Fantasy LCS: Week two wrap up and week 3 preview

One thing I’ve learned so far from Fantasy LCS is that it is the most unpredictable fantasy sport out there. My league drafted after week one, so I picked people who had a very strong showing in week one, and my team had by far the lowest score in the league week two. This just adds more excitement to the game, as team performance is more influential in the players’ scores than anything else.

Riot has not made statistics easy to find in Fantasy LCS yet, so it is hard to keep coming up with lists like I did for week one (thanks to a nice Reddit user who came up with all the stats). So, I will list here the five top performers from last week, as Riot does list those.

  1. Woolite, Copenhagen Wolves (AD carry)
  2. cowTard, Copenhagen Wolves (Mid)
  3. SELFIE, Supa Hot Crew (Mid)
  4. Imaqtpie, Team Dignitas (AD Carry)
  5. Airwaks, Copenhagen Wolves (Jungler)

As you can see, if your team does well so will its members in fantasy. Copenhagen didn’t win both games in week two, but when you completely dominate a game with lots of kills and assists like they did against Roccat the stats go through the roof. So, instead of trying to guess exactly what players will do well, I will instead say what teams should do well and then list some players to pick from their squad.

The teams to watch

Alliance

Alliance

Alliance

Alliance is the front runner in Europe, and to help them out they get to play Roccat this week. In a league that everyone seems even, Alliance is 5-1 and Roccat seems to be the one everyone beats up on. Look for Alliance to dominate this one, and they can easily be like Copenhagen players were last week. The three people that I would expect scoring from with them are Tabzz (AD carry), Froggen (Mid), and Shook (Jungler). Wickd (Top) can produce at times in the top lane, but not as consistently in their team strategy as those others.

 

cloud 9 hyperx

Cloud 9 HyperX

Cloud 9

Cloud 9 had a rough start to the split and had a very poor showing in week one. Now they look like themselves again and dominated week two. This week, they can continue their dominance over a weak Evil Geniuses team, and then they will have a challenge against Counter Logic Gaming. Look for Hai (Mid) and Meteos (Jungler) to stay hot, as well as solid play from Sneaky (AD Carry)

 

Fnatic

Fnatic

Fnatic

Fnatic, like Alliance, also plays Roccat this week. Even though Fnatic is only 3-3 thus far, they are usually top of the league in Europe and should be picking up momentum moving forward. They do have a tough game against Supa Hot Crew as well this week (as does Alliance, actually), but those are the same match-ups Copenhagen had last week to get those high scorers in fantasy. Look for Rekkles (AD Carry), xPeke (Mid), and sOAZ (Top) to be consistent scorers, and Cyanide in the jungle would be good as well.

 

LMQ

LMQ

LMQ

After a very strong week one going 4-0 with all of their players towards the top in their lane, LMQ got knocked around in week two. This week looks to be more favoring, as they play a struggling Team SoloMid and then follow that up with bottom of the league compLexity. XiaoWeiXiao (Mid), Vasilii (AD carry), and NoName (Jungler) can come up with some big points this week as they did week one.

 

team dignitas

Team Dignitas

Team Dignitas

The front runners in North America, Dignitas is finally performing as well as they should. I’ve said it every article this split and I still will, with the additions of Shiphtur and Zion Spartan they finally have made it to the top. They were good before, but now they can be great. This week they get to face off against Counter Logic Gaming and Evil Geniuses, just like Cloud 9. One good game, one easy win. Look for big points yet again from Shiphtur (Mid) and Imaqtpie (AD carry), and additional points from Crumbzz (Jungler) and Zion Spartan (Top).

Fantasy Rosters lock in for the week tomorrow morning (21 hours roughly from when this was posted). Action starts tomorrow with European LCS games while the North American LCS continues on Saturday.

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