In spite of the caster and analysts votes, the EU teams are not dominating the NA teams as many would have thought! The trash talk continues as NA leads against the EU teams. 


The Results

Cloud9 0-1 Unicorns of Love

G2 Esports 0-1 Phoenix1

Team SoloMid 1-0 Fnatic

Cloud9 1-0 G2 Esports

Phoenix1 0-1 Fnatic

Unicorns of Love 1-0 Team SoloMid​


Unicorns Make a Comeback!

After two losses on Day 1, Unicorns made a statement in their games today. They were not to be taken lightly, and they fell to some comfort picks and their favorite team fighting champions. 


Zdravets "Hylissang" Galabov was absolutely insane on Thresh: going for crazy hook engages and getting picks with his setups between hook, flay, and lantern. 

Cloud9 tried to funnel resources into the mid lane once again. However, this time, the enemy team was prepared. Fabian "Exileh" Schubert knew he would be camped, and this time he was able to absorb the damage so he could be relevant mid game without feeding. Next time, C9 will have to provide some respect to their opponents with fewer assumptions: fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. 


The God MikeYeung Can Do No Wrong

It looks like it might be time to start banning the Lee Sin away from Phoenix1's Michael "MikeYeung" Yeung because no one could stop him from steamrolling over G2 Esports today despite giving first blood. With the fewest games as a jungler on the NA LCS teams, MikeYeung has the ​highest total kills

G2 Esports is still scrambling to figure out the current meta. They allowed G2 many of Phoenix1's comfort picks, such as the Thresh and Corki. It showcased in their game when they were steamrolled by Phoenix1 in almost every lane. Alfonso "Mithy" Aguirre Rodriguez and Kim "Trick" Gang-Yun were not able to get the picks off on Phoenix1 to win them the game. 


Doublelift's Ashe Arrows Were on Point

The game was back and forth with Fnatic leading early. Team SoloMid gave up first blood and first turret, but traded them for dragons and small skirmishes. They were able to apply pressure during laning phase and Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng made amazing picks with the Ashe ultimate, even under turret. 


Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell will have to learn to feed less in lane, and this wasn't the greatest game from Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen, but it was overall a clean game from TSM. 

Fnatic's Rasmus "Caps" Winther will still need to learn to respect his fellow mid laners and the enemy junglers. He chose TP over cleanse into an Elise-Syndra-Ashe combo, and yet the worst part: Jesse "Jesiz" Le, their support, had a QSS. 


Fnatic will have to learn to change their style because the AD Kennen may not be the choice into the NA teams, and their 1-4 and 1-3-1 lanes are being crushed.  


Contractz is a Monster

If you had any doubts about Cloud9's jungler, you should drop them now after the amazing game he had today by ending with an amazing score of 10-1-2 against G2. He changed every fight around by cleaning up the kills and turning the tides in C9's favor until they were able to take every objective, and eventually, the Nexus.

While G2's team composition looked solid, it did and meant little during team fights. They relied heavily on picks, and they could not get them off during this match. There was a lack of peel for Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen, they did not take dragons, and they did not fight for objectives. G2 needs to go back to scrims to fix these problems. 


Fnatic's Surprising Win

Despite all odds, Fnatic pulled out a win from Phoenix1. Their drafting was terrible and will need work in the future, but while the game was close, Fnatic managed to get an amazing 4v5 fight that won them the game. 

Phoenix1 did not need to take the 4v5 when they were winning. They had no reason to be there and they had no reason to stay, but they did and it cost them the game, so hopefully in future games, they will hopefully avoid incidents like such to avoid losing a close game.


Exileh's Perfect Positioning

While Exileh may have fed during lane phase, his positioning during team fights obliterated TSM. UoL may not have had control of the early and mid game, when the team fights rolled around, they tore TSM apart with their comfort picks from the 2017 Spring Split and showcased that they knew how to play with the other LCS teams. 

There was little to be done against UoL's team fight when their positioning was on point against TSM's. However, a few mistakes were made as well: Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen kicked the Vladimir into his team; Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell had terrible ultimates, and they threw at Baron.