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Europe LCS Week 7 Power Rankings

Three weeks are all that stand between four EU teams and relegation from the LCS. Four more teams stand on the precipice of mid-season playoffs and the chance for championship victory. Two distinctly different battles are shaping up in the EU LCS. One at the top of the table, and the other at the bottom. We're here to tell you which teams are poised to seize the moment. Welcome to the EU Week 7 power rankings from Leaguepedia Fantasy.

1. ⁠Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic (Previously #1) Current Record: 14W-3L
What does it take to stop the Fnatic pain train? They are netting clean sweeps so regularly in the EU LCS it’s almost becoming stale. Almost. The big news for Fnatic in Week 6 was a victory over their closest competitor, Gambit Gaming. The result solidifies Fnatic’s standing as top dogs in the European league, as well as keeping them at the top of our power rankings. Fnatic only have one match in Week 7 versus against All authority. It could be a cracking match as aAa have a lot more to lose than Fnatic.

2. ⁠GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming (Previously #2) Current Record: 11W-3L
Coming off a bye week filled with international travel and competition, Gambit Gaming had to claw their way out of trouble in Week 6. A 1W-1L record, including a defeat to the current EU leaders Fnatic, was enough to secure their position in second place. The real test for Gambit Gaming is Week 7. Three victories stand between them and tying with Fnatic for first place, and Fnatic’s shortened schedule this week (one game versus Gambit’s three) provides the perfect opportunity for Alex Ich to leapfrog his team to the top. Gambit Gaming square off against GIANTS! Gaming, SK Gaming, and Copenhagen Wolves in Week 7.

3. ⁠Eglogo std.pngEvil Geniuses (Previously #4) Current Record: 10W-8L
Evil Geniuses continue to be the second most maddening team to follow in the EU LCS (first place for that prize goes to Copenhagen Wolves, no questions asked). Back to back wins against aAa and GIANTS! Gaming were offset by a defeat to rising stars Copenhagen Wolves, leaving EG with a 2W-1L record for Week 6. Evil Geniuses continue to seek new team compositions and strategies in line with the Season 3 meta. Maintaining fourth place while reinventing yourself as a team is no small feat. Kudos to them for hanging on. Luckily they have a bye in Week 7, which should give them more time to practice together before the final two weeks of Spring EU LCS competition wrap up.

4. ⁠SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming (Previously #3) Current Record: 10W-7L
Has ocelote finally rediscovered his mojo? A 9/6/21 KDA in Week 6 did not send his opponents scattering, but his play was full of confidence. Then again, maybe ocelote just looked good because AD Carry CandyPanda was dominating so hard that he made flowers bloom in his native Germany. Who knows. Either way, SK Gaming ended Week 6 with a 2W-1L record, which was enough to push them into third place in the official EU LCS rankings. We’re a bit worried about SK Gaming in Week 7 as their two matches pit them against Copenhagen Wolves and Gambit Gaming. Wolves have been on a meteoric rise for the past few weeks, and Gambit are...Gambit. The Russian’s don’t play games folks. If SK Gaming can make it through Week 7 with two wins, they can seriously consider launching an attack for first place in the EU LCS.

5. ⁠CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves (Previously #8) Current Record: 6W-11L
As pointed out in our Week 6 EU Power Rankings, the Wolves are a vastly improved team with Bjergsen back at the helm. The Danish wunderkind has taken the pressure of professional eSports in stride, along with a few triple and quadra kills. However, even the CW top laner Godbro and the bot lane duo of TheTess and Deficio looked stronger last week. The Copenhagen Wolves defied all odds and earned a 3W-0L record in Week 6. Great underdog stories make suckers of all of us, but seriously...the Copenhagen Wolves have delivered some incredibly entertaining matches. The EU LCS will not be the same without them if they fail to make qualification for the Summer competition. The Wolves have three matches in Week 7 against SK Gaming, against All authority, and Gambit Gaming. Considering the Wolves' recent form, a Week 7 clean sheet is a possibility -- even if it does seem a bit crazy.

6. ⁠Aaalogo std.pngagainst All authority (Previously #6) Current Record: 5W-10L
A single victory in Week 6 gave against All authority a 1W-2L record and the slim edge they needed to avoid a three-way tie for last place in the LCS. However, their grand total of six kills for the week across the entire team shows that there is clearly more work to do. We are not sure what the deal with Nono is, because one week he seems like the god of AD Carries only to fade into obscurity the next. As a result, it is hard to know what to expect from aAa in Week 7 as they do battle with Fnatic, DragonBorns, and Copenhagen Wolves. Grabbing just two victories could see them clear of the Wolves and back at fifth place, which is definitely closer to where they want to be as the Spring EU season winds down.

7. ⁠Dragonbornlogo std.pngDragonBorns (Previously #7) Current Record: 4W-11L
Neither DragonBorns nor GIANTS! managed to find a victory in Week 6. As a result the bottom of our tier list is focused more on the teams’ potential to bounce back in Week 7 rather than their past performance. With that in mind, we give DragonBorns the slightest of edges. Despite a 0W-3L debut for their new roster, they still have HosaN and Shushei -- two players who can carry a match to the bitter end if given a few early kills. Additionally, DragonBorns have a slightly more forgiving schedule in Week 7, with matches versus aAa and GIANTS! Gaming. Seven more days of practice and team-building could be just what the squad needs to get back into the mid-table scrap.

8. ⁠Giants Gaminglogo std.pngGIANTS! Gaming (Previously #5) Current Record: 4W-11L
The bottom of the EU LCS table is a tough place for GIANTS! to find themselves headed into Week 7. There have been moments that Jîmß0wnz and Exterminare have looked like really talented players who deserved more than they have gotten out of some of their games. On the other hand, you cannot give up a cumulative 60 deaths over the course of three matches and not expect to be punished by teams as experienced as Fnatic and Gambit. As a result GIANTS! went 0W-3L in Week 6. GIANTS! have another match against Gambit to prepare for in Week 7, as well as a match against DragonBorns. They still have a chance to battle their way into fourth place and avoid relegation, but it will require some serious mistakes from the teams above them in the ladder.

Written by Matt Faw from Leaguepedia Fantasy.
Edited by Marissa Moody Kuo.

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