The matchup between SKTelecom T1 vs. ROX Tigers in Week 10, Day 3 of LOL LCK will take place on Friday 18th of March 2016
We were the greatest team in the world vs. we are the greatest team in the world.
It is without a doubt that the Tigers are going to be the more proactive team in this match up. They will be the ones initiating tower dives, starting dragon, and pulling players into one location to execute a clean cut fight. ROX has no super stars in their line up nor do they have hyper carries that can single-handedly carry the whole team. This isn’t because they’re a weak team, but because they work in unity, with every single laner being a significant threat. Their first bloods are created by jungle and support synergy, their damage dealt is evenly split between their top, mid and ADC and they have consistently created gold leads just through the laning phase. They are a team that should be respected and feared.
SKT have just come out as the victors of an easy international tournament. They are without a doubt a very strong team, and definitely deserve better than the sixth place spot they are at the moment. Unlike ROX, SKT have a greater reliance on Faker and Bang to carry the team. I believe that ROX will take an early game gold lead against SKT solely based on the way they’ve been able create a lead through perfect wave manipulation and laning.
The mid game will undoubtedly be very explosive and packed with team fights. Both teams are some of the strongest 5v5 fighting teams in the world. The spotlight is on Faker and Bang to carry.
As a whole, if ROX creates an early game lead, there will be very little to no chance of SKT making a come back. However, if the game is quite even, it is very difficult to tell who will come out on top.
Prediction: SKTelecom T1 45% | ROX 55%
Outcome: ROX (2-1)