For this article, we’re including two different slates; the LPL playoffs and the LCK Summer Promotion. The LCK games in this slate all take place tomorrow, while the second matchup for the LPL is the grand finals matchup on Saturday. Given the multiple slates for tomorrow, we figured 2 articles would be better than 5, so all LCK/LPL material will be found here, and you can go here to read about the 3 EU Masters slates.
|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|
iG(-116) V FPX(-111) (5 AM EST 4/28)
|Avg. Game Length||30:09||31:47|
This may not be the most surprising outcome, but it definitely makes for an interesting matchup. All things considered, this matchup is going to be strange. iG did manage to make things a bit close at times against TES, but they had serious issues, while FPX couldn’t even take a game. Game 1 especially was just so strange; 30+ minutes without a kill should never happen. We’ll have to look at the players to see what we can discern, but it’s likely to be sketchy, especially considering both teams have made substitutions for this matchup.
Against JDG, FPX’s strength showed in the top half of the map, while Lwx and Crisp seemed to fall apart. This makes for an interesting strategy going forward, as part of iG’s downfall was TES’s ability to shutdown TheShy. If FPX can do the same without giving up too much botside pressure and allowing Puff to scale, then iG could be in trouble. Khan is starting at Top in place of GimGoon, but he has looked better than GimGoon this season and this should not affect much. In addition, the Doinb/RooKie matchup looks better for Doinb overall, so things could get ugly for iG here. As long as Lwx and Crisp can manage until later in the game, they might have a chance, and with Ning starting instead of Leyan, they should get much better pressure from their jungler. Leyan had been the worst player on this team recently, so Ning should provide a substantial upgrade, although he still has to deal with Tian. If iG does manage to pull through, however, Puff/Southwind will be a dangerous combination.
iG Top Picks: Puff, Southwind, Ning FPX Top Picks: Tian, Khan, Doinb, Lwx
TES(+111) V JDG(-145) (5 AM EST 5/2)
|Avg. Game Length||32:44||32:44|
Now we’ve arrived at the grand finals, and quite frankly, it’s looking far more exciting than the LCK finals between T1 and GenG. Both teams had a spur of success upon changing their roster slightly, with TES adding JackeyLove and JDG adding Zoom (Fun Fact: Since Zoom started playing again in April, he hasn’t lost a single match.) There are definitely advantages on each team, so let’s look at the lineups.
Zoom and JackeyLove immediately stand out as the favorites in their respective roles, so this could get interesting. Part of Zoom’s success has been due to the strength of Kanavi as a jungler, who has been one of our favorites throughout the split. Still, it’s not as if the two teams will only succeed around these matchups; part of TES’s recent victories has been due to the powerhouse of a mid laner known as Knight. He’s always been a strong carry in the team, but since they changed their adc, it seems TES have found their stride. He remains a solid pickup, despite Yagao being great in his own right. On the other hand, the LokeN/LvMao bot lane shouldn’t be underestimated, so it’s not as if JackeyLove and yuyanija will have a free ride. At the end of the day, keep an eye on each team’s star players, and be prepared for anything. Hopefully things won’t turn out like Game 1 of JDG versus FPX so we can have a number of beneficial lineups.
TES Top Picks: Knight, JackeyLove, yuyanija JDG Top Picks: Zoom, Kanavi, LokeN, LvMao
DYN(+108) V SRB(-141) (4 AM EST 4/28)
|Avg. Game Length||32:15||33:06|
Both of these teams managed to surprise, even if it wasn’t the closest games at times. Granted, it’s not as if the CK teams are always destined to lose; SB and Griffin were the worst teams in the LCK for a reason. Still, the SB games in particular were a bit shocking. Given the trouble SRB encountered against Griffin, they might find themselves having a rough time against DYN, but it’s no guarantee.
DYN were at the top of the slate for the most part, but considering how SB fell apart, that might not mean too much. Still, the Rich/Beyond/Feiz combo worked pretty well, so they could be worthwhile investments. However, KaKAO is one aggressive jungler, and he is probably one of SRB’s greatest strengths. Sangyoon/Nova wouldn’t be a bad combo either if SRB does well. Ultimately, the mid laners for these two teams were a bit disappointing. Their scores were ok given the way the games played out, but they were definitely not on the same level as Ucal or FATE. The other series in this LCK slate might be a better place of focus for mid lane, especially given how expensive DanChung is. In addition, Thal’s strength as a top laner shouldn’t be underestimated, even if his Darius pick didn’t work so well. Rich is a strong Aatrox, but even if they give him that pick, he might not be able to handle Thal/KaKAO.
DYN Top Picks: Beyond, Feiz, GuGer SRB Top Picks: Thal, KaKAO, Sangyoon, Nova
SB(-135) V GRF(+104) (6 AM EST 4/28)
|Avg. Game Length||33:37||34:03|
Both of these teams had some issues, but SB was looking very weak. Interestingly enough, SB’s roster is generally more expensive than GRF, although not by much. This might give you a slight edge in choosing GRF, who honestly have a decent chance here. SB can always come back, and they are sure to be more familiar with GRF, so that might be part of the issue.
Ucal’s performance against SRB was spectacular, but now he finds himself against FATE. He was able to solo kill DanCheung and bully him out of lane quite a bit on Leblanc, but he’s going to have a harder time doing this against FATE, who seemed to do the same thing to Kuzan at times. The Viper/WADID matchup is something to keep an eye on, even if the casters were being incredibly obnoxious, going absolutely nuts everytime WADID pressed a button even if it ended in GRF being demolished. We get it, it’s exciting because he was in the LCS and LEC, but timing a Taric ultimate properly doesn’t make you the best player in the world. That being said, the bot lane does look stronger overall for GRF, and given how Summit was playing, top lane might be a similar story.
SB Top Picks: OnFleek, FATE, Route GRF Top Picks: Sword, Ucal, Viper, WADID
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