Nimer’s Notes: EU LCS Week 5 Day 2

After epic clashes on Thursday, EU LCS promises so much more on Friday. A lot of these games are going to be close, so the goal is to draft players who are going to be securing the kills and staying alive, as well as picking from the games most likely to be action-packed.

(Featured Image courtesy of LoL Esports Flickr)

Origen vs Vitality

Despite losing its coach, Origen picked up a win against Splyce on Thursday. It faces Team Vitality now, which just defeated G2 Esports in a quick 32 minutes.

As usual, Vitality is one of the worst teams to draft fantasy from. The team, while good, wins and loses with little action. Even with Origen having its issues, this game isn’t worth drafting from. There’s matchups promising more action, and therefore points, to look into.


Do You Believe in Chaos?

Regardless of whether or not you dislike the term “chaos style,” there’s no denying that Unicorns of Love are aggressive and slipped on its macro game against H2K. UOL might once again stampede into a bloody brawl with Fnatic.

Fnatic have the edge here due to the jungle match up. Lee “Spirit” Da-yoon is finally playing like the carry-force he was anticipated to be, backed up by Noh “Gamsu” Yeong-jin’s tank picks. UOL’s Rudy “Rudy” Beltran got manhandled by Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski’s Kindred, foreshadowing a repeat against Spirit.  Additionally, Spirit is tied for second in most kills on his team, and has the most assists, making him a must pick-up.

It’s going to be a throw down, but Fnatic should take the game, so picking up its players for points is a go.


H2K vs G2

H2K has continued to succeed with Marcin “SELFIE” Wolski filling in mid, but that could finally come to a stop today. G2 did have a poor draft verses Vitality, but G2 has been inconsistent before and recovered between days, and now is the time for G2 to get serious and tie it with H2K.

Almost neck-and-neck at the top of total kills, H2K and G2 are going to fight. Either side could win, but what’s more important for you, reader, is who to draft? For H2K, Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu, Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou-Napoleon, and Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan should be your considerations. On G2′s side, Kim “Trick” Gang-yun and Luka “PerkZ” Perković are must pickups. That’s a full roster to draft, and it might pay off to invest so heavily in this matchup, provided the salaries cooperate.


Elements vs ROCCAT

ROCCAT were the first team to lose to Giants Gaming this split, and the week is not going to improve for it. Elements had a rough few weeks against the best teams in EU, but it finally gets a break. With Roccat looking weaker than ever, Elements can relive their Week 2 match against them. Rasmus “MrRalleZ” Skinneholm should be on your ADC or fill position for this game. He has the highest KDA on Elements at 4 and the highest kill participation at 77% (the highest of all ADCS in EU). Other Elements members are serviceable as well, but MrRAlleZ is not the one to leave out.  

Splyce vs Giants

With how promising three other games are, this is another to avoid. If you recall, Splyce defeated Giants in Week 3 largely because Chres “Sencux” Laursen popped off on Leblanc and solo-carried. Without that performance, Splyce may have lost. Perhaps Sencux could step up again, or Splyce could hold off Giants, or Giants can get their second victory and go 2-0 this week. It’s too messy to call how this will play out and the possible results are too volatile. Save your money to spend on the other games that are truly going to be messy and even fights across the board. (All statistics courtesy of Oracle’s Elixir)