NRG Esports vs Renegades are matched up against each other for the NA LCS Round 7 Day 1 game to be held Saturday February 27, 2016 at 3pm PT.
Impact : RF Legendary
Moon : Crumbz
GBM : Alex Ich
LOD : Freeze
KonKwon : Hakuho
NRG are currently on a slippery slope, sitting at 6-6 they’ve dropped in the standings in recent weeks, and need to stop falling further. Altec, their previous AD carry has decided to step down, after performing poorly compared to others in that position. Moon also needs to perform, as his play has been somewhat lacking in the past few weeks.
On Renegades’ side, they desperately need wins in order to get out of 10th place, which comes with auto relegation. However, they are 3 wins behind 8th place. They may be able to exploit the new AD carry of NRG, LOD and take advantage of his lack of experience on NRG to get a lead. Against Immortals last week, their early game was strong, so replicating that and snowballing harder in mid game, may allow them to get a victory.
Over all, NRG have better laners, in GBM and Impact, so I expect them to be able to gain a lead and get another win to boost them up the standings, I don’t see much chance for Renegades here.
Chance of victory: NRG Esports: 70% : Renegades: 30%