Heading into Week 7 of the LEC both G2 Esports and Rogue will be battling it out in a matchup that will be more or less the first place decider. Astralis will be looking to hop onto the last train for the Playoffs as the trio of Misfits, Schalke, and Excel are locked in a stalemate for the sixth place.
The second-to-last week of the LEC Spring Season looks poised to bring some of the best League of Legends we’ve seen all year, so stay tuned!
Schalke 04 vs. MAD Lions (Day One)
Judging by their recent run, there’s no right to pick Schalke 04 over MAD Lions this week, but we’re encouraging LEC fans to opt in at their lowest point. After starting the year 5-2, Schalke have lost six games straight during the month of February. While some of those games were downright losses to better opposition, a few of those games were also gifted away due to novice mistakes.
If Schalke 04 can clean up their act in this series, they could try to even out the head-to-head against MAD Lions this weekend. MAD have shown promise against tougher opposition with their 2-0 on the season against Fnatic. However, they have been bested by SK Gaming already (whom they share third place with currently) and that could spell issues for them in the coming weeks if they find themselves jostling for playoff positions.
We’re looking at this game as a medium-risk to high reward outcome that could bolster Schalke into more positive spirits following their debilitating loss streak thus far.
Betting Site: GG.bet
Misfits vs. Astralis (Day One)
Although Misfits popped off royally last week with a decisive 2-0 slide, Astralis have been derailed one hype train this season and Misfits could be the next. While Astralis don’t look like top level LEC contenders, they possess unique skills and advantages mainly through jungle and mid. MagiFelix continues to show pulses of brilliance, and this could yet again be another example of where his mid presence translates to a win.
While Misfits have looked impressive during their winning performances, they don’t possess the tempo to keep up with most LEC teams if they don’t sneak out advantages through lane. If there’s a stalemate in the early game, there’s a scenario where Astralis could come out ahead and punish Misfits for a poor draft phase.
Betting Site: Unikrn
G2 vs. Rogue (Day One)
Rogue Gaming and G2 Esports both secured playoff victories with their performances last week, but some instances of play left more to be desired on the side of G2 last week. This makes us lean with an upset for this week’s blockbuster matchup. G2 vs. Astralis ended with a win for the Samurais, but uncharacteristic deaths from Rekkles and Jankos made it more difficult than it needed to be.
Going forward, G2 Esports will need to be cleaner on a consistent basis to close out series against players like Larssen and Hans Sama. If the same trivial mistakes and needless aggression are made once again, this could be a difficult night for G2 Esports as their counterparts continue to find their winning formula.
Betting Site: Winners.bet
Fnatic vs. SK (Day Two)
The original European clásico. Fnatic vs. SK Gaming has been known to deliver some of the greatest moments in LEC history and this encounter should be no different as both teams enter this game at different levels of momentum.
SK Gaming are holders of a five game win streak that has seen them sky rocket up the table to third place. In their absence from the top three, Fnatic have looked increasingly out of sorts as they have dropped games to big teams and small. This last weekend was their worst outing so far this Spring Split, losing to G2 and nearly losing in their game against Astralis at certain points.
The shakiness of play bodes well for SK’s chances. Jenax, Jezu and Treatz continue to be the focal points of this roster as the supporting cast of Blue and TynX shore up the rest of the composition. Look for SK to continue bullying the bottom side of their map as that has been their most consistent win condition this year.
Pick: SK Gaming
Betting Site: GG.bet