League Of Legends North American LCS Summer Split Analysis: Week 6
Before I go on with my usual post, I want to remind all North American LCS fans how much pressure these players have to push through on a daily basis. After watching the LCS and plenty of solo queues from various streams, it takes dedication, time, and self-improvement to become a professional gamer. Whether you are a fan of Cloud Nine or of Velocity eSports, all of these players are amazing at what they do. I don't critique their performances because I think I am better than any of them (I'm Silver V, no way could I lane against anyone here). I critique all of the performances because I am a fan of the sport, the game, and every single one of these unbelievable players, even if my criticism is a bit harsh at times. Week six brought a bunch of new story lines to the table. Cloud Nine and Team Vulcun continue to dominate the LCS, while teams that were on the bottom, such as Velocity eSports, began to make their slow climb out of the gutter. Each team played two hard-fought games this week, as there is now a definitive top two and a massive blob of teams in the middle of the pack. With Team Dignitas, TSM Snapdragon, and Counter Logic Gaming tied for third at 8-9 and Team Coast and Team Curse on their heels at 7-10, it is unknown who will hold the #3 seed in the North American LCS playoffs. The week saw some extremely unorthodox picks and surprising runaway victories.