In Pictures: CLICKON eSports’ EU LCS Spring Split Playoff Predictions

With just one week remaining in the European League of Legends Championship Series, the stage is set for the regions best to solidify their standings and earn valuable circuit points. For what has been an otherwise uneventful split, the closing weeks of the EU LCS have significantly deviated from the script. With Fnatic looking to hold on to their playoff spot by the skin of their teeth amidst a Team ROCCAT resurgence, how will the EU playoffs pan out?

Following the controversial change to the EU LCS format – splitting into two groups ahead of the opening week of the season – the league standings for many of the squads have deviated very little over the course of the split. Whilst teams have their ups and downs in form throughout the Spring, the long fought battle for the top three playoff places in each group was seemingly set in stone.

From Group A, G2 eSports and Misfits quickly established themselves as the front runners, with Fnatic expected to clinch the final slot. The battle for top spot in Group B made for a more engaging contest as the Unicorns of Love and H2K-Gaming alternated between 1st and 2nd at numerous points throughout the split. Last season’s 3rd European World Championship representative, Splyce, have failed to continue their form of 2016, but are considerably stronger than both Team Vitality and Origen beneath them.

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Whilst the playoff participants, with the exception of Team ROCCAT and Fnatic, have been all but confirmed from the opening weeks, the results between the league’s top teams have thrown up a number of surprising results. As the teams enter playoffs, current form will be a decisive factor:

CLICKON eSports’ EU LCS Spring Split Playoff Predictions