Team Dignitas vs. Team Liquid – NA LCS 2016 – Week 9 – Day 1 – Preview

Team Dignitas vs. Team Liquid are matched up against each other for the North American League of Legends Challenger Series to be held Saturday March 19, 2016 in Day 1, Week 9 of the competition.

Billyboss : Lourlo

Kirei : Dardoch

Shiphtur : Fenix

Apollo : Piglet

KiwiKid : Matt

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Looking for the best possible seeding going into relegations with the potential for 7th place if they get lucky, Dignitas are struggling and could fall into 10th place if Renegades catch up to them. They may feel the pressure to win these games which could cause over extensions or over committing to objectives and kills. However, if they can get an early lead and get Shiphtur and/or Apollo gold to transfer into items, then they could snowball and run away with the game.

For Liquid, they will want to secure their playoff spot and try to catch up to TSM in the 4th spot. Their team is good mechanically, but their late game shotcalling has been somewhat poor, and has cost them games in past weeks. Piglet and Fenix are the two major carries, although they have been slightly lacklustre compared to last split, however they have carried when fed enough, which is where most of their wins come from. Dardoch’s Lee Sin is exceptional, and I hope he gets to play more Lee, as he can carry the early game and make a big impact with that champion.

Chance of victory: Team Dignitas: 30% : Team Liquid: 70%