LCS EU Summer Split Week 4 Preview & Predictions

Alliance quickly showed the European stage that they are indeed the best team in Europe right now for three consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, Fnatic draws another win. Gambit and Millenium continue to struggle with their games while Roccat is making a small blip on the radar. Will Alliance continue their winning streak towards the end of the split and represent Europe for the World Championships? Will Fnatic ever return to their glorious form? Can SK ramp up and get ahead of Alliance? What happened to Millenium? And will Gambit ever truly get back on track? And how will Roccat get out of this quicksand they have stumbled upon? Find out more on the Week 4 Preview of the European LCS .

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Preview and Predictions LCS EU Week 4 Day 1

SK vs FNC (June 12 09:00 PDT/ 12:00 EDT/ 18:00 CEST)

(SK 1-0 against FNC)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team SK GamingLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Fnatic

SK came out strong during week 3 of the LCS. Right now, if there is one team that has the chances of beating Alliance from their top spot it’s SK Gaming. Now that the meta has pushed slightly over the edge to teams with the best late game potential, SK Gaming has the makings of the team that could make it to the top. Last week, they had the highest average KDA for a team with 15.14. And this translated well with the rest of the team. Most of the team had above 60 percent kill participation and were slowly racking up kills by mid game. They become indomitable during the late game with their gold generation through kills and farms with the help of Svenskeren. Speaking of Svenskeren, he is last week’s MVP with 11.5 KDA and a 67.65 percent kill participation in all of his games.

If compared to Fnatic’s statistics from last week, SK would dwarf them. Their highest KDA earner is Fnatic’s support player Yellowstar which goes to show that he is the only one really going out there to help them team while their AD carry, Rekkles has not shown up to play this week. xPeke gets a meandering 6 kills, 5 deaths, and 14 assists on an average match which is not something to brag about for the top notch player. Fnatic has had some misplays over the past couple of weeks. Their main problem is that they do not have a coach or an analyst to help them with their gameplay. Most of the teams have slowly upgraded their roster with the help of either an analyst or a coach or even both. Fnatic has not even made a move about getting one although the team has considered about it. If this comes to fruition, it will surely help Fnatic’s chances of getting back to the top. Fnatic knows that they need all the help they can get and if they can get an analyst on board to pinpoint their mistakes and how they can avoid it from happening again then Fnatic becomes the dark horse once more. So far, SK Gaming has all the makings of defeating this once great team based on their current stats and how well they play the game as a team.

Prediction: SK Gaming pounces on Fnatic with a win.

 

 

ROC vs CW (June 12 10:00 PDT/ 13:00 EDT/ 19:00 CEST)

(CW 1-0 against ROC)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Copenhagen WolvesLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team roccat

Roccat is on a freefall this week. Not only have they lost 7 out of the 8 games that have been played but they have not even showed signs of hope for the team. Roccat is on the verge of losing it this split eversince the shift in meta at the top laner as well as the midlaners. During the spring split, mages and a bit of assassins were the flavor of the month but now, it’s the support mages with high disengage and utility potential that have really taken center stage. Lulu and Nidalee are now the best picks for mid that provide the team a solid form of damage while keeping themselves safe. Roccat has a chance to turn things around with Copenhagen Wolves. They can simply ban out a couple of champions against the team. By banning out Renekton and a few midlaners, Roccat can easily win the pick and ban phase. Banning out the top three top laning champions will force Youngbuck from Copenhagen Wolves to pick AP champions in which he is not comfortable playing with. This will give them the edge as Youngbuck has always been very good at tanking for them but not dishing out damage as an AP champion user. When compared to Xaxus, Youngbuck has a better average KDA with 2.2 against 1.55 but both maintained a good gold generation per game as well as minions slained count. The problem now is that Youngbuck is far better at tanking and getting into teamfights than Xaxus hence the better KDA ratio.

Prediction: If Roccat plays the pick and ban phase right, then may have a better chance at winning this game.

 

 

SHC vs MIL (June 12 11:00 PDT/ 14:00 EDT/ 20:00 CEST)

(SHC 0-1 against MIL)

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Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team MilleniumThe tale of two teams. Both teams rose to the top early on in the Summer Split but one maintained their momentum while the other one crashed and burned. Supa Hot Crew has steadily gained confidence over the course of three weeks and slowly build up their wins. Millenium is the polar opposite of Supa Hot Crew. They did get a strong start of the split but them fumbled through second and third week. Supa Hot Crew has lesser average champions killed than Millenium but they make up for it for their gold earned and minions killed. This goes to show that the Crew is hellbent on farming up for MrRalleZ and SELFIE in order to get the items they need to pick up kills. In fact, three Supa hot Crew players are at the top five of the most gold earned per game this week. SELFIE, MrRalleZ, and Mimer all have more than 16k gold earned on average. What Millenium needs to do is to disrupt them from getting the gold they need to ensure their late game power. Picking up wave clearing champions like Ziggs or Lulu will help ensure that Kerp can keep up with SELFIE and maybe even through a few harassments along the way. Supa Hot Crew’s weakness is apparent. Once MrRalleZ is shut down from the start of the game, the Crew will have a hard time getting back up.

Prediction: Millenium needs to shut down MrRalleZ and maintain their gold lead then they can win this game much like their first game.

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ALL vs GMB (June 12 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)

(ALL 1-0 against GMB)

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Although NiQ has signed on to replace Alex Ich in the midlane, things have not improved at all. In fact, the team is currently suffering from the lack of cohesion in their team lineup. One can blame the lack of professional play from NiQ but everything in the team is still in its early stages. Expect Gambit to bounce back once they find their groove. Whether they aim to get back to Worlds this year, Gambit will surely give out their all in this split. Alliance on the other hand is stronger than ever and they will pose a problem for Gambit Gaming. Once again, Alliance will dominate the laning phase and end up chasing Gambit all over the map. Gambit might have a tough time this week as they are up against Alliance and Millenium. Both teams have revamped their strategies to adapt to the new meta and Gambit has not yet convinced themselves to really play well together as a team.

Prediction: Gambit loses out to Alliance once more.

 

Preview and Predictions LCS EU Week 4 Day 2

ROC vs SHC (June 13 09:00 PDT/ 12:00 EDT/ 18:00 CEST)

(ROC 0-1 against SHC)

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Supa Hot Crew is blazing hot in the first three weeks of the LCS. They have garnered enough lead from their opposing teams in the current standings to land the top three spot. Meanwhile, Roccat continues to slump.

 

Prediction: Roccat sets another record with another 0-2 this week.

 

GMB vs MIL (June 13 10:00 PDT/ 13:00 EDT/ 19:00 CEST)

(GMB 0-1 against MIL)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Gambit Gaming

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team MilleniumGambit and Millenium have been at each other’s throats since last split. Gambit had the upper hand last split but ever since they lost Alex Ich, Gambit has been all over the place. Millenium was all over the place last split and it was only in this split have they began to really pile things up and started playing the game to win. Millenium is a strong team if they get ahead but they usually fail to close games. Meanwhile, Gambit knows when and how to close a game from their vantage point. Millenium has far better KDA than Gambit and has more champions killed than the Russian squad. Millenium’s kills translate better in late as they are able to rack up on gold and dominate the game against their opponent. Meanwhile, Gambit relies heavily on Genja right now to dish out the damage they need during late game. Having Genja as the sole damage dealer is not enough for Gambit which is why they fall off the longer the game goes. If they can put NiQ in to the spotlight and deal as much damage in the late game then they can regain their old form.

Prediction: Gambit needs to get up and wake up from this misery. Now that they have signed up NiQ as an official player, time has come for them to synergize well with their new team mate. However, it is not yet time for Gambit – Millenium gets the win.

 

TOP Game of the LCS EU Week 4

LCS EU Team Fnatic: all 5 membersLCS EU Team Alliance

FNC vs ALL

(June 13 11:00 PDT/ 14:00 EDT/ 20:00 CEST)

(FNC 0-1 against ALL)

 

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team FnaticLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team AllianceIf there is one team that can have Alliance make a run for their money, it’s Fnatic. Fnatic has always been brilliant with their strategy and their team synergy which is something Alliance is still trying to perfect. Lately, without any knowledge of the ever-shifting meta, Fnatic is lost in the woods. They rely heavily on what they know and not on what they need to know. Just last week, it is a bad omen when the support player has the highest KDA ratio of the entire team. It only means that their early game has been good yet their late game is abysmal considering their AD carry has the lowest KDA of the entire team. In Week 2, Rekkles had one of the highest KDA but last week he fell face first with his 3.3 KDA. He was not able to rack up kills to carry the team which means that their opponents know where and when to strike. Fnatic needs to hide this weakness by playing up the mid lane to be aggressive and deadly as xPeke has always been. The meta has not done Fnatic any favor. Nidalee, Lulu, and Ziggs have been the trifecta of midlaners today. Two out of the three are being played defensively during the first few levels of the game while Ziggs can simply wave clear all day. With that, there is not much pressure in the midlane unlike Zed or Ahri from the assassin meta. This has hurt Fnatic even further knowing that they cannot instagib someone by level 6 which means they are not able to pressure the lanes. It now boils down to Cyanide playing Elise or Lee Sin as the early game assassin. If both are either banned or picked by Alliance, they won’t have the early game presence they need to snowball the lane against one of the teams that snowball really hard. If that is the case, Cyanide would be better off counterjungling or counterganking with a Nunu or revert back to Jarvan. Meanwhile, sOAZ needs to get back to taking tanky champions or snatch Kayle in an instant if she is free.

Alliance on the other hand has no problem with the current meta as it favors them heavily. Froggen loves to farm up and then explode during the late game. This was what Evil Geniuses was during their stint in the European LCS. Froggen’s Anivia has been phenomenal and it might earn him a ban this week. Alliance’s KDA is way off the charts with their support Nyph gaining the top spot with 22 KDA followed by Froggen’s 21 and then Tabzz’s 20. Nyph plays well during the early laning phase while Tabzz and Froggen gets things done by late game. Shook delivers ganks very well and Wickd knows when to soak up the damage for his team. This is why Alliance is a much better team than they were last split. They know each other’s weaknesses and they hide it well. They also know their strengths and they play it well. The only thing now is how they can recover from a bad matchup. But, as far as everyone knows, not even a bad matchup is called a bad matchup for Alliance since they always turn it around much like their game against Roccat. They were undeniably shorthanded on kills and towers but teamfight after teamfight they managed to pull through and fast forward to late game, their champions became beasts and destroyed Roccat in an instant.

Prediction: Never let Alliance get to late game. Fnatic needs to find champions that are good early game and pressure Alliance early before it is too late.

 

CW vs SK (June 13 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)

(CW 0-1 against SK)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Copenhagen WolvesLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team SK Gaming

Based on statistics alone, SK is the better team. SK had better team synergy and plays well into the meta whereas the Wolves are steadily declining the standings race once more. Copenhagen Wolves need to patch things up with their overall team strategy this time especially in choosing their composition. There have been many times that the team picks up an AP top laning champion without any synergy to the team except for the fact that they need to counter someone at top. Their cheese strategy with Heimerdinger last split was just pure luck and they cannot emulate it this time. The Wolves need to find a better team composition and start from there.

Prediction: SK closes out Week 4 with another win.

 

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