It is midseason in Riot's League of Legends Championship Series. Although there is a noticable descent in the standings, it is fair to say all eight teams are rather close to each other. After five weeks of LCS Europe, any team could beat anyone with little to none exceptions.
Fnatic learned this the hard way during the last two weeks. The entire opposition was left behind in awe with seven consecutive wins from the start. This trend turned upside down and a downward spiral begun with now five consecutive losses, more than any other team before in the ongoing season.
EU Spring Split standings before Week 6
1st - Roccat
2nd - Gambit Gaming
3rd - fnatic
4th - SK Gaming
5th - Supa Hot Crew
6th - Copenhagen Wolves
7th - Alliance
8th - Millenium
Roccat took and may keep taking advantage of fnatic's depression. This is only further increased as Gambit is facing visa issues. The Russians have to replace almost their entire lineup for this week's games as Alex Ich, Diamond, Genja, and Darien renew their visa in Russia. The Polish LCS debutants are solely the top of the league after being tied with fnatic and Gambit last week.
EU Spring Split Week 6 on
Thursday, 20th of February
19:00 CET - Millenium vs. Copenhagen W.
20:00 CET - Gambit Gaming vs. Roccat
21:00 CET - SHC vs. fnatic
22:00 CET - SK Gaming vs. Alliance
Friday, 21st of February
19:00 CET - fnatic vs. Copenhagen W.
20:00 CET - Gambit Gaming vs. SHC
21:00 CET - SK Gaming vs. Roccat
22:00 CET - Millenium vs. Alliance
Challenger Series rests this week. Cloud 9 managed to win the first series over Ninjas in Pyjamas last week earning a slot sraight into the second series alongside NiP and third placed MeetYourMakers. The remaining seeds of the Challenger Series #2 bracket will be filled with teams from the official Ranked 5 ladder, which need to survive several rounds in the Play-In tournament.
Week 6 of LCS Europe kicks off at 19:00 CET today and tomorrow - be sure to tune in at lolesports.com.