The 2014 European LCS Summer Split is nearing its end and things are heating up in the Quarter-finals of the Playoffs of Season 4. Copenhagen Wolves and Gambit Gaming have dropped to relegations leaving Roccat, Millenium, Supa Hot Crew, SK Gaming, Fnatic, and Alliance in the contention to fight over who will represent the Euroepan region at LoL Worlds 2014. The Quarterfinals of the LCS EU Playoffs will be played in best of five mode. The third to sixth place teams will have to duke it out first in the Quarterfinals round before they can proceed to the Semifinals of the Playoffs where they will face Fnatic and Alliance in a separate match since they have already gotten a bye from being the top two teams in the current standings of the Euopean LCS Summer Split 2014. There will also be a match for the fifth and third place. The sixth place (looser match for 5th place) will join Copenhagen Wolves and Gambit Gaming in the relegation zone. Finally, the emerging top three teams after the tournament will represent Europe at the 2014 World Championship in South Korea.
-> Find out more about the LCS EU Playoffs 2014 here.
LCS EU Quarter-Finals facts
- 08/07/2014 – 08/08/2014
- Mode: Best of 5
- Location: Cologne, Germany
- Winners adavance to: EU Playoffs Semi-finals
- Looser meet each other in Match for 5th place
- Live stream for all matches
- Betting Odds for all matches available
- Predictions and Betting tips below
- View final Standings LCS EU Summer Split
- LCS EU Summer Split Playoffs Overview
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Schedule and Betting Odds – LCS EU Playoffs Quarter-Finals | Summer Split 2014
- 08/07/2014: Supa Hot Crew vs. Roccat
- (Time: 8:00 PDT/ 11:00 EDT/ 17:00 CEST)
- 08/08/2014: SK Gaming vs. Millenium
- (Time: 8:00 PDT/ 11:00 EDT/ 17:00 CEST)
For the Quarterfinals, Supa Hot Crew will face Roccat in a best of five match while SK Gaming will turn to Millenium to get to the semi-finals of the Playoffs. Check below for detailed preview and betting preditioncs! We have created an overview of the betting odds of the different online eSports betting sites for the Quarter-Finals of the European LCS Summer Split Payoffs to give help you in case you want to place a bet on a certain team. More information about the online bookmakers can be found here: esports betting sites reviews.
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Stats Comparison in Summer Split 2014
|Team||Wins||Losses||Avg. KDA||Avg. Gold / Minute|
|Supa Hot Crew||16||12||3.69||1654.84|
Quarter Final #1: Supa Hot Crew vs Roccat
(August 7th, 8:00 PDT/ 11:00 EDT/ 17:00 CEST)
(Head to Head in Season 4 Summer Split: SHC 2-2 against Roccat)
All four teams in the current Quarterfinals both have dead even scores against one another. But, based on their current standings, Supa Hot Crew has the best chances in all of the four. At the start of the split, Supa Hot Crew started looking strong and had a lot of potential. They soon peaked by Week 3 and regained their position as the third strongest team in the EU LCS around Week 10. In the middle of the split, Wewillfailer was replaced by Kasing and the chemistry in the bot lane was outstanding. It is as if MrRalleZ has been playing with Kasing for several months. However, there are still problems in the team that still needs to be addressed. During the early weeks when lane rotations were the talk of the town in order to draw out the game into the late game phase, Supa Hot Crew has had problems and they keep on getting caught out. By the middle of the split, Supa Hot Crew have regained their confidence and learned from experience on how to avoid getting picked off. The shifting meta also favored them as lane rotations have been far and few and are usually used in a few compositions nowadays.
Roccat on the other hand barely scraped the bottom of the barrel. At the start of the split, the team was having problems understanding the game and their position in the LCS. The players were not cohesive in their synergy and everyone was not playing at their best. This problem has plagued them for the rest of the season but around Week 6 the team were able to boost their confidence by going 3-1 in the second Super Week. It was all what they needed to overtake both Gambit Gaming and Copenhagen Wolves in the standings. Roccat stayed in that position for the entire split unlike last split where they dominated the tank meta and lane rotations. However, they still use rotations effectively in some matches and demonstrate how they work well when it comes to lane rotations.
Lane matchups to watch: SELFIE and Overpow. The addition of SELFIE this split was met with headscratches at first. He was an okay midlaner during the early days of the split while Overpow was already comfortable having one split under his split. However, by Week 2, SELFIE was already comfortable under his own skin and was peaking immediately with a KDA of 24. SELFIE was always at the top position when it comes to farming gold. Overpow on the other hand was trailing him in terms of stats. He grabbed a 20 KDA by Week 5 and became the MVP of the week. And then later in the split, SELFIE became even more confident with his plays especially with the plays he goes with his Ahri. Ahri has made a comeback in the EU LCS thanks to SELFIE. It will be a good match to watch knowing how vast both SELFIE and Overpow's champion pool is in the midlane. Ziggs, Ahri, Orianna, Lulu, and Xerath are just a few of the champions that they can pull out.
Prediction: However, Roccat seem to be in a tough spot right now moreover the entire split as they barely dodge a few bullets in the normal split and got themselves to the Quarterfinals. Will this be the nail in the coffin for them and get themselves to the relegation zone? There is a mighty chance that will happen if Roccat don't know how to evolve throughout the best of five match. Edge Supa Hot Crew
Quarter-Final #2: SK Gaming vs Millenium
(August 8th, 8:00 PDT/ 11:00 EDT/ 17:00 CEST)
(Head to Head in Season 4 Summer Split: SK 2-2 against Millenium)
All split long these two teams have been going at each other. SK Gaming and Millenium have become a rival against each other. There are weeks that SK Gaming found their way ahead of Millenium while there are also other weeks that Millenium are ahead of SK. During the early weeks of the split, SK gaming was consistently at the top of the pack while Millenium was still figuring things out with the team and the meta. As the split dragged along and the shifting of the meta became more apparent, Millenium easily got wind of how they want to play as a team and brought out the big guns especially during Week 9 and the weeks ahead. However, during the last week of the split, Millenium faltered and ended up getting 0-4 and the fifth spot in the standings.
Millenium has always been good at the standard laning phase but when they are up against teams that play the lane rotations well, they stagger. This is one of the reasons why they often play pick composistions in order to counter such hard to engage lane rotations. Kerp brings out Twisted Fate while Jree is on Leona or Morgana. Kottenx on Lee Sin or Elise while Kev1n brings out the tanky top laner. SK on the other hand seem to fit right in the meta but there are still problems at hand. Communication still needs to be worked on with SK and when that is solved or remedied they can even go head to head with Alliance or Fnatic.
Lane matchups to watch: Kerp versus Jesiz. Kerp has been the consistent factor for Millenium. Never has he faltered the way Jesiz has in the entire split. When compared, Jesiz is far more volatile than Kerp for having drastic changes in his KDA ratio week to week. At one point, Jesiz has an overall 22 KDA and the next week he plunges to 1.6 while Kerp has an average of 3.5 and increase to 10 the next week. Both of them love to play pick compositions like Twisted Fate and Fizz in order to help snowball the game in their favor. With the rest of the meta following suit, this will be a favorable matchup for the midlaners for both teams.
Prediction: Edge SK Gaming
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