4.5.20 LOL LEC/LCS Slate

After yesterday’s matches, I honestly didn’t feel like writing this article. EG against FlyQuest wasn’t too bad as it went more or less how I thought it might, but G2.. well, I’ve mentioned that in my LCK/LPL article already. I don’t see any reason to discuss it any further, other than saying it was completely unexpected. If anyone went G2 based on what I wrote, just know literally everyone thought they would win. As for Fnatic v Origen, there were definitely surprises with the lack of bot lane kills and the jungler and mid focus. I didn’t completely rule out either team, but I did think Origen would put up more of a fight. At any rate, it’s time to put these games behind us and move forward with our newest matchups.

Players

StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Kills+3 Pts
Assists+2 Pts
Deaths-1 Pt
Creep Score+0.02 Pts
10+ K/A Bonus+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)

Teams

StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Turrets+1 Pt
Dragons+2 Pts
Barons+3 Pts
First Blood+2 Pts
Win+2 Pts
Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus+2 Pts

MSF(-161) V RGE(+123)  (11AM EST)

StatsMSFRGE
W/L10/89/9
Avg. Game Length32:4932:59
Dragons/Game2.112.06
Barons/Game.89.50
Turrets/Game6.56.4
First Blood %55.6%61.1%

This matchup should be one of the closest LEC matches we’ve seen so far. Misfits have the stronger players in top, jungle and mid lanes, with both adcs scoring high when winning the game. Going for the adc is easy so long as you know who will win, so let’s see what we can find out about these other roles. 

MSFKP%KDACS/M
Dan Dan61%2.98.3
Razork68.1%2.65
Febiven63.4%3.18.4
Bvoy62.7%4.49.2
Denyk67.3%3.61.1
RGEKP%KDACS/M
Finn53%2.37.7
Inspired69.1%3.74.8
Larssen65.5%4.19.2
Hans sama67.2%49.6
VandeR71.2%3.9

Dan Dan’s top lane champion pool seems focused on three champions throughout the Spring Split: Sett, Aatrox and Gangplank. 13 of his 18 games have been on those champions, while the rest of his pool was a little strange. It’s not often you see a character as hated and despised as Teemo in a professional match. That pick alone makes me want Misfits to lose, but I’ll try to repress my disgust for now. Those three picks are all meant for dealing damage, and it makes me wonder just how great Dan Dan would be if one or two were banned out. Finn’s record isn’t amazing, but it’s more consistent than three main champions. The junglers on both teams are nothing to get too excited over, and the mid laners have a focus on Azir. If either team gets Azir and can take it to the late game, odds are they will win. Without Azir in the pool, Febiven has done better on different champions, although he isn’t exactly leagues above Larssen. 

Considering all this information, I would be more inclined to give it to Misfits, especially after watching their game against Misfits last week. The comment about Azir rang true that game, with Larssen turning into a complete monster after losing the early game. I’m sure Misfits have learned from this mistake and are going to ensure Azir does not get through, or at the very least they will do what they can to grab it first. Dan Dan’s champion pool is worth noting, but it would be surprising if Rogue dedicated three entire bans just for top; that is far too much attention on one lane. As has happened before, drafting will determine the games, and Misfits should have had enough time to prepare.

MSF Top Picks: Dan Dan, Febiven, Bvoy RGE Top Picks: Finn, Hans sama, VandeR   

C9(-1667) V 100T(+722)  (4PM EST)

StatsC9100T
W/L17/111/9
Avg. Game Length31:0733:49
Dragons/Game3.612.65
Barons/Game1.11.45
Turrets/Game9.36.4
First Blood %61.1%45%

This matchup is pretty easy to talk about. Cloud 9 are the clear favorite having dominated the entire split with every single player winning first place in Riot Game’s All-Pro Team. It seems obvious who will win, yet after G2, who knows. I’d like to think Cloud 9 saw those games and realized they aren’t invulnerable, and took the necessary precautions to prepare. That being said, if Cloud 9 wins, the scores will likely be high on just about every role. 

C9KP%KDACS/M
Licorice51.2%4.88.6
Blaber71.4%6.66
Nisqy70.9%6.77.5
Zven69.6%11.69.8
Vulcan66.1%7.61.1
100TKP%KDACS/M
ssumday54.7%3.58.4
Meteos62.8%3.14.8
Ryoma70.8%3.87.7
Cody Sun70.7%4.58.9
Stunt61.3%1.91.1

It is important to recognize Licorice for his top lane skills, and his tendency to play damage dealers similar to Dan Dan. Licorice has better stats overall, most likely due to the team as a whole, as most games he does not have the most kills. Perhaps my favorite pick on C9 would be Blaber, who has insane potential to completely roll over 100T and rack up a nice KDA for himself while helping his team win. Mid lane doesn’t seem as compelling to me, as Ryoma has done very well for himself during this split and could prove to be a challenge on the burst mages. Bot lane is pretty heavily favored for C9, and if all goes as expected Zven and Vulcan are sure to be worthwhile. 

Just be sure to remember what happened to G2 the other day. That game saw some pretty poor stats on both sides overall, and it was amazing they lost the series in the end. I don’t know the exact odds of that happening in North America, but if you want to follow the statistics and hedge your bets, go for C9. If you’re feeling really daring, a 100T roster could spell well for you, but I wouldn’t make that your only bet. If you can submit multiple entries, having a 100T focused roster might not be the worst idea so long as you are willing to accept one of them will fail.

Top Picks: Blaber, Zven, Vulcan Top Picks: ssumday, Ryoma

Sample Lineup

Captain: Zven

Top: Ssumday (to help with salary)

Jungle: Blaber

Mid: Febiven

ADC: Bvoy

SUP: denyk

TEAM: Misfits

Here’s a sample team featuring mostly Misfits with some C9 and one 100T. Ssumday has the chance to play alright versus C9 and he is fairly cheap, allowing for more kill heavy picks on the other teams. Unless you think C9 will go the way of G2, Zven is a must have. Play around with costs and figure out what you need to sacrifice in order to get the star players. Nisqy is a great option, but it’s hard to afford a lot of C9 players. 

Another great option would be to sacrifice your team pick in order to get more C9, but if you think Misfits have a great chance it doesn’t hurt to prioritize them. It is possible to work around the costs and potentially get more C9 players, but this lineup showcases how a lineup not focused entirely on C9 would work. Good luck!

Keep in mind, the most common GPP winning lineups have stacked 2 teams. Usually there will be 4 players from one team, 2 from another, and the team spot can vary, but will commonly be the same team as the 2 players. There are cases where a 3 team stack will work, but it’s much more difficult to narrow down the right players from each team. Also, you generally want a MID or ADC as captain, but if you have to use a jungler or top laner there to fill the rest of your lineups, that’s not a terrible idea. Using Supports as Captain is not recommended unless you literally can’t stack the teams you want to without putting a cheap SUPP in the captain spot. Please never put a TEAM in the captain spot. Ever.

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