LCS EU Summer Split 2014 – Week 6 Preview

Last week, the London crowd roared and chanted in chorus as the LCS stage erupted in action. The games last week were nothing but exciting as teams tried to prove to the British fans that the EU LCS is as exciting as any other tournament in other regions. One of the key most noticeable games were that from Copenhagen Wolves. In both games, the Wolves showed why they were there in the LCS stage but certain misfortune really did them in. Alliance continues to dominate the standings while SK and Millenium followed suit. Gambit’s temporary players showed off why they were picked by the organization to play for them and Supa Hot Crew really belted out a great fight against tough competition. This week, we settle back to Cologne, Germany and continue the fight for survival in the LCS.

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Standings and Stats LCS EU before Summer Split Week 6

Team Wins Losses Avg. KDA Avg. Gold / Minute
Alliance 10 2 5.40 1708.43
SK Gaming 8 4 4.23 1689.95
Millenium 7 5 3.97 1645.19
Fnatic 6 6 4.72 1657.61
Supa Hot Crew 6 6 3.21 1603.20
ROCCAT 5 7 3.15 1558.19
Gambit Gaming 4 8 1.92 1499.88
Copenhagen Wolves 2 10 2.53 1536.70

Schedule and Odds – Season 4 | Summer Split EU Week 6*

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Preview and Predictions LCS EU Week 6 Day 1

CW vs FNC (June 26 9:00 PDT/ 12:00 EDT/18:00 CEST)
(Head to Head in Season 4 Summer Split: CW 0-1 against FNC)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Copenhagen WolvesLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team FnaticThe Wolves continue their losing streak last week with a current standing of 2-10. Although one can point out why they struggle in the LCS, last week’s game proved to the world that they are still LCS material. The Wolves showed a lot of promise in both of their matches as they dominated both Supa Hot Crew and Alliance early in the game. But, things suddenly turned ugly after one simple mishap from their side. Airwaks fell to a Nidalee trap during their game against Alliance and everything turned around for them. Such unfortunate events led to their demise but it is also one of their weakness. The team is never prepared of the worse that can happen to them. This is why Copenhagen Wolves is in the bottom of the pack. They do have the individual skills but their planning and counter-strategy is nowhere to be found. Copenhagen Wolves need to know proper decision making especially during late game. There are instances wherein one member is clearly making an aggressive move whereas the other two are nowhere near him. Communication needs to be relayed clearly between members. As for now, the Copenhagen Wolves have a better shot at winning this game against Fnatic but now that Fnatic finally has a coach in the form of Aranaea, things might be a little too tight for the Wolves this week.

Prediction: The Wolves might pull off the same trick during the early game but fall by late game once more.

TOP Game LCS EU Week 6

LCS EU Team MilleniumLCS-EU-Team-Alliance-smallALL vs MIL

(June 26 10:00 PDT/ 13:00 EDT/ 19:00 CEST)
(Head to Head: MIL 0-1  ALL)

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

Statistics
10 Wins 7
5.40 KDA 3.97
1708 GpM 1645

Two of the most solid team in the EU LCS right now is Alliance and Millenium. Both teams are praised for their solid laning phase and teamfighting skills but only one team excels at one part. Alliance is only second to Millenium’s topnotch laning phase but they are far superior in teamfights than Millenium. Kev1n, Creaton, Kerp, and Jree all have solid laning phases wherein they can hold the fort on their own especially Kev1n and Kerp. Kerp and Froggen are almost tied when it comes to farming with an average of 222.75 gold per minute on both of them but Kerp deals way more damage and kills during teamfights than Froggen. One cannot find any fault in Millenium’s laning skills. Down at the bottom lane, Jree holds the lane for Creaton feeding him both gold and kills in order to carry the game when it comes to teamfights. Kottenx provides high quality ganks for both Kev1n and Kerp bringing them more gold to the team. The team has surely improved from last split where they were under threat of relegation. This time, they have learned their lesson well and have taken it to heart. So far, Millenium have the chance to beat Alliance this time around.

Alliance on the other hand have no problems with Millenium’s solid laning phase. They just need to survive it long enough without giving too much kills and bring the game where teamfight matters. While Millenium is a solid team in terms of laning, Alliance is a solid team in terms of teamfights. This is evidenced by their KDA ratio. In fact, their highest earner is their support player Nyph who scored an 8 in KDA. What Alliance needs to do is to hold out the laning phase without giving kills and then take the game down to the late game. Before that could happen, Shook needs to control Kottenx by seizing his jungle camps and disable him from the game. When you take out the means of having a solid laning phase, Millenium crumbles and they bite the dust.

Lane matchup to watch for: Kerp versus Froggen. These two midlaners are prone to snowballing their champions out of control. Even with Anivia, Froggen can still pick up a lot of kills and assists for the team. Kerp’s Leblanc has been fantastic as well as his Twisted Fate. Alliance needs to focus on banning out Kerp while Millenium needs to focus somewhere else like Tabzz.

Prediction: Can go either way. If Alliance crumbles in the laning phase, they need to pick up the kills to get back in the game if not, they fall to Millenium.

SHC vs GMB (June 26 11:00 PDT/ 14:00 EDT/ 20:00 CEST)
(GMB 0-1 against SHC)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Supa hot crewLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Gambit GamingSupa Hot Crew provided massive entertainment from the British crowd during their match against SK Gaming by coming up with a Nocturne mid against a Kassadin. The crowd roared in excitement as the team picked up Nocturne alas both Nocturne and Jarvan were not enough to isolate CandyPanda’s Caitlyn and Jesiz’s Kassadin as both got 6 kills each for their team. Supa Hot Crew have the right mindset at hand but were not able to execute the plan well. Nocturne was a somewhat good counter to Kassadin early on but when you have an Evelynn who can pop up anywhere in the map without the aid of a pink ward then you have a problem. With the return of the original roster from Gambit, things will return back to normal and hopefully, Gambit takes the time off to solidify their play. NiQ has been a great player to fill in for Alex Ich’s position and will soon reach the level of their former midlaner.

Prediction: If Supa Hot Crew chooses the normal Flavor of the Month picks against Gambit then they stand a chance but if they choose to use cheese strategy once more without any fallback plan then they are doomed.

SK vs ROC (June 26 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(ROC 0-1 against SK)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team SK GamingLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team roccatRoccat played a very good game against Millenium last week. They knew Millenium provided a solid laning phase so they turned the tables on Millenium by destroying the laning phase altogether and hunted down players from the opposite team. It was a game wherein Roccat seemed to play during the Spring Split where they dominated the entire game and they did it again during their match against Gambit. Overpow went on to become the MVP of the week with a 20 KDA and a 71.43 percent kill participation thanks to his Leblanc and Kayle. Will this be the time when Roccat returns to their former form or was last week just a fluke? Based on analysis, the team was able to execute lane swaps very well against teams that are known to have a few mishaps on lane rotations. Against SK Gaming, things are a bit unclear.

Prediction: Roccat needs to be careful with their laneswaps and if SK caughts wind of their plan, they are able to adapt quickly and things might turn out bad for Roccat.

Preview and Predictions LCS EU Week 6 Day 2

ROC vs ALL (June 27 9:00 PDT/ 12:00 EDT/ 18:00 CEST)
(ROC 0-1 against ALL)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team roccatLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team AllianceLast weekend show that although one team might be at the bottom end of the standings, it does not mean that they are not anymore qualified as one of the best in Europe. Roccat showed the British crowd that they are still in it to get out of relegation and can still pull off a good winning streak thanks to their 2 wins. Despite their strong showing last week, they will be facing against Alliance this week and if they were to use the same strategy this week, Alliance will have to step it up with their lane rotations. Roccat is good with lane swaps and then hunting down isolated teams with the help of wards. Shook will have to secure more objectives and prevent ganks from happening on midlane and inside his own jungle. Roccat’s weakness is when they are confronted out of position and they become out of sync. Hopefully, Alliance knows this if not Roccat will run them over with great lane swaps.

Prediction: If Alliance can predict Roccat’s laneswaps then Roccat will be forced back to 2v2 lanes which might not bode well for them.

MIL vs SK (June 27 10:00 PDT/ 13:00 EDT/ 19:00 CEST)
(MIL 0-1 against SK)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team MilleniumLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team SK GamingMillenium is a team with great individual players much like SK Gaming but the difference between them is that Kerp is far more aggressive than Jesiz. Creaton and Candypanda are suitable lane opponents as well as Jree and nRated. Both midlaners are equal in farming but their difference are kills. Kerp has far more champion kills on average with 5.5 than Jesiz’s 4.08. When Kerp gets ahead, he knows when to turn the turbo on and become a murder train. Once Kerp and Creaton gets the lead, the team immediately forces a dragon or an objective with confidence and this can not turn out well for SK if they are smothered with ganks from Kottenx. This is where Svenskeren shines especially with a Lee Sin. Lee Sin’s early ganking potential makes him the best way to keep Kerp underfarmed. Kev1n and fredy122 make up a stalemate match but chances are either one of them will be picking up an Irelia against a tanky champion like Shyvana or a duelist like Jax. Forcing Kerp out of his element will tip the favor to SK which is why Svenskeren needs to step it up this game.

Prediction: It will be a battle of the junglers this time as Kottenx and Svenskeren weed each other out and try to protect both objectives and their midlaners at the same time. Can go either way for this game.

FNC vs SHC (June 27 11:00 PDT/ 14:00 EDT/ 20:00 CEST)
(FNC 0-1 against SHC)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team FnaticLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Supa hot crewFnatic once again disappointed a lot of fans during the fifth week of the LCS. They have dropped a game against Millenium and only won against a team with substitute players. It is painful to watch as the team struggle against a team who were formerly at the last spot last split. With the addition of Aranaea as coach, things will soon brighten up for the team. They are currently 6-6 at the standings and something needs to happen. They need to emulate their pick comp from the other week and start from there. A Twisted Fate and Elise pick will do wonders for the team during laning phase as it will catch MrRalleZ and SELFIE in their lanes.

Prediction: If they can pull off a good pick composition, they can manage to win the game with that strategy.

GMB vs CW (June 27 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(CW 0-1 against GMB)

Logo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Gambit GamingLogo of LCS EU Summer Split Team Copenhagen WolvesIn theory, Gambit would run over Copenhagen Wolves but the Wolves always surprise people at the end of the day with how well they play only to fall into a “trap” and lose the game. The Wolves need to be prepared for anything and they need to play like last week once again in order to secure this win. Gambit is down on their luck as well but they have managed to squeeze in some wins. It is time that the Wolves give it their all before everything falls out of their hands.

Prediction: As bold as it may sound, Copenhagen Wolves take this game.

 

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