The midpoint of the split has finally arrived. The past is past: glory and disappointments from international play, rivalries formed across a split founded on redemption. One goal now in sight: a spot at the 2016 World Championships in the U.S.
As we begin to approach the midpoint of the season, and with it Mid Lane week, we’ve amassed a plentiful amount of data on all aspects of the EU LCS summer split. We’ve got your KDAs, your DPMs, your GPMs… and a whole lot more, which is where this article comes in. What are some of the most interesting stats that help make up our LCS data, particularly focused on our exceptional EU mids? Well, I’m glad you asked!
While each role in League of Legends has a nearly limitless skill ceiling, that’s most apparent in the mid lane. Being a mid laner means understanding that you have the ability to impact every lane. Some players may choose to look for stylish 1v1 duels and settle on crushing their lane opponent, while others may look to roam and support their team with smart use of lane pressure, collapsing on the opposition right when they least expect it. No matter how you prefer to play, it’s important to learn how to control the mid lane - and in turn, control the game.
Ever wanted to pick the brain of a mid laner? The community sent in questions and we had some of the mids from the EU LCS give their answers. Using the hashtag #askamidlaner, the community sent in questions for the EU LCS mid laners. We spoke to Exileh, PowerOfEvil, Fox, Ryu and Betsy to get some answers.
Taliyah is the newest champion to enter the Rift, and while her potential is obvious, there are aspects of her kit holding Taliyah back from being a competitive pick in the EU LCS. Andrew "Vedius" Day analyses Taliyah’s potential place in competitive League.
Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño Martínez seemed his usual happy self after taking a game off Vitality last Thursday, his team’s first Victory screen this split. Origen had just drawn with Vitality in its first match with xPeke playing as AD carry, following the exit of Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou after Origen’s 0-2 first week.
We’re approaching the third week of the EU LCS summer split, and the hierarchy of team dominance has started to form. In last week’s Match of the Week, H2K looked unstoppable against a Fnatic team many would favour going into the clash. After a poor showing in week 1, H2K’s AD carry Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek showed up in a big way in week 2, particularly versus Fnatic. Back on his signature Draven, Freeze’s performances on the Glorious Executioner were, well… glorious.
As we rocket into summer split and begin the countdown towards the 2016 World Championship, we’re looking back on our 2016 Mid-Season Invitational - and how many fans tuned into the springtime clash of champions.