2018 EU LCS Summer Playoffs

Event Dates:
August 24, 2018 through September 9, 2018

Teams In Competition
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Recaps Of This Event

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Can't put down Perkz
September 15, 2018
Nisqy ended Splyce's 3-2 loss to G2 on Saturday with an overall KDA of 8/13/19.
ANALYSIS
Nisqy's performance wasn't terrible by any means on Saturday, but it was certainly lackluster and gave Perkz all the freedom he needed to carry multiple games. Even in the Game 1 win, Nisqy was heavily outfarmed by his opponent, and in Games 2 through 4, Nisqy's inability to keep Perkz controlled allowed the latter to run rampant, at times even giving over solo kills. Throughout the series, Nisqy never once had what could rightfully be called a carry performance, sticking to the background as Splyce's season came to an end.
Rises and falls with his team
September 15, 2018
18/8/16 was Kobbe's overall scoreline in Splyce's 3-2 loss to G2 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Much of Splyce's hopes seemed to lie with Kobbe on Saturday, as his success or lack thereof consistently determined that of his team. Between Splyce's two wins, he earned a solid 10/1/6 KDA, finding particular success in Game 1 against the passive composition of G2, which allowed him to take over from the laning phase and push down turrets easily. However, he struggled in Splyce's losses, specifically in Games 4 and 5, in which he was killed in lane and couldn't keep up with Hjarnan's Heimerdinger in terms of CS or lane pressure, for obvious reasons.
Facilitates nearly everything for Splyce
September 15, 2018
Xerxe's scoreline read 4/5/31 at the end of Splyce's Saturday loss to G2.
ANALYSIS
This was an extremely close loss for Splyce, and much of the credit has to go to Xerxe for keeping it tight. Xerxe's kill participation was absolutely absurd in this series, missing out on only one participation throughout the first four games, and three in the deciding Game 5. This meant that Xerxe was involved in just about every single meaningful play made by Splyce all series long, pushing G2 to a Game 5 before a disappointing loss.
Two standout games
September 15, 2018
Wunder's KDA read 12/7/10 as G2 took down Splyce 3-2 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Wunder was fairly quiet for much of the series, but he came up big in two of G2's three wins. In Game 2, his Aatrox put out a ton of split-push pressure, and went a deathless 4/0/1, as well as taking a huge CS lead in lane that only grew over the course of the game. Finally, in the deciding game of the series, Wunder's Urgot was a huge contributor to G2's victory. With Perkz having fallen off, it was up to the side lanes to carry, and Wunder took the reins commandingly, finding another lead in lane and transitioning to fantastic teamfighting to end 7/1/4 and take the series.
Comes through in the end
September 15, 2018
11/5/21 was Hjarnan's KDA at the end of G2's win over Splyce on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Hjarnan had a slow start to the series on Saturday, having the least impressive performance in G2's first win, and single-handedly throwing away his team's chances in Game 3. However, he managed to make up for it in Games 4 and 5, pulling out his signature Heimerdinger. He found kills in lane in addition to CS leads in both games, and went a combined 9/0/13, pushing G2 to a narrow 3-2 series win.
Fantastic in first four games
September 15, 2018
Perkz ended G2's Saturday win over Splyce with an overall 16/9/20 KDA.
ANALYSIS
After a weak draft led to a Game 1 loss, Perkz stepped up to take the series into his own hands. His Game 2 on Akali was flawless, finding kills left and right to end 6/0/4 on 12 total G2 kills. He wasn't allowed back on the champion but instead shifted to Irelia, putting out a pair of solid performances that included a first blood solo kill prior to the three-minute mark. Unfortunately, Perkz fell off hard in Game 5 when he was put onto Malzahar, and gave up death after death. Thankfully, the rest of the team had stepped up by that point, and while Perkz' KDA was tanked, G2 took the series.
Decent showing not enough to claim victory
September 11, 2018
Upset earned a series KDA of 14/7/16 during Schalke 04's series loss against Fnatic.
ANALYSIS
Although Upset had a relatively strong performance throughout his team's series against Fnatic, it simply wasn't enough to claim victory. After starting things off with an immaculate performance on Varus in which he participated in all but two of his team's kills, Upset began to struggle to create an impact for his team. Though he held his own in lane, the rest of his team seemed to struggle against Fnatic's newfound coordination. Upset continued to do well statistically, boasting impressive stat lines despite his team's defeats. Unfortunately, statistics do not matter in the way of claiming victory. Try as he might, Upset could not find the openings he did in Game 1 of the series. This resulted in an unfortunate series of games, allowing Fnatic to take three games in a row to close out the series 3-1.
Performance falters in series loss
September 11, 2018
Nukeduck earned a series KDA of 7/10/13 during his team's series defeat at the hands of Fnatic.
ANALYSIS
Nukeduck kicked off his team's series against Fnatic with a surprise Lissandra pick that panned out. After shutting down the opposing mid laner during the lane phase, Nukeduck was able to move alongside the rest of his team to claim skirmish and teamfight victories consistently. As a result, S04 took a convincing 29-minute victory. Unfortunately for Nukeduck, this was the extent of his success. In the following games of the series, Nukeduck found himself unable to find an edge over Caps during the lane phase, resulting in him being underfarmed and underleveled as skirmishes erupted. Although he was able to put up decent performances, it was nothing compared to his first game of the series. Despite getting to counterpick the enemy mid laner, Nukeduck simply found himself out-maneuvered time and again. THough he tried to bounce back in the series, he never could. As a result, Fnatic took the final three games of the series, closing things out 3-1.
Amazing start but lackluster finish
September 11, 2018
Amazing earned a series KDA of 8/11/28 during FC Schalke 04's defeat at the hands of Fnatic.
ANALYSIS
Amazing had an extremely strong start to his team's series against Fnatic. Starting things off in Game 1 with Skarner, he had no trouble finding a lead and surging into the game. Despite the enemy team's best efforts, Amazing was everywhere on the map, taking objectives and participating in all but one of his team's kills in the 29-minute win. Unfortunately, despite Amazing having a strong start, he simply could not keep things going. In the following three games, Amazing did what he could but simply could not make up for the rest of his team's shortcomings. Despite being able to find a decent number of objectives in the following games, he could not find the kills to make them worthwhile. Though Amazing was able to keep his own KDA intact, as the rest of his team fell, so did his chances at winning. Try as he might, Amazing could simply not replicate the Game 1 performance. As a result, Fnatic took the final three games of the series, securing the victory 3-1.
Unable to find success despite switching champion
September 11, 2018
Vizicsacsi earned a series KDA of 9/13/13 during S04's 3-1 series loss against FNC.
ANALYSIS
Despite his best efforts, Vizicsacsi simply did not have what it took to topple Fnatic during the EU LCS Finals. After starting off the series with a decently strong performance on Cho'gath, Vizicsacsi found himself completely unable to mimic his strong showing. Unfortunately for him, this was the limit of his success. As the series went on, he could not find a lead for himself in lane time and again. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the team was met with a similar fate and could not pick up his slack. Constantly finding himself simply splitpushing, Vizicsacsi could not draw the necessary pressure to bring S04 into the series. Often doing more harm than good with these endeavors, Vizicsacsi sat by as his team was defeated in the final three games of the series. As a result, Fnatic took the series 3-1.