This week LCS regions have swapped schedules. This won’t be a problem, but I need to get an NA prediction up before they start racking up points! Welcome to another week of Riot’s Predictions!
Curse vs Cloud9 = Curse… aren’t scheduled to win a game this week. Cloud9 have been consistently good, and CLG are in a crazy upward spiral, building hype around Rush Hour.
TSM vs Dignitas = Despite TSM sitting tied for 4th place Riot still predicts that TSM will beat tied-for-first Dignitas. TSM picked up a win last week against Cloud9 and Riot is expecting them to maintain that giant toppling power. This will be one of the best match-ups to see, as this places two of the top mids in NA against one another in Bjergsen and Shiphtur (only XiaoWeiXiao has more fantasy points).
LMQ vs CLG = LMQ predicted to win in another clash of titans. Doublelift has the highest fantasy points overall of any NA ADC. However, XiaoWeiXiao isn’t joking around in mid lane. He’s wrecking the best there are and stacking fantasy points while doing it.
EG vs Complexity = No one cares. Battle of the bottom of the bracket. Riot predicted EG to take this one. EG, backed by their new jungler, is showing a lot of promise. If they can get accustomed to playing with one another and build on their foundation they could become a powerhouse. For now they’ll have to settle with beating Complexity to not be last place anymore.
Dignitas vs Complexity = Dignitas pick up their win this week vs the last place team. Poor Complexity doesn’t have enough going for them. They are struggling to stick wins, but have had a history of upsetting teams that didn’t come prepared.
TSM vs EG = TSM thinks they are walking into a freebie vs EG, but Helios might change this prediction around. TSM expected to win, but I wouldn’t call this game a stomp.
Curse vs CLG = Curse steal a win against CLG. Curse did just top LMQ, which shocked the world. Riot didn’t predict that one! Blue build Kass too good. Four Randuins works vs AD comp. CLG just won’t have an answer for Voyboy and once he gets ahead he knows how to twist the dagger deeper.
Cloud9 vs LMQ = Cloud9 look to beat the Chinese powerhouse for the second time in three weeks. Hai is extremely outclassed in the mid lane, but hopes to hold his own (probably on Kha’Zix) against the top fantasy mid in the NA LCS.
Riot is using a bit of historical data to think that Cloud9 will beat LMQ, calling some easy matches, but also predicting an upset. It will be fun to watch, so don’t miss LCS this week! Reminder that NA LCS starts on Thursday at 1:00 PM!