Posts Tagged ‘Rush’

Week 1 of the LCS is in the past, and it was surprisingly anti-climatic. There were many lopsided games, and some games went way longer than many anticipated without great fantasy lines. This usually happens in week 1 as all the players and teams are getting used to playing with each other again, playing on the stage, and just getting used to the new patch and play styles. Don’t have major reactions to players and teams after one week, give the players and teams three weeks before making real judgments about what they will be this split. I had lots of success in week 1 going 3-1 in my fantasy leagues, making $5 in a daily league and going 9-3 on my picks, but that is in the past and we are on to week 2!

week 1 allin fold

All-in (players that will over perform their projections)

Top – IMT Huni (30 pts) Huni scored under 30 last week, but the beat down of TiP didn’t allow for many points for anyone on the team. I expect Huni to score in the high 30’s this week as IMT faces TSM and NRG.

Jungle – REN Crumbz (26 pts) Usually Crumbz isn’t going to be a great pick in fantasy since his play style is more controlled and calculated, but he had a good week last week and this week Renegades faces Dig and TiP because of those match=ups I see another 30 point performance from the seasoned veteran.

Mid – Fox Froggen (32 pts) Froggen only mustered 23 points last week, but he had a tough game 2. This week he faces NRG and Liquid. I don’t think he will blow this projection out of the water, but I see him finishing the week around the 35 point mark.

ADC – NRG Altec (37 pts) I’m still skeptical on how good NRG will actually be this split, but one thing is for sure at this point, Altec is the most consistent ADC out there. Altec only has 2 weeks of under 37 points in his last 10 weeks of the LCS. Even though I think NRG will go 1-1 this week I expect Altec to end the week with his usual 44 point week.

Support – REN Remi (26 pts) Remi showed some jitters in week 1 with a few misplays, but overall she performed really well. Since Renegades has an easier week, and they seem to play well together, Remi should have another strong fantasy week.

Team – Immortals (26 pts) Going into the season I though IMT would be a top 3 LCS team, and after week 1 I feel pretty good about that. Even though they face tough competition this week, I still expect them to win both games.

 

Fold (players that will under perform their projections)

Top – H2K Odoamne (37 pts) Odo has been one of my favorite top laners since his first appearance in the LCS. He is consistent and can be a huge threat when given the resources. I think he will have a good week, but not quite 37 points. FNC knows how to alter their tactics to their opponent, and kikis might have some crazy pick that Odo isn’t ready for. These factors make me think a 32 point week is in the works for Odo.

Jungle – C9 Rush (44 pts) We all know that Rush can go off in any given moment, but I don’t think this will be that week. CLG and Impulse are his match-ups, so 1 game will be methodical and low kills (CLG) the other will probably be a 30 minute win (impulse). Because of those factors 44 seems a bit to steep for Rush to get.

Mid – TSM Bjergsen (49 pts) TSM still has to figure out who gets what resources and how they are going to play before I see Bjerg getting 50 point weeks. I wouldn’t say sit him but I 49 is too many points against IMT and Dig.

ADC – C9 Sneaky (48 pts) The main reason I have Sneaky here is the same as Bjerg and Rush, the point projection is just to high to get to. Sneaky will end up in the low 40’s but don’t foresee him getting to the 50 point mark.

Support – TL Smoothie (31 pts) I would imagine this projection will drop since Matt will probably start at least one game. Even if Smoothie does play both I don’t think a 30+ week is in the works. TL played well both games, and they face CLG and Fox which both are winnable games but I’m not ready to go all-in on Team Liquid players that aren’t Piglet.

Team – Liquid (29 pts) Over the last 2 LCS splits teams don’t usually break 28 points unless the go 2-0. Obviously there have been some exceptions, but it is too hard to score big points if you don’t win. Although Liquid has winnable games, I don’t see a 2-0 week for them.

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Jungle has been a feast or famine role the last two splits in fantasy LCS so it is important to get a top one if you can. Keep an eye on a team that has a good first week because their jungler could be the hot pickup.

  1. Rush (C9)
  2. Reignover (IMT)
  3. Amazing (OG)
  4. Svenskeren (TSM)
  5. Jankos (H2K)
  6. IWDominate (TL)
  7. Xmithie (CLG)
  8. Spirit (FNC)
  9. Diamondprox (UoL)
  10. Airwaks (Roc)
  11. Crumbzz (Ren)
  12. Shook (Vit)
  13. Moon (NRG)
  14. Trashy (SPL)
  15. Kirei (Dig)
  16. Trick (G2)
  17. Kou (Gia)
  18. Hard (Fox)
  19. Gilius (Ele)
  20. Procxin (TiP)

1-6 These are all powerhouse junglers and can honestly be ordered anywhere in the top 6. Dom might drop a few spots with the new top and support, and Rush may not be the de facto #1 because of C9’s typical low scoring play-style.

7-12 This group all is the experienced bunch that has had moments of greatness but also has had multiple weeks or even splits where they struggled. Spirit is at 8 simply because I want to see how FNC gels and it might take them 5-6 weeks before they start clicking.

13-16 These 4 will be the inconsistent bunch because of their own play, and because of the team around them. Moon has some huge talent around him so he could easily make the jump into the top 10.

17-20 It will be hard for these guys to score big points simply because of the competition they face and the teams they play for. Own these 4 at your own risk.

 

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Week 4 is over, and it was another fun week in the LCS. I have a knack for going 2-2 in my 4 leagues and it didn’t change this week (lost by 1.6 in one of them…) EU wasn’t as high scoring as I was hoping they would be, and NA was about the same low scoring as it had been, with the exception of a few teams/players. This was the week of the upset, and the TSM CLG hype train, which didn’t disappoint.

Legendary

(Players that played well or scored much better than their fantasy projections)

Winterfox (especially bot lane)- well this is back to back weeks I called out a bot lane, and then they end up dominating in every way. Gleeb and Altec were 2 of the top 6 highest scorers, and Pobelter and Helios put up monster weeks too. If you had the patience to hold on to Pobelter and Altec and played them this week, then congrats on 130 points.

Impact and Rush – The Korean duo for Impulse fought valiantly in game 1 which Impulse lost by a lot to Winterfox, but in game 2 they continued to play well. They ended up both scoring over 48 points, and they were seperated by .01 pts. These two will be a dangerous duo in the NA scene I expect them to have some good weeks going forward. If you can snag either of these guys I think they are worth a roster spot.

Freeze – Freeze is starting to look like a must start now out of the ADC spot. He has had 2 great weeks, and 1 good week so far this split. CW may not end up being a strong team overall when its all said and done, but it looks like Freeze, Soren, and Airwaks might be decent scoring options for them.

Shut Down

(Players that played poorly or scored lower than their fantasy projections)

C9- C9 played great in the first game, but it was so fast, that they were terrible for fantasy. Then game 2 they played poorly, and scored bad again fantasy wise. At this point I would say all C9 players are worth dropping except Sneaky. Their players will be more for week replacements if they have good match-ups for the week.

Elements (especially Nyph)- This week was awful for Elements in every possible way. If you had them in fantasy you probably lost, if you are a fan of them in the LCS you are disappointed, and if by you happened to place any bets on them this week…well you are out of monies too. They played terrible both games, and they should have won both games with relative ease. I think they will be fine, but this week hurt.

Nukeduck and Jankos- These two guys had put up some big numbers early, and have been pretty consistent in their scoring output. But this week ROCCAT did absolutely nothing. NukeDuck buys Mejai’s soulstealer every single game, and honestly it has only worked like twice for him. I think he needs to rethink that buy on every single AP champ. They both got less than 15 points and were disappointing in their play.

Games of the Week

CW vs. FNC (really fun game to watch, some great skirmishes, big team fights and a surprising outcome)

ELE vs. H2K (This game just blew my mind, didn’t expect the outcome at all)

TSM vs. CLG (This game had it all! Great rotations, smart decisions, great team fights, and even a classic throw. Game lasts about 45 minutes so make sure you have time when you sit down to watch it! It lived up to the hype)

 

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