Team Liquid vs. Team SoloMid are matched up against each other for the North American League of Legends Challenger Series to be held Sunday February 28, 2016 in Day 2, Week 7 of the competition.
Lourlo : Hauntzer
Dardoch : Svenskeren
Fenix : Bjergsen
Piglet : Doublelift
Matt : Yellowstar
Team Liquid really need a win here to stop them from falling out of playoffs to teams such as Dignitas or Impulse. For TSM, they need to catch up to CLG and C9 in second place.
For Team Liquid, they need to support Lourlo more in the top lane, as he if often targeted like enemy junglers, and the rest of the team is not winning their lane hard enough to counteract the deficit caused by Lourlo getting behind and possibly dying. However, if Dardoch is able to create leads elsewhere, for Piglet or Fenix, he could allow them to snowball and go on to carry.
On TSM’s side, Hauntzer is extremely good in a 1v1 situation, so if Svenskeren allows him to get a solid lead onto Lourlo, he could exploit that and create an even larger lead for himself. If the rest of TSM ward up, and play a 4-1 or 1-3-1 composition that lets Hauntzer splitpush, he can create opportunities for towers to go down, and gain a gold lead. TSM also have both Bjergsen and Doublelift, both able to carry well, as long as they are able to position well, they can output consistent damage, allowing them to win fights and push towers down.
Overall, the star players of TSM outshine TL, so if they can get rolling, it will be very hard for TL to catch back up.
Chance of victory: Team Liquid: 40% : Team SoloMid: 60%