LCO Week 6 Preview: Peace and Dire Wolves
A clean sweep in Super Week has brought us past the halfway point of LCO Split 2 without a single loss, and with both a top of the table clash and a battle against a playoff contender looming, Week 6 presents a perfect opportunity to put even more distance between ourselves and the rest of the pack. If results go our way, we might even end up locking playoffs by the end of the week.
Chiefs vs Peace (Monday 11th July, 7pm AEST)
As mentioned in our last preview, the historical battle between the Chiefs and Peace has swung back and forth. However, a dominant performance when we faced back in Week 3 has decidedly shifted that momentum in our favour for the time being. Having picked up two of their best players so far this year, Peace are yet to reach the heights they did this time last year, languishing in the middle of the pack at 6-5 alongside ORDER and Pentanet.GG
They’ll be out for blood tonight for sure, having dropped two of their last three games to Kanga and Mammoth — but despite flashes of brilliance we’re confident we can pick up our second win of the split against last year’s Oceania Worlds reps. It remains to be seen who’s going to suit up in the ADC role for Peace, but either way they’ll have to contend with the on-fire Raes and Aladoric, so expect fireworks in the botlane early on.
Chiefs vs Dire Wolves (Tuesday 12th July, 6pm AEST)
In what’s likely to shake up as our second top-of-the-table clash this split, the Dire Wolves come into Tuesday’s match the closest of our rivals at a 7-4 scoreline. While we’re well clear at the moment, a win for Dire Wolves could solidify themselves at second entering the back half of the split.
Since we last met, they’ve been able to collect the scalps of previous LCO champs in ORDER and Pentanet.GG, but apart from that they’ve really only been able to take down the three teams at the bottom of the standings — although last week’s loss to Kanga may come back to haunt them. They’ll put up a fight as every game is going to count with such a congested middle order, but all eyes are on picking up the 2-0 and moving to 13-0 in the split.