Week 8 of the LCK approaches and here is the exclusive Esprts.com preview for the Day 1-3’s matches. Will SBENU SONIC BOOM finally be able to get a win? Will Kongdoo ever get a win? Or will ROX Tigers keep up the perfect performance?
Check all the match previews bellows.
SBENU SONIC BOOM vs. Jin Air Green Wings– LCK 2016 – Week 8 – Day 1 – Preview
SBENU SONIC BOOM vs. Jin Air Green Wings are matched up against each other for the League of Legends Champion Korea to be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Day 1 Week 8.
SBENU SONIC BOOM are currently at the bottom of the ladder, and still without a single win against any other team, they are currently 0-9 this split. Their plays has been very sloppy since they started their massive losing streak, I think they have lost their motivation since winning now wont place them any where near the top performing teams.
Jin Air Green Wings definitely need this win, or else pretty much face shame for the rest of the split. However, I highly predict that Jin Air will be able to live up to their standards as a top tier team and defeat SBENU SONIC BOOM since they have been playing fairly well throughout this split, even defeating the KT Rolsters.
Predictions : SBENU SONIC BOOM 10% l Jin Air Green Wings 90%
Kongdoo Monster vs. CJ ENTUS – LCK 2016 – Week 8 – Day 1 – Preview
Kongdoo Monster vs. CJ ENTUS are matched up against each other for the League of Legends Champion Korea to be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Day 1 Week 8.
The rookie team Kongdoo Monster are lurking at the bottom of the ladder along with SBENU SONIC BOOM. Having performed poorly, most likely due to their inexperience, they are a team that definitely needs to step up or else they will be disbanded.
CJ ENTUS are currently on a score of 4-5, and are performing like a mid tier team. I expected their performance to be much higher in terms of ladder this split, since last year they were able to obtain top 3 positions in various major tournaments. They seriously have to step their game up, ward stronger in enemy territory, as well as avoid from giving up turret with the fear of being dived every time.
That said, I think Kongdoo Monster hasn’t shown much promise for any of their laners, with constant losses individually, CJ as a veteran team should be able to stomp on them quite hard.
Predictions : Kongdoo Monster 15% l CJ ENTUS 85%
Samsung Galaxy vs. KT Rolster – LCK 2016 – Week 8 – Day 2 – Preview
Samsung Galaxy vs. KT Rolster are matched up against each other for the League of Legends Champion Korea to be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 – Day 2 Week 8.
These two teams have always been fairly close in terms of skill, considering both of these teams are veterans in the LCK scene, constantly competing against each other. Their scores definitely show how close these two teams are, with both teams having 6 wins, and 3 losses, I don’t think this match will necessarily decide who is best.
The game is sure to be a close one, filled with many risk taking plays which suit the play style of both teams, with risky early level turrent dives, this game is a must watch. I’d expect deep levels of vision control for both teams, and it’s highly likely the team which secures the early warding control of the map will create more picks and take advantage of the lead resulting in baron and hopefully a win.
Predictions : Samsung Galaxy 50% l KT Rolster 50%
ROX TIGERS vs. Longzhu Gaming– LCK 2016 – Week 8 – Day 2 – Preview
ROX TIGERS vs. Longzhu Gaming are matched up against each other for the League of Legends Champion Korea to be held Thursday, March 3 2016 – Day 2 Week 8.
The match between the two should be quite interesting, with the two highly skilled teams going head to head this Thursday. ROX Tigers are most certainly the favorites this split, with a perfect score so far of 9 wins and 0 losses, I expect them to keep dominating the other teams not only because they have great skill, but because they are someone that can easily mentally overwhelm other teams.
Longzhu Gaming are great team too, I have expected them to be better this slit around the top 3 standings mark, but with a win against the ROX Tigers, they will have a big chance in taking out a top 3 position, especially with a huge mental boost.
Predictions : ROX Tigers 70% l Longzhu Gaming 30%
CJ ENTUS vs. SBENU SONIC BOOM – LCK 2016 – Week 8 – Day 3 – Preview
CJ ENTUS vs. SBENU SONIC BOOM are matched up against each other for the League of Legends Champion Korea to be held Friday, March 4, 2016 – Day 3 Week 8.
Both these teams are playing their second games this week which means both teams should be relatively warmed up for this match. SBENU SONIC BOOM are still at the bottom of the ladder, and have an extremely low chance in climbing back up considering most of the teams already have a few win.
This match to CJ ENTUS is crucial, since losing to the bottom team would not only hurt their confidence, but set them back in terms of scoring.
I have faith in CJ, and believe they have the skill level to defeat SBENU SONIC BOOM as long they don’t make risky plays and abuse the individual lanes since map awareness isn’t SBENU SONIC BOMM’s top skill.
Predictions: CJ ENTUS 75% l SBENU SONIC BOOM 25%