We have our final LCK game tomorrow against the two strongest teams: T1 and GenG. We haven’t seen the LCK for a few days, but seeing as it’s the grand finals, things could get crazy. As for the LPL, we’re not quite at the finals, so there are still some more games to look forward to.
Just a quick note concerning recent news. It appears that Riot has cancelled MSI, the international tournament held between splits, so we don’t yet know how games will continue. More information is likely to come in the coming days and weeks, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for alternative events or an earlier start to the Summer Split. Either way, it seems Riot is committed to keeping games going in one capacity or another, even if an international event isn’t quite possible at this time. So don’t worry, we won’t be stopping anytime soon!
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Creep Score||+0.02 Pts|
|10+ K/A Bonus||+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)|
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Teams drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|First Blood||+2 Pts|
|Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus||+2 Pts|
GEN(+166) V T1(-222) (4 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:34||34:11|
Just like DragonX before them, GenG haven’t had the best luck against T1 in the past. Their record has been pretty spot on otherwise, although they lost to DragonX and HLE (somehow) towards the end of the split. T1 have been dominating as a team recently, but their series against DragonX didn’t see as many kills on certain players. It was mostly spread out, but given the games themselves saw a good deal of kills, there are a good number of assist points to collect here. This is bound to repeat regardless of who will win, as T1 traditionally doesn’t end up with one person completely running the show. Even against a team like Sandbox Gaming saw lower kill scores on T1’s roster, so keep that in mind. GenG haven’t been as bad in this area, but they aren’t a huge improvement, and having to play T1 will only make it more difficult.
In light of the news above, it might not be a bad idea to look for more supporting picks in the LCK matchup. If T1 repeats what they did against DragonX, then Cuzz or Effort could be decent picks (although remember T1 has two junglers, and we won’t have confirmed rosters. We have Cuzz’s stats here because he played all 4 games against DragonX.) The flipside is true for Clid and Life, so they might be good pickups if you think GenG will take the series, although this might be a close one. If we get 5 games, you might do well with either team, but it goes without saying the winning team will net you more points. As for the carries, Bdd and Ruler are in a similar boat as Faker and Teddy, so it will all depend on this specific matchup. The top picks will reflect the generally favored mid and adc for each team, but don’t assume that pick will perform automatically. GenG have probably assumed they’d be fighting T1 for quite a while now, so they’ve had plenty of time to prepare, but T1 have had a great streak against the stronger LCK teams. We’ll also throw in Canna’s name, as he had a great game on Jayce, so T1 might be comfortable enough with him to pull out another strong top lane pick.
A quick note about salaries: the strategy of picking T1 supports could work well for you, but remember to work around the salaries. Since FPX is the most heavily favored this slate, their players are expensive, with T1’s players right behind them in cost. This might make an FPX stacked lineup with T1 supporting very difficult to pull off, if possible. Sacrificing roles generally doesn’t get you in the money, so play with the rosters and see what you can come up with.
GEN Top Picks: Clid, Bdd, Life T1 Top Picks: Canna, Cuzz, Teddy, Effort
FPX(-417) V EDG(+287) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:47||33:31|
FPX didn’t have a great series against TES, which was slightly surprising. TES has been performing well lately, but to take down FPX sent a strong message. Still, this will be FPX’s first playoff game, so they might not have been fully invested in that matchup. At any rate, despite EDG’s confidence as a team, a fully determined FPX is no laughing matter. EDG’s matchup against WE might’ve been a similar story, and they did have a good series against RNG, but it might not be enough.
The end result for this series should be fascinating. Hope/Meiko remains an incredibly solid bot lane, having done very well for themselves against iG, so Lwx and Crisp might have their work cut out for them. Aodi is also an incredible top laner, although GimGoon is going to be his most difficult challenge during the playoffs. Tian/Doinb are both incredibly dangerous, and despite Junjia and Scout being formidable in their own right, this could be the breaking point for EDG. Like the other series this slate, and as we’ve seen in other playoffs matches between two good teams, a lot of it comes down to the teams coordinating and implementing the correct strategies, something FPX seems to do better overall.
FPX Top Picks: GimGoon, Tian, Doinb EDG Top Picks: Aodi, Hope, Meiko
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