2019 LCS Summer, Week #9 Report 2019-08-02 by Arend Zijdenbos

Welcome to Week #9 edition of the TrackingThePros’ LCS weekly report. Every week we will take a look at the current valuation for the LCS teams and the schedule they have ahead of them. Armed with this information, we will let you know of opportunities to increase your share value.

Looking back at week #8 of the LCS

Looking back at our report of week #8, it wasn’t too far off. Last weekend Optic Gaming $1,450 took a turn for the worst, failing to upset either of their opponents. The other team we recommended, the Golden Guardians $1,676, however, managed to pull off two wins this weekend having by far the biggest increase in share value of all the teams in the league. A shoutout to Ikkas and Darthcmos, who both invested fully into the Golden Guardians and made it out with a profit of $31,878 in the weekly league!

The other assessment we made, was with the teams we wanted to avoid in week #8. Cloud 9 was the risky investment of the week, and they managed to pull off the surprise upset against Team Liquid. However, as we predicted, they did lose their earlier match against Flyquest leaving their stock barely above the starting point.

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What opportunities does week #9 of the LCS bring us?

Taking a look at week #9 of the LCS makes it clear right away this week will be an explosive one. With so many of the teams still in playoff contention, and having some incredibly close stock values, each team has a lot to gain and a lot to lose, which brings us many opportunities to make a profit!

The first major opportunity is surprisingly Team Solo Mid $1,418. They are currently in fourth place, and only one win away from making it to the playoffs. However, their stock value is at $1,418, the second-lowest in the entire league. This weekend they will be playing against Flyquest $1,434, the 9th place team in the league, and the team leading in the standings, Team Liquid $1,769, who just suffered a loss against Cloud 9 $1,691. Their earning potential will be high in both of their matches, so I’m willing to take a chance on them this time around.

The second opportunity is once again Optic Gaming $1,450. While they disappointed me last weekend, I’m probably just too much of a fan. However, with their stock value at a low point, they have a lot to gain against their opponents this weekend in Cloud 9 and Counter Logic Gaming.

The final opportunity of Week #9 is split between two teams. Both Clutch Gaming $1,598 and the 100 Thieves $1,594 could be really good investments this week, however, they both carry some major risks. First, Clutch Gaming, following their win against Flyquest, their stock has risen back up quite a bit, and this week they have two opportunities for it to skyrocket. As Clutch Gaming will face off against the 100 Thieves and the Golden Guardians this weekend. The team is more than capable of winning both of these matches, however, they will have a lot to lose in both of their series.

For the 100 Thieves, the risk and reward are even greater. First, they will face off against the before mentioned Clutch Gaming, followed by a chance to defeat Counter Logic Gaming, against whom they will have fantastic odds and a good shot to win. My reasoning for this is that Counter Logic Gaming has already qualified for the playoffs. As such they will have less pressure on them to perform, and could possibly take some more risks in their play and champion choices.

These are our investments for this week, be sure to invest your money wisely for the upcoming week of LCS matches! See you next time, and enjoy some great League of Legends.