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LPL Week 3 Staff Picks: Clearlove to the rescue

by theScore eSports Staff Jan 27 2016
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Each week during the LPL Spring Season, theScore eSports' League of Legends experts will tap into their inner oracle and offer up selections for each of the week’s games, all the while highlighting several key matchups.

2016 LPL Spring Season Records: Kelsey Moser (12-7), Emily Rand (13-6)

Thursday Moser Rand
iG vs. VG VG VG
EDG vs. HYG EDG EDG
Friday Moser Rand
LGD vs. M3 M3 M3
SS vs. WE WE WE
Saturday Moser Rand
iG vs. RNG RNG RNG
EDG vs. OMG EDG EDG
VG vs. HYG VG VG
Sunday Moser Rand
WE vs. M3 WE WE
LGD vs. EPA EPA LGD
QG vs. SS QG QG

Spotlight Matches

Invictus Gaming vs Vici Gaming

Kelsey Moser: OMG saw through Invictus Gaming's fairly static formula of bolstering RooKie and baited him into several instances of "RooKie must make style play" to disastrous results. Vici Gaming have a solid top-jungle-mid unit that can utilize this information effectively. Vici Gaming

Emily Rand: Vici's past two series have been tough – against the rising RNG and an EDG that finally decided to play Clearlove. They should bounce back against iG, unless RooKie can hard-carry the team to victory. Vici Gaming

Snake Esports vs Team WE

Kelsey Moser: Normally, I would call Snake here, but WE have shown improvements in each subsequent set in terms of team play. Martin and Ella have been roughly abused lately, and Mystic and Zero are a bottom lane with a high upside. Snake's team fighting is also incredibly lost, and they're prone to throwing leads easily. Team WE

Emily Rand: Taking U out of the mid lane forfeits a lot of Snake's map control, teamfighting prowess, and shortens Flandre's leash, making it easier for teams to punish the crazy stuff he sometimes does. I don't like it, and provided that Snake is still playing TANK, I'm picking WE. Team WE

EDward Gaming vs OMG

Kelsey Moser: Don't be fooled by OMG. They're still pretty bad and were unable to bet Vici Gaming or Royal. If clearlove plays for EDward Gaming in this set, EDG should have no problem dismantling them. EDward Gaming

Emily Rand: Now that EDG has decided to play Clearlove, this pick is a no-brainer with the caveat that OMG will sweep if EDG plays Fireloli in the jungle. EDward Gaming

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