fnatic’s fate around. If they do win this match, they can either go 1-1 or win all two games for this week. Fnatic has a strong team to start with. No one can pinpoint any weakness to the team aside from them playing during their bad weeks. Millenium’s weaknesses can be pinpointed to several things but they have slowly patched things up. It was clearly evident during the first week that Millenium have learned their lesson well after nearly getting relegated. Fnatic knows when to turn it on but doesn’t seem to know how to turn it on. Last week alone shows that Fnatic cannot be counted out just yet. Cyanide has the best statistics out of all the junglers while Rekkless beats out all the others with a 13.33 KDA and dying only 3 times for the entire week. xPeke manages to creep in the top 5 of the list as well. SoaZ needs to step up this week as last week was abysmal for the French. He was only able to kill one champion per game on average and had a frustrating 1.67 KDA against Kev1n’s 5.57 KDA. xPeke also needs fine tuning as well. When compared to Kerp, xPeke was down on all stats against him.

Prediction: So far, Cyanide and Rekkles has kept Fnatic afloat all this time, but if they want to get back to their old form, SoaZ and xPeke needs to bring it home. Millenium takes this win.

CW vs ROC (May 31 11:00 PDT/ 14:00 EDT/ 20:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Copenhagen WolvesLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team roccatThis matchup would most likely bring about another surprising turn for both teams. Whether the Wolves or Roccat bring their A-game it will be a surprising match for the audience. Neither of these teams have had a good game since the first week and they will surely learn from their mishaps by then. Will Copenhagen Wolves pick up the pieces or will Roccat smash it further to smithereens?

Prediction: A rejuvenated Roccat will take this game from a struggling Copenhagen Wolves.

GMB vs SHC (May 31 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Gambit GamingLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Supa hot crewBoth teams suffered a lot during the first week but Supa Hot Crew is far more promising to turn things around this week than Gambit. Last week, Gambit had an average of 1.27 KDA while SHC had 2.01. It may not be that much but Supa Hot Crew was playing their best while Gambit was playing at their weakest. If Gambit does turn out to solve their issues with the team, Supa Hot Crew is in trouble. But, Supa Hot Crew is the more solid team now than Gambit. With superior shotcalls and some smart Baron plays, the Crew can outwit the old gents from Gambit this time.

Prediction: Supa Hot Crew slowly climbs the standing.

 

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