Week 9 of the EU LCS was the most intense yet, with almost all of the teams needing a win to secure their spots and everyone trying to prove their worth before the end of the split. Entering the week, several teams were battling their way out of the promotion tournament zone and even out of the relegation zone. MYM held the bottom spot for most of the split, however the installment of new support Noxiak began a change in the tides for the team, putting them neck and neck with Spanish team Giants for the relegation spot. Both Roccat and Elements sat on scores of 6-10, tying them for the 7th place LCS position and potentially a playoff spot if the 7-9 Copenhagen Wolves were defeated. All three of the top fantasy performers came from the Kings of the split SK Gaming, with mid laner Fox taking home a score of 78.75,
legendary AD Carry FORG1VENGRE ended week 9 with 72.50 points and support nRated
achieved a score of 70.82 (hopefully avoiding that early retirement).
There's a fantastic new PBE update that includes skins for some of our favorite champions, including a legendary skin for Teemo! Riot updated their test realm last night with several new skins: Guardian of the Sands Xerath
, Omega Squad Teemo
, Guardian of the Sands Rammus
, Arclight Vayne
, and Guardian of the Sands Skarner
We're happy to announce that we've teamed up with the folks at Overwolf to help power their new League of Legends app: LoLwiz
Things have been heating up in NA as the teams get closer to the final week and their dreams of a play off position - or their fears of relegation. In the week that we saw the "Urgod" return to the rift more teams reached the guaranteed play off zone and we saw far more diversity with picks this week, with day one providing ten different mid lane picks and seven different jungle picks as teams begin to get creative in the new meta. Top performing fantasy LCS players this week were Cloud 9's Sneaky with 58.76 points, Team 8's
Slooshi8 with 57.28 points and Cop from Gravity with 55.21 points.