FlyQuest flies solo at the top
LCS Week 2 Impressions
FlyQuest remain undefeated in the LCS after another impressive week, but 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses are close and ready to pounce.
After its opening week that saw several teams wildly defy our expectations, the LCS returned this Thursday and Friday night for more. With TSM and CLG joining expected favorites FlyQuest and Cloud9 on top after the first two days of play, EG and 100T at 1:1 and Team Liquid faceplanting with a 0:2 start, the stakes were pretty high in week two. Would fans need to seriously reassess their opinion of several teams, or would the opening week results be a matter of nerves or a fluke rather than skill?
FlyQuest Remain Undefeated
We had been hyped for the clash between FlyQuest and Cloud9 this week, and the game delivered - we saw both teams enter the match undefeated after smashing through Golden Guardians and CLG respectively, but on the day the green team was a cut above their opponents and was left alone at the top. Cloud9 is now tied for second place with 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses, which both played Dignitas and TSM and looked much improved from their starting week. It's a much different thing to see a 100 Thieves with Yiliang "Peter" "Doublelift" Peng on form and his Zeri was a delight.
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Role Reversals in the Mid-Tier
TSM and CLG were no doubt riding high after their 2-0 start, but week 2 was a much different experince for those teams - the former was quickly beat by Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves, while the latter started well against C9 only to be demolished in the mid-game before dropping a game against Immortals on Friday. Meanwhile, Team Liquid fans can breathe a sigh of relief as after the 0-2 start, the team dispatched Immortals and Golden Guardians to get some perhaps expected, but much appreciated wins.
Clouds Darken over Dignitas
At the bottom of the table, Immortals is now sitting somewhat more comfortably at 1-3 after amassing a big lead against CLG and closing out the game without too many problems. For Dignitas and Golden Guardians, however, things are starting to look dire. GG had their moments early but ended up gapped in the mid-game. Dignitas, meanwhile, was absolutelymanhandled by 100T and EG and had next to no offense. Thankfully, unlike in the LEC, there is no breakpoint after the first 3 weeks and the teams can recover - but they have a lot of recovering to do to avoid an embarrassingly bad split.
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The LCS will return on Thursday, February 9th, with promising games like FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid vs 100 Thieves. Don't miss it!
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