LCS NA Summer Split 2014 – Week 6 Preview

Week Five of the NA LCS seen some of the teams unprepared for the matches while others looked to solidify their roster even further. But, did the teams find success in their current venture to become the top of the standings? Some found huge success in retaining their current standings while others are slowly learning. EG is getting their groove on but still not enough to win games. Dignitas felt too overconfident during their match against Complexity that they underestimate the team hence giving away what was supposed to be an easy win for them. This goes to show that teams should not be complacent even when they are facing the teams from the lower bracket. Will history repeat itself again and see the top teams crumble or will they regain their strength and crush their opponents? Find out in the Week 6 Preview of the NA LCS Summer Split of Season 4.

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Standings and Stats LCS NA before Summer Split Week 6

Team Wins Losses Avg. KDA Avg. Gold / Minute
Team Dignitas 8 4 4.61 1681.35
Counter Logic Gaming 8 4 3.93 1698.45
LMQ 8 4 3.72 1684.49
Team SoloMid 7 5 4.77 1652.56
Cloud9 7 5 3.49 1683.44
Curse 4 8 3.3 1541.8
Evil Geniuses 3 9 3.64 1556.53
compLexity 3 9 1.54 1500.81

Schedule and Betting Odds – LCS NA Season 4 Summer Split Week 6*

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Preview and Predictions LCS NA Week 6 Day 1

TSM vs CLG (June 28 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(Head to Head in Season 4 Summer Split: TSM 0-1 against CLG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team TSMLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CLGTSM is still trying to find their synergy well with Gleeb and Amazing in their new roster. During their match against Dignitas, they were unable to get back after getting flanked in the jungle in the first few minutes of the game. Although their composition was solidly based on hard engage, they were unable to fully engage on the team simply because they had less amount of wards placed on the map. It was cearly evident when Dignitas was able to sneak in a Baron without contention because TSM was busy trying to find them over their own jungle. However, during their game against EG, Amazing was able to get the game rolling when he was able to provide kills for the team. This goes to show that when TSM gets ahead they are able to maintain their lead but when they fall behind, it becomes a different story for them. Now that they are once again pitted by a team that knows how to get back from a losing game, things will be difficult for them. TSM needs to know where CLG's weakness lie and it is at the top lane. Dyrus is a solid foundation for them to build upon which is why Amazing needs to feed him the kills he needs to get the items to steamroll the game to their favor. A Lee Sin pick or an Elise for Amazing and a Shyvana, Jax, or Irelia for Dyrus would be great choice for the team. Bjergsen can also try to pick up Twisted Fate in order to focus on Seraph and Doublelift.

Prediction: A good pick composition would do well for TSM but it also requires them to ward effectively in order to avoid counterganks from Dexter.

COL vs C9 (June 28 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(C9 0-1 against COL)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split team complexityLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team Cloud9In what seemed to be a revenge match for Cloud 9 against Complexity after their run-in with the team, Cloud 9 is up for blood this time. Complexity built an engage composition against Cloud 9's reactive composition with Morgana and Soraka providing support for Corki while Balls' Trundle make up the tanky frontliner and Meteos' Kha'zix assassinate from the sidelines. What Cloud 9 did not expect though was the amount of pressure that Complexity provided around the map after a triple kill by them. They were able to pick up objectives left and right and snowballed the game away from Cloud 9. With the shift to the meta, Cloud 9 seems to grow weaker and weaker by the week. Meteos' Rengar has not been impactful in the previous games now that people are picking up on his strategy. Complexity might seem to be down but they are not out.

Prediction: Complexity needs to play this game right by getting an early kill and maintain that lead.

EG vs CRS (June 28 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(EG 0-1 against CRS)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team EGLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CurseEG's addition of Helios paid off quite well for the team. They are now better at the early game and mid game but they still need to work on their late game. Helios provides a lot of pressure in the early game with his Lee Sin and even with a jungler like Nunu but come late game, it is time for the solo laners to shine. The problem with that is their solo laners are also effective only during the early game especially Pobelter. EG should just let Innox play a tanky champion and let him be the frontliner of the team instead of letting him play a splitpush champion like Jax. During their game against TSM, it was painful to watch Innox get shoved back to his turret for most of the time during the laning phase. He also ended the game with 1-1-1 without too much of an impact in the game. Against Curse, EG might have a better chance of winning this game but they need to follow up on Helios' calls especially during his ganks in order to reap the rewards of his efforts in the late game.

Prediction: There is still a clear disarray on who is the shotcaller for EG but if they designate it to someone like Helios then they can solidify their gameplan and become a monster in this split.

TOP Game LCS NA Week 6

LCS NA Team DignitasLCS NA Summer Split Team LMQ - all 5 membersDIG vs LMQ

(June 28 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(Head to Head this split: LMQ 0-1 against DIG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team Dignitas vs. Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team LMQ

8 Wins 8
4.61 KDA 3.72
1681 GpM 1684

Dignitas started last week in a very strong position. During their game against TSM, they built their composition around their AD carry and but all the necessary damage to cleanup teamfights to Imaqtpie with his Jinx. The remaining members would either protect the carry, engage, or simply disengage depending on what the call was. It was a solid lineup and it showed just how good Dignitas has become over the weeks. Shiphtur went 6-0-5 and Zionspartan went 3-0-7 on Lulu. But, during their second game of the week, they fell heavily onto the grasp of Complexity with an embarassing 14 deaths against 1 kill for Dignitas. Crumbzz's Elise kept on running onto Evelynn either in the jungle or in lane. It was as if Kez knew where Crumbzz was and this showed just how much Crumbzz is important to the game.

If LMQ is smart enough to watch this game, Dignitas just showed them how much they rely heavily on Crumbzz at the moment. Notice that during the previous matches, Crumbzz was able to dictate the pace of the game with how much he wards the enemy jungle so that he can notify the lanes to either rotate or gank the lane. LMQ knows that they can beat Dignitas in the laning phase and teamfights but the risk factor against Crumbzz is just too high which makes it very difficult to win during the laning phase. If they eliminate Crumbzz during the laning phase, then they can easily farm up and make sure to soak enough gold for itemization later on in the game where they can clearly win.

Lane matchup to watch: Shiphtur against XiaoWeiXiao. Once again, XiaoWeiXiao was crowned as the MVO if the week with his amazing plays on Orianna catching people left and right in a headsplitting Command: Shockwave. Not only that, he has farmed up a sum of 14,188 and 341 minion kills on that game with Cloud 9. Meanwhile, Dignitas' midlaner Shiphtur has what it takes to bring down the Chinese powerhouse. Shiphtur has a whooping 14.6 KDA ratio in Week 5 of the LCS which was way better than XiaoWeiXIao's 4 but he needs to pick up pace when it comes to his income. Shiphtur relies heavily on subduing his opponents in lane by killing him hence the high KDA but cannot farm well enough if the opponent is present in lane. This head to head battle will turn ugly for both of them as each player will try to outwit and outplay each other in lane for pure dominance.

Prediction: Dignitas needs to focus on surrounding their composition once more to Imaqtpie in order to beat LMQ once more.

Preview and Predictions LCS NA Week 6 Day 2

C9 vs EG (June 29 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(C9 0-1 against EG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team Cloud9Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team EGCloud 9 needs to get back to their roots if they want to get back to the Worlds stage this season. Meteos' pick on Rengar during their match against LMQ was basically non-existent. He had no impact in the game and could not burst down or assassinate the enemy AD carry all on his own. Balls was not able to tank though the damage causing LemonNation to take the partial damage himself. When the frontline crumbles, Hai and Sneaky have nothing to do but to run and hide. This goes to show that Cloud 9 has a weakness and that teams are starting to see it. Whether or not EG takes advantage of this and makes a move on it remains to be seen. But, if push comes to shove, EG can take on Cloud 9 this time around.

Prediction: Evil Geniuses will most likely win this match with an aggressive jungler like Helios. Just let Innox stick to tanky champions.

LMQ vs TSM (June 29 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(TSM 0-1 against LMQ)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team LMQLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team TSMIt looks like Day 2 of Week 6 might be the day where all games in theory will be exhilarating to watch. LMQ and TSM are great teams in their own right but only one can survive this bloodbath. Lately, TSM has transitioned into a churning machine but with old parts. They have the ability to win games but they are slowly turning into their old form where they lack the direction needed to solidly end games in their own right. Bjergsen needs to step up and be the player he once was during the Summer Split. Amazing might be a good pickup for them but the rest of them is slacking off. If there is a time that TSM needs to get going, Week 6 is the time for them to take things to a whole new level starting with LMQ. They need to show the Chinese team that they are in it to get back to the Worlds Stage this year.

Prediction: By picking the right composition against what LMQ has in store, TSM can win the game. If they do the standard, Renekton-Jarvan-Nidalee-Lucian-Thresh composition then they suffer greatly as all of these champions have direct counter that LMQ can play very well in the likes of Nidalee, Lulu, Twitch, and Morgana.

CLG vs DIG (June 29 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(DIG 0-1 against CLG)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CLGLogo of LCS NA Summer Split Team DignitasDignitas fell to CLG during their first matchup simply because CLG had a better lane rotation and jungle buddy system than Dignitas had. Later on, Dignitas got their own take when opponents do a lane swap with Crumbzz getting a Sightstone and track down the enemy jungler and top laner. This time though, Dignitas is prepared for CLG if they do a lane swap. Crumbzz needs to get back to Lee Sin and provide early ganks to wherever the enemy jungler is and get the game going. Shiphtur needs to play aggressively against Link who is quite known to just sit back and farm the lane for days and deal damage later on in the game. What they truly need to do is to focus on finding Seraph and subdue him before CLG can pick up a few kills.

Prediction: Dignitas has learned their lesson well against their previous matchup with CLG.

CRS vs COL (June 29 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(CRS 0-1 against COL)

Logo of LCS NA Summer Split Team CurseLogo of LCS NA Summer Split team complexityIt is surprising to know that with Brokenshard gone, Kez and the rest of Complexity got a bit of a facelift in terms of gameplay. Although Complexity is still a good team with Brokenshard, the team is getting better and better after each match. However, Curse needs to find balance with their team. Last week, their AD carry Cop was the least performing of them all with a KDA of only 2.17. If that continues, Complexity will run them over.

Prediction: With the right composition, Complexity can take down Curse.

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Written by: Farley “fawli86” Ong

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