In the coming weekend, LPL will usher in the semi-finals of this spring, FPX against JDG on the afternoon of 13th and iG against TOP on the 14th. Four teams will return to Hangzhou after the rest adjustment. These two matches will determine the final place of this year’s Chongqing Spring Competition, and will also produce the candidate of the seventh champion team of LPL League. Although the results are difficult to predict, before the LPL semi-finals start, let’s review the recent performance of these two teams.
FPX vs JDG：Flawless能否抗住进攻压力
FPX vs JDG: Can Flawless Resist Offensive Pressure
Brief description of team
As Doinb said earlier this week, his arrival has changed the FPX team tremendously, and his self-contained style of play matches Tian’s outstanding performance this season, giving the FPX team a superb midfield linkage.
FPX team did not expose too many problems in the regular season, Doinb’s heroic pool has increased a lot compared with last year, the team is more worrying about Gim Goon’s online play, and whether Lwx can maintain normal development.
JDG team encountered the problem of lineup rotation in the middle of the season, but there should be no personnel adjustment in the playoffs, imp + Flawless has been fixed, two successive wins also let them get rid of the previous successive defeats. The IMP and LvMao brought us great performances in the playoffs, but Yagao seems to lack some highlights, except for his own signature Zoe.
The FPX team’s recent BP thinking has always been clear, that is, to ban strong heroes and opponents who are good at heroes off the road, to reduce the pressure on the line off the road, and to avoid some unexpected incidents. Lefran is also a hero they have banned as a priority. This hero is still very strong online, which will limit Doinb’s ability to roam.
The team didn’t expose too many heroes at the end of the season. They had more time to prepare than the JDG team and might be able to practice some new routines. Flawless, who had played well before, may become their target. After all, his heroic pool is not deep enough.
JDG will put the main carry task on the road, and the next position will be Katha or Wayne, which will give imp a better space to play. Sellas is a very strong hero in the current version. Tian will also use this field hero. Basically, JDG team will not release the Ban position.
For the JDG team, their headache is Doinb’s wandering heroes. Lisandzo, Gario and Reiz are all the strong choices of this version. The team may make some tradeoffs, leaving the position of Kant to Zoom, trying to let him choose some strong heroes on the line, which will lead to some single tactics.
Although the core of the FPX team is Doinb, Tian’s performance this season is also very important, he can liberate Doinb earlier to go for a walk, and play the effect of two-way midfielder. Flawless can easily be snowballed by the FPX team if it doesn’t spend its energy in the middle, and the FPX team will try to speed up the game. Once delayed to the latter stage, the JDG team has the capital to fight, LvMao’s ability to find opportunities and Zoom’s ability to export can not be underestimated. Therefore, whether Tian can play a good rhythm in the past determines the offensiveness of the FPX team. The JDG team has a clear formula of victory. In the early stage, it relies on Flawless to help it grow steadily online. In the later stage, Zoom takes over the game. Yagao also needs to quickly recover its status.
iG vs TOP：Xx需要打乱宁王前期节奏
IG vs TOP: Xx Needs to Disrupt the Pre-Ningwang Rhythm
Brief description of team
The iG team with strong individual abilities, who came back strong at the end of the season, showed us the strength of the world champion. Compared with last year’s nearly perfect regular season results, the iG team has seen some ups and downs of players’personal status this year, but the iG team has been strengthened in terms of the experience of dealing with disadvantaged situations and the control of the rhythm of the mid-term start.
TOP team is a main team in the middle field. 369 and Knight 9 are not even inferior to iG team’s twin stars when they are on the line. The match between Xx and Ning depends more on the right of the two sides in the middle field. Who can support the field quickly can gain the initiative of invasion. LokeN did not perform well against Jackey Love before. He played conservatively this season. It is very important for him to be able to play on line steadily. Jackey Love has a high mortality rate.
It has been proved in the regular season that even the world champion may lose if BP strategy is not done well. In this game, the idea of TOP team will be very clear, first take the initiative in midfield, and then continue to suppress the development of TheShy. The TOP team will reserve more Ban players for the former strong wilderness heroes, such as Olaf and Rexer, who seldom released Lisandjo and Jess to their opponents in previous matches. On the one hand, these heroes have strong rhythmic ability, on the other hand, they can restrain some common heroes of Knight 9. LokeN has won the French nuclear hero before, but in the current playoff version, there are few opportunities to play.
Knight 9’s heroic pool is deep, and it’s a pity that the iG team wasted Ban on him. By contrast, Xx’s Jiawen IV is his latest brand hero, with a high participation rate. The iG team will choose to replace Ban. Teams are likely to target 369 heroic pools to give TheShy a better online advantage, and they have recently tried to slow down the pace of the game.
Ben usually likes to use protective heroes. Mogana has a swing position in the TOP team, and restraining Baolan’s strong heroes will be the focus of this BP.
The biggest problem of iG team has always been vision. In the current version, it is difficult for Baolan and Ning to make too many links, resulting in the team lacking a global vision in the balance of power and disadvantage, while TOP team is a team with strong vision control ability.
Both teams are in the upper echelon, and occasionally make some reckless mistakes. It is basically inevitable that the two teams fight each other, depending on who is exploded to the end. Xx is a changeable player, if he can design some magical early gank tactics, try to help on the road or off the road to open up the situation, it may play a magical role. Jackey Love, who has recently failed to contribute much to the group warfare, is also critical to finding a safer output position and avoiding the fires after 369 entries.
Basically, the final direction of the two LPL semi-finals is probably not decided by the C-position team play, but by which field player can help build up the core road early advantage.
Tian’s talent and offensive ability are stronger, and with more support from MVP player Doinb this season, the FPX team can easily deploy tactics they are familiar with. Xx is actually a wild hero between carnivore and chart control, depending on whether he can resist the pressure in the competition, while Ning’s execution has recently declined, and the iG team needs to give him more resources to play carry role.
However, the BO5 system also tests the tactical design of the coaching team. The playoff version has been on the line for some time, and I believe the team will come up with some bright routines.