LCS NA Summer Split 2014 – Week 10 Preview

Week 9 of the NA LCS finally broke the standing for first place. LMQ emerged at the top last week but it also led to another three way tie for second place between CLG, TSM, and Cloud 9. Xerath seemed to find his way to the North American soil as well now that more and more midlaners are picking the Magus Ascendant and summon him to the Rift. But, did the new mid lane champion have any effect to the ailing teams and will he be more impactful in the weeks to come now that things are heating up towards the Playoffs? Find out here in our Week 10 Preview of the NA LCS.

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Standings and Stats LCS NA before Summer Split Week 10

Team Wins Losses Avg. KDA Avg. Gold / Minute
LMQ 15 7 3.97 1716.94
Team SoloMid 13 9 4.85 1658.02
Counter Logic Gaming 13 9 3.84 1680.50
Cloud9 13 9 3.35 1674.02
Team Dignitas 12 10 3.70 1659.62
Curse 9 13 3.89 1592.61
compLexity 7 15 1.82 1540.64
Evil Geniuses 6 16 3.03 1562.87

Schedule and Betting Odds – LCS NA Season 4 Summer Split Week 10*

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Preview and Predictions LCS NA Week 10 Day 1

CLG vs CRS (July 26 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
Head to Head record in LCS Summer Split 2014: (CLG 1-2 against CRS)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CLGLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CurseCurse has had a mild success after pulling a double AD composition during their first match last week. While double AD compositions need to have a safe and careful early game, Curse was able to pull it off thanks to Braum and Lulu at the top. This allowed their late game carries like Tristana to be in a safe zone. However, their second game of the week looked like they were not prepared for the game. Although it was still an entertaining match to end the week, Curse had a few problems with that mathc.

CLG on the other hand have no problems with building a team around their AD carry, Doublelift. Their main problem now is still Seraph. Seraph is known for his Nidalee pick but it seems as if teams are focusing him when they are up against CLG and it also seem that Dexter and Link forgot that Seraph still needs help when it comes to his early game. However, even CLG’s top laner is lagging behind, they are still able to get to top form with the help of Link, Aphromoo, and Doublelift by the time the late game begins.

Prediction: Curse takes a step back and CLG wins this match.

TSM vs EG (July 26 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(TSM 3-0 against EG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team TSMLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team EGThis week, Gleeb has been benched and Lustboy from CJ Entus Blaze will replace him as the starting support for TSM. Gleeb has been a more laid back support for TSM and it seemed that the team is not fond of it. This might be the reason why they are looking towards Lustboy to make the plays needed at the bottom lane in order to give them a boost in the late game. With that, they will be facing Evil Geniuses this week. EG has never won a single game against TSM and it might look like they won’t be able to do so this split. EG still has problems with their current lineup and it is a bit too late for them to get things done. They showed great promise with their first game of the week but fell short once more during their second game.

Prediction: It seems EG is taking their time to hone the potential of the team. TSM takes the win.

C9 vs DIG (July 26 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(C9 2-1 against DIG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team Cloud9Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team DignitasDignitas is a true wildcard this split. At one point they are highly dominant and then on the other, they become mere pawns to a larger game of cat and mouse as they are being chased around the Rift with their tails between their legs. Dignitas knows what works for them and they should take full advantage of that. Sometimes, Dignitas takes a risky move and it pays off while other times it doesn’t. Cloud 9 on the other hand take a slow methodical approach if they know they are up against a volatile team like Dignitas. Just like their second game last week, Cloud 9 was clearly getting shoved back to their base but they turtled the game and looked for that opening to turn the game around. And when they did, they were able to close the game immediately.

Prediction: If Dignitas continues to play a volatile game against a careful team like Cloud 9, expect them to drop even further down the standings.

LMQ vs COL (July 26 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(LMQ 3-0 against COL)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team LMQLogo of LCS NA Summer Split team complexityLMQ really improved their objective control in the last two games they played on. Mor and NoName stepped up with controlling the dragon. In both games, they were able to control most of the dragons and Barons. Their warding ability helped dictate the game as well. The next time teams should be up against LMQ they should be able to deny vision from the team in order to avoid them from being aggressive early on. However, Complexity is not the team that is effectively warding the map as well as good at teamfighting.

Prediction: Complexity plays like they are a bunch of solo queue players hence LMQ will take advantage of it to win the game.

Preview and Predictions LCS NA Week 10 Day 2

C9 vs LMQ (July 27 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(C9 2-1 against LMQ)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team Cloud9Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team LMQCloud 9 excels better at playing an opportunistic game. This is why they are able to take down the top team of the NA region last week twice. Cloud 9 takes a methodical approach to the game hence they are able to anticipate LMQ’s strategy of early game aggression and tower diving mechanics. Cloud 9 knows that they do not excel at teamfighting in the early stages of the game so they take a careful approach to the game. LMQ needs to hold off on their aggression in the early phase of the game especially with their match against Cloud 9. Once they are able to farm up, they can tower dive all they want now that they are tanky enough to do so.

Prediction: If LMQ plays it carefully, they can at least save their gold for items during their standoff at the Dragon pit or Baron pit.

TOP Game LCS NA Week 10

LCS NA Team TSMCLG - NA LCS TeamTSM vs CLG (July 27 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(TSM 1-2 against CLG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team TSM vs. Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CLG

Statistics
13 Wins 13
4.85 KDA 3.84
1658 GpM 1681

This week TSM makes another swap with their support. Gleeb is out of the starting lineup and Lustboy will play for the team. Currently, there is not much synergy between Wildturtle and Lustboy and it is exacerbated with the language barrier from both players. However, this will be one of their most intruiging matches as the team will most likely pick up from the outcome of their first match of the week. TSM is a team that knows when they made a mistake and tries to correct it on the following match. This is why they were able to dominate the entire second match last week by picking up 4 out of 5 dragons and 2 Barons in the game. In fact, this helped Wildturtle rack up enough gold throughout the entire game that helped them achieve enough kills to close out the game. Wildturtle has an average of 16k gold per game. TSM is at the position wherein this game will help them gain momentum to get to the top spot or banish themselves to the third spot. It will be a promising game for them knowing that Lustboy is a world class support player from a world class Korean team.

CLG on the other hand needs to prepare for the Korean onslaught especially now that Aphromoo has finally met his match in the Rift. Aphromoo is considered as one of the best supports in the region but now, with Lustboy on the horizon, things will be very heated between the two at the bottom lane. On the other side of the map, Seraph’s early game still needs a lot of improvement. It was very evident during their match against Evil Geniuses that Seraph was the weak link even on his favorite champion. If TSM can focus on Seraph and subdue him from the game, CLG will likely have a problem in their hands. Time and time again, Dexter needs to focus on helping Seraph in the top lane. The problem with him on that match against EG was he was too focused on getting kills for Link with their Rengar-Orianna wombo combo and Seraph ended up having no impact in the game by late game.

Lane matchups to watch out for: Bottom lane support. Aphromoo has finally met his match at the bottom lane. As of now, Aphromoo has the third highest KDA of the team with 2.33 just below Link. Week by week, Aphromoo has proven to us all that he is indeed the support player to beat even with champions like Alistar and Thresh. As for now, he will need to size up against the new CLG support Lustboy in the early phase of the game to get a good read on him before he can make a move. This can be a tough game for Aphromoo knowing that the late game power of the team rests upon his shoulder. If Aphromoo can’t protect Doublelift in the early game, then it will be a whole lot of trouble for the team in the late game.

Prediction: The addition of Lustboy to TSM throws the entire synergy of the team into a boiling pot hence it will be harder to predict whether TSM will get the job done with what they intended to be with the addition of Lustboy to the team.

EG vs CRS (July 27 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(EG 2-1 against CRS)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team EGLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CurseEG was a surprise last week with their amazing game against top dog CLG. Helios’ Nunu was able to control and steal objectives while giving buffs to the Altec’s hypercarry. EG was also able to take control of the game through denying vision from CLG and then take advantage of it to pick off their opponents while they are rotating in the jungle. With such vision control of the map, EG was able to take all the dragons of the game which gave them enough gold to put the game in their favor. The gold they earned quickly aided Altec to become the hypercarry he needed to be in the later stages of the game. If EG continues to play the same way as they did with CLG for the rest of the split then they can at least fend off relegation and strive hard to perfect their team’s synergy next season.

Prediction: EG once again shows dominance over the entire map in this match against Curse.

DIG vs COL (July 27 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(DIG 1-2 against COL)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team DignitasLogo of LCS NA Summer Split team complexityBoth teams are wildcard teams but Dignitas has more cohesive teamfighting synergy and have far less communication problems during the game. Dignitas can take advantage of the fact that their solo laners can hold the fort down on their own. But, Dignitas’ history against Complexity has not been that great. Complexity has won 2 games against Dignitas in the past three games they have played together.

Prediction: As luck may have it, Complexity closes their match against Dignitas with a win.

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