League of Legends Match of the Week: Week of 4/2/17

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While the EU CS promotion tournament continues today, we knew our analysts over at WWG wouldn't pick any of those games to talk about. In case you're not caught up on that, Giants Gaming and Origen are fighting for their LCS lives while Fnatic Academy and Misfits Academy fight to get into the LCS. 

However, your eyes should be tuned to what's happening in North America as the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Playoffs are about to kick off. On Saturday, April 8, Phoenix1 squares off against Dignitas in what should be an entertaining match. Chaser and Ssumday have been trending upwards with Dignitas while Phoenix1 have a few starting positions they need answers for. 

The other match on Sunday, April 9, pits Counter Logic Gaming against FlyQuest where all three of our analysts are excited to see what unfolds.

James Bates, League of Legends Expert - Counter Logic Gaming vs FlyQuest

- "The game to watch for me is CLG vs. Fly. I don't really care much about any of the results this week, but this game is sure to be exciting enough even without caring about the implications. Both of these teams are inconsistent as all hell, and while my heart hurts to watch clown fiestas like this one is likely to be, I can't argue that it's entertaining to watch."

Kevin Knocke, Host of The Checkpoint - Counter Logic Gaming vs FlyQuest

"No question that FlyQuest vs CLG is my match of the week. Come at me everyone else. FlyQuest, with slipping play in recent weeks will inevitably bring something bizarre to the table in champion select, while CLG will inevitably find a way to play down to their opponent and make critical mistakes to keep this series close. Should be fun."

Matt Best, Host of The Invade - Counter Logic Gaming vs FlyQuest

- "I really wanted to go against everyone and pick a different game but at the end of the day I really can't. CLG vs FlyQuest is by far the most unpredictable matchup between any playoff series we'll watch this week. When you think of blaring inconsistencies, both of these teams should come to mind. CLG started the split off weak but have finished strong (minus one week where Stixxay was in the hospital) and FLY did quite the opposite. They flew out of the gates like a bat out of hell and have seemingly halted. I'm excited to see some crazy off-meta picks and just a clown fiesta."

The EU LCS Playoffs are also in action with Misfits taking on Splyce on April 8 and H2K squaring off against Fnatic on April 9.

Need more League of Legends in your life? Tune into The Invade, WWG’s League of Legends show that breaks down the latest trends in the esports world. Hosted by Matt Best, The Invade boasts Team and Player Rankings as well as featured guests from around the League of Legends Community. Catch The Invade Wednesdays at 3:00 PM ET over at www.twitch.tv/wwg!

Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As the only Canadian at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.

LOL NALCS TEAM RANKINGS

1 Cloud9 31-13
2 Team SoloMid 31-16
3 Phoenix1 26-15
4 Counter Logic Gaming 22-22
5 Dignitas 22-22
6 Immortals 21-23
7 FlyQuest 22-21
8 Team Liquid 17-30
9 Echo Fox 15-28
10 Team EnVyUs 14-31
FULL LIST

WWG CS:GO TEAM RANKINGS

1 Astralis 6-4
2 Natus Vincere 5-5
3 Virtus.pro 4-6
4 1 FaZe Clan 8-2
5 1 SK Gaming 5-5
6 North 4-5
7 Fnatic 6-4
8 1 G2 Esports 8-2
9 1 Team EnVyUs 4-6
10 Gambit Gaming 4-6
FULL LIST