The LCS returned to Europe with 16 exciting games last week where we saw Fnatic rise to their usual spot atop of the standings and Alliance plummet to the bottom. The rest of EU had their ups and downs across a wild week, and it looks to be another tumultuous season in the standings for the most closely contested region in LoL.
For all intents and purposes we only have 3 teams with the same basic lineup from last split in Europe, but the new blood all showed flashes of greatness and moments of failure. Only Alliance left the week without a win, and they'll have their work cut out for them to climb the standings with the depth of talent Europe is able to boast.
Fnatic and Gambit - A Cut Above
Europe's 2 best teams from last year are proving they are once again the teams to beat this year in Europe. Fnatic cruised to a decisive 4-0 week including a win over Gambit, and the Russians went 3-1 with their only loss coming against Fnatic. A new season with changes to the masteries, items, and warding hasn't changed who the elite in Europe are early, and it's tough to see these two teams not on a collision course for each other come playoff time.