Rough Drafts League of Legends World Championship Preview: Group C

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The League of Legends World Championship is just a week away! With that, our friends at the Rough Drafts Podcast decided to break down every team in every group heading into worlds, which kicks off Sept. 29 in San Francisco. The podcasts are broken up individually by team, but the collective video for the whole group is available as well.

H2k-Gaming

Head Coach – Neil “pr0lly” Hammad

EU LCS Regular Season Record – (7-6-5) [20-16]

Summer Playoffs – 3-0 Quarterfinals over Fnatic; 2-3 Semifinals to Splyce; 3-1 Third Place Match over Unicorns of Love

Players

All stats are from Summer Playoffs

Top Lane  –  Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
12 30 19 78 5.7 76.1% -1.8 64

Jungle – Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski

3rd Team All-Pro

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
12 31 18 82 6.3 79.6% 0.95 0.61

Mid Laner –  Yoo “Ryu” Sang-ook

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
12 42 18 62 5,8 73.2% 4.5 95

AD Carry – Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
12 33 16 62 5.9 66.9% 1.6 20

Support –  Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan

3rd Team All-Pro

Summer Finals MVP

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
12 6 16 102 6.8 76.1% 1.43 0.27

ahq e-Sports Club

Head Coach – Chen “Backstairs” Yan-Fu

LMS Regular Season Record – (9-3-2) [21-7]

Summer Playoffs – 3-0 Quarterfinals over Hong Kong eSports; 2-3 Semifinals to Flash Wolves

Summer Regionals – 3-0 Semifinals over Hong Kong eSports; 3-0 Finals over Machi E-Sports

Players
All stats are from Summer Playoffs

Top Lane  –  Chen “Ziv” Yi

3rd Highest Regular Season Top Lane KDA

T-1st Summer Playoffs MVP

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
8 33 13 42 5.8 66.4% 1.6 275

Jungle – Xue “Mountain” Zhao-Hong

3rd Highest Regular Season Jungler KDA

T-1st Summer Regionals MVP

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
8 22 18 54 4.2 67.3% 0.74 0.53

Mid Laner –  Liu “Westdoor” Shu-Wei

3rd Highest Regular Season Mid Lane KDA

T-1st Summer Regionals MVP

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
8 19 22 53 3.3 63.7% -10.9 -10

AD Carry – Chou “AN” Chun-An

3rd Highest Regular Season ADC KDA

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
8 30 19 49 4.2 69.9% 9.4 284

Support –  Kang “Albis” Chia-Wei

3rd Highest Regular Season Support KDA

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
8 9 18 69 4.3 69.0% 1.68 0.45

INTZ e-Sports

Head Coach – Alexander “Abraxial” Haibel

CBLOL Regular Season Record – (3-4-0) [10-4]

Summer Playoffs – 3-2 Semifinals over paiN Gaming, 3-1 Finals over CNB e-Sports Club

International Wild Card Qualifier – 5-2 Group Stage, 3-2 in Qualifier over Dark Passage

Players

All stats are from International Wildcard Qualifier

Top Lane  – Felipe “Yang” Zhao

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
12 47 14 88 9.6 76.7 0.9 75

Jungle – Gabriel “Revolta” Henud

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
12 27 28 95 4.4 69.3 0.81 0.59

Mid Laner – Gabriel “tockers” Claumann

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
12 38 24 85 5.1 69.9 -2.8 31

AD Carry – Micael “micaO” Rodrigues

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
12 55 18 82 7.6 77.8 -3.8 79

Support –  Luan “Jockster” Cardoso

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
12 9 36 116 3.5 71.0 1.39 0.27

EDward Gaming

Head Coach – Ji “Aaron” Xing

LPL Group A Regular Season Record – (16-0) [32-5];

Summer Playoffs – 3-2 Semifinals over Team WE; 3-0 Finals over Royal Never Give Up

Players
All stats are from Summer Playoffs

Top Lane  –  Chen “Mouse” Yu-Hao

1st Highest Regular Season Top Lane KDA

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
8 23 17 63 5.12 58.9% N/A N/A

Jungle – Ming “ClearLove” Kai

T-3rd Regular Season MVP

1st Highest Regular Season Jungler KDA

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
8 26 20 77 5.2 70.5% N/A N/A

Mid Laner –  Lee “Scout” Ye-chan

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
8 32 24 60 3.83 63.0% N/A N/A

AD Carry – Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu

T-3rd Regular Season MVP

2nd Highest Regular Season ADC KDA

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% CSD@10 GD@10
8 57 21 54 5.3 76% N/A N/A

Support –  Tian “Meiko” Ye

1st Highest Regular Season Support KDA

Games Kills Deaths Assists KDA KP% WPM WCPM
8 8 31 89 3.13 66.4% N/A N/A

Chase Wassenar’s Predictions

 

  • EDward Gaming: All hail our Chinese overlords! After a perfect LPL season, EDG has more than proven that the hype behind the team is legitimate. Deft and Meiko combine for the best bot lane in the world, and ClearLove continues to be one of my favorite players to watch. Oh, and Mouse turned out to be exactly the top laner they needed. Expect big things from this team.
  • ahq e-Sports Club: I have some concerns about ahq, but I can’t stop my excitement for a roaming mid lane meta with Westdoor and a team built to utilize this exact skill set. Mountain should be able to keep Ziv going, and Albis’s roaming ability means no one will ever truly feel safe throughout the early to mid game. If they can keep Westdoor from sinking the team before things start, I like their chances here.
  • H2k-Gaming: There are too many intangibles that worry me about this team. I’m worried that the EU LCS isn’t very good, and their loss to Splyce showed they may not be able to team fight as well as they’ll need to in this group. FORG1VEN, Jankos, and VandeR all have had issues under the bright lights, and their second week slate is poised towards a potential mental breakdown. If FORG1VEN lives up to the hype and the team keeps their cool, they’ll get there, but those are two more ifs than I feel comfortable with here.
  • INTZ e-Sports: Brazil loves their League of Legends teams, but this is one of the weaker teams to escape the region in a while due to a huge struggle in macro play. Yang and Revolta will be fun to watch in a vacuum, but while last year’s BR representative Pain Gaming got better as the game went on, this team gets worse, failing to capitalize on enemy mistakes. There are too many good teams to expect much here.

 

Walter Fedczuk’s Predictions

  1. EDward Gaming: A perfect regular season. A roster full long term investments paying off. Damn that doesn’t sound like China, but for stalwart EDward Gaming the proof is in the trophy case. The emergence of top laner Mouse and mid laner Scout have turned former investments turned liabilities into disposable assets and have once again aiding in EDG’s evolution at the top of the table. The perennial World’s contenders, the failures of last year’s world championship leave a heavy cloud over the career of jungler Clearlove. Groups are an almost sure bet, the real question is will the “ghosts of worlds past” haunt their chances, or did they call Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray to bust ‘em.
  2. H2k-Gaming: Jankos, Vander, and FORG1VEN at worlds. For longtime European watchers and fans, those three names have long been among the top of “what if” scenarios at worlds, FORG1VEN in particular. The aggressive AD Carry has dominated the European scene since his emergence on Copenhagen Wolves, but the lack of true international experience has limited the real discussion of his place among the world’s best. After flaming out in a group dominated by SKT and EDG last year, H2k looks to truly prove itself on the big stage, revenge against EDG would be a great start.
  3. ahq e-Sports Club: The LMS hate train doesn’t stop rolling. Mid laner Westdoor is one of the most enjoyable players to watch on the international stage and top laner Ziv is a steadying carry presence playing perfect foil to his fiery mid laner. The bot lane of AN and Albis is one of the most milquetoast at the tournament, and in a group with FORG1VEN Deft that’s a negative. One of these years my dismissal of the LMS is gonna pay off, for the West’s sake, let’s hope its this one.
  4. INTZ e-Sports: While Brazilians may not be the best League of Legends players on the planet, their fans are some of the most diehard. With exciting moments from Kabum’s miraculous victory over Alliance in 2014 to Pain’s run and AD Carry Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves’s on air proposal, the region has steadily solidified its position at the top of the Wild Card regions. This years team sits in the middle of those two previous runs, with exciting play out of top laner Yang and jungler Revolta. The rest of the team lacks the talent level of its two standouts, and anything more than one win would be fantastic, the real trick will be getting that first one.
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