August 16, 2022

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MonteCristo predicts Rogue as “heavy favorites” heading into LEC playoffs

With the LEC playoffs kicking off on March 26, the solid of Dexerto’s The Jungle obtained collectively to speak expectations for who might be topped Europe’s Spring 2022 champion. 

Playoffs season is upon us as soon as once more, and the combat for a spot on the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational is kicking off throughout the globe. Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykkles, Christian ‘IWDominate’ Rivera, and host Daniel ‘DGon’ Gonzales had some shocking predictions on this week’s episode of The Jungle for who might be representing their area at this 12 months’s first worldwide event.

It’s at all times exhausting to foretell what a group’s efficiency might be in a playoff format. Particularly in areas just like the LEC, which use best-of-ones all through the common season, because the introduction of multi-game sequence can considerably throw a group’s efficiency off.

A best-of-five permits for extra draft innovation, extra inventive champion picks, and extra alternatives for upsets. And extra importantly, the LEC’s groups might be coming into the playoffs on the again of a three-week break, permitting the groups ample time to hone their methods and put together shock picks for the opening spherical of the playoffs.

Rogue extra secure than ever?

This assertion from Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykkles won’t sound too shocking. Rogue completed the common season in first place, why wouldn’t they be the favorites to take house the Spring Championship title?

That’s, till you bear in mind Rogue’s troubled previous. They’ve notoriously struggled with best-of-five codecs, solely making it to a single playoff last regardless of being one of many strongest groups within the LEC on paper. However MonteCristo is assured they’ll match up nicely into second-place finishers Fnatic, who’re wanting like their major opponents for the title.

“Though Fnatic appeared sturdy coming into the tip of the cut up, and even received their final matchup versus Rogue, I’m nonetheless assured that Rogue might be extraordinarily secure and favorable on this meta. I believe they’ll be capable of dial in on a few of Fnatic’s strengths in the event that they find yourself going through them within the last.”

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Rogue have elected to face off in opposition to Misfits within the first spherical of the playoffs. Misfits have appeared surprisingly sturdy this cut up, with their star mid laner Vincent ‘Vetheo’ Berrié making it because the All-Professional mid laner within the LEC’s All-Professional 2022 Spring roster.

However they’re presently 0-2 versus Rogue, dropping each of their spring cut up matches in opposition to the group.