Team SoloMid vs. Team Impulse – NA LCS 2016 – Week 8 – Day 1 – Preview

Team SoloMid vs. Team Impulse are matched up against each other for the North American League of Legends Challenger Series to be held Saturday March 12, 2016 in Day 1, Week 8 of the competition.

Hauntzer : Feng

Svenskeren : Procxin

Bjergsen : Pirean

Doublelift : Mash

YellowStar : Gate


TSM are looking to catch up to the top teams in NA, chasing higher playoff seeding, or potentially a bye if they get lucky. They will want every win they can get in order to make their way through playoffs as smooth as possible. After what seemed to be a somewhat strong showing at IEM, their only issue was shotcalling and communication. With a week to practise and fix these problems, I can see TSM having a strong showing in the game.

For TIP, they are currently tied in 7th place, and will want to get into playoffs, or at least clinch that 7th place, to be safe from the relegation spot. It will be crucial for them to win every game in order to do so, as Echo Fox, whom they share 7th place with, have been on a recent win streak. I feel that their roster is very mediocre, but has great synergy, meaning if they can get an early lead, they could snowball that into something more, eventually leading to a victory.

Overall, TSM should be able to outpace TIP with mechanics and, if they’ve worked on it, communication and they should clinch the win here.

Chance of victory: Team SoloMid: 70% : Team Impulse: 30%