4.9.20 LOL LPL LCK Slate

Well, it seems Griffin is starting to prove to the world they can’t be counted out just yet.  What’s important to take from that game is the lower kill counts; Griffin couldn’t get above 4 kills, with every single player having more assists than kills in Game 2. This makes their roster sketchy, especially with today’s matchup. As for the rest of the games, most went about as expected, although WE did manage to recover during their minor hiatus. Their early game strength allowed them to dominate TES, so it’s possible they are back and ready to play. 

Once more, we have 3 LPL matchups and 2 LCK in our slate, so let’s see what’s in store for us tomorrow. 

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

LGD(+412) V RNG(-667)  (2 AM EST)

StatsLGDRNG
W/L10/1516/10
Avg. Game Length33:0933:42
Dragons/Game2.22.92
Barons/Game.6.54
Turrets/Game5.76.3
K+D/Game29.923.8

We last saw LGD in a best of 3 against WE, during the time WE had begun to decline. LGD managed to take that series, but they haven’t fared so well in their other games. They did go 2-0 against V5, but that doesn’t even count anymore. Unless RNG have relaxed after their tougher matchups, they have pretty good chances in this matchup. 

LGDKP%KDACS/M
Lies51.5%2.96.81
Peanut76%3.65.6
Yuuki64.5%2.88.1
Kramer69.7%3.39.8
Killua78%3.61.2
RNGKP%KDACS/M
Langx65.9%4.78.3
XLB65.7%3.54.9
Xiaohu63.8%3.98.3
Betty65.2%5.99.8
Ming62.1%3.51.2

LGD’s greatest strength against WE was found in Kramer. Game 1, he ended up carrying his entire team to victory as WE couldn’t reach him. If LGD can find a way to repeat this, Kramer can be a great pick for adc, but otherwise RNG can do a lot of damage to this LGD lineup. If Xiaohu decides to favor Rumble in order to land long range ultimates to catch Kramer, mid lane won’t be guaranteed a heavy kill lane. Still, against a team like LGD, he might be more inclined to favor a mage who can burst (Zoe, Syndra). If XLB puts up the early game pressure on top of a burst mage pick, it could spell disaster for LGD. Meanwhile, if RNG does shut down Kramer, Betty and Ming would be very enticing picks. 

LGD Top Picks: Kramer, Killua RNG Top Picks: XLB, Xiaohu, Betty, Ming

SB(+481) V T1(-833)  (4 AM EST)

StatsSBT1
W/L15/2226/10
Avg. Game Length34:0534:39
Dragons/Game2.322.83
Barons/Game.51.78
Turrets/Game5.57.6
K+D/Game21.819.6

Despite their 0-2 loss against DWG on Sunday, T1 still appear to be heavy favorites. These upsets do happen obviously, but in the case of T1, as I’ve mentioned in previous articles, they couldn’t handle the Senna/InsertTankHere bot lane. To clarify, it’s not as if that is the only reason T1 lost, but things like that can throw a team off fairly easily. It’s doubtful T1 will have similar issues, as they have had a few days to work around any quirky strategies future challengers can throw at them. Or, you know, maybe not. It would honestly be hilarious if SB just followed DWG’s example and dumpstered T1 with the same strategy, but it just seems far-fetched. 

SBKP%KDACS/M
Summit65.8%2.48
Punch82.2%55.1
Dove63%3.68.4
Route69.5%410.1
GorillA69.8%3.1.8
T1KP%KDACS/M
Canna68.4%7.67.6
Ellim82.5%8.55.4
Faker67%5.58.9
Teddy75%7.510.8
Effort72.4%3.91.1

Despite his poorer performance during the last series (another reason they lost) Ellim has potential to pose a serious threat in this matchup. The usual go to picks for T1 would be Canna, Ellim, and Teddy, although Faker is worth considering if T1 decides to play around the upper half of the map for this series. Given their time to prepare, however, Teddy will likely do well in this matchup, having recovered from the last series. What’s interesting to note, however, is the KP% on both junglers; Punch hasn’t had as many games as OnFleek, but he has made his presence known. If SB does play him, it would be interesting to see the results, although T1’s top and mid do look stronger overall.

SB Top Picks: Punch, Route, GorillA T1 Top Picks: Canna, Ellim, Faker, Teddy

LNG(+203) V EDG(-278)  (4 AM EST)

StatsLNGEDG
W/L12/1917/12
Avg. Game Length33:1234:14
Dragons/Game2.552.55
Barons/Game.55.72
Turrets/Game56.4
K+D/Game2623.5

With 2 poor performances against first JDG then FPX, LNG aren’t coming into this matchup very confident. EDG is admittedly weaker than the other 2 teams listed, but they have been doing well recently. EDG have the advantage going into this, but given some of LNG’s past individual performances on players like Light, the scores likely won’t be one-sided in favor of EDG. In addition to this, EDG are subbing out their usual top and jungle, both of whom have not played since January. 

LNGKP%KDACS/M
Flandre65.5%2.38
Xx68.7%2.54.9
Maple69%4.27.9
Light55.3%39.8
Duan67.3%2.31.2
EDGKP%KDACS/M
Jinoo53.3%57.72
Jiejie70.7%5.895.27
Scout62.4%5.68.6
Hope72.7%8.69.4
Meiko63.7%3.51

If EDG does manage to build a solid lead in the games, Hope has great potential to dominate the scoreboard. . The Scout and Maple matchup is difficult to predict, although an overall stronger EDG could lead to Scout’s score shooting up. If LNG does pull through, or if they put up a fight, Maple and Light are likely to have decent to great scores. The subs definitely make this matchup more unpredictable, as we haven’t seen them play in quite some time, so picking Jinoo or Jiejie might be risky.  

LNG Top Picks: Maple, Light EDG Top Picks: Scout, Hope, Meiko

AF(-130) V GRF(+100)  (7 AM EST)

StatsAFGRF
W/L16/2110/26
Avg. Game Length35:4634:00
Dragons/Game2.491.75
Barons/Game.57.22
Turrets/Game5.43.5
K+D/Game23.719.9

Given Afreeca Freecs and their recent performances, as well as Griffin’s sudden success, this matchup is looking more and more like a Griffin victory. It’s interesting how much can change in a week; Griffin winning looked far less likely at that point in time. However, AF have had time to regroup as well, so it’s possible they could pull a WE and return to the rift stronger than ever. Just remember: Griffin’s 2-0 upset against DWG saw very few kills on Griffin’s part.

AFKP%KDACS/M
Kiin66.1%2.68.3
Dread70.4%2.34.7
Fly66.7%2.87.3
Mystic68.4%39.6
Jelly68.9%2.8.9
GRFKP%KDACS/M
Untara43.7%1.47.3
Tarzan74.3%2.75.1
Ucal70.9%2.68.2
Viper69.2%3.710.1
Irove69.6%21

Mystic has had some solid games for AF, but they don’t always result in a win. It’s likely AF have taken time to refine their strategy and give Mystic the space he needs to carry his team. If you choose to invest in AF at all, Mystic/Jelly would be the best way to go, although Fly has potential if AF truly comes prepared. GRF would likely see the biggest payoffs in Tarzan and Viper, although their odds of success hinge on what AF might have accomplished over the few days they had off. Given that time off let’s the players rest and analyze their opponents, as well as examine their strategies, it’s likely AF will come back in full force.

AF Top Picks: Fly, Mystic, Jelly GRF Top Picks: Tarzan, Viper

JDG(+208) V iG(-286)  (7 AM EST)

StatsJDGiG
W/L18/1020/6
Avg. Game Length33:0130:26
Dragons/Game2.571.92
Barons/Game.82.58
Turrets/Game6.97.3
K+D/Game23.233.4

This could very well be the most exciting matchup of the slate. On one hand, JDG have been on a tear recently, even going 2-0 against eStar. On the other hand, iG are currently 1st place in the LPL and have been a consistently strong team for some time now. Given eStar’s recent fall from grace, JDG’s recent victories might not be quite as impressive as they seem. That being said, they are a threat to be taken seriously.

JDGKP%KDACS/M
Zoom64.4%7.38.2
Kanavi79.4%5.46.1
Yagao67.8%5.68.1
LokeN68.5%6.710
LvMao72.7%4.71
iGKP%KDACS/M
TheShy55.8%2.37.8
Leyan58.1%3.55.9
RooKie65.4%3.27.4
Puff59%4.59.8
Southwind65.6%4.91.2

Kanavi continues the streak of good junglers in this slate, having been one of JDG’s more notable players. If you believe in the upsets, then Kanavi is a must have. Still, players like Leyan, RooKie, and Puff are quite formidable, with TheShy joining in to carry playing as Vayne top against RNG. RooKie can be a bit all over the place with his KDA, sometimes serving as the hard carry while acting as a supporting character in other matches. Yagao is consistently on damage dealing champions, so if Kanavi chooses to get his mid laner huge, JDG could find an opening. However, remember they are playing a best of 3, so iG could adapt and overcome. With their strengths, Puff and Southwind are likely to be the safest options. 

JDG Top Picks: Kanavi, Yagao iG Top Picks: Leyan, RooKie, Puff, Southwind

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