2018 EU LCS Summer Week 6 has been wilder than ever, which probably shouldn’t come off as a surprise given as to how much closer we are now to the playoffs.
Given the recent happenings, it’s been difficult to assume and analyze which teams are going to keep performing in the remaining weeks in order to pull ahead. Case in point, we saw some pretty stellar plays from some of the most unexpected teams in 2018 EU LCS Summer Week 6.
Having said that, below are some of our key takeaways from 2018 EU LCS Summer Week 6.
The Year of the Duck is Still On
We can pretty much guarantee this much by the way Nukeduck performed during 2018 EU LCS Summer Week 6.
While his team lost to Fnatic, the match of the week, it’s hard to fault them for that single loss. The match against Fnatic was a different experience for Schalke in that they were not expecting any cheese strategies from Fnatic. This turned out to be a colossal mistake because Fnatic had some dirty tricks up their sleeve which allowed them to win the game right off the start.
Even so, Schalke 04 fought better than any other team could have done so. They were obviously tilted by the end, but had the early game gone down a different path, we might have seen a whole other match. They might have actually won against Fnatic, which may sound like a long shot, but it’s entirely possible. If Splyce can defeat Fnatic, there’s no reason that Schalke won’t be able to do so, since we believe they’re a better team at this point.
However, G2 was absolutely styled upon by Schalke 04. We’re talking about a monumental victory here that completely devastated G2 Esports. Schalke’s defeat against Fnatic did everything to boost this team to perform better, and that they certainly did. Nukeduck completely took the audience and his opponents by storm by picking Zed, a champion that we haven’t seen in pro play in a long while.
Schalke’s performance during this match from 2018 EU LCS Summer Week 6 suggests they’ve got a good remaining split ahead of them.
H2K Have the Worst Win Ratio in the LCS
This team has had an extremely rough year, which is sad once we look at how good it was at one point. However, the thing about their losses, in their competition’s words, is that they simply don’t have luck on their side. Almost all other teams generally get the right RNG, or capitalize on their opponents’ mistakes. However, things haven’t been so easy for H2K. This does go to say that it’s possible that H2K might have had some wins this split.
However, at this point they’ve got nothing going for them. It’s all over at this point, and they’re sure to be relegated.
Misfits and Fnatic are Grappling for the Top Spot
Up until now, everyone thought for sure that Misfits were the top dogs of the show. They were literally undefeated at one point. As a result, many expected them to make life difficult for Fnatic. That didn’t happen, however. We saw that Misfits were confident going up against Fnatic by how they locked in a Yasuo mid as the first pick of the game. However, that pick ended up backfiring as Fnatic had made the necessary preparations to beat them.
One defeat doesn’t mean much, however. Now, both these teams are virtually going neck to neck in a race to win the Summer cup.
Vitality’s New Jungler is Coming Through for Them
While Kikis stated that Gilius is quite cool about having a new jungler on the team, it can’t possibly be easy. Kikis showed up out of nowhere, and started railing in wins right when we thought Vitality were about to nosedive. Right now, Kikis has the potential to help Vitality aggressively climb up and make their way to playoffs.
What did you think of Kikis’ great debut? Do you think Schalke 04 have the potential to make it big? Be sure to let us know your thoughts about 2018 EU LCS Summer Week 6 in the comments below!