Review of the 8th week of LCS EU Spring 2014 part 2

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Good afternoon, our dear friends! In this blog I will tell you about the ended games of the 8th week of European LCS.

GAMBIT GAMING VS COPENHAGEN WOLVES

Gambit Gaming (W)

Copenhagen Wolves (L)

Kills

Turrets

Gold

Kills

Turrets

Gold

23

10

87.0k

13

4

68.6k

Lineup

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Top

Darien

Renekton

5/6/12

Top

YoungBuck

Trundle

0/3/6

Jungle

Diamond

Wukong

1/1/14

Jungle

Amazing

Elise

3/4/8

Mid

Alex Ich

Kassadin

8/4/10

Mid

cowTard

Gragas

3/7/6

AD Carry

Genja

Sivir

3/0/16

AD Carry

Forg1ven

Lucian

4/3/5

Support

EDward

Annie

6/2/9

Support

Unlimited

Leona

3/6/8

Bans

Caitlyn

Jinx

Lee Sin

Lulu

Aatrox

 Evelynn

 

I have only one question. Why Kassadin was not banned? Wolves, what's wrong? It was very stupid to give Kassadin into Alex’s hands. Of course, he was the first picked champion.

To fix things at least somehow, Lucian and Leona were sent to confront Kassadin, and cowTard was running after his jungler to get at least a bit of experience before going to the lane and confront against two players. But despite all the cunning, Kassadin didn't lag much in farm and experience. He was even killed once before the 6thlevel. But this was not enough ...

It's time to talk about mid-game when Gambit grouped and started to win battles. Wukong's ultimates were always on time, allowing Sivir and Annie to bring "a ton of damage" ™. And what about Kassadin? As always, he was catching and killing the escapers. That's his job. Let's also mention EDward, who finished the game with Rylai, Void Staff and DFG. This does not include another couple of items for supports. A pure «Support Carry».

Yes, Kassadin did ​​this game, maybe not so much he himself, but a buzz around him. And I wish no one can see Kassadin in this period of the game. Leave one place in ban exactly to this champion.


ALLIANCE VS ROCCAT

Alliance (W)

ROCCAT (L)

Kills

Turrets

Gold

Kills

Turrets

Gold

17

11

67.4k

7

3

56.2k

Lineup

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Top

Wickd

Irelia

3/1/8

Top

Xaxus

Renekton

0/4/1

Jungle

Shook

Lee Sin

2/1/15

Jungle

Jankos

Elise

3/1/2

Mid

Froggen

Kassadin

4/1/9

Mid

Overpow

Kha'Zix

2/4/4

AD Carry

Tabzz

Vayne

6/1/7

AD Carry

Celaver

Varus

1/4/1

Support

Nyph

Thresh

2/3/13

Support

VandeR

Annie

1/4/2

Bans

Trundle

Lucian

Caitlyn

Sivir

Jinx

Draven

 

These two teams didn't forget to ban 5 marksmen (or 5 AD Carries, in other words), but ... WHY DID THEY FORGOT TO BAN KASSADIN AGAIN? Of course, he was chosen by the team who had the first pick.

Roccat was good. They even controlled dragons. However, it would be better if they paid more attention to Kassadin whose time came too fast, when Alliance in a long battle made an exchange 3 to 1, and then destroyed towers on the mid-lane. The next battle turned for Alliance into an ace and destroyed inhibitor on the bottom lane, along with the tower near inhibitor at the top. Afterthistherewerealmostnochancesforcomeback.

It's not a secret that Kassadin is the strongest champion in the game now, and works on his balancing are in the full swing. Even if you manage to kill Kassadin once, then in the first upcoming battle he will eliminate the lag. It's important not to forget about him. And until he remains with capabilities which he has now, one place in the list of banned champions must be with his name.

 

Day 3.

ALLIANCE VS GAMBIT GAMING

Alliance (W)

Gambit Gaming (L)

Kills

Turrets

Gold

Kills

Turrets

Gold

12

9

73.4k

13

5

69.0k

Lineup

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Top

Wickd

Irelia

2/4/3

Top

Darien

Aatrox

3/3/8

Jungle

Shook

Lee Sin

1/4/5

Jungle

Diamond

Wukong

2/4/7

Mid

Froggen

Lulu

4/1/3

Mid

Alex Ich

Kayle

7/1/2

Marksman (AD Carry)

Tabzz

Draven

4/2/3

Marksman (AD Carry)

Genja

Sivir

1/1/6

Support

Nyph

Thresh

1/2/7

Support

EDward

Annie

0/3/7

Bans

Evelynn

Lucian

Kha'Zix

Kassadin

LeBlanc

Caitlyn

 

It was a great opportunity for Alliance to finish the week positively and bring its winning streak to four games. By the way, the same could be said regarding Gambit, which in case of winning would finished the SuperWeek with the score 3-1, which allowed to take a confident first place. And the desire was stronger for...

Alliance made ​​the first kill when Shook came to the bottom lane. And because of the kill Shook and Froggen sent their flashes for overcharging. Gambit quickly responded by a kill on the top lane, but a lag in farm on the bot started to be noticeable. Gambit focused on the top, while Alliance focused on the dragon. This led to a slight advantage in gold for Alliance in the early game.

Gambit played well and even made a couple of kills, but they couldn't control objects in this game and Alliance took the second dragon. Then Gambit quickly destroyed two towers, but lost a few battles in a row which balanced the game. Another dragon was taken by Alliance, although they were not the main contenders for it at that moment. This led to a small advantage in gold, but only until the late game.

Alliance continued to control objects. The team got the fourth dragon, and not only it. Control of facilities was very good. Alliance won the battle near Baron, got the advantage, took Baron and went to implement him. And they succeeded, Gambit could only look how its hopes for victory were destroyed together with nexus. Boom! And they're gone.

Alliance gathered momentum and already climbed to the middle of grid. It will be interesting to look at them later, but now let's congratulate them with perfect results on this great week.

 

SK GAMING VS ROCCAT

SK Gaming (W)

ROCCAT (L)

Kills

Turrets

Gold

Kills

Turrets

Gold

8

8

61.1k

4

1

47.8k

Lineup

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Top

Fredy122

Jax

0/3/3

Top

Xaxus

Aatrox

1/1/3

Jungle

Svenskeren

Evelynn

4/1/1

Jungle

Jankos

Wukong

3/4/0

Mid

Jesiz

Lulu

2/0/2

Mid

Overpow

Ziggs

0/1/1

Marksman (AD Carry)

CandyPanda

Sivir

2/0/3

Marksman (AD Carry)

Celaver

Lucian

0/1/0

Support

nRated

Kayle

0/0/3

Support

VandeR

Thresh

0/1/1

Bans

Trundle

Caitlyn

Elise

Pantheon

Renekton

Kassadin


Roccat had to regain in their fans' eyes for two defeats in a row, but they faced an inconvenient rival - SK Gaming.

SK surprised by Cale's support position in their team. Besides, the whole team had various ways to speed up the movement - especially Sivir. Roccat did not show anything strange. Wukong and Aatrox were at the forefront, Lucian and Ziggs had to make a major damage, and Tresh supposed to help to control needful targets.

The game started successfully for Roccat. Jankos made the first kill, coming to the rescue on the top lane. However, trying to show aggression on the bottom lane, nRated revealed the potential of his champion, applying an on-time ultimate and making rivals draw back, that allowed them to gain time to pick up the dragon.

SK came up to a mid-game with an advantage of 2,000. After that SK took another dragon and also a tower. And a few minutes later, Roccat, as they could, were chasing two enemies on the top lane, while the rest were taking the dragon and two towers that increased the gap to 9,000 in consequence of which the game went into the late game.

SK continued to control the map. Due to this, they were able to take Baron and another pair of enemies heretofore. Roccat could not find countermeasures against such a game, and against Svenskeren particularly. His Evelynn was gorgeous in this game.

Roccat goes down on the third place in the grid, and SK goes up to the second one, which can be considered as the first.

MILLENIUM VS SUPA HOT CREW

Millenium (W)

Supa Hot Crew (L)

Kills

Turrets

Gold

Kills

Turrets

Gold

11

10

61.4k

5

3

49.5k

Lineup

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Position

Player

Champion

K/D/A

Top

kev1n

Olaf

2/2/2

Top

Mimer

Jax

2/1/1

Jungle

Araenae

Evelynn

3/2/6

Jungle

Impaler

Kha'Zix

1/2/3

Mid

Kerp

Ziggs

4/0/5

Mid

Moopz

Orianna

1/3/0

Marksman (AD Carry)

Creaton

Caitlyn

2/1/3

Marksman (AD Carry)

MrRalleZ

Lucian

1/1/1

Support

Jree

Ziilean

0/0/7

Support

Migxa

Thresh

0/4/2

Bans

Gragas

Lulu

Kayle

Kassadin

LeBlanc

Renekton

 

In general SHC shows a good aggressive game, but they can't intrench themselves on the top of grid. As for Millenium, they also want to get up, and this game could help them to do that.

It should be noted that for the first time in split we saw Olaf. However, Ziilean at a position of support is also a rare guest. However Millenium managed to cope with them.

The first kill was made by Mimer. Impaler took the first dragon, even at the cost of two kills, and also SHC took the tower, we can say, to the heap. Kerp was the best at that time by taking 3 of 4 kills. SHC continued to control the dragon, but Millenium took out on towers, so the lag in gold was at level of 1000. Araneae took the dragon, having broken the rhythm of the game, and paid for it with his life.

However Millenium continued to increase the gap even after they managed to receive Baron. The gap reached 7000, and at this moment all the questions about the winner of the game had to disappear. Especially taking into account that the game finished soon after that.

Obviously Kerp is a hero of the match. His Ziggs pressured opponents not only on his lane, but also on the other ones. For several times his ultimate became an important argument in the battles, and his team should thank him for this. Millenium spent SuperWeek with the score 2-2, which is very, very good for the team from last place. And SHC continued its decline.

 

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