Last week, FlyQuest took on Team SoloMid and Optic Gaming. Team SoloMid played rather peculiar draft, attempting to copy a more G2 Esports style composition with a Pyke Top Lane. FlyQuest showed they were ready for this kind of situation, counter picking with Omran “V1per” Shoura’s signature Riven and decimated Team SoloMid. Optic Gaming rose to the occasion and after a bad Raptor’s play, played a very clean game to stall out and outscale FlyQuest.
Team Liquid took on a rough start to the split defeating Team SoloMid, and losing to EchoFox in Week 1. While defeating 100 Thieves in Week 2 soundly, turning around and falling to Counter Logic Gaming. Thus far this is a very unexpected result from the MSI semifinalists. This matchup will feature the Top Lane with V1per looking to crush his opponent while Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong will be looking to soak all of the pressure possible. Both top laners had excellent previous weeks, whether it be finding the flanks on Kennen, or leading the charge on Riven.
Clutch Gaming’s start to the split, much like their team’s career in the LCS, has been up and down. From Defeating TSM in the semi’s of 2018 Spring, to Piglet substituting into mid lane over Damonte. Clutch Gaming starts the Summer Split with an 0-2 Week 1. Their losses came against Cloud9 and Optic Gaming. In Week 2, Clutch defeated 100 Thieves, then impressively took down a surging Golden Guardians on the back of Damonte’s excellent roaming early game.
Team Liquid is expected to come back stronger and take the win over FlyQuest in week 3. Team Liquid has historically shown that they know how to play against FlyQuest down to a tee. Team Liquid, as rough as their start may be, are still MSI Finalists, and a star-studded lineup top to bottom. If FlyQuest wants to punch their ticket to a win here, they will need to be able to get on the same page, and not let stray kills be found early while establishing their own identity aside from the V1per show.
Clutch Gaming historically have been a good matchup for FlyQuest. Fly’s strength comes through snowballing the top side of the map, where when Clutch’s top side fell behind, they would fall apart. In order to take advantage of Clutch’s weakness, Fly will need to look to keep Jason”WildTurtle”Tran and Juan “JayJ” Guibert in the game instead of abandoning them to the wolves as they often have this split. Lucas ”Santorin Larsen has his work cut out for him moving forward.
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