LCS EU Week 6 Recap

LCS EU Week 6 Recap

 

 

DAY 1

 

Meet Your Makers
Meet Your Makers

VS.

SK Gaming
SK Gaming

 

     This week`s first match was between the unfortunate last place teams in the EU LCS – MYM and SK Gaming. The big questions were “Is SK going to pull themselves up?” and “Will MYM ever return to their Week 1 form where they went almost flawless( 3-1 )?”. SK chose to spice up their team comp and picked rarely picked champs like Xerath, Udyr, Quinn and Kennen( as ADC ). It was MYM who took the initiative and destroyed SK 17-1 ( final kill score ). 

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM bans:                                                             38px-Sklogo_stdSK bans:

  • Nunu                                                                                                Ahri
  • Shen                                                                                                 Twisted Fate
  • Elise                                                                                                 Nautilus

 

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM picks:                                                             38px-Sklogo_stdSK picks:

  • Lissandra                                                                                        Quinn
  • Volibear                                                                                          Udyr
  • Orianna                                                                                            Xerath
  • Vayne                                                                                               Kennen
  • Nami                                                                                                  Thresh

 

Outcome: MYM wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

VS.

Fnatic
Fnatic

 

     Second game was EG`s substitute jungler Mojtaba “Shacker” Aflaton debut in the LCS. Like every other roster change done recently it was a successful one too – Shacker`s aggressive playstyle led EG into a very decisive win over Fnatic. The lanes or particularly the lane swaps went better for EG, mentioned by xPeke in an interview after the game, where he also noted that the main reason for the bad lane match-ups was EG just outpicking them.

 

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Eglogo_stdEG bans:                                                             38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic bans:

  • Twisted Fate                                                                                Nunu
  • Jarvan IV                                                                                      Zac
  • Ryze                                                                                                 Jayce

 

38px-Eglogo_stdEG picks:                                                             38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic picks:

  • Malphite                                                                                        Shen
  • Elise                                                                                                 Volibear
  • Caitlynn                                                                                         Kassadin
  • Twitch                                                                                             Sivir
  • Thresh                                                                                             Nami

 

Outcome: EG wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Gambit Gaming
Gambit Gaming

VS.

LemonDogs
LemonDogs

 

     Coming up next was a battle between LemonDogs and the current #1 in the league – Gambit Gaming. Despite the fact that Gambit left Twisted Fate open,  they managed to shut him down with Alex Ich having a beast of a Kassadin game( 13/3/4 ). With this win Gambit continued to solidify their #1 spot.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit bans:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD bans:

  • Varus                                                                                             Udyr
  • Kennen                                                                                          Evelynn
  • Elise                                                                                                Jayce

 

38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit picks:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD picks:

  • Shen                                                                                                 Ryze
  • Jarvan IV                                                                                       Nunu
  • Kassadin                                                                                          Twisted Fate
  • Miss Fortune                                                                                 Caitlynn
  • Sona                                                                                                  Thresh

 

Outcome: Gambit wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Team Alternate
Team Alternate

VS.

Ninjas In Pyjamas
Ninjas In Pyjamas

 

     Since their addition of Freeze, Malunoo and extinkt to the roster, NiP`s performance have been getting more and more impressive as they build up teamplay. For the final match of Day 1 they faced Alternate, who has had some troubles in the past weeks, missing a starting roster member – first ForellenLord, and the last 2 weeks – Creaton ( due to broken right hand ). NiP outplayed Alternate straight up( 11-1 final kill score ).

Picks and bans:

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate bans:                                                             38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP bans:

  • Draven                                                                                                Lee Sin
  • Elise                                                                                                     Lissandra
  • Twisted Fate                                                                                     Shen

 

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate picks:                                                             38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP picks:

  • Irelia                                                                                                     Kennen
  • Nunu                                                                                                     Zac
  • Ahri                                                                                                       Orianna
  • Varus                                                                                                    Caitlynn
  • Sona                                                                                                       Thresh

 

Outcome: NiP wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

 

DAY 2

 

 

Meet Your Makers
Meet Your Makers

VS.

Fnatic
Fnatic

 

     This match was a perfect opportunity for Fnatic to regain their confidence, after losing to EG so convincingly. MYM had a lot of pressure on them as the LCS has already been halved and their placement has been in decline these past weeks. Fnatic sent xPeke ( on Lissandra ) to a 2v1 lane and MYM`s adc+support managed to keep him from snowballing and carrying for the time being. Unfortunately for them he still managed to outfarm his counterpart in the 2v1 lane(Kubon on Shen) and as got into teamfights he picked up kills and assists. Bottom line, Fnatic took the victory home and xPeke almost got the flawless score – dying only once.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM bans:                                                             38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic bans:

  • Jarvan IV                                                                                           Nunu
  • Kassadin                                                                                             Twisted Fate
  • Thresh                                                                                                 Elise

 

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM picks:                                                             38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic picks:

  • Shen                                                                                                     Jayce
  • Maokai                                                                                                Xin Zhao
  • Orianna                                                                                               Lissandra
  • Vayne                                                                                                  Draven
  • Zyra                                                                                                      Nami

 

Outcome: Fnatic wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Ninjas In Pyjamas
Ninjas In Pyjamas

VS.

LemonDogs
LemonDogs

 

     Day 2 action continued with NiP squaring off against LemonDogs. Both teams made some interesting moves, namely – LD put  nukeduck`s Twisted fate in a 2v1 top lane and sent Zorozero`s Kennen to deal with Bjergesen ( on Kassadin ) in the mid, NiP on the other hand tried to get back in the game with Mejai’s Soulstealer on Kassadin. In the end LD`s solid play through the whole match secured them the victory.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP bans:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD bans:

  • Jarvan IV                                                                                       Nunu
  • Kassadin                                                                                          Twisted Fate
  • Thresh                                                                                              Elise

 

38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP picks:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD picks:

  • Shen                                                                                                  Jayce
  • Maokai                                                                                             Xin Zhao
  • Orianna                                                                                            Lissandra
  • Vayne                                                                                               Draven
  • Zyra                                                                                                   Nami

 

Outcome: LD wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Team Alternate
Team Alternate

VS.

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

 

     The third match of Day 2 was all about can Alternate, without Creaton( with WhiteKnight on ADC )  can handle EG Shacker`s aggression. In an interview from Day 1( just after Shacker`s debut ) Araneae stated that the aggression of EG`s jungler is both his strenght and his weakness. Even though EG made some great early game plays, Alternate countered their boldness and came out on top.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate bans:                                                             38px-Eglogo_stdEG bans:

  • Kassadin                                                                                                 Shen
  • Jayce                                                                                                       Lee Sin
  • Twisted Fate                                                                                         Thresh

 

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate picks:                                                             38px-Eglogo_stdEG picks:

  • Elise                                                                                                         Renekton
  • Malphite                                                                                                 Xin Zhao
  • Lissandra                                                                                               Ryze
  • Varus                                                                                                       Twitch
  • Blitzcrank                                                                                               Nami

 

Outcome: Alternate wins

VOD: Twitch , YouTube

 

SK Gaming
SK Gaming

VS.

Gambit Gaming
Gambit Gaming

    Closing out the day fell to SK Gaming and Gambit Gaming. With SK struggling through almost all of the LCS, this game was expected to be very predictable. However it turned out to be what many people would say- an upset. SK came up with a “cocktail” team composition( 2 good early game picks – Xin Zhao, Renekton and 2 good late game picks – Karthus, Vayne ), while Diamondprox decided to give Evelynn another go in the jungle. SK played their comp literally by the book, which was reflected into the final kill score – 30-10 in favor of SK Gaming.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Sklogo_stdSK bans:                                                             38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit bans:

  • Kassadin                                                                                            Nunu
  • Udyr                                                                                                    Twisted fate
  • Elise                                                                                                     Shen

 

38px-Sklogo_stdSK picks:                                                            38px-GambitLogo_std Gambit picks:

  • Renekton                                                                                           Malphite
  • Xin Zhao                                                                                             Evelynn
  • Karthus                                                                                               Zed
  • Vayne                                                                                                  Varus
  • Thresh                                                                                                 Sona

 

Outcome: SK wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

 

DAY 3

Fnatic
Fnatic

VS.

Gambit Gaming
Gambit Gaming

 

     Right off the bat in Day 3 Gambit had to face Fnatic, considering their unexpected defeat against SK just at the end of the previous day. It seems like Gambit felt the need to start dictating the pace and have Fnatic play their game as they chose unconventional picks Aathrox( worked out vs MYM in last week`s series ) and Galio( Alex Ich was know to just farm up to a ridiculous extent and carry nearly singlehandedly ). Fnatic happened to be too experienced to fall for it and picked up the win, tying Gambit for second place.

Picks and bans:

38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic bans:                                                             38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit bans:

  • Udyr                                                                                                    Nunu
  • Shen                                                                                                     Xerath
  • Kassadin                                                                                             Jayce

 

38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic picks:                                                            38px-GambitLogo_std Gambit picks:

  • Kennen                                                                                                 Aatrox
  • Elise                                                                                                       Evelynn
  • Lissandra                                                                                             Galio
  • Varus                                                                                                    Miss Fortune
  • Sona                                                                                                       Thresh

 

Outcome: Fnatic wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

SK Gaming
SK Gaming

VS.

Ninjas In Pyjamas
Ninjas In Pyjamas

 

     Following through the day the pumped SK Gaming played NiP.  The momentum SK gained transitioned into a huge power spike as they defeat NiP with a flawless 8-0 victory( final kill score ). The fact that a team as strong as the current NiP didn`t take a kill off of SK tells a lot about how little ocelote and co need to launch themselves into a top 4 placement.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Sklogo_stdSK bans:                                                            38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP bans:

  • Kassadin                                                                                     Twisted fate
  • Draven                                                                                        Karthus
  • Shen                                                                                             Elise

 

38px-Sklogo_stdSK picks:                                                            38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP picks:

  • Lissandra                                                                                    Diana
  • Nunu                                                                                             Dr. Mundo
  • Jayce                                                                                            Orianna
  • Vayne                                                                                           Caitlynn
  • Nami                                                                                             Thresh

 

Outcome: SK wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

VS.

Meet Your Makers
Meet Your Makers

 

  Coming closer to the end of the week, EG took on MYM. For EG the big change this game was the comeback of Snoopeh and that came up with certain expectations of him stepping up, performing better in order to keep up the hype of EG( compliments of Shacker ). Snoopeh rose up to the challenge as he did an amazing early aggression on bot lane that consisted of counter jungling and diving on bot tower twice( each dive resulted in a kill ). He also did a better job at map control, securing 4 dragons for his team. EG won the match with an impressive 18-5 final kill score.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Eglogo_stdEG bans:                                                             38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM bans:

  • Shen                                                                                              Nunu
  • Elise                                                                                              Zac
  • Vayne                                                                                           Twisted Fate

 

38px-Eglogo_stdEG picks:                                                             38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM picks:

  • Malphite                                                                                      Lissandra
  • Jarvan IV                                                                                    Nami
  • Jayce                                                                                             Ahri
  • Varus                                                                                             Tristana
  • Thresh                                                                                           Nautilus

 

Outcome: EG wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Team Alternate
Team Alternate

VS.

LemonDogs
LemonDogs

     For the final match of Day 3 and Week 6 Alternate continued their quest of staying near the top, until Creaton is able to play, while LemonDogs were already on the road to top placement so they just kept playing solid. Alternate got an early lead, but the tides began to turn( LD had a heavy magic damage comp – Ryze, Fizz and Fiddlesticks ) and LD emerged victorious in the end.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate bans:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD bans:

  • Zed                                                                                                        Nunu
  • Kassadin                                                                                             Shen
  • Twisted Fate                                                                                      Elise

 

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate picks:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD picks:

  • Lissandra                                                                                             Ryze
  • Hecarim                                                                                                Lee Sin
  • Orianna                                                                                                 Fizz
  • Ezreal                                                                                                     Varus
  • Thresh                                                                                                   Fiddlesticks

 

Outcome: LD wins

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Aydin

Aydin has been following competetive League of Legends since before Season 1. He loves playing support, and longs for the day when Heimerdinger will make his LCS debut.

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