The North American League of Legends Championship Series dives into week three this weekend. And one of the games we’re most excited to see is between two up and comers: Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming.
Dignitas, who demoted their star mid laner William “Scarra” Li to coach, have had a massive leap in skill with Li giving guidance behind the scenes. Additionally, Dignitas picked up two members of former Team Coast, Darshan “ZionSpartan” Upadhyaya and Danny “Shiphtur” Le. Both players are doing much better under the Dignitas banner, and have helped them to a solid 5-1 opening.
CLG, on the other hand, picked up the first Korean player to come to the North American LCS, Shin “Seraph” Woo-yeong. Shin has rocketed CLG back onto the map, and they sit within spitting range of Dignitas at 4-2. The key matchup, therefore, is between Dig’s new top laner Upadhyaya and Shin. Both players appear even in stats, though Upadhyaya seems to do better in late-game scenarios. Will he be able to hold on against the powerful Shin to bring his team yet another win?
While this game should be one of the best of the weekend, I still think Dignitas has a sizeable advantage. Their ability to overwhelm opponents, almost across the board, speaks of a team that is truly getting along well and playing as a team. At this rate, they may very well be unstoppable.
We took a look at the numbers to see how the stats stack up for both teams. Check them out below:
Correction: This article originally misspelled William “Scarra” Li’s last name. We regret the error.
Infographics via LoLStats