LoL EU LCS Week 4 Preview
Match of the Week: Splyce vs H2k It’s a slow week for the EU LCS. There’s not any huge games like G2 vs Fnatic or H2k, so I had to choose a game that had to deal with a mid-tier team for match of the week. This being said, I am personally stoked for Splyce vs H2k. Splyce has been playing fantastic lately, and the young roster is ready to prove to the rest of the league that they are a serious contender. As for H2k, they’re definitely fighting to be the best team in the league, so a demanding win over Splyce would look great for them. In the bot lane, H2k’s Freeze has adapted well to the team’s playstyle, which is being aggressive from the get go. Splyce may have a problem with this seeing as how they play by-the-numbers League of Legends. The ultimate question for Splyce this series is how will Sencux play. Over the last couple of weeks, he’s had some trouble in the midlane, and he is currently ranked 23rd in KDA. The key for Sencux this series is to grab Anivia, as he has been playing well with her lately. Her stun and pushing power may be able to counteract Freeze’s top-notch play. There’s a lot at stake for both teams, but a win for Splyce will mean a lot more than a sweep for H2k. ROCCAT vs Fnatic This match could be an absolute blowout by Fnatic, and I understand that. But so much is at stake here for ROCCAT that it’s almost impossible to not be intrigued by this series. ROCCAT is coming off an 0-4 week, which came as a surprise to most, especially since ROCCAT was the team to tame the G2 beast. But last week can be forgotten if ROCCAT comes out strong; all teams have bad weeks, but the week afterwards shows if it was a fluke or not. As for Fnatic, they need to come into this game giving it all they have. When ROCCAT beat G2, it was probably because G2 expected the match to be an easy win. Fnatic needs to keep this in mind and not go easy. This shouldn’t be too hard, as Feviben is currently vying to be the best midlaner in the EU LCS, and Rekkles/Yellowstar are tearing up the bottom lane. This game may be a blowout, but its result means a lot when it comes to respect in the LCS. FC Schalke 04 vs G2 eSports This is the matchup of my previous one and two spots in my weekly Power Rankings, and I’m sure it will be entertaining. While Schalke isn’t the force I once thought them to be, I’m sure that they can give G2 a harder time than most teams in the LCS. As always though, it comes down to how well Schalke can control Trick, a task that no team has really been able to figure out yet. The key for Schalke is taking away Kindred and Gragas (after this next patch, Kindred won’t be played much in the pro circuit, so teams are going to take advantage of the champ while they still can. Rek’sai isn’t really a ban worthy champ, but if FC can first pick him away from Trick, they’ll be sitting well. It’s hard for any team to go up against G2 because they have so many weapons. Trick is obviously the most dangerous, but even if Schalke somehow manages to shut him down, they still have to deal with mithy and Zven bot lane. This game has so many exciting matchups that it’s definitely worth a watch.