LCS EU Week 7 Recap

LCS EU Week 7 Recap

 

DAY 1

 

 

Ninjas In Pyjamas
Ninjas In Pyjamas

VS.

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

 

     With the beginning of Week 7 both Ninjas In Pyjamas and Evil Geniuses had to pick up every win they can get since the season is coming to an end. The pressure was more on EG though, considering they resided at the bottom of the standings along with SK. They chose to use Shacker in the jungle and run double teleport on their solo laners. NiP intended to counter EG with Malunoo picking Aatrox for powerful early game to match Shacker`s playstyle, but it didn`t work out for them as they were behind for most of the match. It took a baron fight, where EG were baited to die 1 by 1, to turn the tides for NiP. In the end, despite having a new player – Mimer “Mimer” Ahlström( replacing extinkt in the top lane ), NiP took the victory.

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Picks and bans:

38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP bans:                                                             38px-Eglogo_stdEG bans:

  • Jayce                                                                                              Shen
  • Elise                                                                                                Evelynn
  • Nunu                                                                                               Lissandra

 

38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP picks:                                                             38px-Eglogo_stdEG picks:

  • Ryze                                                                                                Malphite
  • Aatrox                                                                                           Xin Zhao
  • Twisted Fate                                                                                Kassadin
  • Caitlyn                                                                                           Twitch
  • Nami                                                                                               Thresh

 

Outcome: NiP wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Gambit Gaming
Gambit Gaming

VS.

Fnatic
Fnatic

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    The second game of Day 1 proved itself to be one of the most unpredictable at champ select, one of the “craziest” games overall in the summer season. Gambit went for a complete team composition overhaul – putting Alex Ich on Kayle, Darien on Evelynn and most shockingly Diamondprox on Karma( jungle ). The only traditional choice was the Ashe/Sona lane, the preferred bot lane for Gambit throughout their entire career. Fnatic stepped up to the challenge, throwing in a bit of craziness with a last second swap between YellOwStaR and sOAZ. Both did well at their new positions and with xPeke and Puszu being on comfortable picks( Lissandra and Varus respectively ) Fnatic took down Gambit, making them question their picks.

 

Picks and bans:

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

  • Twisted Fate                                                                                    Zed
  • Kassadin                                                                                            Udyr
  • Elise                                                                                                    Thresh

 

38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit picks:                                                             38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic picks:

  • Evelynn                                                                                             Blitzcrank
  • Karma                                                                                                Aatrox
  • Kayle                                                                                                  Lissandra
  • Ashe                                                                                                    Varus
  • Sona                                                                                                    Shen

 

Outcome: Fnatic wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Meet Your Makers
Meet Your Makers

VS.

Team Alternate
Team Alternate

 

     In Week 7 both MYM and Alternate were under a lot of pressure – MYM for being at the bottom, in danger of dropping their LCS spot and Alternate for trying to stay near the top until Creaton recovers. The two teams tried to catch their opponent off-guard with surprise picks – Fizz, Karthus( top ), Lee Sin( Mokatte rarely plays it ),Corki by MYM and Kha ‘Zix, Vi by Alternate. These moves worked out better for Alternate as Kerp finished 11/1/4 with Kha `Zix and the final kill score was 26-8 in their favor, securing them the win.

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Picks and bans:

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM bans:                                                             38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate bans:

  • Lissandra                                                                                          Twisted Fate
  • Fiddlesticks                                                                                     Thresh
  • Shen                                                                                                    Elise

 

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM picks:                                                             38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate picks:

  • Karthus                                                                                              Kha `Zix
  • Lee Sin                                                                                               Vi
  • Fizz                                                                                                      Ahri
  • Corki                                                                                                   Varus
  • Nami                                                                                                   Blitzcrank

 

Outcome: Alternate wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

 

SK Gaming
SK Gaming

VS.

LemonDogs
LemonDogs

 

     In the last match of Day 1 SK Gaming faced LemonDogs. LD were in better position since the start, just because they`ve been slowly but surely advancing to the top place, unlike SK who are struggling to stay in the league.  SK let LD to get on comfortable picks( Nukeduck on Zed, Zorozero on Ryze and Tabzz on Caitlyn ) and even though ocelote and co put up a good fight, LD defeated them taking one more step forward to the top.

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Picks and bans:

38px-Sklogo_stdSK bans:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD bans:

  • Kassadin                                                                                  Vayne
  • Lissandra                                                                                 Shen
  • Nunu                                                                                          Elise

 

38px-Sklogo_stdSK picks:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD picks:

  • Jayce                                                                                          Ryze
  • Zac                                                                                              Jarvan IV
  • Twisted Fate                                                                            Zed
  • Ezreal                                                                                         Caitlyn
  • Nami                                                                                           Thresh

 

Outcome: LD wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

 

DAY 2

 

 

Team Alternate
Team Alternate

VS.

Gambit Gaming
Gambit Gaming

 

Day 2 opened up with 2 of the top teams currently – Alternate and Gambit Gaming. Both decided to give their innovative ideas another go – Araneae picked his Vi and to keep the show interesting Diamondprox got Karma for jungle. Alternate started the match very convincingly, killing Alex Ich`s Kassadin before lvl 6 for the first blood. They were controlling the game pace, taking towers until a mid game fight where Darien on Renekton fearlessly led his team to their first successful teamfight. Despite the unusual picks the spotlight was for Darien, who kept his team relevant with his performance, giving time to Alex Ich to farm up and get that Kassadin going. Later on the victory was Gambit`s thanks to combined effort – Darien tanked to an insane extent, staying in the face of Alternate, zoning 4 of them at one point, Alex Ich was going for the right targets and managed his cooldowns perfectly and last, but not least Voidle, their new support was holding on to his Crescendos to save Alex when he goes in.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate bans:                                                             38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit bans:

  • Aatrox                                                                                                 Twisted Fate
  • Udyr                                                                                                     Elise
  • Zed                                                                                                        Shen

 

38px-Atnlogo_stdAlternate picks:                                                             38px-GambitLogo_stdGambit picks:

  • Malphite                                                                                              Renekton
  • Vi                                                                                                            Karma
  • Lissandra                                                                                             Kassadin
  • Graves                                                                                                   Varus
  • Blitzcrank                                                                                             Sona

 

Outcome: Gambit wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Fnatic
Fnatic

VS.

LemonDogs
LemonDogs

 

     The first match of Day 2 featured Fnatic and LemonDogs. Fnatic chose to run a heavy displacement comp with Gragas(top) and Xin Zhao, LD answered that with an unexpected Talon pick from Nukeduck. He proved that the champion can do work in the right hands, going in and out of fights and cleaning up. Along with his performance( 10/3/4 ) Tabzz also had a great game, finishing the game 11/1/11 on Caitlyn, helping LD take the first place in the LCS.

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Picks and bans:

38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic bans:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD bans:

  • Fiddlesticks                                                                                        Shen
  • Zed                                                                                                         Elise
  • Lissandra                                                                                             Ryze

 

38px-Fnaticlogo_stdFnatic picks:                                                             38px-Lemondogslogo_stdLD picks:

  • Gragas                                                                                                  Kennen
  • Xin Zhao                                                                                              Jarvan IV
  • Kassadin                                                                                              Talon
  • Varus                                                                                                    Caitlyn
  • Thresh                                                                                                  Lulu

 

Outcome: LD wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

 

SK Gaming
SK Gaming

VS.

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

 

Closing in to the end of the day and the week SK Gaming squared off against Evil Geniuses. EG and SK were in a position, where win means they`re not at the bottom anymore and are a step closer to reaching the playoffs, defeat means they have to play under pressure and struggle to keep their spot in the league. The match was fairly even for most of the time with a slight edge for EG, but a situation in the late game where Froggen( on Ahri ) caught Nyph over the wall with a charm, EG picked him off, which led to 5v4 baron attempt, forcing Kevin(on Renekton) to teleport to a ward over the baron pit wall and dash in. EG then made a brilliant move to keep him there with Baron attacking him, while they zone the rest of SK and stall. Once Kevin dashed out, they secured the Baron, beat SK in the teamfight afterwards and push 3 inhibitors, eventually the nexus.

 

Picks and bans:

38px-Sklogo_stdSK bans:                                                             38px-Eglogo_stdEG bans:

  • Kassadin                                                                                    Vayne
  • Jayce                                                                                           Shen
  • Elise                                                                                             Lissandra

 

38px-Sklogo_stdSK picks:                                                             38px-Eglogo_stdEG picks:

  • Renekton                                                                                    Malphite
  • Udyr                                                                                             Jarvan IV
  • Twisted Fate                                                                              Ahri
  • Ezreal                                                                                           Caitlyn
  • Nami                                                                                             Thresh

 

Outcome: EG wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

 

Meet Your Makers
Meet Your Makers

VS.

Ninjas In Pyjamas
Ninjas In Pyjamas

 

     For the final game of Week 7 MYM played NiP. NiP`s position wasn`t great, but for MYM it was nearly a do or die situation, they needed the win to keep themselves close enough in games that they can turn it around in the coming weeks. NiP bet on Aatrox in the jungle again, but this time it didn`t pay off as Malunoo wasn`t able to make anything happen in the early game, where it is supposed to work. Freeze and Bjergsen never got going and Mimer didn`t manage to step up his Ryze performance. For MYM it was Czaru, who led the offensive, participating in every single one of his team`s total kills. Inspite all of this the game stretched to over 40 minutes, because MYM played it safe even with the lead they had.

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Picks and bans:

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM bans:                                                             38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP bans:

  • Evelynn                                                                                       Elise
  • Lissandra                                                                                    Twisted Fate
  • Zac                                                                                                 Karthus

 

38px-Mymlogo_stdMYM picks:                                                             38px-NiPlogo_stdNiP picks:

  • Shen                                                                                               Ryze
  • Jarvan IV                                                                                    Aatrox
  • Ahri                                                                                                Gragas
  • Caitlyn                                                                                           Draven
  • Fiddlesticks                                                                                 Thresh

 

Outcome: MYM wins

VOD: Twitch YouTube

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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