Week 6 Summary
Hey, DraftBuff fans! Sorry to miss last week, I was sick and wasn’t able to get the article finished, but a lot has happened in the past 2 weeks! C9 has continued to dominate the LCS at a stunning 12-0 record and they are on pace to have the only undefeated split in NA history. CLG and Pobelter started off rough but found their footing in week 6 and picked a clutch win against TSM and put up a good fight against Immortals. Team Liquid spent week 6 with their academy ADC Tactical and went 2-0, which has led Doublelift to be benched as the team finds a new form.
Highlight Players of the Week
Although only having a 1-1 week with CLG, Stixxay showed that he can still score the points that CLG fans have been longing for this split. With a KDA last weekend of 11/5/15, Stixxay and CLG are on the upswing because when you’re at rock bottom, you can only go up. CLG is only going to continue to develop as a roster with veteran midlaner Pobelter helping the team synergize. Look out for CLG to finally meet the expectations many had for them.
If you would’ve told me at the beginning of the split that Doublelift would have to fight for the starting AD position with Team Liquid I would’ve laughed in your face. My prediction for the top ADC in the LCS has been pretty off as Zven seems to have taken that role. However, Tactical was able to sub in for a sick Doublelift this past weekend and silenced the doubters and showed that he can be a great role-player for TL. Pick this guy up because there is a good chance he continues to impress with this iteration of TL.
TSM has been one of the most consistent teams this split, if you count only going 2-0 or 0-2 as consistent. TSM has been trying out a multitude of different strategies to find success, and this past weekend they were unable to do so. Broken Blade had a KDA of 2/10/2 this past weekend, and many fans who had him as their starting toplaner were more than likely disappointed with the lack of points he failed to deliver. TSM has shown they aren’t afraid to try new things, but that may mean staying away from their players for your fantasy teams.
Huni and Dignitas started the split strong looking like one of the top teams in the league. However, since then they have been a coin-flip team every game. Luckily for DIG fans, they lost to the 2 top teams in the LCS, so it’s not much to worry about. However, Huni fans would have been disappointed by the lack of points and lack of kills from their favorite toplaner. With a KDA of 0/7/2 this past weekend, Huni needs to step it up if he wants to be the first player to win a split in both NA and EU.
Player to watch
Doublelift is not a motivated player anymore. His lack of motivation has led to Team Liquid looking extremely rough all split, only finding small moments of glory when he wasn’t playing his infamous Senna. Doublelift may not be the starting ADC for TL the rest of the split, and will most likely be splitting time with the academy superstar Tactical, who had a great debut last weekend. I put Doublelift here because people who have faith in this player for their fantasy team need to be kept up to date on if he will play at all.
*all pictures and data obtained from lol.gamepedia.com*