NA LCS Spring Split Week 3 and 4
Shun Fukuda / Feb 11th, 2014 No Comments
The third and fourth week of the NA LCS 2014 Spring Split ended with Team Solomid continuing their winning spree while Dignitas lost their momentum. A total of eight games were played each week, making for a total of 10 games that have been played by each team.
Week three kicked off with Team Solomid taking down XDG while rival Cloud 9 HyperX fell to Team Solomid for the first time. Cloud 9 HyperX took victories against Team Coast and Evil Geniuses, going 2-1 for the week. Counter Logic Gaming, despite using another substitute player with Chauster taking the Mid Player position, won both games against Curse and Team Coast.
[adsense250itp]XDG picked up a much needed win over Counter Logic Gaming, who lost for the third week. Curse and Team Coast went through the week without a victory. While Curse had interesting team compositions and took control of games early, they could not close out. Champions such as Nunu and Janna were utilized with Jinx for a very fast push and siege strategy.
The fourth week opened up with XDG taking on Cloud 9 HyperX. In the previous season, XDG had given Cloud 9 HyperX significant trouble but this game was controlled by an early number of kills to Cloud 9 HyperX. Cloud 9 HyperX continued to apply pressure early against Team Coast as well and did not drop a game in week four.
Team Solomid won close games against Evil Geniuses and Curse. Curse surprised players with the return of Saintvicious, this time filling in at the Support position. Curse took down Dignitas’ win streak, with Saintvicious showing off impressive plays on the champion Alistar.
Counter Logic Gaming finally had their full roster, with Jungler Dexter able to play and Mid Player Link returning to his position. Link showed key plays and roamed the map on the champion Le Blanc, managing to aid the team in securing a victory against Evil Geniuses. Team Coast and Evil Geniuses went through the week with no victories.
After 10 games on each team, Team Solomid leads the North American standings with a 9-1 record, followed by Cloud 9 HyperX in second at 8-2. Dignitas holds third place at 6-4 and Counter Logic Gaming sits in the middle at 5-5. Curse is in fifth place at 4-6, while XDG and Evil Geniuses follow at 3-7. Team Coast continues to sit in last place at 2-8.
The next NA LCS game starts Saturday Feb. 15, at 12 p.m. PT with Counter Logic Gaming taking on Cloud 9 HyperX.
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