Sorry for the delay in the post. Internet was cutting in and out yesterday, but it seems to have corrected itself. As a result of the delay I’m going to do a shorter post for this week. Week 4 was a really good week for the LCS, lots of upsets, awesome CLG TSM game, and just some fun games to watch. It also was a really low scoring week in comparison to the last two weeks. As a result of that I had another off week in my projections. I am slightly above .500 so this week I’m going to get that winning record much higher. Here are my week 5 All-in and Fold candidates.
Top- ZionSpartan (Projection: 31pts) Zion is averaging 17 pts a game for a total of 34 pts a week. He has a easy game against Dig, and a tougher matchup against C9. C9 hasn’t been their usual self so I think Zion is capable of scoring some points against them, but he may not have to if he puts up big numbers against Dig. The main thing I have to worry about here is that the Dignitas game isn’t a 25 min blowout win by CLG.
Mid- Fenix (Projection: 28pts) I’m not sure why Fenix is projected so low, he is averaging 34 pts a week. He does face two tough opponents in Pobelter and Bjergsen, but I think he has the ability to play with both of those guys. I think he will come up with a few big plays this week, which will result in him getting to his average of 34 pts.
Support- NRated (Projection: 25pts) NRated plays with the best ADC in Europe right now. Even though NRated hasn’t played as well the last two weeks, he still gets to play with a very aggressive AD and team, which will result in him putting up well over his projected 25 pts. He is a sure fire All-in in my opinion.
Top- Dyrus (Projetion: 33pts) Dyrus has scored better each week of the split, but I think this week he will score just below his projected 33pts. He typically isn’t one to get big kill numbers, but he is a good team fighter which results in high assist numbers. I don’t think either of their games will be 45+ min games, so I don’t expect him to have big numbers. They play Coast and Liquid, who both have good top laners too.
Mid- XiaoWeiXiao (Projection: 38pts) I am a fan of XWX, but I think 38 is to high this week. I’m thinking closer to the 34 mark for him. He plays C9 and Gravity, both have competent mid laners, and so far Impulse has looked good when Impact and Rush get going XWX has been more of a support player this split. That is another factor in why I think he is a fold candidate this week.
Team- Team Liquid (Projection: 27pts) I think Liquid will win their first game against Winterfox, but I expect them to lose to TSM. Most teams don’t break the 25 point mark unless they go 2-0. Plus changing their ADC another time won’t go as seemless as their first week with Keith. Liquid has some great players, but they haven’t been consistent enough in their play for me to trust their team this week.
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