Manny Gomez | Esports Writer

Manny Gomez | Esports Writer

Manny ‘Manstr’ graduated with a degree in game design and development but fell in love with the thrill of esports. Manny has always enjoyed talking about professional League of Legends and FIFA. He has been a published video game journalist in Colombia for two different publications. Twitter: @Manster415

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League Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

LCS Week 7 Predictions
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Welcome to ESTNN’s LCS Week 7 Predictions! Spring Split is coming to an end within the next three weekends. But there is still a large portion of games to be played that will have a great influence on the standings. Currently, four teams are tied for fourth place and are looking to separate themselves from the rest. The most entertaining match this week has to be Cloud9 vs Team Liquid, which will show us who the true best team in the League is. As for our standings, Brandon (39-21) is in the lead, followed by Manny (34-26), Major (33-27), and Ibriz (28-32).


Saturday, March 9th

Golden Guardians vs CLG:

Golden Guardians have the perfect opportunity to jump ahead of the “clump” consisting of four teams, including their opponents, CLG. GGS has started to ramp up, but there is a lot to be seen to consider them contenders for the top half of the standings. This Spring split can be the first time the team finishes above tenth place, and it looks like it can come with a playoff spot as well. CLG looks inconsistent, and it could cause them to slip up and drop in the standings if problems are not solved soon.

 

Brandon: Golden Guardians

Manny: Golden Guardians

Major: Golden Guardians

Ibriz: CLG


Cloud9 vs Team Liquid:

The rematch that everyone has been waiting for, Cloud9 versus Team Liquid, will take place on the first day of week seven. The first time both of these two teams went head to head, Team Liquid destroyed a revamped Cloud9. Since then C9 has gone an impressive 10-1, only dropping one game to CLG. With both teams seeming more settled, it feels that this will be the battle of the favorites to represent NA at MSI.

 

Brandon: Cloud9

Manny: Cloud9

Major: Team Liquid

Ibriz: Team Liquid


TSM vs 100 Thieves:

TSM suffered a demoralizing loss against Cloud9 last weekend and will be looking to bounce back against a struggling 100 Thieves. During the week, 100 Thieves announced that Soligo will replace Huhi in the mid lane for the weekend. Soligo can potentially be the missing piece for a Thieves team that are still trying to lock down a playoff spot. TSM is still favored to win the match but could receive a shocking loss if 100 Thieves plays to their potential.

 

Brandon: TSM

Manny: TSM

Major: TSM

Ibriz: TSM


Clutch Gaming vs FlyQuest:

FlyQuest started the season as one of the hottest teams in the LCS, but have been in a downward spiral for the past couple of weeks. This week either FlyQuest or Clutch Gaming need to show that they are capable of gaining ground on the rest of the teams. This match could prove to be crucial when we end the regular season in two weeks time.

 

Brandon: Clutch Gaming

Manny: FlyQuest

Major: FlyQuest

Ibriz: FlyQuest


Echo Fox vs OpTiC Gaming

Since Echo Fox’s 1-1 streak ended, they have failed to find another win. They will start their week against OpTic Gaming, a team seeking revenge from their last match up. OpTic does seem to be hitting their stride and will be looking to separate from the rest of the pack and join TL, C9, and TSM in the top of the standings.

 

Brandon: OpTic

Manny: OpTic

Major: OpTic

Ibriz: OpTIc


Sunday, March 10th

Team Liquid vs Golden Guardians:

David versus Goliath is the classic story you think about when you see that Golden Guardians will Team Liquid the weekend. Shockingly, Team Liquid only leads the head to head record by one game. Golden Guardians did not look bad during the first meeting of these two teams, and will be hoping for a surprise win to boost their stock. Golden Guardians can be in prime position to achieve their first top-six finish, and with the morale boost that comes with a win you can’t count them out.

 

Brandon: Team Liquid

Manny: Golden Guardians

Major: Team Liquid

Ibriz: Team Liquid


FlyQuest vs Echo Fox:

Either Echo Fox or FlyQuest  end their losing streak when they face each other at the end of week seven. A win in this game could result in a morale boost that both of these teams desperately need. FlyQuest comes in as the favorites, though, simply because of what they showed us early in the split. Echo Fox still seems to be in lost and in need of a resurgence if they want to make it into playoffs again.

 

Brandon: Echo Fox

Manny: FlyQuest

Major: FlyQuest

Ibriz: FlyQuest


OpTic Gaming vs TSM:

Last time TSM faced OpTic, the game went TSM’s way, but they did not look impressive in the early parts of the game. With the way TSM has been playing, however, it is hard to see them dropping the ball on this one. OpTic will want to prove to the rest of the league they are one of the six teams destined for playoffs. Both teams are currently separated by two games, TSM will want to increase that lead.

 

Brandon: TSM

Manny: TSM

Major: OpTiC

Ibriz: OpTiC


100 Thieves vs Cloud9:

Even with the mid lane substitution, it feels to be too little too late for the Thieves in the Spring Split. Cloud9 is one of two best teams NA has to offer, and it will probably be one of the biggest upsets if the Thieves are able to pull off a victory. C9 will likely secure a playoff spot with one more victory being picked up in week seven. C9 will be looking to put the final nail in the coffin for the Thieves as their woes continue.

 

Brandon: Cloud9

Manny: Cloud9

Major: Cloud9

Ibriz: Cloud9


CLG vs Clutch Gaming:

Clutch Gaming had a horrendous Week 6, with the team dropping a game to 100 Thieves while having an 8K gold lead. The season had looked dismal for Clutch Gaming, but they are still within arms reach of that ever-so-sweet sixth place spot. CLG has also struggled but is sitting comfortably in the best of the rest. When looking at CLG we see one of the most inconsistent team of the clump. This match is a great indication of where these two teams will place at the end of the split.

 

Brandon: Clutch Gaming

Manny: CLG

Major: CLG

Ibriz: CLG


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