Last Week Isurus Picked Up their 2nd Loss of the Split
After a very impressive performance throughout 3 weeks, Isurus have finally fallen, which might give some hope to the rest of the teams sitting in the upper-half of the standings. XTEN were the ones that stopped Isurus right on their tracks, which might be funny because they also were the ones that snapped Rainbow7’s 6-game winning streak back in the spring split. Now it seems that the Argentinian shark was taking advantage of the fact that they made a single change within their roster during the off-season, unlike most of the other teams in the league.
Let’s not get it wrong, Isurus are still one of the best teams in the LLA by quite a lot, and the lol bets back this up. They are still kings of the early game, leading the [email protected] rankings with 1480, the next one being Infinity with 990, which is a big difference. Their 75% FB (tied for 1st with INF) proves that Grell’s early game presence is one of the biggest threats for any team, except if we are talking about XTEN. I feel that Isurus isn’t forced to change much for their upcoming games as their playstyle has proven to be effective against the LLA teams.
There are a few key points I want to talk about regarding the ISG vs XTN game. First of all, XTEN is not the team that we thought of before the split started. While their bot lane is still one of the weakest ones in the league, Keine and Seize are looking one of the best mid jungle duos in the league. If you thought that Keine looked good during the spring split, well, this summer split he is playing like the absolute best mid laner in the LLA.
Another thing worth mentioning is that ADD’s Azir pick in the top lane was really questionable. While this pick is often used against Gnar to get early lane priority, ADD seemed a bit off in the execution, not pressuring Zerito at all. On top of that, Keine’s Corki pick was the icing on the cake, especially after the teamfight that happened around the 18th minute mark was what sealed the deal because ISG gave 1 dragon away and 3 kills to Keine completely for free.
All Knights Continues to Struggle Against Lower Rated Teams
While All Knights is 1 of the 2 teams that have taken down Isurus, they are still losing very important matches against the likes of Infinity, Aze and XTEN. AK are one of the teams that completely revamped their roster during the off-season. The Knights had an extremely disappointing 7th-place finish in the spring split, which is why they decided to make this move. To be fair, I think that this roster has a very huge potential to be a top-2 team, but they have a lot of stuff to work on before that.
Let’s take a look at their match against Estral, which occurred last Saturday. While it might be harsh to judge them as they are facing one of the stronger teams in the league, I think that All Knights keep shooting themselves in the foot over and over again. This might be a bit too specific and detailed, but I want to take a look over the sequence that, in my opinion, put them in a huge deficit.
During the first few minutes of the game, everything was going okay, especially because AK knew Bugi’s location. They knew where he started and which camps he cleared as he showed himself in the top lane 3 minutes into the game. But around the 5th minute mark, Leza took a bad trade in the mid lane and was forced to recall, AK’s bot lane wave was shoving, which meant that they needed Crash around, but he ended up going mid lane to take a wave.
Considering that they knew Bugi started bot, and he had to clear the rest of his top lane jungle after a failed gank attempt, they should also know that his bot side jungle is coming up by that time, which means that he is heading over there. I don’t know if Crash didn’t notice any of this, or if Alive and Baula completely forgot about the jungle situation, but this is concerning to see, especially from a team that’s made up of a lot of very experienced players.
Isurus vs All Knights Game Information
- Date: Sunday, July 17th
- Time: 7:00pm ET
- Isurus vs All Knights Live Stream: LLA – Twitch
Isurus vs All Knights Predictions
You might be wondering why I went on my little rant about All Knights early game decision making, but when it comes to League of Legends betting, I think it’s important to recognize the mistakes teams make.
Well, it’s precisely against Isurus that those types of mistakes will cost them greatly. Isurus, and more specifically Grell, excels at recognizing when their opponents are playing too far up ahead.
It’s very unlikely that All Knights fix their communication issues in such a short span of time considering that they’ve been screwing up like that throughout the regular season.
Yes, AK came up on top in their first encounter against Isurus during week 2 of the summer split, but it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing the same outcome this time. Back then, ISG drafted a purely defensive comp with no engage tools.
After botching a draft like that, Isurus have realized that their biggest strength is their aggressiveness and early-game map control, which is more than enough to take over All Knights in a game.
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