LCS Academy is back on DK! We start off the summer split on Thursday night with teams playing best of 1! This is lower tier LOL, but still players that are fighting to get to the big leagues.
Dignitas Academy vs 100 Thieves Adacemy
Dig comes into this game with the fastest game time in the Academy, and part of that has to do with how bad they are. They are either losing really fast or winning real fast there is no in between with this team. 100T is the 3rd fastest and also has the 3rd most kills in Academy. This team like to team fight and get ahead of you. 100T are better in every category and they should roll here. DIG die almost 15 times per loss, while 100T average over 18 kills per win. I dont understand why this line is as close as it is but I think 100T is very under-priced here.
DIG: Dardoch / Fenix
100T: Soligo / Prismal / FakeGod
Golden Guardians Academy vs TSM Academy
This should be one of the slower paced matches of the day. Both teams are middle of the road in game times. The big stat that stands out to me is GG has a 1K gold lead at 15 mins and TSM (top team in Academy) is down 100 gold at 15 mins. TSM scales to the MID to Late game and beat you there. GG has the advantage in First Blood and First Tower rates, but they cant see to close the deal when they get ahead. Evolved and Lost have been great for TSM and they definitely have the advantage in their lanes. I think they key to GG winning this is ZionSpartan and Hard getting the Top and MID lanes ahead early against this TSM Team, but that is easier said than done. Its hard to play GG with them looking like a top team one day and the next they look lost in everything they are doing. TSM is the better play and GG is the GPP in case they figure things out vs TSM tonight.
GG: ZionSpartan / Ablazeolive / Keith
TSM: Evolved / Lost / Treatz
Cloud9 Academy vs CLG Academy
Coud9 comes into this as the biggest favorite on the board, and CLG is not a pushover team. The last few weeks it looks like C9 has gotten their chemistry back and are starting to roll. Tomo wasnt good the first few games and he now seem comfy with this team and his role for them. C9 has the most kills in the Academy so far while CLG has the 2nd most deaths. If C9 roll here, this could get bloody and fast. C9 has the advantage in almost every category today. The one thin CLG has going for them is they are a very good MID to Late game team, but the key today is not getting to far behind in the early game where its impossible to catch up. I think C9 roll here in a bloody match, and they should be high owned because of their name and odds.
C9: The Whole Team
CLG: Tuesday / Fragas / Wind
Team Liquid Academy vs Immortals Academy
This is an interesting match up. TL is the worst team in the Academy league and IMT has been playing their academy team in the LCS, they even got a win. Both of these teams are bad, but IMT does have the advantage in almost every stat. The one thing im worried about and i havent seen anything one it, is who is actually starting for IMT. i would assume it would be their normal starters, so check back later for conformation. But with that being said i do like IMT to win this here, and win it kinda easy.
TL: Yusui / Grig
IMT: Insanity / Xmithie / Apollo
FlyQuest Academy vs Evil Geniuses Academy
EG is a big favorite here and for good reason. They ran through DIG last week and that kept their kill totals lower for that one, but they dominated. FLY isnt very good and i dont see how they can withstand the onslaught that EG will throw out there tonight. EG is 2nd in the Academy in kills and they should win this one with ease. They do like to use AnDa early to get Huni and Giyuu ahead and Deftly is the late game carry, but they havent had to use him a lot up to this point and i dont think they will need to again tonight.
EG: AnDa / Giyuu / Huni
FLY: Revenge / Triple / WildTurtle