I put together the following statistical talking points as preparation for the Semifinal matchup between Team Impulse (TiP) and Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), which was played earlier today. Even though the games have been played, I figured these stats might still be of interest to some people, so here they are! (Note: I have a similar document for TSM vs. Team Liquid, which I will probably post up soon, as well.)
A few of these stats showed up on the actual broadcast today. Bonus points to anyone who caught them live!
ZionSpartan vs. Impact
Where the CLG Action Happens
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The largest fan base in the NA LCS belongs to TSM, but Team Impulse, formerly LMQ, has been winning over plenty of fans of their own with their skirmish-heavy, aggressive play style, epitomized by their jungler Rush, the former Korean solo queue star. Now the two teams are set to face off in the second Semifinal of the 2015 Spring playoffs.
There has been plenty of debate about TiP’s chances to dethrone the reigning IEM World Champions, and perhaps surprisingly, TiP is getting a lot of popular support, in some cases even being called the favourites to make it to the NA Finals. In this article we’ll apply some statistics to the TSM/TiP matchup and see who has the advantage role by role, as well as looking at some overall team stats.
These stats don’t tell the whole story, but they draw attention to some interesting facets of the players and teams which we might not otherwise notice. I’ve presented my interpretations based on these numbers, but as always, I encourage everyone to draw their own conclusions!
To see a similar statistical breakdown of the other Semifinal, showcasing Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid, head over to the previous article. Continue reading NA LCS Semi-Final 2 Preview: Team Solo Mid vs. Team Impulse, Head to Head