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Official LCS NA Summer Split 2014 Discussion...

Creator: Jebus McAzn January 9, 2014 11:05am

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Darealone wrote:

CLG Seraph confirmed.


:') Can't wait til next split!
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Rather than make a new thread, I ended up just editing the info in this one. I figure a lot of people may have this thread bookmarked, so this saves them some trouble - plus it's nice to be able to refer back to earlier comments in this thread, which would be a lot more annoying if I unstickied and locked this.
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Time for some predictions!

NA Summer Split should be very interesting as I believe a lot of teams are looking pretty strong right now.

I think the top 3 will remain intact (in a different order), but am not sure about who will be at the bottom. So yeah, I might be horribly wrong on this one, but here goes nothing:



Final Standings


1. C9 - Does this really require an explanation? Only top team that hasn't seen any roster changes - and rightfully so. I don't expect another 25-3 / 24-4 split, but I do expect them to stay at the top.

2. CLG - I honestly think CLG was already stronger than TSM near the end of the Spring split and I'm expecting them to show it now. Obviously it's a bit too early to call how well Seraph will do, but I wasn't overly impressed by Nien as a player and everything I've seen from Seraph so far has been pretty solid/impressive. Link also did pretty well during All-Stars for C9 and the experience should help both him individually as well as the team as a whole to work on their issues and come out strong this time around.

3. TSM - Role swapping in the two roles that are generally most important for shotcalling might cost them and I expect them to have a rocky start, but Amazing is pretty amazing a very good jungler and Xpecial leaving - no matter how good he is - shouldn't hurt them too much if it's true that everyone on the team supported the decision.

4. Dignitas - First things first: getting two strong solo laners doesn't mean all of Dignitas' issues are solved just like that. Having said that, I feel like Cruzer and Goldenglue were the weakest players on the team and having Scarra as a full time coach should help the team, too. Expecting Dig to show up big this split.

5. LMQ - I have to admit I haven't watched the NA Challenger Series, so this one's a bit of a gamble. However, despite the hype surrounding this team, I don't expect it to be easy for them to just come in and dominate the LCS. I definitely don't think they should be fighting to avoid relegation either, which is why I'm placing them here, in the middle :)

6. Curse - The addition of Xpecial should give them a boost, but I'm still not too impressed by the rest of their line-up. Voy has had a pretty mediocre Spring split imo and Quas is a little too hit or miss for my taste (although I like seeing a top laner with a different/unique roster). Should avoid relegation, but it won't be easy.

7. EG - Boy do I hope I'm wrong on this one x_x Despite rumors of potential roster changes (for example DontMashMe duoqeueing with Krepo for a while and looking to become the new ADC), nothing happened. I think the current roster can do much better than they did last split and Pobelter being able to practice full time will certainly help, but overall I'm just not sure whether it'll be enough. Would love to place them above Curse as I could see that happening, but I just think it'd be too biased.

8. Complexity - Although I was surprised to see these guys take down Coast, I don't expect them to have the best of splits, mainly because of the strength of the competition. If Brokenshard avoids dying to red buff they might be able to prove me wrong though, hue. I'm happy to see Westrice and RobertxLee in the LCS, at least.

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^ That seems pretty spot on to me. CLG at 2 is a ballsy prediction though and it completely depends on how Seraph will perform, but top-3 for sure. LMQ might also beat dignitas, depending on how their strategy will work out.
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I kinda see TSM dropping out of the top 3 this split and LMQ taking their place. I just don't see TSM performing as well with a weaker bot lane and a jungler with a completely different playstyle than oddone and the competition is getting tougher every split. I'd probably say 1. c9 2. CLG 3. LMQ 4. TSM 5. Dig 6. Curse 7. EG 8. Col
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I'd put EG on 6 instead of Curse :p!
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TSM will suprise everyone, they always had and already did with their decissions. Having an other playstyle jungle is imho not actually the worst given how they performed with OddOne (not saying he is a bad player, but it just did not fit...).

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I feel like LMQ are a bit over-hyped and I'm gonna say 5th place is a pretty accurate prediction, a lot of people seem confident that they're going to Worlds for NA but I honestly highly doubt it, they're not on the level of C9/TSM/CLG at all and I even think the new Dig should be able to 3-1 or at least 2-2 them throughout the split.

Also pr0lly looks like a ****ing rapist and I can't wait to see him get crushed by every mid in the LCS, won't be surprised if compLexity don't win more than 4 or 5 games tbh.

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http://evilgeniuses.gg/Read/336,EG-Makes-Changes-to-League-of-Legends-Line-up/

Big news for EG, Yellowpete stepping down and being replaced with Altec.

Yellowpete is such an awesome guy and I'm sad to see him go. Hopefully we'll see him at the analyst desk sometimes. On that note Altec is great and YP was lacking behind so this might bring some of the changes they needed.
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Happy to see this change, no matter how much I'll miss Yolopete and his sweet dance moves. Not so sure where I'd place EG for my predictions now, so we'll just have to wait and see :)

also inb4 yellowpete carries vs LMQ

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