LEC Summer Split 2020 Week 6 Preview
We took some time off but so did the LEC so we didn't miss much with this league, but we are back and the table is still pretty jaw ...
Last weekend we got to begin the second half of the regular season. Week 5 really brought drama and surprise to the screens from the middle of the table. Origen and Fnatic miraculously got their course reversed and are now in a good position in regard to their playoff hopes. Otherwis the other teams we see in the middle of the table at this point are G2 and Misfits, they suffered 0-2 weeks and now fall behind SK, Fnatic and Origen. Rogue and MAD Lions continued their winning streak and have basically secured their place in the playoffs already at this point.
Week 6 will include more really important matches for the middle of the table teams and it will put the top two in front of a real challenge. Namely, Rogue faces Misfits and G2 while MAD plays their match against Fnatic and SK Gaming. The fight between Fnatic and Origen will also play a big role this week as both teams battle their nail and tooth spot at the top of the chart. If you have let the matches of the summer season go by, then now is the time to open the match broadcasts and start following the decision moments of the summer season! However, the contribution of the summer season is places in the Worlds World Championships. More information about the LEC league can be found on the event page here.
Fnatic vs MAD Lions
The match of the week will be the encounter between Fnatic, who has risen from the pit they dug, and the MAD Lions, who are cooling off in a very wild summer mood, on Friday night. Fnatic traveled from one loss to another for several weeks, but reversed its course last week. Unfortunately, the results don’t tell the whole truth, as there was still plenty to improve on Fnatic’s grip as both wins came through the inconvenience. Vitality crashed at the end of a steady battle and against Misfits, Fnatic had to make the biggest comeback of the year, coming into play for as much as 8,400 gold chases. The MAD Lions, on the other hand, have been playing very cheerfully and especially its crushing victory over G2 Esports on Sunday was a very good sign of the team’s striking ability. In all honesty, looking at the statistics purely, this match should not be flat in any way, but fortunately we are not just looking at the statistics but also behind the statistics. Fnatic has suffered from synergy and self-confidence issues during the season, but in last week’s games the synergy was significantly better and an important victory over Misftits restored at least some of the self-confidence. Fnatic may not be at the level of the spring season yet, but it is hungry and will certainly challenge the MAD Lions much more strongly than one might expect at a quick glance. MAD Lions is a pre-favorite, but right now I feel like there are two teams in the league that can threaten the young lions: Fnatic and Rogue.
As far as betting is concerned, nothing particularly interesting was found in betting on the winners, with the exception of one item, so this week it is worth focusing on live betting. Fortunately, however, this one tip is more than good!
Rogue vs G2
Rogue win - Betway - 2.20
Rogue is currently at the top of the table and has been playing very consistently throughout the season. Of Rogue’s two losses, one has certainly come to G2, but that G2 was in a completely different mood than in recent weeks. G2’s most recent matches have been mostly sad rap and it’s hard to see how this team dominated the whole series from season to season. Sure, G2 has always strengthened their grip on the playoffs, but still, G2 certainly doesn’t deserve a pre-favorite to point to this match. Rogue is a pre-favorite, but betting companies clearly don’t agree with me on that. The 2.20 odds are great for this match!
Excel had to start the season against the top two in the second half, so this week it has to return to the winning streak to keep the playoff dreams alive. However, SK Gaming has exceeded all expectations this season and will start out a little surprisingly as a clear favorite against Excel. SK’s second-half start was the complete opposite of Excel, as it rolled out of its way two teams on the league’s tails. Now it seeks to complete the triangle with a victory from Excel. SK is also in dire need of victory, as after this match there will be no more teams fighting for the playoffs and the top two. In Saturday's match, SK will face the MAD Lions. SK Gaming is a pre-favorite, but no big surprise from winning Excel.
Origen comes in really hot for this match as it beat both G2 and Misfits over the weekend. While neither of these two is in any way top-notch, in advance they are above Vitality in performance. So the only presumed outcome is Origen’s victory over Vitality. Vitality’s game has fluctuated throughout the season and as a result, the playoff line begins to escape. For Vitality, winning this game would be important, but in the name of truth, Vitality’s focus needs to be more on Saturday’s match against Excel as the loser in that match is starting to be pretty much out of the playoffs.
Although the G2 has played poorly in recent weeks, it has not yet fallen to Schalke’s level. I strongly believe that Schalke’s victory over Fnatic will remain the only victory of that season. This match is nothing more than a warm-up for G2 before the Rogue encounter.
Until a week ago, I would have considered this match a really smooth encounter. However, after a break week, Misfits seemed to be really lost against Fnatic and Origen. Rogue is still above these two in terms of performance, so it’s hard to see Misfits win this match. Misfits played strongly against Fnatic until it completely crumbled and gave Fnatic a victory. Was the weak extracts on Saturday due to this or not? That is probably one of the most important questions when thinking about the coming week. If Misfits has recovered from the disappointment, then it will be able to challenge Rogue who leaves as a clear favorite for the match. Without the Misfits checkout last week, this would probably have been the match of the week. It is therefore definitely worth opening the broadcast no later than ten on Friday night.
The culmination of Friday night is at the same time the match of the week. The high-profile MAD Lions is a favorite of the match, but Fnatic has shown signs of waking up and knows very well about the middle caste battle. In this match, the gaze is forcibly turned to two battle pairs: Mid lane and bot lane. Mid Lanella MAD Lions Marek “Humanoid” Brázda has taken the league’s number one role in his role and at the same time Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek is playing through the weakest part of his career. Now Nemesis is required to raise a tremendous level or the match may be lost before it has time to even start properly. Likewise, bot Lane’s “Konkari vs. New Challenger” battle is underway again. Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság has often been compared to Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, as his talent and style of play are very close to Rekkles ’debut years. So it’s worth keeping an eye on these four players in particular.
A real death row for both teams. The loss from this match knows really bad things, as the loser is very likely to be out of the playoffs. It’s very hard to pick a favorite, as Vitality’s grips throw right from side to side depending on the game and Excel has been a very evenly thick team this season as well. The revamped Excel from the beginning of the season looked promising, but as the season progressed, it has nevertheless swung to the tail end. Team Vitality on a good day should be stronger, but when those good days are obtained with the same probability as crowning a coin, it’s hard to directly raise Vitality as a favorite. Betting sites also believe that this is a match comparable to a coin toss, so playing this is at least risky.
Here you could copy the text of the preview of the match between G2 Esports and Schalke. The Misfits have not come close to their best mood, but even in a weak mood it should beat Schalke. Schalke is facing really difficult solutions in the winter and it seems that the team is gradually getting ready to prepare for these solutions.
I said in advance of the previous MAD Lions match that I only experience Rogue and Fnatic as real challengers to the current condition of the MAD Lions. Although SK Gaming is currently third in the league, I don’t feel it can seriously challenge the lion flock. The gameplay of the MAD Lions has been at an admirable level and I personally consider it the biggest win of my favorite regular season. SK Gaming is just one slowdown on this road.
This match, too, was strictly considered a match of the week. A very traditional encounter where there is a high probability of splitting the league in third place. Either Origen grabs it and widens the gap with Fnatic or the two share it with each other or possibly with SK Gaming. These mid-caste matches are really important and when Origen won the teams 'first encounter, Fnatic must now strive for victory so that the teams' mutual ranking does not go to Origen's advantage if the duo ends up winning the same amount at the end of the season. Both teams showed signs of waking up last week and Fnatic’s team battles in particular looked good and it knows bad things for Origen who is known to rely on tactics to turn the battles of later stages of the game in its favor. So I’m elevating Fnatic quite a bit pre-favorites, but I want to emphasize that the level of the teams is really close to each other right now.
Betting companies trust G2 Esports, but I trust Rogue. Rogue’s steadily deadly vibe has been poison to everyone except the G2 and MAD Lions. However, the G2’s toddler in recent weeks opens the door for Rogue to even out winnings from mutual matches. Sure, Perkz has now been allowed to be with the team for a week longer after his break, so it’s expected that G2 will improve their grips from last week. In all honesty, it must do so if it even wants to challenge Rogue. A fairly even match, but Rogue fights himself for victory.
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