Can Rogue continue the win streak? – LEC Spring Week 4
LEC Spring continues with its Week 4 Action! Rogue are the only team with no losses on the scoreboard: will they succeed in their streak this week against G2? Let’s find out in our LEC Week 4 Preview!
MAD Lions vs Fnatic – Friday 22:00 CET
After being 5-0 before last week, Fnatic took quite a beating in Week 3, losing to both Rogue and G2 Esports. While Fnatic usually have a good early game, the team struggles to make the transition into the mid-late game. The other main difference in the two lost games is that the enemies had a much better team composition. Not only easier to pull off but much stronger in the meta.
MAD Lions also had a rough time last week, losing to Misfits Gaming in a very single-sided game. Just like Fnatic, I think MAD Lions tried to pull off a very aggressive composition that failed to get ahead. We’ll see how both esports teams will re-adapt their draft, as it will become an important element to this series.
With that being said, I still favor Fnatic coming into this match. Razork can match Elyoya’s early game presence, which has always been vital to MAD’s game plan. Aside from the jungle, which I think they are pretty even, I think Fnatic does have the better players in all the other roles. I’m expecting a lot of action around Rift Herald and the top side of the map, with both teams’ carries on relatively safe scaling picks. Make sure to analyze the draft before making the bets to understand better the two teams’ intentions. Below you can find some of the best odds for this series (offered by GG.BET):
- Winner: Fnatic (1.58x)
- First Blood: MAD Lions (1.97x)
- First Dragon: Fnatic (1.51x)
- First Herald: MAD Lions (1.73x)
- Total Kills: over 26.5 (1.82x)
- Map Duration: Over 34.5 (1.92x)
Rogue vs G2 – Saturday 21:00 CET
It’s time now to talk about the match of this LEC Spring Split week 4! We mentioned how Rogue came out on top in their head-to-head against Fnatic for first place, while G2 has shown good stuff last week, beating both Misfits and Fnatic. Coming into this series, things might not be as evident as they were before.
Rogue has been mastering their comfort playstyle for so long that it shouldn’t be a surprise. Their drafts are really well prepared and all the players seem to have a good understanding of the current meta. While they do have a default playstyle they stick to, they do make certain adaptations. It will be interesting to see if G2 actually can target certain picks from Rogue’s side. Larssen has been good on Viktor and Comp loves playing Jinx: I expect both to be high priorities in the series.
On the other hand, G2 can heavily rely on BrokenBlade’s champion pool. So far, he has played a different champion in each game. Since G2 is red side, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see BrokenBlade having the counter matchup against Odoamne. One thing is certain, however: if G2 wants to fight Rogue, they will need to find some advantage up in the top lane.
Speaking of top lane and all the action that will happen up there, supports will be required to understand when they should roam around the map. Both Trymbi and Targamas do enjoy playing Rakan and it’s one of the best roaming supports that also offer good utility in team fights. Whoever picks it, should guarantee a better early mid-game transition.
To round off our preview, I still think the series will likely go to Rogue. They are known to be extremely consistent in BO1s and their split so far has shown that. G2 really needs to come out with some weird pick or force Rogue into a non-comfort zone (which is a lot harder to do, based on current meta). Below, you can find the best odds for this series:
- Winner: Rogue (1.4x)
- First Blood: G2 Esports (2.05x)
- First Dragon: Rogue (1.7x)
- First Herald: G2 Esports (2.13x)
- Map Duration: Over 32.5 (2.41x)
- Total Kills: over 25.5 (1.71x)