So you haven’t been watching League of Legends esports yet? Don’t worry, we are here to catch you up a bit with some short and broad summary of what happened so far in the competitive scene in NA and EU.
Europe (LEC) had some changes in rosters as always, most notable - Perkz left G2 and joined C9 in NA. Rekkles left Fnatic and joined G2.
Everyone was curious how dominant g2 will look like, answer - very, but not quite unbeatable.
They already lost two games after half of the games played.
Also another question on everyone's mind, what will Fnatic do when Rekkles is gone, after all their staple and most reliable ADC just left the team. Well, they are now very exciting to watch.
Fnatic changed their playstyle completely and are playing very, very aggressively, bordering straight up inting some of the games. Bwipo playing carries and stomping teams with his Riven???
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Either way, Fnatic told everyone that they will keep trying to make it work and fans did not have to wait very long to see it working. They are dominating a lot of their games now from the very start.
Also the match G2 vs Fnatic happened, which Fnatic actually won in a spectacular fashion. That rivalry this year might look very different than in previous years.
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Another notable team in the EU - Rogue. Very strong start, shaky last few games. Tied for first with G2 at the moment. Rogue keeps doing their own thing. Heavy emphasis on correct macro play and very solid foundation.
Middle of the pack in the EU as always, has 7-8 teams that are very close to each other and no one has any idea who will actually get to the playoffs and who will be left behind. It's as close as always here.
Recommended teams to watch every week - Fnatic, G2 Esports.
Let's now travel to North America (LCS).
NA had some huge names retire - Bjergsen, Doublelif, leaving those “best mid/adc” spots open to anyone.
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Everyone kind of known for a while, NA is not that strong. Their results in international events have historically been lacking. Last year another let down. So everyone is a bit curious to see how EU’s beloved Perkz will do there. Well, he is actually doing pretty well. Crushing people in a very similar fashion as he did with G2 in the EU. Explosive leads and quick ends to games in some cases. Cloud9 are currently tied for first place with 100 Thieves. Both of those teams lost once so far.
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Middle of the pack has quite a few teams that are close to each other with CLG and Golden Guardians being so bad it pains to watch any of their games.
Seems like TL, TSM, EG all have potential but are not quite there. Lots of various rookies in a lot of teams, seems like NA invested in growing up some talent, but that might take time. C9 might just have an easy run to worlds if things keep continuing the way they are.
Dignitas had a very good week last week so they are kind of on a roll, lets see if it continues.
Recommended teams to watch every week - Cloud9, 100 Thieves.