The LEC enters its business stage with several high-profile games. Five more are scheduled for Friday. Here is a look at some picks, including from the highly-anticipated 1v2 clash between G2 and Rogue.
G2 Esports (1.59)
G2 Esports and Rogue are tied at the top of the LEC table in spring with an identical 11-2 record. G2 have a six-game winning streak, while Rogue have won their last four games. That doesn’t count for much here because the main differentiating factor would be skill more than form. G2 Esports are arguably the best team in the LEC this season, and have been for a while now. Even though Hans Sama will be hard to stop, G2 will be able to take out Rogue’s nexus.
Three G2 players are averaging over 4 kills per game. That level of offensive firepower is unparalleled in the LEC, even for Rogue. Rekkles has stepped up for his new team this season, putting on a show with 6.23 kills and 8 assists along with 1 death per game. Jankos has put up 5.38 kills and 6.54 assists while Caps has been a reliable force in the middle lane with numbers of 4.08 kills and 7.69 assists.
SK Gaming (1.43)
The return for SK Gaming isn’t too high but they are the favoured choice here because of Vitality’s struggles this season. Vitality are currently at the bottom of the LEC table, with a 2-11 season record. They have even lost their last three matches. That lack of form and rhythm will undeniably have an impact in the pressure of intense team fights. SK Gaming, on the other hand, have actually been quite solid. They are now 8-5 for the season, and are on a tear with five straight wins. The difference in momentum between these two teams is stark.
Vitality will have a hard time trying to stop Jezu, who has put up 4.62 kills and 5.54 assists, taking his kill participation over 10. Blue and Jenax have chipped in with a combined 5.2 kills between them. Vitality don’t have too many players that can match up with this offensive output.