At last, the final hurrah of the group stages. This day might get weird, since three of the six teams have already qualified for playoffs: no one knows how seriously they will play. We’re going to assume they play as if all the games matter because of seeding implications.(Featured Image courtesy of LoL Esports Flickr)
First Half: G2 vs SKT, and FW vs CLGWe’re passing over RNG and SM because RNG’s players are much too expensive. SKT and G2 are still in contention for a playoff spot: G2 has to go 2-0 while SKT goes 0-2 in order to force a tiebreaker. The likelihood of that happening appears slim, what with SKT recovering some of its LCK playoff form yesterday. SKT may not be averaging the highest kill count in games, but it does well with punishing mistakes, and G2′s MSI has been bloated with them. Kim “Trick” Gang-yun might be worth drafting if one anticipates G2 getting the victory, since he’s pulled off some aggressive comeback plays on his own, but aside from him, SKT members will suit the roles better.
FW and CLG, on the other hand, is set to be another close game. Drafting Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang, Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes, and either of the supports give a cheap baseline of carries and supportive players. It might be possible to afford RNG’s players with a lineup consisting of CLG or FW players, so look for those opportunities.