Category Archives: Analysis and Opinion

Analyst Challenge – Contesting Rift Herald 4v5, August 24

August 24, 2019 Challenge

This analyst challenge involved reviewing a run of play from 10:00 to 11:05 of game 1 from the 3rd-place match between Counter Logic Gaming and Clutch Gaming.

The Responses

Several good responses came in from pro analysts, coaches, and players.

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Win Conditions: LCS 3rd Place, 2019 Summer

The 3rd-place match between Counter Logic Gaming and Clutch Gaming could go either way, but each team has certain strengths they can focus on and weaknesses they need to protect if they want to come out ahead.

Here are two pivotal interactions that I believe could decide this series, and my personal prediction for the outcome.

CLG Vision Control vs. Clutch Flank Initiations

Last week I called out CLG’s mid and late game vision control as an issue that I’ve seen from them throughout the summer split. If CLG can improve on their vision game, it’ll tip the match much more in their favour, but if Clutch can find the same windows to exploit that Cloud9 found, we could see an upset. Continue reading Win Conditions: LCS 3rd Place, 2019 Summer

Unofficial LCS Awards for 2019 Summer – Our MVP, Most Improved, and Rookie of the Year

The announcement of the official LCS awards is around the corner, but you don’t need to wait: Oracle’s Elixir’s unofficial awards are here!

Tim Sevenhuysen and Cody Gerard have each selected their top 3 finishers in three award categories: Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, and Rookie of the Year (2019). Below, we present our picks for your edification, entertainment, debate, and fire-starting material.

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