Week 9 promised to be and exciting week for all ends of the table. Team SoloMid, Counter Logic Gaming, Team Impulse and Cloud 9 were all poised to battle it out for the first and second place positions - the places that promised first and second seed in the playoffs and immediate promotion to the semi finals. Towards the middle of the table there was a lot of jockeying for even the playoff positions, with Gravity, Team 8 and Team Liquid all incredibly close in the standings. Team Coast unfortunately secured their relegation spot with their 1-15 record entering the week, with Team Dignitas and Winterfox both guaranteed spots in the promotional tournament with the top teams from the Challenger Series. Top fantasy performers for the week all came from team Winterfox in the form of Altec with 73.10 points, Pobelter with 61.52 points and Gleeb with 54.39 points.
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