NRG Esports vs. Team Liquid – NA LCS 2016 – Week 8 – Day 2 – Preview

NRG Esports vs. Team Liquid are matched up against each other for the North American League of Legends Challenger Series to be held Saturday March 13, 2016 in Day 2, Week 8 of the competition.

Impact : Lourlo

Moon : Dardoch

GBM : Fenix

Altec : Piglet

KonKwon : Matt

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This is a mid table battle and both teams will want to secure playoff spots or higher seeding going into the playoffs. NRG have recently been sliding down the standings, and need to stop their fall before they lose their current spot in the playoffs. These teams are currently tied, meaning if NRG win, they will tie the head to head and take a step above Liquid. GBM will need to make lots of good plays, and create a lead, as well as Altec stepping up from his recent poor performances.

For Liquid, they need to get this win to separate them from the other teams who are looking to get into playoffs. If they do win, they will win the head to head against NRG, meaning even if they struggle in their remaining games, they will have an edge over NRG. In my opinion, Fenix needs to make a greater impact, as he has been somewhat inconsistent in his play. If he can make good plays then Liquid should be able to win.

Overall, this game should be very close, as both these teams are roughly equally matched and play in a roughly similar matter, however I feel that Liquid has a slight edge.

Chance of victory: NRG Esports: 45% : Team Liquid: 55%