IEM Katowice – Group B – March 14 – Full previews & Predictions

SK Telecom T1 vs. Counter Logic Gaming – IEM Katowice 2016 – Group B- Game 1

SK Telecom T1 vs. Counter Logic Gaming are matched up against each other for the League of Legends tournament hosted by IEM Katowice to be held Monday, March 14, 2016 – Group B – Game 1

Duke : Darshan

Bengi : Xmithie

Faker : Huhi

Bang : Stixxay

Wolf : Aphromoo

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As reigning world champions, SKT are still a formidable force, even after losing top laner and worlds MVP, Marin. They still have 4 of their 5 previous members, so beating them will be tough for CLG. SKT should look at Xmithie as the weakest member of CLG, and try to focus on creating a lead either by having deep wards to prevent Xmithie’s ganks, and create more routes for Bengi, or by catching Xmithie in his jungle, or stealing away his camps. I feel that Faker should out-match Huhi in the midlane, potentially getting solo kill(s) and have more of an impact later in the game. Also, the bot lane for CLG is a lot weaker than that of SKT. Bang and Wolf have played together for a long time, whereas Stixxay is new this year. Unless SKT make huge mistakes, CLG are going to have a rough time this game, and are unlikely to win.

Chance of victory: SK Telecom T1: 80% : Counter Logic Gaming: 20%

 

Fnatic vs. Qiao Gu – IEM Katowice 2016 – Group B- Game 1

Fnatic vs. Qiao Gu are matched up against each other for the League of Legends tournament hosted by IEM Katowice to be held Monday, March 14, 2016 – Group B – Game 1

Gamsu : V

Spirit : Swift

Febiven : Doinb

Rekkles : Peco

Klaj : Mor

Fnatic LogoQiao GU Reapers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fnatic as a team, have been slightly hit and miss so far this split. Gamsu and Spirit have a great synergy, which enables them to team up to get fed, and both Rekkles and Febiven are able to create leads, by either kills or farming minons well, but it seems they are lacking the ability to end games when they have leads. This could be due to Rekkles being new to the shotcalling role, and that will take time and experience to master. Ciao Gu, on the other hand, ended 2nd in the LPL summer split and playoffs, as well as 2nd place at IEM Cologne. They look to be a strong team, able to finish out games effectively. Whether or not they will be able to outmatch Fnatic in the laning phase will certainly swing the game into their favour, as Fnatic seem to struggle when playing from behind.

Chance of victory: Fnatic: 50% : Qiao Gu: 50%