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EU LCS Playoffs Prediction: Misfits vs Splyce

Challenger superstars square off against World’s attendees in MSF vs SPY series! Who will come out on top? 


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Challenger superstars will square off against World’s attendees in the Misfits vs Splyce series! Who will come out on top?

Misfits started off strong but their performance got shakier as the season progressed. With their key players failing to show up recently, the team feels disjointed. And while they’re still going strong, Misfits have a lot to prove coming into Playoffs.

But the same could be said about Splyce. Even though they’ve displayed solid synergy and teamwork against bottom-tier teams, Splyce are yet to win a series versus a top-4 lineup. Can they bounce back in the BO5 against Misfits?

Match Preview

Top Lane Matchup: There’s no denying it—Alphari is a beast. Misfits’ top laner excels at laning and putting pressure on his opponents. His 3.6 KDA and 8.7 CS per minute are solid, and if you ever see Alphari on a bruiser or a carry, you can be sure that he will take over the top lane. In comparison, Wunder is someone who focuses much more on working together with his team. With a 3.0 KDA and 8.9 CS per minute, he’s by no means a pushover but he doesn’t seek to dominate his lane to Alphari’s extent. Wunder will have a harder time in the early game but he will make up for it later on with his superior team play.

Jungle Matchup: If there’s one Misifts player that’s been looking strong the whole season, it’s KaKAO. Sporting a 5.2 KDA and 4.9 CS per minute, he is a highly aggressive player that’s always capable of turning the game with that one clutch play. But if KaKAO has been going strong, then SPY Trashy has been struggling to find his identity. Being one of the best supportive junglers, Trashy often looks lost in this carry-oriented meta. With a 2.8 KDA and 4.5 CS per minute, Trashy still has the ability the ability to work with his teammates but his playstyle doesn’t offer nearly enough impact. A lead for Misfits in the jungle.   

Mid Lane Matchup: SPY Sencux has been flying under everyone’s radar. Sure, his 3.4 KDA and 8.3 CS per minute don’t look too fancy, but Sencux has been someone who’s consistently done more with less. And at this point, his champion pool is as vast as an ocean. But MSF PowerOfEvil has also learned a couple new tricks. With a 5.7 KDA and 8.7 CS per minute, PowerOfEvil has turned up his aggression to eleven and been at the vanguard of every play. An advantage to Misfits in the mid lane.

Bot Lane Matchup: Splyce’s bot lane also often gets overlooked. And while it’s true that Kobbe and Mikyx aren’t the flashiest of duos, they hold formidable 4.8 and 3.0 KDAs and do insane amounts of work in skirmishes. In comparison, Misfits’ duo of Hans Sama and IgNar has the higher highs, but you definitely don’t want to see them when they’re down. Even with monster KDAs of 6.0 and 4.2, this bot lane can fall apart if one of its members starts underperforming. Splyce have a more consistent duo and this secures them a win in the bot lane.

Prediction

Splyce need to overcome their mental block against a top-tier team. But even if they do, Misfits aren’t going to be easy opponents. Sure, they might not be in their top form, but Misfits still have their explosive playmaking and insanely talented players. It will be close, but I’m going to go with a 3-2 win for Misfits.

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Daniil Volkov

I craft narratives around League of Legends and cover LCK, NA & EU LCS.

EU LCS Playoffs Prediction: Misfits vs Splyce

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