It seems that last week is the turning point for the bottom teams as Curse, Evil Geniuses, and Complexity made their mark in the current LCS standings. Although nothing has changed, the bottom teams have proved themselves that they still belong to the LCS with their improved gameplay and highly entertaining matches. This week, teams will start to pick up wins as the split is halfway done. This is the time when teams need to get things done and solidify their strategy in order to get to the top spot. Dignitas, LMQ and CLG will need to get ahead of each other in order to take a spot at the Playoffs and a chance to got to LoL Worlds 2014 while the bottom teams will have to pick it up in order to get themselves out of danger of relegation.
LCS NA Season 4 Summer Split Week 7 | Super Week #2 Facts:
- 07/04/2014 – 07/06/2014
- Start Time: 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST
- 16 Matches
- Live stream for all matches
- Betting Odds for all matches available
- Predictions and Betting tips below
- Overview LCS NA Summer Split Teams
- View Standings LCS NA Summer Split
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Standings and Stats LCS EU before Summer Split Week 7
|Team||Wins||Losses||Avg. KDA||Avg. Gold / Minute|
|Counter Logic Gaming||9||5||3.94||1685.25|
Schedule and Betting Odds – LCS NA Season 4 Summer Split Week 7*
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TOP Game NA Super Week #2 Day 1
LMQ vs C9
(July 4 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(Head to Head SS Season 4: LMQ 1-1 against C9)
The first game of the Superweek starts off with a bang. Cloud 9 is looking to improve their standings this split and will try to beat crowd favorite LMQ. In previous splits, Cloud 9 has had amazing runs with having only four defeats in an entire split but this time around, things are looking grim for the team. They have dropped 6 games now and the team is slowly losing their cool. Meanwhile, LMQ is slowly getting their groove on as they start to size up their opponents. How will Cloud 9 be able to repeat their win against LMQ? A pick composition is the answer. They need to address the ticking time bomb that is XiaoWeiXiao and Vasilii. By having a pick composition like Elise and Twisted Fate, then they can manage both carries during the early and mid game while their own carries farm up for the late game fiasco.
Lane matchup to watch: Hai versus XiaoWeiXiao and Meteos versus NoName. XiaoWeiXiao has been MVP for almost every week in the LCS while Hai maintains a decent stats across the board. The problem with teams confronting LMQ is that they do not know the power of XiaoWeiXiao's farming skills especially on Orianna. When compared to Hai, Xiao has a whooping 5.71 KDA against 2.93 on Hai. He has an average of 371.29 minions killed against Hai's 276.64. Across the board, Hai is in a bad position. But, there is still hope for Cloud 9. They need to target ban XiaoWeiXiao just like what the opposing team did when he was forced to draw Pantheon or Kassadin out. Both are assasin champions that need to farm up but do not have the tools to do so. Therefore, they need to have the early game aggression which is not the typical game that XiaoWeiXiao plays. Cloud 9 needs to shut down XiaoWeiXiao's champion pool. Meteos on the other hand needs to get back to playing Elise instead of choosing champions like Rengar.
Prediction: When Cloud 9 gets to ban out champions against XiaoWeiXiao, they now only have to deal with Vasilii which can be a lot easier to deal with instead of XiaoWeiXiao.
COL vs CLG (July 4 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(COL 0-2 against CLG)
Complexity has the makings of a good team and they showed great promise during their match against Cloud 9. But, it seems as if they do not know what they were doing most of the time. This can be an advantage for the team but those who can easily see through the cracks will know that they are a team that is not well-versed with the ins and outs of the Rift. With CLG as their current matchup, it will be a difficult time for them.
Prediction: CLG takes a win.
DIG vs EG (July 4 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(EG 0-2 against DIG)
Another team that showed great promise is Evil Geniuses. They are slowly getting their ground back on how to play the game after their recent lineup changes. Helios provides the early game threat while Altec provides the late game damage threat. Meanwhile, their solo laners are their current problem. Innox is too afraid to carry the game especially with Jax hence he is far better at playing tanky champions like Renekton or Shyvana. Pobelter on the other hand needs to synergize well with Helios to get ahead of gold and kills. Krepo remains to be a solid support player for the team especially in handling care for Altec in the lane. However, what EG's weaknesses are is also the strength of Dignitas. Dignitas' solo laners are their carry lanes while their duo bot lanes provide a decent amount of presence and pressure in the mid and late game. How will EG turn this around is still a mystery. Perhaps a decent lane rotation will do the trick but it will only delay the inevitable.
Prediction: 0-3 for EG. Back Complexity
CLG vs C9 (July 4 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(CLG 0-2 against C9)
CLG seems unable to catch a break eversince Cloud 9 entered the LCS. Mechanics-wise, CLG and Cloud 9 are on the same level but there is just some choices of champions that are questionable on CLG's side especially during their matches against Cloud 9. Whether that is the reason for their current 0-2 standing against Cloud 9 or not is still unanswerable. However, CLG looks to make a dent on their record against Cloud 9 especially on this Superweek where every win counts.
Prediction: Can go both ways.
TSM vs CRS (July 4 16:00 PDT/ 19:00 EDT/ 1:00 CEST)
(CRS 0-2 against TSM)
Prediction: The first day ends with TSM taking the win against Curse.
Preview and Predictions LCS EU Super Week #2 Day 2
DIG vs TSM (July 5 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(DIG 2-0 against TSM)
There is no doubt Dignitas is a better team this split than TSM. If Dignitas continues their dominance then expect them to be one of the representative of the NA region at Worlds.
Prediction: Dignitas continues their winning streak.
COL vs EG (July 5 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(COL 0-2 against EG)
Given how Complexity is far too unpredictable makes this match up quite an entertaining one. If Complexity plays like they did during their matches against Cloud 9 then Evil Geniuses will have to play harder this time. However, EG's bottom lane and jungler has far better mechanics and can carry the game for the entire team while Complexity relies heavily on waiting for the enemy to make a mistake before they react to it. If Evil Geniuses do not make any high risk high reward scenario, then they can easily take the game from Complexity.
Prediction: Evil Geniuses continue to dominate Complexity.
Top Game NA Super Week #2 Day 2
LMQ vs CRS
(July 5 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(LMQ 1-1 against CRS)
It looks like Curse and LMQ is matched up once again to settle the score as to who fares better. In theory, LMQ looks to be the winner of this game but it all boils down to the pick and ban phase. Much like their previous games, the team relies heavily on XiaoWeiXiao to get in proper form after he has farmed well. During their game against Curse in Week 4, Curse was able to sniff out their plans and banned out champions from XiaoWeiXiao hence he was forced to play Pantheon while Vasilii played Corki – a champion that he is not known to play well with. In that game, IWillDominate led the team to victory with his spot-on ganks from both the top and bottom lanes. Voyboy was able to take XiaoWeiXiao's Pantheon all by himself and when the laning phase was over, it was time for Kassadin to freely take kills left and right. The game ended with Voyboy having 8/1/6 and Dominate having 1/0/14.
Lane matchups to watch: NoName and IWillDominate. Considering Curse does the same during the pick and ban phase as it would be too risky for them not to, it will all boil down to the junglers. Dominate was able to quickly find kills after kills in each lane due to the mobility of Elise while NoName's Lee Sin was far too behind on both items and kills. Dominate needs to stop NoName from ganking lanes and needs to provide vision at the enemy jungle in order to do that. If NoName decides to pick an Evelynn or even a Lee Sin, then he needs to keep an eye on the Chinese jungler.
Prediction: If they play the first few minutes of the game right, Curse can ride the game to victory.
EG vs TSM (July 5 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(EG 0-2 against TSM)
TSM needs to change things quick. Last split, TSM's midlaner made quite the headlines as being one of the top midlaners of the region but as of late, Bjergsen seems to be invisible. This might be due to the fact that Bjergsen's champion pool has taken a lot of hit. Bjergsen loves to play assassin champions like Zed but the recent patches have been unkind to the assassins. This is why he is relegated to playing Lulu in the midlane with the occassional Orianna or Syndra. What TSM fail to realize is that they have a lot of teamfighting ability with Orianna as their midlane champion and in the hands of Bjergsen, it can be deadly. However, they choose to play defensively and instead place the aggression on their jungler Amazing. It is a no-brainer that he is good with Lee Sin or Elise but he needs to be the jungler support for the solo laners. Dyrus and Bjergsen suffers greatly from Amazing's aggression in lane. When he ganks, he takes the kill instead of giving it to his solo lanes. This is because Bjergsen chooses to play the late game teamfighting champions.
Prediction: Bjergsen needs to get back to champions that can carry both early and late game with the likes of Syndra or Orianna or even Ahri. Amazing needs to dial down the aggression and instead focus on giving the kills and gold to the solo lane. TSM finds a win on this day.
C9 vs CRS (July 5 16:00 PDT/ 19:00 EDT/ 1:00 CEST)
(CRS 0-2 against C9)
Prediction: Cloud 9 gets a win from Curse.
CLG vs LMQ (July 5 17:00 PDT/ 20:00 EDT/ 2:00 CEST)
(CLG 1-1 against LMQ)
CLG has more style than LMQ. They know how and when to lane swap and why whereas LMQ takes a more direct approach in playing the game. LMQ gets things done through farming and take the game by the hand in the late game. The problem with that is when the meta shifts then they will need to adapt once more. CLG on the other has no problems with adapting with the meta especially during this split where they have been able to play like a chameleon. They can center their composition around Doublelift or simple take their opponents on a swirl with lane rotations. The problem with CLG now is that LMQ has strong laners. Ackerman, XiaoWeiXiao, Mor and Vasilii can hold down the fort even with CLG swapping lanes left and right. NoName can relieve pressure off from lanes that are about to collapse. This is where Dexter's jungle prowess will be tested. He needs to find and shut down NoName from helping the lanes and CLG can be as aggressive as they like against the Chinese team.
Prediction: Can go either way.
Preview and Predictions LCS EU Super Week #2 Day 3
CRS vs CLG (July 6 12:00 PDT/ 15:00 EDT/ 21:00 CEST)
(CRS 1-1 against CLG)
Prediction: CLG 2-1 against Curse.
TOP Game NA Super Week #2 Day 3
COL vs DIG
(July 6 13:00 PDT/ 16:00 EDT/ 22:00 CEST)
(COL 1-1 against DIG)
It is funny to think that the one of the bottom team's match against the top team in the NA LCS right now would be the match of the day. In reality, there is a lot to analyze about Complexity as their name would suggest – they are indeed complex. Since the addition of Kez in the jungle, the team has been showing more and more potential. They even beat Cloud 9 0-2 and have a 1-1 against Dignitas. If they are able to beat two of the most dominating teams in the NA LCS right now, how much more if they are in their full potential. The problem with Complexity right now is their inexperience in the LCS or LAN tournament. Offline tournaments require a heavy amount of time strategizing and planning and their matches against other team heavily imply that they are not yet prepared. Their match against Curse last week was nothing short of exhilarating and explosive but the last few minutes of the game came down to experience. Complexity was trying hard to get through to the Nexus without noticing that the tank and the carry was all it needed to crush Complexity hence they fell to Curse in one of the most exciting matches in the North American LCS lately. It is also worth noting that Complexity is a team that plays with emotion. Their energy and attitude heavily affects their performance hence they always put a smile on before every game. All in all, Complexity knows that they have a lot to do this split in terms of tightening their gameplay. They know that their wins are based on their enemy's mistakes and capitalizing on it. Even though it is still a good strategy but if they are matched against a team that makes less obvious mistakes then they cannot capitalize on it and end up losing. This is where Dignitas comes to the picture. Lately, Dignitas has made less error especially during the late game. If it does happen, it would only be during the early game wherein Crumbzz makes a fatal mistake in ganks or counterjungling or in the bot lane where they are unable to spot the enemy jungler from behind.
Lane matchups to watch: Bottom lane. ROBERTXLEE and Imaqtpie has similar gold average per game with an average of 325.29 but Imaqtpie turns on the aggression late game once he knows he can take their opponents. This is why he has far better KDA ratio with 5.2 than Robert's 2.14. Nevertheless, the synergy between both lane partners will be something to watch out for.
Prediction: Dignitas makes their third win this week.
LMQ vs EG (July 6 14:00 PDT/ 17:00 EDT/ 23:00 CEST)
(EG 0-2 against LMQ)
Evil Geniuses hold a lot of promise especially with Altec and Helios in their lineup. And while they are still flattening the kinks in their gameplay as a team, they are slowly coming to their own. It may seem to be a distant dream for them to be a top team but with their current lineup of high potential players then they can reach the top. Just not this split though.
Prediction: LMQ takes down EG.
TSM vs COL (July 6 15:00 PDT/ 18:00 EDT/ 24:00 CEST)
(TSM 2-0 against COL)
Prediction: While Complexity makes another valiant effort to win a game in this superweek, things are grim for the team.
DIG vs C9 (July 6 16:00 PDT/ 19:00 EDT/ 1:00 CEST)
(DIG 1-1 against C9)
Prediction: Can go either way.
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*.) Odds may have changed by now – no guarantee! The predictions are the opinion of the author.