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Team Coast announces new line-up

Having promoted from the Round of 8 in the NA Challenger Series, Team Coast have their eyes set on winning the whole thing and getting back into the LCS and announced their revamped line-up, that will now be permanent. We wish them the best of luck in achieving their goals this season!

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Keenan “Rhux” Santos – Top Lane

Lucas “Santorin” Larsen – Jungle

Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer – Mid Lane

Brandon “DontMashMe” Phan – ADC

Jaime “Sheep” Gallagher – Support

Shan “Chaox” Huang – Coach

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NA LCS Week 2 Info-graphic

The NA LCS Week 2 action is already in our match history and it is time to take a look at some early statistics. The info-graphic of this week tells the story of the eight action packed games in a few doughnut shaped graphics, representing the percentage of games won after taking the respective objective first. (click on the picture to enlarge!)

NA LCS Info-graphic W2

If you can not get enough of statistics or you just want to compare these numbers with the European ones, be sure to check out the EU LCS Week 2 Info-graphic as well!

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EU LCS Week 2: Info-graphic

The EU LCS Week 2 action is already in our match history and it is time to take a look at some early statistics. The info-graphic of this week tells the story of the eight action packed games in a few doughnut shaped graphics, representing the percentage of games won after taking the respective objective first. (click on the picture to enlarge!)

EU LCS Info-graphic Week 2Be sure to check back tomorrow for some more interesting statistics regarding the 2nd week of the EU LCS.

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NA LCS Week 1: Supports overview

The first super-week of the summer split is over and it is time to dig into some juicy statistics. In this short article we will take a look at the North American Supports and their picks. Before the release of Braum, the players seem to have only two support champions in mind: Thresh and Morgana. The pair has dominated the scene this week by gathering all the bans against the support champions and at the same time having 10 picks each. Braum was recently confirmed to not appear in the LCS for another couple of weeks due to balancing issues, which means we will be seeing the same scenario with the two dominating the bot-lane in the weeks to come. In third place, Zyra managed to win the hearts of the pro players with her amazing poke in lane and team-fight utility and damage that she brings to the mid and late game skirmishes. She can be the second AP carry for her team, while also rooting any foes that get near her AD-Carry.

NA LCS Supports picks and bans W1

Although she was only played in 7 games, Zyra managed to out-edge her rivals and come out ahead with a 57% win-rate in the super-week.  The dynamic-duo, Thresh and Morgana, who have both won 5 out of 10 matches, could not settle their dispute and finished the super-week with a decent 50% win-rate.

NA LCS Supports win-rates W1

The top performer of the week has to be Zyra, who most players chose as an alternative to Thresh and Morgana and had a lot of success with. Here are the builds that the pros chose for The Rise of the Thorns and their respective performance with the champion. Please disregard Gleeb’s shown items, he only bought them after his team ace’d Curse and were destroying the Nexus, I’ve added his real build for that game beneath his “town gear”.

Zyra Item builds W1

For a better overview, be sure to check out our EU LCS Supports overview as well. Also, the NA LCS Top-lane overview , Jungle overview , Mid-lane overview and AD-Carries overview might be something to look into.

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NA LCS Week 1: Top-lane overview

The first super-week of the summer split is over and it is time to dig into some juicy statistics. In this short article we will take a look at the North American top-laners and their picks. After dominating the first week of the EU LCS, Shyvana had an even bigger impact on the NA scene, with a 100% combined pick and ban rate, the Half-dragon seems to be the best compromise between lane dominance, lane survival ability in a 1v2 situation and late game scaling. The only one who could keep up with her was Jax. The Grandmaster of Arms was the most banned top laner, with a 75% ban-rate. Jax is a strong pick, but needs his core items (BotRK, Tri-force, Mercury Treads + one defensive item Randuin’s Omen/Banshee’s Veil) to start scaling, which is not an easy thing to do in the current “starve the top-laner” meta. Dr. Mundo, Renekton, Trundle and Kha’zix were also used in the top-lane with mixed results. Out of the bunch, only Renekton proved his mettle, going undefeated in the three games he was played in.

NA LCS top-lane picks and bans Week 1

The graph below says it all, even if she was involved in most games this week, Shyvana scored a mind-blowing win-rate of 91%, losing only one match out of eleven. Huge performance for the Half-dragon to remind everyone she is still a huge force to be reckon with even if she stood a long time in Renekton’s shadow. The other two most played top-laners, Jax and Mundo did not fair as well, Jax only won one game of the four he was chosen in and Mundo could not score a single victory this week. In fact, the only other top-lane champion, besides Shyvana, who managed to win more than one game this week, was Renekton, who won 3/3 games, but could not make it on the list due to the minimum number of games played required (25%).

NA LCS top-lane win-rate Week 1

The biggest performer of the week needs no further introduction. It is undoubtedly Shyvana and here are the builds that the pros chose for the Half-dragon and their respective performance with the champion.

Shyvana NA Item builds

For a better overview, be sure to check out our EU LCS Top-lane overview as well. Also, the NA LCS Jungle overview, Mid-lane overview , AD-Carries overview and Supports overview might be something to look into. as our other NA overview articles.

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NA LCS Week 1 Info-graphic

The NA LCS Week 1 action is over and it is time to look at some statistics. First off, the info-graphic of this super-week tells the story of the 16 action packed games in a few doughnut shaped graphics, representing the percentage of games won after taking the respective objective first. (click on the picture to enlarge!)

NA LCS Week 1 Info-graphicIf you can not get enough of statistics or you just want to compare these numbers with the European ones, be sure to check out the EU LCS Week 1 Info-graphic as well!

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EU LCS Week 1 Info-graphic and Standings

Here is a short info-graphic of the first EU LCS First super-week. 16 action packed games in a few pictures, representing the percentage of games won after taking the respective objective first (click to enlarge).

EU LCS Week 1 Infographic

After you have finished feasting your eyes on those very colorful statistics, be sure to take a look at this week’s standings. In first place, it’s a three way tie between Alliance, Millenium and SK Gaming with three wins and one loss. In fourth place, we have a two way tie between Fnatic and SHC with two wins and two losses and finally in sixth place another three way tie between CW, Gambit and Roccat with one win and three losses.

EU LCS Standings Week 1

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