While we await James “Tally” Shute’s Oceanic return next week, Peace look to surge back to the top after righting the ship against Chiefs.
The second round robin is underway, with experience and expectations weighing on each team as they look either to stablise or clamber for a better position on the LCO ladder.
In the lead are Chiefs and Peace currently, tied at 6-2, who while far from invulnerable have affirmed that they are teams to beat in Oceanic League. A surging Gravitas has flown up alongside Order, and the pair are still within touching distance of the pinnacle.
Leading the bottom half of the table are Split 1 champs, Pentanet, who are reeling after their grim 0-2 start to the super week.
The bottom of the table remains static with Dire Wolves and Legacy continuing to hold onto 6th, while Mammoth are still searching for their first win in Split 2.
Hoàng’s Pick of the Week: PGG vs PCE
Well looky what we have here: the LCO’s Split 1 finals rematch. But oh how the tables have turned.
Peace has an opportunity to continue to outpace Pentanet as they had in Week 1, perhaps leaving their runner-up status in the rearview mirror for good.
Surprising many, Pentanet have been pretty shaky out of the gates resulting in their 50% win rate so far in Split 2. The Oceanic representatives at MSI, who saw such highs in Iceland are now falling well short of their expectations, particularly during LCO’s first Super Week which has seen them drop against Gravitas and Dire Wolves so far.
While drawing justifiable criticism, Peace has been quick to shift its lineup in Week 4 to great success, gaining the upper hand against perennial contenders Order and halting the momentum of the Chiefs’ four-game hot streak.
Leo “Babip” Romer looks primed to take over games at the moment, and poses a very real threat of carrying from the jungle position — giving Ryan “Swathe” Gibbons and the rest of the Chiefs a hell of a time on Hecarim on Tuesday, especially when paired with James “Halo” Giacoumakis’ choice, Orianna.
Brandon “BioPanther” Alexander has still remained a beacon of hope for the Pentanet in this three-game slide, but the team at large has struggled to gain traction in their early games. Though it’s a bit early to cast them out of the title picture yet, my eyes will be on Jackson “Pabu” Pavone and Daniel “Decoy” Ealam to step up otherwise, in their present form Peace may well run circles around their rivals.
We need to see that PGG has reversed their form trend before I can believe in it. I’m taking Peace in this matchup.
Hoàng’s Week 4, Day 3 Predictions
- Gravitas def. Dire Wolves
- Peace def. Pentanet
- Chiefs def. Mammoth
- Order def. Legacy
LCO Super Week 1 wraps up today: Pentanet vs Peace starts at 7pm (AEST). Catch up on all the ongoing LCO 2021 Split 2 action in our ultimate coverage hub.