Thursday, August 13, 2015

LCS 2015 summer playoffs SF EU and NA

This weekend is gonna be fire boys we got some super hot matches that im super hyped to talk about so lets start off with EU.

ORG vs H2K
Well this would be H2k's second match of the playoffs and now they take on the number 2 seat of ORG. ORG has held the number 2 spot for sometime not near the level of FNC however they have performed extremely well this split. Their games are blood baths and they turn on the heat on the dime on anyteam in some cases even FNC. H2k on the other hand have showed some promise being a clear 3rd place towards the end of the split and with there destruction of GIA they look to go to the finals with a hard won match with ORG.

Well this brings back memories from the spring split when UOL could actually contend with FNC as equals. Those were the days but those days are long gone thanks to FNC becoming a force of fucking nature, They went 18-0 this summer and before the playoffs beat UOL with trundle support it was super sad tbh the level of outplay was like watching faker lane with a bronze five riven main.  So yeah hopefully UOL wont get manhandled again and for the pride and the pride of their fans give FNC at least one lose. #thedream

Moving on the NA where the match ups are beyond hype levels and where the real games begin.

TIP is looking good with there decisive win over DIG with a 3-0 sweep however that wont happen to CLG. The reason being CLG unlike DIG plays a certain way that TIP can relate to and its unlikely without xio that they can take CLG without some epic Impact/Rush carries. CLG wants worlds bad and wont let TIP walk all over them so this should be a interesting series might go to 5 games that means tons of points.

Match of the week TL vs TSM(HYPE!!!!)
What is hype you say this match is the answer with the rising stars of TL taking on the reigning kings of NA TSM hype will be born boys! TSM had a interesting win over GRV by passing the carry baton to Dyrus instead of Big B witch was definitely a new approach but it wont be enough to beat liquid. Liquid has risien to the very top of NA beating all that stood in their way even TSM the raw talent and teamwork of liquid alone should give TSM pause. I think if anyone can stop TSM its TL with now that just be my bias speaking but god dammit its justified bias if there ever was such a thing. It might be close but TL should kill and i mean kill TSM and go on to the finals.

Dont agree well tell me what you think in the comments or put your money where your mouth is and play Alphadraft..... what to scared.....pussy!! lol but no really Alphadraft is super fun guys go play it like now!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

LCS 2015 summer playoff QF results

Well it was one hell of a weekend boys and girls as the 2015 summer playoffs in both NA and EU raged on. I will admit some teams definitely surprised me in the end and i offer my congrats to the winning teams here are the teams and standings in the summer playoffs starting with NA.

TIP VS DIG (winner TIP) 3-0
Well this was definitely expected the games were by no means boring DIG tried in all 3 games but TIP just outplayed them in every way as expected. I hoped TIP would be able to defeat them cleaner than they did but they still win and move on to take on CLG in the semis.

TSM VS GRV(winner TSM) 3-1
This match up had some surprises Dyrus a player most would say is the weakest on TSM carried not one but two of the four games. It was entertaining to watch him be the carry it highlights TSM's growth since it wasnt just a protect our mid lane game as per usual with TSM. They definitely came to the playoffs better than they ended the split but will this growth be enough to take on the number one seat in TL or will TL end TSM's playoff hope well see this weekend wont we.

While NA had a few good games it pales in comparison to the EU playoffs and the explosive games played there.

H2K vs GIA(winner H2K) 3-0
This was hard to watch with a land slide victory in game 1 H2K really showed just how large the gap in skill really was. That was a 16-0 game not a single kill on the side of GIA just sad but they performed a tad bit better in games 2 and 3 but it didnt stop H2K from 3-0 sweeping them off the playoff bracket. H2K moves on to face ORG witch looks to be a great match to find out whos gonna take on FNC in the finals.

Series of the week
UOL VS ROC(winner UOL) 3-2
Wow this was a back and forth match up it all began with UOL showing not only ROC but all of EU they were not a washed up team like we expected them to be. This was shown in a great 2-0 run in the first games of the series. It all looked like a sweep for UOL when out of nowhere ROC turned the tables with a 2-0 blaze on UOL. This took the series to a great 5th game 49 mins long of great back and forth play but ultimately UOL came out on top and now claim the honor of getting sweeped by FNC in the semis lol. No but really a great series and i hope UOL don't just get man handled by FNC at least win a game and ill be happy.

A great start to playoffs lots of ups lots of downs but all in all i look forward to seeing how things develop in the semis and the finals in both NA and EU.

Friday, August 7, 2015

LCS summer playoffs 2015 picks and predictions

LCS 2015 summer Playoff thoughts and ideas

Hey guys its Ben here and the time has come for summer playoffs arguably the most important playoff for LCS teams by a mile. I'll focus on NA and EU LCS for this article so its not 7 pages long both have some really interesting brackets where ill break them down and I will say who I think will win. Well without further padding(lol) lets get into the main course of NA and EU LCS summer playoffs.

I'll start off with NA since its by far the most competitive and has a lot of intense match ups.

Play off quarter finals best of 3(TIP vs DIG)
This should in theory be a total sweep TIP was in the running for a 1st place spot in NA but fell short of that mark. That being said TIP is an amazing team that turns on the heat in every match they play and while Xio might be suspended Gate has been a decent sub and plays safe not throwing like you would expect a support turned mid to. TIP has show repeatedly that they can take any team in NA and DIG hasn't had the greatest split. In fact DIG has had an epic fall from glory from the start of the split where they were a first place team but recent can only seem to pull of a win against a relegation squad NME. DIG makes tons of mistakes and are a bad match up to TIP who plays fast lose and hard if DIG gives them even a small opening it will snowball into a stomp real quick. I would say 70/30 for a TIP will probably DIG can take a game maybe two but i don't see them going any further than the quarters this split. TIP will go on to face CLG in the semis and look for a final run where I believe there rivals TL will be waiting.

Playoff Quarter Finals best of 3 match 2(Gravity vs TSM)
Both of these teams have huge potential both are fan favorites by most standards and both play the same safe objective control play style but only one can advance to the semis. This will most likely go to 5 games and I see TSM coming out on top due to the fact that gravity is not the unbeatable giant we once believed they were. I think NA teams have cracked the gravity code and I don't think they can hold on to the best of three with TSM unless we see the team from the middle of the split. If that team isn't playing TSM then I'm not sure they can even hope to win. It will be a huge battle both teams will be pushing it but I think TSM can push farther than Gravity and win the series. The winner of this match will play TL and TSM remembers that loss well im sure cant wait to see them in the best of three.

Bold prediction Summer playoff winner(TL)
TL has blazed an inhuman like trail across the split and look in peak form while they are far from perfect they have what it takes to win Playoffs in NA

Now lets get into EU the less fun of the two since you know FNC will win but Let's look at the other matches shall we.

Match 1 quarter finals (H2K vs GIA)
EU is an odd league all of its power is on the top and at the base power is almost split evenly anyone can beat anyone and the teams throw games so often you have to wonder why you even watch this at times. H2k finished third in the summer split this year at 11-7 while GIA took a close 6th place spot at 8-11. H2K will probably win since there a better team overall and actually play team comps that work and don't revolve around greed. There aggressive but not too aggressive play style should handily defeat the way to aggressive for their own good GIA play style so I see them sweeping this. They might lose a game but won't lose 2. AND H2K can finally get that game with OG and well see if they can stop the OG FNC finals that everyone is calling now.

EU Q finals 2 (UOL vs ROC)
I think that UOL will beat itself and ROC will get the credit people see them as a good team but there basically a solo queue team who can make some plays. ROC on the other hand while they may be lower on the standings by like one game they play the game well and sure make some huge mistakes here or there but are a great team all thing considered. If they do win FNC will sweep them so its no biggie  it really doesn't matter if they win but they most likely will they will face the undefeated FNC and just lose sweep style.

Not so bold prediction Winner FNC

This is a no brainer they haven't lost a single game in an entire season and I don't see them losing to any team so far.

I didn't talk about Orign because they are a toss up team and its hard for me to discuss them since this is practically do or die for them. Since they joined this split they have no championship points meaning they have to win the summer split to go to worlds which seems to be there goal for sure. So the finals will be OR vs FNC for the title of summer split king and world's first seat.
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