LCO Week 3 Preview: Peace and Direwolves
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Another week, another 2-0. After knocking down Gravitas and Pentanet.GG in Week 2, we now sit in sole possession of first place in LCO Split 2 ‘22 — but the grind is nowhere near done. Despite dominant victories over Gravitas and Pentanet.GG, there’s always something to work on and a double-header against two potential title contenders is the perfect opportunity to try and continue our momentum this split.
Chiefs vs Peace (Monday 20th June, 7pm AEST)
Our record against PEACE has been a rocky one, having lost out to them in their early LCO dominance. However, coming into today’s match-up the shoe is on the other foot as we look to claim our fifth win of the split and potentially inch further ahead in the race to the LCO playoffs and September’s live final. In years gone past (I mean, a single year) we’ve been unable to knock over PEACE, especially in the post-season where they’ve ended our playoffs run twice in the three splits they’ve been in the league.
However, since picking up their veteran midlaner coming into this year, we’ve won two out of our three matches against the former champions — did we take their best player? Regardless, matches against former teammates is always a show and Tally has looked phenomenal since joining the roster. A win today would push PEACE to a 2-3 record and even further behind the curve in an already closely-fought split. With plenty of history between the two sides and a face-off between two of the region’s strongest ADCs, what’s there not to love?
Chiefs vs Dire Wolves (Tuesday 21st June, 8pm AEST)
In what could turn out to be a top-of-the-table clash, we’ll be taking on old rivals the Dire Wolves to wrap up our third week of play — and hopefully it’s a banger reminiscent of our battles of old. The only match the Wolfpack have dropped was to last year’s Split 2 champions PEACE, who have looked a little shaky despite the return of their superstar ADC Violet — and hopefully we’ll have also bundled them away leading into our match against the four-time OPL champions.
With all three of the Wolves’ wins coming against the bottom three teams, we’ll hopefully have a better read on how they stack up against other title contenders when they play ORDER today. Having comfortably taken revenge against the Split 1 champs in Week 1, we’re confident we can pull off the same against the Dire Wolves. The Split 1 record against the Wolfpack turns up all dubs, and now the boys are hungry to hunt down a fourth win in a row against them.