Week 1 has been and gone and the European teams brought their A game, and after the opening week, we have a 3 way tie for the lead spot! Unlike NA, no one team has risen after the first set of games to keep a completely flawless record ( Curse ), instead we have SK Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and Fnatic all tied at the top spot. Not really surprising seeing as the best teams in Europe are all at around the same level, the only surprise from week 1 to me was the fact that Gambit Gaming are at 1-2, but it is a long season, and there are a lot of games to go…
Leading into this week we don’t see many big name matchups, bar Evil Geniuses vs SK Gaming, a rematch of last weeks match where SK where able overcome EG for the first time in a while. Apart from that we see DragonBorns and aAa making their debuts in the LCS, with DB facing EG in their first match, while aAa test themselves against Gambit Gaming, a tough start for these 2 teams. Former Jungler and current coach for DragonBorns ‘ Brokenshard ‘ seemed confident about the team taking on such a tough opponent in week 1.
Evil Geniuses vs SK Gaming. Sat 16/02 – 21:00 CET
This is the the biggest match of the weekend in my opinion, much like TSM vs Dig in the NA LCS, these 2 teams have played already and will rematch just a week later. In NA, the results were swapped, with Dig beating TSM in week 2, I wonder if the result will be the same here. I didn’t really expect SK to beat EG last week so it goes to show how hard the matches are to predict in Europe. That being said, I still fancy EG in this one, and yes I know that’s exactly what I said last week, but I just think EG are the better team right now, however judging by how close these 2 teams are in skill level, I wouldn’t be surprised if SK could take the win again. Look out for the mid lane battle between Scarfelote and Froggen, I really want Froggen to pull out an unconventional mid lane champion to really test Ocelotes skill, he tried it last week by pulling out Jayce and it backfired, maybe if SK leave Anivia unbanned…
The other team I want to highlight is Dragonborns. They play against Evil Geniuses and SK Gaming this weekend, and I honestly think they can pick up a win or 2 here. They came through the offline qualifiers, they looked good after beating MYM in the finals, a feat no one expected of them, and I think they can cause an upset in this weeks games.
As for aAa, I never expected them to make it through the offline qualifiers after what happened to Linak ( got banned from LCS ). So I honestly don’t know what to expect from them, they will be playing against Gambit Gaming , only 1 game for them this weekend. With Gambit gaming coming off a rough first week, aAa will have to be at the top of their game to hold them off.
Evil Geniuses 1 – 0 DragonBorns
Copenhagen Wolves 0 – 1 SK Gaming
Against All Authority 0 – 1 Gambit Gaming
Evil Geniuses 1 – 0 SK Gaming
Gambit Gaming 1 – 0 Copenhagen Wolves
Evil Geniuses 1 – 0 GIANTS Gaming
SK Gaming 0 – 1 DragonBorns
GIANTS Gaming 0 – 1 Copenhagen Wolves
Thanks for reading guys, if you disagree with my opinions, let me know! Comment on here or tweet @Howspiffing ( I will be tweeting during the matches )
In other news I have applied for the CLG writing job, I will keep you updated on that as soon as I know any news. LeagueLiveTV sponsored by ZyoriTV will be airing this Monday at 11PM GMT, with special guest Brokenshard from DragonBorns to discuss the LCS games so don’t forget to watch that ( http://www.twitch.tv/zyoriTV )
Thanks for reading guys. Peace.