Mar 4 2015 - 5:13 am

Team 8: Statistical Profile, Weeks 1 to 6

Team 8 seemed to enterthe North American LCSas“Calitrlolz and friends”, riding the hype wave of their carry-oriented, pharmacy-school-deferring top laner.
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Team 8 seemed to enter the North American LCS as “Calitrlolz and friends”, riding the hype wave of their carry-oriented, pharmacy-school-deferring top laner. They had some success with “wombo combo” compositions, most famously landing an incredible Malphite+Orianna combination against Team Impact, but struggled to expand their strategic range.

In the past few weeks, though, strong performances from jungler Porpoise and mid-laner Slooshi have showed that Team 8 is developing some diversity in not only their team compositions, but also their carry threats.

Let’s take a look at a statistical profile of Team 8 through the first six weeks of the 2015 Spring Split.

Team 8 Statistical Profile

  Wins Losses
Average Game Length 37.6 minutes 38.5 minutes
Gold Differential @ 10 Minutes +1,067 -1,083
Total Kills per Minute*  0.71 0.79
First Blood Percentage 5/6 (83%) 0/6 (0%)
Wards Placed per Minute  2.84 2.90
Wards Cleared per Minute 0.90 0.98

* Team kills + opponent kills combined.

Adjusted Gold Distribution

  Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Wins 22.2% 18.1% 24.9% 23.0% 11.9%
Losses 22.2% 17.9% 24.1% 26.2% 9.6%

Average share of team’s total gold, excluding starting gold and base passive gold generation.

Damage to Champions Distribution

  Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Wins 31.2% 16.2% 24.0% 18.5% 10.1%
Losses 25.1% 13.3% 22.3% 31.0% 8.3%

Average share of team’s total damage dealt to champions per game.

Keys to Victory

Based on past performances, Team 8 has a good chance to win if:

They secure first blood and win early game

Team 8 has never given up first blood and won, and in their wins they average early gold leads at 10 minutes, compared to 10-minute deficits in their losses.

They play the map

In Team 8’s wins, there have been fewer total kills (their kills + opponents’ kills) per minute. Team 8 should try to avoid constant skirmishing and team fighting and look to use their lead to play the map.

Calitrlolz rolls

In their wins, Team 8’s much-hyped top laner has taken the team on his shoulders, doing nearly a third (31%) of the team’s damage to enemy champions. Slooshi has also contributed more damage from the midlane in Team 8 wins, reducing the team’s reliance on their AD Carry as the main damage source.

Team 8 will put themselves in a tough spot if:

  • They give up first blood and/or lose the early game.
  • They fight too often.
  • They rely too heavily on Maplestreet to carry.

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