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Lol Worlds 2017 Pick’Em

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The 2017 League of Legends World Championship begins in under 2 hours. Here are my picks for this event.

Group A
1. SK Telecom T1
2. Cloud9
3. Edward Gaming
4. ahq e-Sports Club

Group B
1. Longzhu Gaming
2. Fnatic
3. Immortals
4. GIGABYTE Marines

Group C
1. Samsung Galaxy
2. Royal Never Give Up
3. G2 Esports
4. 1907 Fenerbah├že Espor

Group D
1. Team WE
2. TSM
3. Flash Wolves
4. Misfits Gaming

Once the group stage is completed on Sunday October 15th, I will released my next part of the bracket. This leads to the championship game, which is being played on Saturday November 4th.

NA LCS Prediction

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With the North American League Championship series starting Friday, I am going to rank the teams as I did with the European LCS teams.

  1. Team SoloMid
    Until proven otherwise, this is still a top team in the league. The bot lane change won’t change too much with this roster.
  2. Counter Logic Gaming
    No roster changes to their worlds lineup. They are still a top tier team.
  3. Cloud9
    They upgraded their jungle role, so I still have them in them in the top 3 based on last years performance.
  4. Team Liquid
    The only concern I have with this new roster is their mid lane. Link in an unknown and Goldenglue hasn’t proven himself yet.
  5. Team Dignitas
    Upgrades at top and jungle, this lineup looks very promising.
  6. Immortals
    Questions in how the bottom lane will function and how Dardoch will work with the top and mid lanes. Pobelter is still a great player though.
  7. Phoenix1
    New mid, bot and support players, while keeping its core. Roster is definitely upgraded though.
  8. Echo Fox
    Major upgrade in the top lane with the addition of Looper. Gate is an underrated player. We will have to see what Froggen will show up this season.
  9. FlyQuest
    Hai’s shot calling is great but the x-factor is LemonNation and his notebook with the new 10 ban system. They will have a great pick/ban phase, but we will have to see if that translates into wins.
  10. Team EnVyUs
    We will have to see how the new jungler changes this lineup, but this is still a lower tier team.

EU LCS Prediction

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With the European League Championship series getting ready to kick off the spring split tomorrow, I am going to give my predictions for how I think this split will turn out.

My top 5 teams are:

  • G2 Esports (Group A)
  • Splyce (Group B)
  • H2k-Gaming (Group B)
  • Fnatic (Group A)
  • Unicorns Of Love (Group B)

My bottom 5 teams are:

  • Misfits (Group A)
  • Team Vitality (Group B)
  • Origen (Group B)
  • Team ROCCAT (Group A)
  • Giants Gaming (Group A)

With the new format for the EU LCS, I believe Group B is the hardest and most competitive group out the two of them. Consisting of H2K, Splyce, Team Vitality, Unicorns of Love and Origen. The 3 teams that make it out of this group will be H2K, Splyce and Unicorns of Love. Team Vitality will make this group competitive and Origen just has too many unknowns currently, but I have faith in xPeke to pull in a good team.

Group A consists of G2 Esports, Fnatic, Misfits, Giants Gaming and Team ROCCAT. For sure G2 Esports and Fnatic will make it out of this group with Mistfits being the better of the teams in the group. G2 made no rosters changes in teams that went to Worlds last year, while Fnatic rebuilt their roster around Rekkles. Two different paths but still the top two teams of this group.