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Just some Riven math.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sbHhI_rm5WX3MOM56B4h7aaVZt9u2ihlOFLTv3AQwOo

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OGN Champions Spring 2014 Grand Final

Samsung Blue vs NaJin White Shield

5/24/2014

3:00 PDT / 6:00 EDT / 12:00 CEST / 19:00 KST

 


 

Matchup Analysis

Samsung Blue
Top: Acorn
Jungle: Spirit
Mid: dade
ADC: Deft
Support: Heart

NaJin White Shield
Top: Save
Jungle: Watch
Mid: Ggoong
ADC: Zefa
Support: GorillA

Purely from OGN Champions Spring 2014 performances, both Samsung Blue and NaJin White Shield have shown tremendous improvement since the last Winter season. Samsung Blue’s top (Acorn) and support (Heart) have definitely enabled their team to seize strong victories through their playmaking. In the last few Samsung Blue games throughout Champions and Masters, Blue’s mid laner, dade, has shown that he is just as good as Faker on his best days, despite his inconsistency and past history of going on tilt.

NaJin White Shield had begun by making a name for themselves with late game team comps, but through the last month, they have shown impressive success with a myriad of different team comps, including comps with early aggression and pick comps, something rarely ever seen in any professional level team across all regions. In addition, NaJin’s top laner, Save, has shown that his champion pool isn’t limited to Shyvana and Renekton, but also Kha’Zix and Soraka as well. In their Masters game, Save had also highlighted over Nasus for a considerable amount of time before switching over to Ryze. This may mean nothing, but may also hint that Nasus is a Jax counterpick within Save’s champion pool. NaJin White Shield’s strongest benefit is that during their OGN Masters series against CJ Entus, they essentially didn’t reveal anything that other teams wouldn’t already know. What does White Shield have in the back of their hands for this approaching series?

 

Contested Picks and Bans

As usual, Jax will likely be banned, as he is incredibly strong in the current teleport top lane meta.
Both team’s Junglers can play Lee Sin well, so it will be a highly contested pick.
Soraka team comps have seen success in OGN Champions and Masters, so she may also be an important ban, especially since her nerfs don’t come until 4.8 and the Grand Finals will be played on 4.7 Patch 4.6.

Samsung Blue may also consider banning:
Nidalee, Leblanc, Shyvana, Kha’Zix

NaJin White Shield may also consider banning:
Kha’Zix, Yasuo, Ryze

 

Predictions

Samsung Blue 1:3 NaJin White Shield

If the Grand Finals goes to Game 5, NaJin White Shield will win 3:2.

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