MVP play Longzhu gaming on Week 6 of the 2016 LCK Summer Spring Split. The match will be played on Monday 27th of June at 9pm local time.
As we are now hovering over the halfway mark of the 2016 Summer split, lower standing teams could not be under more pressure to outperform, escape relegation and slip into play-offs. MVP and Longzhu are both lower-middle tier teams with imperfect and at times questionable gameplay.
As far as line-ups are concerned, Longzhu have a lot of mechanical talent and play making potential. In terms of the early game, say, pre-15 minutes, Longzhu is generally one of the better performing teams and definitely up there with teams like ROX and KT. Chaser is able to put decent map pressure on the table and the team cohesively groups together in an attempt to create an early lead. At the same time, the new top lane carry meta has shifted favourably into Expression’s hands, as he is more than happy to take upon the role as a carry rather than a tank.
While Longzhu starts the game off strong, with sizeable gold leads and dragon control, they are by far the worst team at ending the game. This is exactly why they are 8th place with a 2W-6L record.
Conversely, MVP struggle to get the ball moving in the early game, falling behind in team gold and dragon control pre-15 minutes.
Overall, Longzhu should be able grab an early lead in the best of three and use their extended gold lead and the utility of dragons to snowball a 2-0 victory over a team that struggles in the early game.
Prediction: MVP 45% | Longzhu 55% (Longzhu 2-0 victory)