Category Archives: Analysis and Opinion

Opinion: Team Coast’s Acquisition of Final Five

As reported yesterday by Annabelle Fischer of The Score eSports, Team Coast has just acquired challenger team Final Five, and initiated some roster swaps as part of the acquisition.

Coast jungler Impaler and support Sheep are going to join Final Five’s starting roster, while KonKwon will move from Final Five into the Coast support position, and WelcomeToHeaven will fill Impaler’s spot in the jungle.

Why would Coast make a move this drastic? Is it an attempt to salvage the Spring Split, a setup for the Summer Split, or maybe a bit of both? Continue reading Opinion: Team Coast’s Acquisition of Final Five

TSM Bjergsen: By-the-Numbers MVP?

Any debate about the best player in the NA LCS tends to include Team Solo Mid’s Bjergsen, the Danish import who came over at the start of the 2014 season to replace TSM’s owner, Reginald.

But aside from being a flashy playmaker on North America’s most popular team, what claim can Bjergsen make to the “best player” title? Let’s take a look at his 2015 spring split statistics so far (weeks 1 to 7). Continue reading TSM Bjergsen: By-the-Numbers MVP?

Team 8: Statistical Profile, Weeks 1 to 6

Team 8 seemed to enter the North American LCS as “Calitrlolz and friends”, riding the hype wave of their carry-oriented, pharmacy-school-deferring top laner. They had some success with “wombo combo” compositions, most famously landing an incredible Malphite+Orianna combination against Team Impact, but struggled to expand their strategic range.

In the past few weeks, though, strong performances from jungler Porpoise and mid-laner Slooshi have showed that Team 8 is developing some diversity in not only their team compositions, but also their carry threats.

Let’s take a look at a statistical profile of Team 8 through the first six weeks of the 2015 Spring Split. Continue reading Team 8: Statistical Profile, Weeks 1 to 6