Karmine Corp tried their greatest, however they couldn’t enhance their rank in both the LEC or the LEC 2024 Winter Tierlist.
There’s just one week left of the 2024 LEC Winter Season, so two groups solely have 3 matches till they must take an undesirable break from competitors. Nevertheless, the forst workforce of the Playoffs have been locked in, with 4 squads standing on the point of greatness.
Final week, extra matches turned out the way in which they have been anticipated to, however there have been nonetheless a lot of surprises. Fortunately, you may observe the ability stage of the groups within the LEC 2024 Winter Tierlist – so let’s dive proper into it!
LEC 2024 Winter Tierlist After Week 2
Karmine Corp (0)
The one workforce within the LEC which didn’t handle to attain a single victory up to now, Karmine Corp has remained within the final spot on our tierlist. Sadly, this time round they’ll’t even blame it on the matches, as they confronted a lot “simpler” opponents than final week. Whereas Bo had a standout recreation on Sunday, Staff Vitality nonetheless defeated them, and so they regarded extra disorganized than earlier than towards each GIANTX and Staff Heretics. Whereas they don’t seem to be strictly out but, KC mainly must prepare for Spring – presumably with some roster adjustments, as this workforce simply doesn’t work.
Final week, we talked about how Rogue didn’t win towards G2 Esports in Week 1, moderately G2 Esports beat themselves – which is turning into even clearer after the org’s 0-3 Week 2. In the event that they face tough selections, Larssen and Comp simply default to consolation with none plan for the sport, Szygenda is struggling, and even the brand new gamers drag the workforce down as an alternative of lifting it up. Whereas they need to be significantly better than KC, they virtually look as dangerous as the latest workforce within the LEC, which is predicted to be struggling.
GIANTX solely managed to attain one win – and that was towards KCorp, who I’ll now let off the hook, as Week 2 was sufficient of a beating. Nonetheless, Odoamne and co. misplaced their different 2 matches in beneath half-hour, which is alarming to say the least. Whereas Patrik appears to be like fantastic (and even good) on most matches, IgNar and Peach don’t actually discover their footing, and Odo additionally has subpar performances. Hopefully it’s simply the winter climate, as we’ve seen what the Weakside King is able to final Summer time – possibly he wakes up earlier this 12 months?
MAD Lions KOI (-2)
The laborious a part of the tierlist comes a lot sooner than final week, as MAD Lions KOI didn’t have a foul displaying, only a laborious spherical. They couldn’t crack G2 even with Elyoya’s nice efficiency, and Staff BDS was merely higher in teamfights – nonetheless, they beat Rogue with ease. MDK has a strong identification with their aggressive early recreation, but when they don’t seem to be able to adapting to a mid- and lategame meta, they may battle because the LEC progresses.
Staff Vitality (+4)
Staff Vitality rose from their ashes in Week 2. After an abysmal Week 1, they defeated Rogue and Karmine Corp – which could possibly be interpreted as them kicking opponents whereas they’re nonetheless down, however after they defeated G2 Esports in a dominant vogue, I imagine that there’s extra to them than the primary spherical has proven. Whereas the gamers nonetheless make silly errors (particularly Vetheo and Carzzy), they’re beginning to work collectively as a workforce, which is nice to see after final Summer time.
SK Gaming (-4)
The largest fall from final week, SK Gaming didn’t accomplish that sizzling in Week 2. Regardless that Nisqy and his teammates mainly stomped GIANTX, Staff Heretics and Staff BDS made brief work of them. They tried some new methods with Nisqy returning to his Gragas mid and taking part in Lucian – Milio within the botlane with Irrelevant’s Rumble on high, nevertheless it didn’t work out. SK Gaming has a really efficient model which they shouldn’t swap up – at the very least in the meanwhile. Nevertheless, their Playoff is sort of assured, so that they don’t have anything to worry.
Fnatic stayed at 4th place as they completed with a 2-1 standing once more. This time, it wasn’t SK Gaming that proved to be too laborious to take down, however Staff BDS, who performed one of many quickest video games within the Winter Season towards the black and orange squad. Nevertheless, Fnatic scored the factors they needed to, displaying Rogue and GIANTX why they’re top-of-the-line groups in EMEA. Noah and Jun regarded nice in each of their wins, with (playoff-level) Humanoid being the primary professional to play Hwei within the LEC. Fnatic continues to be a real gatekeeper for groups, and so they appear to be simply ramping up.
Staff Heretics (+3)
Staff Heretics tailored to the meta completely, taking part in issues just like the Seraphine-Senna botlane and the Udyr high. Their drafts additionally look strong as they sown towards Karmine Corp, who couldn’t play the match after the primary quarter-hour have handed. In fact, they needed to lose to G2 Esports, who they appear an increasing number of alike – in spite of everything, they’re nonetheless worthy of the identify G3. However will they go away this nickname behind and solidify themselves as their very own factor moderately than a much less constant G2?
G2 Esports (0)
G2 Esports did the humorous once more – if the humorous is dropping a recreation they need to’ve received. When the Kings of Europe confronted Staff Vitality, they put collectively a moderately sturdy draft, however made loads of errors in each the early and midgame, which prevented them from scaling with their Solo lane carries, rendering their double assist botlane ineffective. In the meantime, Carzzy and Hylissang hit it out of the park with their Nilah-Senna bot, whereas Vetheo had a masterclass recreation with the brand new Corki construct. G2 received their different 2 matches, beating comparable and even stronger groups, MDK and TH – however their consistency might additionally use work – when are THEY going to grow to be greater than a much less constant G2?
Staff BDS (+2)
Staff BDS solely moved up on the tierlist for the reason that 2024 LEC Winter Season began. Adam and his teammates have been extremely good up to now, getting a 3-0 spherical in Week 2. Whereas they’re thought of an early recreation wildcard squad, they confirmed self-discipline and nice teamfighting towards SK Gaming, with Ice and nuc evolving to a number of the greatest gamers on their roles. Staff BDS have grown immensely since they entered the LEC again in 2022 – each the org and the gamers which have been with the workforce for a number of seasons now, which culminated in them qualifying for the LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs first out of all groups!
The LEC will return on January 27th with the final spherical of the common season. With solely BDS certified, there’s nonetheless room for 7 groups within the second half of Winter, the Playoffs. Fnatic, G2 Esports, SK Gaming and Staff Heretics just one win away from locking in. Nevertheless, the decrease half of the roster nonetheless must struggle in the event that they wish to get in. Verify again to ESTNN subsequent week to see how the tierlist adjustments!