Golden Guardians take on Immortals in the fourth of Sunday’s fixtures as the League Championship Series heads into its third week.
Golden Guardians vs Immortals Match Prediction
Guardians are currently ranked seventh on the rankings, with two wins and three losses from their first five games of the summer. They had an average spring split last year with nine victories and defeats each and managed to qualify for the playoffs, but crashed out in the first round from the losers’ bracket.
Bot laner Trevor ‘Stixxay’ Hayes returned to the squad this summer after his departure in November last year, replacing Lawrence Sze ‘Lost’ Yuy Hui, a decision that was met with heavy criticism and is yet to pay dividends.
The Guardians had a middling start to their summer campaign, losing to FlyQuest in their tournament opener, but managing to one-up the out-of-form Cloud9 in the next game. Then they were struck down by the resurgent Counter Logic Gaming, unfortunately on the receiving end as they surged to a three-match winning streak.
As expected, 100 Thieves took the Guardians down in the first of week two’s fixtures. However the win over TSM on the next day should give them a confidence boost heading into week three, where they are more than likely to come out on top against Immortals.
The Immortals are having a year they would like to forget, and it’s not even close to over yet. At tenth place on the rankings, they’ve secured just one victory from their five games so far. The past spring didn’t have a lot to be proud of either. Immortals won just five of their games last split, with a win percentage of just 20 and a miserable 13 losses, naturally ending up last on the standings. Their current season seems to be following a similar trend.
In the Immortals’ upcoming game against Guardians, Lawrence Sze ‘Lost’ Yuy Hui will reappear against his old team for the first time after he was traded ahead of the championship in May.
A continuation of the spring split?
Immortals faced a tough match-up in their first week, going up against league giants Team Liquid. Though they did put up a fight against a surprisingly undercooked TL, they eventually succumbed to a loss. Immortals came up against FlyQuest after that, and managed to come out on top – but so far, that’s all they’ve got going for them this season.
They ended the first week taken down by dark horse TSM. Their prospects heading into week two weren’t great either, with their first fixture against EG – you can guess how that went. Immortals then rounded up the week with a defeat to Dignitas, to complete a humiliating three-match losing streak.