Schalke vs Misfits – LEC Match of the Week (2019 Spring)

Posted on February 6, 2019

Schalke and Misfits are about to fight for the right to become the second-best team in Europe—and their battle has all the makings of the LEC match of week 4! FC Schalke 04 are going strong. This team is built on consistency and individual talent. It also has a very calm, cool, and calculated approach to the macro game, and Schalke continuously find new ways to outmaneuver their opponents around the map.

Misfits Gaming are their polar opposites. They thrive on early aggression and individual playmaking. Most of their efforts go into the snowballing their AD carry, and if they find an opening, they can break open the entire game through the bot lane. But if they don’t, Misfits tend to quickly run out of plays in their playbook.

Schalke vs Misfits Match Breakdown

Top Lane Matchup

The Schalke vs Misfits top lane will be very interesting to follow. With a 2.7 KDA and 8.2 CS per minute, S04 Odoamne is a seasoned pro that once had a solid claim to being the best top laner in the West. These times are long in the past, though, and while Odoamne is still strong, he can be overly reckless with his playmaking and positioning.

To a degree, the same applies to sOAZ. Holding a 4.2 KDA and 8.1 CS per minute, Misfits’ top laner is infamous for overextending and gifting free kills to the enemy jungler. That said, sOAZ has a potent combination of acute game sense and veteran experience, so he always finds ways to bounce back and outpace his top lane opponents.

VERDICT: MSF sOAZ outmuscles Odoamne in the top lane.

Jungle Matchup

The jungle might decide the outcome of the entire Schalke vs Misfits matchup! S04 Memento is an early game machine! With a 4.6 KDA and 5.2 CS per minute, he goes above and beyond to make plays and set up jungle invades, and his constant pressure makes it all too easy for Schalke to navigate the laning phase.

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MSF Maxlore is no pushover either. Sporting a 5.0 KDA and 5.3 CS per minute, he is a talented jungler that excels at reinforcing his laners with well-timed ganks and advantageous skirmishes. His jungle routes can be predictable, though, as he has a strong preference for pathing towards his side lanes. And if Memento catches him out in a 1v1, Maxlore will be in for a very bad time.

VERDICT: S04 Memento secures a slight lead in the jungle.

Mid Lane Matchup

A different narrative takes place in the mid lane. With a 4.4 KDA and 9.2 CS per minute, S04 Abbedagge is a rookie that’s already playing like a seasoned veteran. His mechanics are solid, his game sense is on point, and he isn’t afraid to press his advantages in lane and outside of it.

However, even Abbedagge might struggle against the force of nature that is Febiven. Holding a 6.6 KDA and 8.4 CS per minute, Misfits’ mid laner is a mechanical monster with a wealth of competitive experience under his belt. And while he doesn’t shine much on utility picks, he will definitely give Abbedagge a run for his money on carries.

VERDICT: MSF Febiven takes over the mid lane.

Bot Lane Matchup

All Schalke vs Misfits matchups may be important, but everyone’s eyes will still be on the bot lane. With a 10.7 KDA and 10.5 CS per minute, S04 Upset is an ADC powerhouse that routinely outmaneuvers his foes with a combination of razor-sharp mechanics and spectacular outplays. His bot lane prowess is further emphasized by IgNar (4.8 KDA), who sets Upset up with one confident initiation after another.

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Misfits also have a powerful duo on their hands. With a 13.3 KDA and 9.5 CS per minute, Hans Sama is a lane dominant marksman that seeks to overwhelm his opponents from the first minutes of the game, and his support GorillA (3.9 KDA) empowers him through explosive playmaking and veteran game knowledge. However, even Hans Sama and GorillA will struggle to put a dent into Schalke’s rock-solid duo.

VERDICT: S04 Upset an IgNar find an edge in the bot lane.

Schalke vs Misfits LEC Match Prediction

Misfits will have a hard time finding the chinks in Schalke’s armor! Their main win condition–Hans Sams and GorillA—aren’t strong enough to break through Upset and IgNar on their own, and as long as Memento doesn’t lose track of Maxlore in the jungle, Misfits won’t be able to get their snowball going. Our prediction is a victory for Schalke 04!

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