Rogue, G2 and Fnatic put to the test – LEC Summer 2022 Week 7
After some very surprising results last week, the LEC teams are preparing for week 7 action! Rogue went 0-2 last time out, raising some doubts about their performance overall. Alongside them, Fnatic also seemed to struggle, as their playoffs hopes are getting slimmer and slimmer.
With 7 teams in close distance, every game will matter going forward. What can we expect this week and who will get the advantage and lock playoffs?
Let’s find out.
Rogue vs MAD Lions
Before last week, this match was supposed to be the battle for the top spot in the LEC standings. Now that MAD is at least 2 wins ahead of everyone else, their playoffs hopes are going to be really high.
I think that Rogue were caught a little bit off guard in terms of drafts, as they were heavily targeted down in the bot lane. With Senna and Kalista taken away, Rogue didn’t have strong options left. They will have to find other bot lane duos to train, especially considering that the team hasn’t played champions like Sivir or Zeri this split.
Going up against one of the strongest bot lanes in the LEC, Rogue will likely struggle again this week. Nisqy is making the team work really well and MAD is arguably the best team when it comes to team fighting. I’m expecting picks like Trundle and Poppy on the priority list, with top laners handshaking picks between GP, Gwen and Gnar.
The bot lane will be the key and whichever mids is able to impact the side lanes more, will bring the team to victory. Based on the current form, MAD Lions are definitely the favorites. It might be another rough week for Rogue, but their playoffs chances should be still quite high unless they drop the ball all the way to the end of the split. Below you can find the best odds for this match, offered by GG.bet:
- Winner: MAD (1.65x)
- First blood: MAD (1.7x)
- Race to 10 kills: (1.76x)
- Map Duration: over 32.5 (1.82x)
- Total kills: over 24.5 (1.75x)
- Total dragons slain: over 4.5 (1.55x)
- Total towers: over 12.5 (2.23x)
G2 vs Fnatic
Once considered the battle between giants, nowadays it might not be it anymore. G2 and Fnatic are having a very rough summer split, as both of them have never looked dominant as they were in the past. In particular, Fnatic has looked quite weak, with some already speculating that they might miss out on playoffs and ultimately, Worlds.
The biggest problem Fnatic is having is that they cannot have a secondary carry in the top lane. Wunder has been a really good weakside player, but with how the meta has shifted, their strength is becoming their main weakness. Humanoid has tried to take up the role of a carry, but control mages need too much time in order to become effective. Paired with the fact that the bot lane is not performing at their best level, Fnatic look really shaky.
G2, on the other hand, has recovered slightly. However, the root problems are still present. If Caps cannot go 1v9 mode, it becomes really hard for the team to do anything. The bot lane still doesn’t look really good and the team hasn’t really found another way of playing aside from playing for mid. Nonetheless, based on the analysis above, I believe that G2 take the victory. They have a much better top side and unless Upset can solo carry his team, I don’t think Fnatic can take the fight to them.
- Winner: G2 (1.63x)
- Race to 10 kills: G2 (1.74x)
- Map Duration: over 33.5 (2.09x)
- Total kills: over 25.5 (1.70x)
- First Baron: G2 (1.69x)
- First Blood: Fnatic (2.09x)