Team Impulse vs. Renegades 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.
Feng : Seraph
Procxin : Crumbz
Pirean : Ninja
Mash : Freeze
Gate : Hakuho
Fighting to get the 7th place spot, Team Impulse, despite losing to C9 and TSM, have won against the likes of NRG proving that they do have the capability to win games. Procxin is able to carry from the jungle, and Pirean is consistent at mid. Gate is also very good at support, able to protect the rest of his team, tank and provide crowd control, or able to create picks and opportunities for his team to get leads. Overall, their team is good, but not quite good enough to beat the teams above them.
For Renegades, their win against TSM could inspire them to have a late split surge up the standings they could reach as high as 8th place, which would give them a much better chance when going into the relegation tournament. Seraph was very dominant in the top lane, and Ninja was able to hold mid lane against Bjergsen, as well as Freeze staying safe and deal tonnes of damage in teamfights. They may have more confidence and communication which could lead to more wins.
Overall, this should be a close game, as both teams could throw, counter throw and fail to catch their enemies throws, so both teams have a roughly even chance of victory, but I give a small edge to Renegades, based on their performance last week.
Chance of victory: Team Impulse: 47% : Renegades: 53%