Week 3 of the Season 3 League of Legends LCS is in the books. Some teams made big moves towards the top, while others continued to stumble. Let’s take a look at some the action that went down this past week.
NA Region League of Legends LCS
After starting the season out 0-5, Vulcun decided it was time to try something different this week as they went 3-0 in week 3 and moved themselves out of the basement in the NA League of Legends LCS standing. The first game of the week saw them square off against CLG in a game that was CLG‘s first game back after a bye week, and they just didn’t look ready for the storm that was Vulcun. Alistair is resurfacing as a strong support pick in the NA scene thanks to Dignitas‘ Patoy, and Vulcun‘s Muffinqt took full advantage of the power of the cow all week long. If you listen closely you can still hear Zuna’s yells of victory.
Curse is still undefeated in the NA League of Legends LCS region after their one and only game of the week against Good Game University. SaintVicious continues to play some of his best League of Legends as he is dominating the entire map with expert ganks and deadly counter-jungling.
Also only playing one game this week was Dignitas, but it was an important victory for them over CLG, and moved them into 2nd place in the NA Region League of Legends LCS standings ahead of TSM who had the week off. Despite giving up first blood, Scarra was nearly flawless with his Kayle ultimates, saving them for the precise moments in team fights where the invulnerability would do his team the most good, often making Imaqtpie an unstoppable force of destruction. Dignitas is playing well right now and look to be strong contenders going forward after their shaky week 1 start.
25 minutes into the MRN vs. GGU match there was still no first blood. Finally MegaZero picked up a triple-kill on Renekton, and when the dust settled MRN had beaten GGU 11-0. It was a much needed win for Team MRN, but GGU now sits alone at the bottom of the League of Legends LCS NA Region at 1-6.
Here’s a rundown of the NA League of Legends LCS games from Week 3:
Vulcun defeates CLG
Curse defeates GGU
Dignitas defeates CLG
Vulcun defeats compLexity
MRN defeates GGU
CLG defeats compLexity
Vulcun defeats MRN
compLexity defeats GGU
And the standings for the NA League of Legends LCS Region are:
EU Region League of Legends LCS
Fnatic is on a roll in the League of Legends LCS EU region, as they took out Copenhagen Wolves in the first game on Saturday then beat the then first-place team Evil Geniuses before finishing week 3 at 3-0 with another win over Against All Authority. Fnatic seemed in control all week long, even allowing EG‘s Froggen to play Anivia, which is typically a very VERY bad idea. Fnatic now sits atop the League of Legends LCS EU standings and have earned it with their play.
Sadly the Copenhagen Wolves continued to get beat on this week, bringing their overall record to a dismal 0-8, while Against All Authority moved to an even 2-2 record after going 2-1 in week 3 with wins over Copenhangen and GIANTS.
Dragonborns continue to look strong despite their 2-2 record, and could be the team to watch going forward in the League of Legends LCS EU Region. If their gameplay continues to improve I would not be surprised to see them with a couple of big wins in the coming weeks, and they have the talent to contend for the top spot in the region.
Gambit BenQ only played one game this week, defeating GIANTS on Saturday, and SK Gaming had the week off. Despite seeming to get beat up on constantly, GIANTS have pulled out wins in big games, and hang on to a 3-4 overall record that could see them right back in the thick of things with a couple of wins. After the top three spots in the League of Legends LCS EU Region, the field remains pretty close, and it’s still early, so any team can still make a move towards the top in the coming weeks.
Here’s a rundown of the EU Region League of Legends games from Week 3:
Fnatic defeats Copenhagen Wolves
Gamibt BenQ defeats GIANTS
Against All Authority defeats Copenhagen Wolves
Fnatic defeats Evil Geniuses
GIANTS defeates Dragonborns
Fnatic defeats Against All Authority
Dragonborns defeats Copenhagen Wolves
Against All Authority defeats GIANTS
And the standings for the EU League of Legends LCS Region are:
Week 4 is going to be a monster. The NA teams will play starting on Wednesday all the way through Friday, and the EU teams will play from Friday through Sunday. That is going to be a TON of League of Legends LCS action! We’ll have previews for you starting on Wednesday, and there should be lots to talk about in next week’s review. Don’t forget to check out last week’s recap if you missed anything, and watch OMGLoL every Wednesday right here on Gamebreaker for the latest on all the League of Legends happenings and drama.