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by Summer on March 4, 2015 2

Week 6 in the NA LCS has been an interesting week all round, with league titans TSM losing to middle of the board team, Team Impulse, and all eyes on Gravity and their performance under new coach Nick “imls” De Cesare. Cloud 9 picked up another 2 wins this week making them real contenders for the top spot, along with Doublelift’s team CLG. Team Coast took another two losses this week, making it hard work for them to battle their way out of the auto-relegation zone. Top fantasy LCS performers this week were Porpoise8 from Team 8 who earned 56.94 points, Team Liquid’s Quas with 56.57 points and Doublelift from CLG with 55.12 points to round off the week.

Game Summaries

Day One

TC v C9 - C9
Cloud 9 took their game from Team Coast this week in just 33 minutes in a convincing victory after having only suffered 3 deaths throughout the game. They did however lose 2 drakes to Team Coast, but traded the second drake loss for a total of three turrets. Balls and Sneaky escaped the game with perfect KDA’s and Hai’s performance on Zed proved to fans he is truly back in the game.

T8 v TiP - T8
An intense game for both teams, T8 and TiP seemed to shuffle the advantage between themselves. It looked like TiP were going to claim victory towards the end of the game after taking two of T8’s inhibitors and their fourth drake but lost the game after T8 confronted them in the baron pit, with T8 taking 3 kills and losing none, then pushing into TiP’s base for the win at 48 minutes.

TL v GV - TL
All eyes were on Nick De Cesare’s home team to see whether his renowned coaching had made a difference to the team, who are sat firmly in the middle of the board. Gravity came out of champ select with a strong composition and the out of meta mid pick with Viktor however Team Liquid ran away with the win after just 28 minutes, after having taken all 3 drakes, 10 turrets (to GV’s 0) and both of their carries walking away with perfect KDA’s, with the team taking a massive 13 kills to GV’s 3. The outstanding player from this game was Quas on Kennen, with his score of 8-2-2 absolutely dwarfing every other player in the game and leading to him being heiled as Team Liquids “centrepiece”.

TSM v DIG - TSM
Team SoloMid versus Dignitas games are always intense for both teams, this week particularly for Dignitas who debuted new jungler Azingy into the team. Unfortunately for Azingy he started the game with the wrong runes, being forced into AP Vi which wasn’t exactly a success for the team. TSM found victory after just 32 minutes with a massive 20 kills to DIG’s 6, leaving both Dignitas fans and their team wondering what could have been, and eagerly awaiting Azingy’s second day on the LCS stage.

CLG v WFX - CLG
Another fast game in this weeks NA LCS and yet another convincing victory for CLG, who absolutely wowed fans and spectators with a strong performance over Winterfox. CLG won in the 28th minute but their scores really stood out, with nobody on the team walking away with a KDA of less than 10. CLG are currently tied with C9 for second position on the table and both teams are looking incredibly strong after this sixth week.

Day Two

GV v TC - GV
We finally got to see a win from Gravity this week over Team Coast, this time with Gravity showing far improved objective control and map control, ending the game with two of Team Coast’s inhibitors down and a third exposed. Cop scored an impressive 6-0-6 on Graves, with Keane scoring 5-0-8 on the pre-nerf Kassadin. Concerns are now really rising for Team Coast, with many believing the team has simply given up as we wait for their performances in the rest of the split.

C9 v WFX - C9
A second loss for Winterfox this week as C9 takes another win keeping to the weeks trend of pre-30 minute games by ending the game at 29 minutes, having taken all 4 drakes from WFX. LemonNation was particularly spectacular on Morgana, ending the game on a score of 3-0-12 and showing the LCS that he is truly a force to be reckoned with. Winterfox fans were disappointed with the week and the pressure is now on to keep themselves above the other teams in the middle of the league table.

TiP v TSM - TiP
A somewhat shocking outcome to this game with Team Impulse absolutely dominating Team SoloMid in a 41 minute game. TiP had taken 8 turrets to TSM’s 4 and 3 drakes to 1, leaving TSM fans scratching their heads wondering what happened to TSM’s high standard objective control, especially when fans had been expecting an easy victory from the team at the head of the table. Impact playing Morgana showed the champions worth in the top lane too with an impressive score of 2-1-16 at the end of the game with another Kassadin/Graves combination from XiaoWeiXiao and Apollo also putting in great performances.

CLG v TL - TL
Team Liquid took their 7th win of the split against CLG in the longest game of the week with a 54 minute victory. CLG put up a good fight but pressure from Team Liquid became all too much with a double phantom dancer Keith on Jinx having a huge impact on the game with a score of 14-4-2 and almost 500cs within the time frame. Quas also put on an impressive top laner Morgana performance with a KDA of 17 and Xpecial proved his worth on Janna supporting the team to a score of 1-2-18.

T8 v DIG - T8
A disappointing loss for Team Dignitas as Team8 absolutely stomped the team in an impressive show of force. Team8 took the game in 37 minutes, and although some drakes had been contested Team 8 finished having taken 10 turrets to Dignitas’ 3, Team 8 clearly showing superior objective control. Notable scores were Porpoise8 on Rek’Sai with a score of 8-0-8 and Dodo8 playing support Morgana with a score of 1-0-11.

 

 

Summary

Battles rage at both the top and bottom ends of the table, as those at the top fight for first position and those at the bottom try and get clear of the relegation spot. Gravity, Team Impulse and Team 8 are all now sat at 6 wins and 6 losses after this week with the competition intensifying as all three teams took some fantastic games this week. Team Dignitas are now only three wins above the trailing Team Coast and will need to really put out some great performances to avoid that relegation zone. With only three weeks left of the LCS the games are sure to become more intense and we have now reached a point in the split where the teams are finding their identities after some roster changes and coach changes, promising and exciting end to LCS Spring.

by Ashelia on March 3, 2015 13

We have the weekly episode of League Trends from Cloth5 showing last week's ban, pick, and win rate patterns! As usual, stats are transcribed below to be used as a reference for the past week. This week's League Trends is sponsored by Full Sail University. If you've ever considered working behind the scenes on video games, Full Sail University offers every tool someone looking forward to a career in the industry could desire. From the production side to development, they offer everything and we're proud to be sponsored by them so be sure to check out their site if you're interested in a career in video games.

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Champion Pick Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

8.57%->16.76%
(+8.19%)
 
28%->30.46%
(+2.46%)
 
10.93%->12.23%
(+1.3%)
 
1.16%->2.42%
(+1.26%)
 
7.76%->8.82%
(+1.06%)
 

Top Five Biggest Decreases

8.65%->3.85%
(-4.8%)
 
17.47%->14.84%
(-2.63%)
 
19.93%->17.84%
(-2.09%)
 
12.43%->10.86%
(-1.57%)
 
19.67%->18.46%
(-1.21%)
 

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

43.09%->45.36%
(+2.27%)
 
44.15%->45.97%
(+1.82%)
 
40.9%->42.57%
(+1.67%)
 
52.67%->54.31%
(+1.64%)
 
52.78%->54.26%
(+1.48%)
 

Top Five Biggest Decreases

48.17%->41.75%
(-6.42%)
 
46.94%->41.03%
(-5.91%)
 
43.82%->40.95%
(-2.87%)
 
52.92%->50.17%
(-2.75%)
 
49.08%->46.7%
(-2.38%)
 

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

28.22%->40.02%
(+11.8%)
 
45.73%->54.03%
(+8.3%)
 
34.05%->40.83%
(+6.78%)
 
46.61%->51.18%
(+4.57%)
 
19.58%->22.13%
(+2.55%)
 

Top Five Biggest Decreases

42.31%->13.94%
(-28.37%)
 
54.22%->48.53%
(-5.69%)
 
7.78%->2.13%
(-5.65%)
 
29.13%->24.56%
(-4.57%)
 
15.15%->11.77%
(-3.38%)
 
by Fishsticks on March 2, 2015 3
Week six in the EU LCS yielded some surprising results - from the highs of UoL beating then table leaders SK Gaming, despite their somewhat dubious starting headwear, swiftly followed by UoL’s loss to MYM on day 2, giving MYM their second win of the split. As for the league standings - Fnatic finished the week knocking table leaders SK Gaming from the first place spot with the teams now tied at 9-3, with H2K Gaming ending week 2 sitting just behind after claiming two wins over Roccat and Giants Gaming. Week 6 also saw more roster changes for Elements with Mitch “Krepo” Voorspiels taking the place of Patrick “Nyph” Funke as support. Konstantinos “FORG1VENGRE” Tzortziou-Napoleon still claims the crown for top KDA with a KDA of 13.6, trailed by Fnatic’s Pierre “Steeelback” Medjaldi on 9.1.
This week's top 3 fantasy LCS performers from EU all came from the Pr0lly coached H2K Gaming, with Odoamne finishing on 65.65 points, Hjarnan finishing on 63.99 points and Loulex rounding off the trio with a finishing score of 60.26 points.

Game Summaries

Day 1

GIA v FNC - FNC
Fnatic took a convincing win from Giants Gaming this week, after a relatively equal start, with Steeelback’s Kalista and YellOwStaR’s Alistar particularly shining with scores of 7-2-5 and 0-1-13 respectively. The win helped equalise Fnatic with SK Gaming and the teams are now tied for first position.
UoL v SK - UoL
UoL took a somewhat surprising but well deserved victory over SK Gaming - a 21 minute baron call fell in their favour with SK Gamings third inhibitor falling by 26 minutes, giving UoL a convincing win over one of the splits strongest teams.
ROC v H2K - H2K
H2K Gaming took the game at 34 minutes with a massive 13k gold lead at 15 kills to Roccat’s 6. H2K’s objective control seems stronger than ever with the team taking all 4 drakes, 9 turrets and the baron buff from Roccat. Odoamne particularly shone this game with 100% kill participation. Pr0lly has been hailed as the cause for the teams turnaround and fans and hoping for more definitive wins over the next 3 weeks.
Elements v MYM - EL
The Elements versus MYM game gave us our first surrender of the split, with MYM choosing to surrender at 35 minutes to Elements. Krepo’s debut saw the team take 4 drakes to none and 7 turrets to MYM’s zero, proving the team are capable of decent objective control. We also heard post match commentary from Martin “Rekkles” Larsson on how he feels their new bot lane is now stronger and more synergised thanks to Krepo’s play making support playstyle.
GMB v CHW - GMB
Copenhagen Wolves originally took the lead with First Blood on Cabochard and an initial gold lead plus the first drake, collapsing into mid lane at just 12 minutes to take their first turret. However CW fell off during the mid game and Gambit turned the game around to take yet another victory. Betsy gave Gambit fans yet another impressive mid lane performance with a score of 5-1-7, proving his value as he tries to fill the shoes of Gambits main mid laner Niq, who is currently on sick leave. Diamond also put on an impressive jungle performance with a finishing score of 2-0-12.

Day 2

H2K v GIA - H2K
H2K gained yet another victory making their record 6-0 since taking on support KaSing. Bot and mid lanes for H2K really shone with Ryu on a pre-nerf Kassadin finding a huge 13 kills in the first game of the day. Again H2K Gaming’s team fighting was incredibly strong and their snowball proved just too much for Giants Gaming to handle, pushing Giants Gaming into 8th place in the split.
FNC v CHW - FNC
Fnatic took a win from CHW just in time after CHW managed to obtain 4 drakes. With this win Fnatic also managed to avoid auto-relegation and now cannot finish below 9th place this split. The news is huge for Fnatic considering their massive roster changes in the pre-season with 4 out of 5 players being replaced. New blood Huni put on yet another strong Rumble performance and Febiven proved Ezreal’s worth as a mid laner with a finishing score of 7-1-6.
SK v Elements - SK
SK Gaming also secured their place in the auto relegation free zone after winning versus the new Elements line up and ending their 3 game lose streak. SK were back to their strong form around objectives securing all three drakes of the game and taking a massive 11-2 kills. SK also destroyed 8 turrets whilst Elements only managed to take 1 in what turned into a crushing defeat for the team. FORG1VENGRE seems back to his usual “immortal” form taking home a score of 3-0-6, much to the approval of FORG1VENGRE fantasy LCS fans!
GMB v ROC - GMB
After a close game Gambit took victory, much attributed to jungler Diamond making intelligent engages and preventing Roccat from gaining their fifth drake and the “Aspect of the Dragon” buff. Gambits ADC P1noy proved Tristana’s worth with a score of 5-1-7 with his support Edward picking up an impressive score of 0-1-12 on Janna. Gambit are now on a 7-0 streak and fans are beginning to question - can the team beat the standing Fnatic record of 9 wins in a row?
UoL v MYM - MYM
The final game of the week shattered all estimations with MYM taking their second win of the split. Fans were certain UoL would take the win thanks to their victory over SK Gaming the day before and with MYM’s lacklustre record this split so far. MYM top laner Jwaow and MYM ADC MrRallez both put in fantastic performances with scores of 8-3-8 and 7-2-7 respectively helping to carry their team to their second victory of the split. The question that now stands is whether MYM can battle their way out of the auto relegation zone and secure their LCS spot at the end of this split.

Summary

In conclusion this week has been exciting and quite the shake up, we enter week 7 eagerly awaiting performances from Elements to see how new top laner Kev1n and support Krepo are fitting into the team. The battle between SK Gaming and Fnatic continues to rage for first place in the split and all eyes are looking at MYM to see whether the team can pull it together after the morale boost of their victory over UoL and begin climbing their way back up the ladder and out of the relegation zone before the split draws to a close.
by Ashelia on February 27, 2015 3
Another week in games, another Friday Update Arcade! This week, Friday Update Arcade covers everything from the new upcoming MOBA Supernova to the new League of Legends skins that hit the PBE! For more previews on the new skins, be sure to check them out in our modelviewer right here on LolKing.

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by Ashelia on February 24, 2015 14
The PBE just updated with two new skins for champions: Secret Agent Xin Zhao and Debonair Galio. Galio's new skin will be 750 RP while Xin Zhao's new digs will be 975, including new particles for his R and more. New champion Bard also hit the PBE tonight along with another skin, Headhunter Akali.

by Ashelia on February 24, 2015 15

We have the weekly episode of League Trends from Cloth5 showing last week's ban, pick, and win rate patterns! As usual, stats are transcribed below to be used as a reference for the past week. This week's League Trends is sponsored by Full Sail University. If you've ever considered working behind the scenes on video games, Full Sail University offers every tool someone looking forward to a career in the industry could desire. From the production side to development, they offer everything and we're proud to be sponsored by them so be sure to check out their site if you're interested in a career in video games.

Be sure to subscribe to LolKing's YouTube channel for upcoming stat videos, more interviews, and other League of Legends coverage!

 

 

Champion Pick Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

 
 
11.76%->14.21%
(+2.45%)
 
 
31.43%->33.1%
(+1.67%)
 
 
5.98%->7.32%
(+1.34%)
 
 
12.24%->13.53%
(+1.29%)
 
 
9.64%->10.89%
(+1.25%)
 

Top Five Biggest Decreases

 
 
32.11%->28.19%
(-3.92%)
 
 
12.54%->10.93%
(-1.61%)
 
 
21.47%->19.91%
(-1.56%)
 
 
3.76%->2.21%
(-1.55%)
 
 
21.24%->19.93%
(-1.31%)
 

Champion Win Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

 
 
42%->43.82%
(+1.82%)
 
 
49.4%->50.75%
(+1.35%)
 
 
50.31%->51.46%
(+1.15%)
 
 
49.55%->50.58%
(+1.03%)
 
 
48.25%->49.21%
(+0.96%)
 

Top Five Biggest Decreases

 
 
41.23%->37.97%
(-3.26%)
 
 
52.72%->51.02%
(-1.7%)
 
 
52.87%->51.35%
(-1.52%)
 
 
42.22%->40.9%
(-1.32%)
 
 
50.1%->49.1%
(-1%)
 

Champion Ban Rates

Top Five Biggest Increases

 
 
32.95%->45.73%
(+12.78%)
 
 
34.5%->43.56%
(+9.06%)
 
 
20.47%->28.22%
(+7.75%)
 
 
28.4%->34.05%
(+5.65%)
 
 
22.08%->27.5%
(+5.42%)
 

Top Five Biggest Decreases

 
 
39.91%->7.78%
(-32.13%)
 
 
43.27%->29.13%
(-14.14%)
 
 
24.69%->19.58%
(-5.11%)
 
 
19.87%->15.15%
(-4.72%)
 
 
7.55%->6.45%
(-1.1%)
 
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