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Week 4 is in the books! The match-up that we were all waiting for (FNC vs Origen) wasn’t quite as exciting as most were hoping, but for the most part the week was still entertaining. Here is a quick fantasy recap of Week 4 of the EU LCS.

 

Legendary (players and teams that had impressive fantasy totals or just impressive games)


SK, specifically Svens and Fox
– SK got their much needed 1st win in a game that they honestly should have lost, but they showed resolve and won a key team-fight on their inhibitor to turn the tides of the game. In their 2nd game they played a little more confidently and they controlled Roccat the entire game which led to a fairly easy win for them. Svens did a great job in both games putting pressure on the enemy junglers and in game 2 made Jankos irrelevant. Overall, Svens put up 47.44 points. Fox was the big winner of SK’s games with 51.38 points. GG WP SK.

 

H2k-Gaming.pngH2K – They had an absolutely dominant week. They seem to be on a different level right now than any other EU team. Their last 4 games they have had impressive leads at 10 mins (over 1k gold in each of the last 4). They always make the other team play to their style, which is be everywhere all the time. Krepo said it best in the game against Giants “They never leave their weakest player alone.” They overload the map to make sure the player that is weakest can get even or stronger than their opponent. This makes their leads grow and then they slowly choke you out of any resources on the map. Their fantasy numbers weren’t as high this week as last, but they are a joy to watch.

 

EL-Rekkles-2015Rekkles – The top scorer in EU in the summer split of season 4 seems to have regained his swagger. Fnatic is now 8-0 and Rekkles has been a fantasy monster so far (over 200 points in 4 weeks). His combined score was 13/0/18. He didn’t die a single time against Origen, who many thought was going to compete with FNC, and CW, who typically can make games sloppy and drawn out. Rekkles and Yellowstar have a great synergy and Rekkles is playing more aggressively than I’ve ever seen him play. I think the comfort of knowing that everyone is going to follow whatever is happening has allowed him to shine so far. Rekkles finished with over 58 points.

 

Shut Down (players and teams that had abysmal fantasy points or were disappointing)

 

ROCCAT.pngRoccat (all players) – Roccat was picked by many including myself as the sleepers of week 4. Their match-ups (SK and Elements) made them seem really attractive, and they did absolutely nothing. They didn’t have a single player break 12 points on the week. They played with very little purpose and they were constantly taking fights when they had disadvantages (flash or ults on cooldown, 4v5, 2v4) Overall it was an extremely disappointing week for Roccat. If you added any of their players (I added at least one in all of my leagues) then they probably cost you your win.

 

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Diamondprox – Diamond had a big impact in Gambit’s first game, but didn’t get any fantasy points. He always seemed to not quite have enough damage to finish off an enemy or was creating pressure on another part of the map when a small skirmish would break out. Then in the 2nd game he just got shutdown. He wasn’t able to help any of his lanes, and even with a great 4 man knock up in a late team-fight Gambit didn’t have enough damage to capitalize on it. Overall Diamond’s performance was pitiful he only managed 5.42 points.

 

Games of the week

Ele vs. Origen – This game ended up being the most exciting game of the week. Origen has shown they have some weaknesses and Elements is starting to look like they might be able to make a run to the top 4 with their recent play.

SK vs. UoL – This was a close 2nd on the entertaining scale. It featured some really good team-fights and a nice comeback on SK’s part.

FNC vs. Origen – The game everyone was waiting for ended up being a little anti-climactic, but the first 15 minutes were exciting and featured some crazy plays/skirmishes. FNC ended up taking control fairly early and never looking back.

H2K vs. Giants – This game is on the list because of how awesome H2K played the map. It is League of Legends the way it was meant to be played. H2K creates pressure everywhere and knows how to push a lead so fast.

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The season is 3 weeks in and there have been a lot of unexpected results so far. The surprises were Dig, Gravity, and Giants; and the disappointments, C9, Gambit, and Elements. First, let me apologize for not getting a week 3 All-in or Fold post up. I was out of town all week, and didn’t want to put something up that wasn’t thought out or post something that didn’t truly explain my picks. So here are the results from my week 2 picks and then my week 4 All-in or Fold candidates will follow.

All-in Projected Actual W or L
Huni 36 41.42 W
IWillDominate 32 31.01 L
Fenix 37 18.61 L
Niels 39 79.21 W
Hylissang 29 45.92 W
FNC 32 38 W
Fold Projected Actual W or L
Freddy122 31 11.47 W
Diamond 26 10.21 W
Slooshi8 35 17.87 W
CoreJJ 38 58.7 L
nRated 31 11.82 W
Gambit 22 12 W
This Week W-L 9W-3L Total W-L 14W-10L

 

All-in (players that will score more than their projections)

Top – Odoamne (proj: 33pts) H2K has been dominant in almost every match-up. It doesn’t look like that is going to slow down in week 4 with match-ups against CW and Giants. Giants has surprised everyone so far, but H2K knows how to make teams play to their style, which is in your face and fast. Odoamne has been on a hot streak the last 2 weeks breaking the 40 point mark. Look for that trend to continue in week 4.

Jungle – Diamond (proj: 22pts) Gambit has now played 3 straight solid games, and this is about the time they started taking off last split. For those two reasons, plus the fact that they will be playing Giants and UoL this week, gives reason to think they could see high scoring weeks. Gambit could end up losing both games since Giants has look good and UoL can sometimes play like the best team in EU, but both games could go 45-50 minutes, which would allow lots of opportunities for teams to score points. Putting hope in Gambit is dangerous, but it is fun to live on the edge.

Mid – Betsy (proj: 24 pts) Pepii and Power are two great midlaners in EU, and they could very easily make Betsy struggle early. However, Betsy is more than capable of playing with both of those guys. See above for more analysis on Gambit’s schedule and why there are two Gambit players to go All-in on.

ADC – Altec (proj: 37pts) This was the hardest position to choose from. Altec was chosen because Gravity has played really well so far in the season. Gravity, because of Bunny, focuses on letting the ADC have room to score points (See Cop stats from last year). Also, it helps that they play Team 8 in the first match-up. Even though the choice was hard, Altec seems to be a fairly safe choice since he has broken the 40 point barrier every week.

Support – Mithy (proj: 30pts) Origen vs FNC is the game we have all been looking for and it should be a really fun game to watch. It could very easily turn into a blood bath, given how both teams like to play. As a result, both teams could have high scoring weeks. Also, Origen’s second matchup against Elements will allow Origen to pick up any points they don’t get against FNC. Once again, the match ups for the week factored heavily into this pick.

Team – Roccat (proj; 26pts) Roccat has managed two wins on the year, and they could pull off a 2-0 week this week. The change at ADC is a little concerning, but they face Elements and SK, the two worst teams in EU right now. Roccat is too inconsistent to be a great team overall, but the match-ups are too good to pass up. Don’t be surprised if they have a week like Gambit did last week. Another possible pick would be Impulse.

 

Fold (players that will score less than their projections)

Top – Vizicsacsi (proj: 43pts) UoL is one of the most fun teams in EU, but their inconsistency can be infuriating. They are always looking to fight which usually is great for fantasy because it means room for points to be scored. However, this split it seems like the other teams in EU have figured out some of their aggressive tactics and have adjusted to that play style. Even though UoL could very easily go 2-0 this week, they play SK and Gambit, Vizic hasn’t been the reason they have won any of their games. He has only broken 31 points once this year, and he only managed 34 that week.

Jungle – Airwaks (proj: 26pts) It seemed like CW and Airwaks had things figured out after week 1, but the last 4 games have told a different story. CW is still a team that relies on the other team to make lots of mistakes so that Freeze and Soren can get into late game carry mode, but more often than not, that won’t happen. Airwaks only scored a combined 28 points the last 2 weeks, and with H2K and FNC in their sights that total might only go up 10-15 more points. Fold Airwaks!

Mid – Ninja (proj: 35pts) Ninja is a mechanically great player, but in his first week back, he is having to play CLG in the first game. It doesn’t seem likely that he will score enough against Team 8 (with no Slooshi) to justify a 35 point projection. Obviously it is easy to pick a team that is 0-6 and say don’t play their players, but sometimes the most obvious pick is the one you should go for.

ADC – Adryh (proj: 37pts) The first 6 games show that Giants is a team that may have figured out how to play in the EU LCS, but for whatever reason it doesn’t seem to be sustainable. They face Gambit, which could very easily be a 50 min game, and H2K in week 4. Even though Adryh has been great after 30 min in games (21/2/22), the game against H2K should be a relatively short match-up; and because of that, Adryh will be just short of 37 points.

Support – Aphromoo (proj: 44pts) Aphromoo might be the most fun support to watch in the LCS, and his playstyle is excellent for fantasy. CLG’s matchups in week 4 (C9 and TDK) might not allow Aphro to make quite as many plays as he is used too. The game against TDK should be 30 min or less, and C9 vs CLG is usually a low scoring affair for all players (this is caused because both teams put more emphasis on towers and objectives than kills). Because of those factors, Aphro will put up a solid week from a support, but don’t expect a 40 point week from him.

Team – TSM (proj: 30pts) TSM hasn’t been their usual dominant self so far in the early season. They will end up the summer split as a top 3 team, but from a fantasy perspective their lack of consistency leaves room to worry. TSM has two sub 30 point weeks and one 40 point week. Their match-ups against Gravity and Liquid could go either way. Since those teams have all looked good this split, I’m not confident enough that TSM will go 2-0. No team has scored more than 30 points this split without going 2-0 on the week. Expect a 1-1 week from TSM and around 26 points.

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It’s time for the weekly all-in or fold post. For a reminder I’m going to give you 1 person at each position (this includes a team) that I think are going to outscore their Fantasy LCS projections (all-in candidates) and 6 that will score lower than their projections (fold candidates). Here is the recap of my week 1 all-in and fold.

All-in Projected Actual W or L
CaboChard 29 19 L
Impaler 27 50.64 W
Kori 36 0 NA
Doublelift 33 47.48 W
Unlimited 22 18.8 L
Impulse 28 23 L
Fold Projected Actual W or L
Dyrus 29 22.13 W
Helios 33 0 NA
Shiphtur 35 23.9 W
Woolite 37 26.88 W
Xpecial 32 50.82 L
Roccat 29 19 W
Total W-L 6W-4L

Now here is my week 2 All-in and Fold Candidates

ALL-IN

Top – Huni FNC (Projection: 31 pts) I don’t expect Fnatic to put up quite as many fantasy points as they did last week, but I think from what they showed last week they will be a good team in EU. Huni is a good top laner and is facing two teams that didn’t quite play up to what their expectations were in ROCCAT and Gambit. I don’t expect Huni to explode for another 65 points but I think he will beat out his projection.

Jungle – Impaler CST (Projection: 29 pts) Impaler put up good points week 1, and I think he is going to have another high scoring week. His two opponents this week are Team 8 and Gravity. Neither gave up huge points to the enemy jungler in week 1, but they didn’t shut them down either. I think Impaler will outscore his 28 point projection simply because of what I think he is expected to do for his team, which is make plays and pressure constantly. I’m pushing all-in on Impaler

Mid – Soren CW (Projection: 35 pts) I think Soren will be a high scorer on what will probably end up being a bottom team in EU. Sometimes these are the best kind of guys to target though. I expect closer to the 40 point mark from Soren since he faces Elements and MYM. Go all-in on Soren this week if you are unsure about him.

ADC -Steeelback FNC (Projection:40 pts) Another Fnatic player that I think will outpace his projection. (I almost put in two more of their players, but thought it might be overkill). I think the people at Fantasy Lolesports still aren’t sold on Fnatic, so their projections are all on the low end compared to their counterparts. Again I don’t think Fnatic will have 5 50+ point guys this week, but I think most will out perform their projection. So don’t hesitate to start Steeelback or any other Fnatic player this week.  

Support – Lustboy TSM (Projection: 24 pts) TSM plays two tough bot lanes this week (Winterfox and Liquid), but I think Lustboy is a great player. He isn’t the flashiest support out there, and typically isn’t the one “making the plays,” but he plays so well in every aspect of the game that I think he will always be close to the 30 point mark.

Team – Gravity (Projection: 28 pts) Gravity showed some resolve in week 1 after losing the first game to bounce back and destroy C9. As a result I’m confident in them this week against a weaker DIG and a still uncertain CST. I can see both of these games turning into blood baths which will result in lots of towers and objectives for Gravity. I also think they will win both games, and as a result go all-in if they are one of your choices for the Team category.

FOLD

Top – Quas TL (Projection: 34 pts) I fully expect Quas to finish the year in top 3 among top laners, but this is going to be one of those weeks where I don’t think he will break the 30 point mark. Liquid plays C9 and TSM  even though both struggled week 1 I don’t expect them to do it a 2nd week in a row. Liquid may end up winning both games, but I don’t think Quas will be scoring machine for them. If he is your only top laner he will still get close to the 30, but I wouldn’t expect a “big” week from him.

Jungle – Diamond GMB (Projection: 26pts) Diamond looked like a dominant jungler last month at IEM and then he came out in week 1 and really struggled to make an impact. I expect another tough week for GMB and Diamond, and as a result I say fold him if you have another option.

Mid – Shiphtur DIG (Projection: 35 pts) 35 points is just to high for Shiphtur this week. He will end up around 30 because DIG expects him to make plays, and feeds him a lot of the resources. Until DIG can show me they can play consistent I won’t be playing any DIG players. So fold on Shiphtur this week.

ADC – Woolite ROC (Projection:31 pts) Woolite is a good ADC, but I think ROCCAT isn’t quite there yet for him to put up big numbers. I don’t think he will struggle every week, but he hasn’t had a favorable schedule to start the year. He plays FNC and Elements this week so I guess Woolite ends up with around 26 points.

Support – Nisbeth MYM (Projection: 27 pts) No MYM player is worth starting until they show us any reason to start them. 27 points from a support is a huge number, for example only 8 supports last week scored over 27 points. Nisbeth wasn’t even close to that with a 9 point showing in their two games. He is only owned in one of my leagues but if you own him. Please don’t start him this week.

Team – Impulse (Projection: 31 pts) Impulse played well in the first week, and only came out with 23 points. They play CLG and Team 8 this week. I don’t think they will win both games, in fact they could very easily lose both games, and if you lose both of your games it is really hard to break the 20 point mark. In other words fold Impulse in week 2 if you have them starting.

 

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