Heading into Day 2 of the 2018 EU LCS Regional Finals, you would be forgiven to expect that we’d see Misfits facing off against G2 Esports. But, instead, in a rather awkward turn of events, we saw Splyce take them out.
Not that it would matter anyway, because G2 Esports were the gatekeepers for both teams. We don’t expect Misfits or Splyce would be able to go past G2, and if they do, we’d be extremely surprised.
It’s nearly time for Day 2 of the 2018 EU LCS Regional Finals, so we’re about to find out if whether G2 are ready to deliver what we’re expecting from them.
All odds courtesy of ArcaneBet.
Splyce Had a Messy Victory
We’re not going to say that this was a Misfits loss more than a Splyce victory. This was most certainly a victory earned by Splyce. They fought tooth and nails to get to Day 2 of the 2018 EU LCS Regional Finals, and we’re here to testify.
Kobbe stood out from his team with the sheer amount of damage and carry potential that he showed. That’s nothing to say for the Vayne pick that he dropped on us during the last game. That’s something that not even Uzi dared to do during the LPL finals’ last game. Yet, Splyce bit the bullet and went through with it – and made it work!
Misfits kept forcing teamfights when they saw that their usual style of snowballing early leads wasn’t working. They started getting desperate, which is where Splyce started thriving because they kept winning the fights. Misfits aren’t free of any blame, however. They did play obnoxiously, and there wasn’t much hope for them going forward even if they had won.
Sencux simply couldn’t fill PowerOfEvil’s shoes at the end of it all, just as Mikyx wasn’t the perfect replacement for IgNar. That’s all in the past now, however, as we’ve got the EU LCS third seed to look towards.
EU LCS Regionals 2018 Day 2: Prediction
Betting: G2 Esports to win at 1.39 odds (ArcaneBet)
We’ve discussed it before, and we truly hope it’s over now, but G2 have had some serious problems in the past. Their jungler and mid synergy, which has been the backbone of the team, has suffered immensely over the past few weeks, and that’s the main reason why this team is in the gauntlet rather than the playoffs finals.
However, we think that the wait until Day 2 of the 2018 EU LCS Regional Finals should have been enough for this team to overcome what’s troubling it. It’s more time than any team could ask for, and they should have scrimmed enough to get past those mental barriers.
Splyce isn’t a difficult team to deal with for G2. They’ve easily dealt with them plenty of times in the past, and we believe they’ll be able to do so during the regionals as well.
We predict an easy 3-1 victory on the side of G2.
What do you think of our prediction for Day 2 of the 2018 EU LCS Regional Finals? Do you think we’re being fair by thinking Splyce doesn’t stand much of a chance? Let us know in the comments below!