This weekend there will be no shortage of action in the LCS. Teams like Team SoloMid will be looking secure a spot in the top three, while teams like the Golden Guardians look for wins to prove themselves. However, the match between Cloud9 and FlyQuest this Saturday might be the best of them all. Both teams hold the second and third place spots respectively behind Team Liquid, so it’s safe to say winning this match will be important to either side. Star players like Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi of C9 and Jason “WildTurtle” Tran of FLY will be battling it out to move their teams closer to the first place spot.
C9 Sneaky v. FLY WildTurtle
Both Sneaky and WildTurtle are very recognizable names in North American LCS. More notably this duo faced off multiple times when WildTurtle was the ADC for Team SoloMid. The rivalry between C9 and TSM is comparable to some of the other great rivalries in sports. Watching those two teams fight on the rift was like seeing the Kobe Bryant era Lakers play Paul Pierce’s Celtics. No matter how you look at it, there were some great matches played between them.
League of Legends is a team game and FlyQuest as a team has one of the best records in the LCS at 5-3. Though WildTurtle may not be showing up as much on the scoreboard, he is definitely helping his team get wins. In Sneaky’s case, he is the main reason why Cloud9 is in second place. Their 6-2 record has come from incredible play in the bot lane by both Sneaky and Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam. Their combined 7.98 K/D/A ranks very high in the LCS this split as they’ve thrived together in almost every sense possible.
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Along with the ADC matchup, plenty of LCS stars will be facing off in this game, so look to see some polished play from both sides. Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer of C9 has played great so far and will most likely be a focal point of FlyQuest’s game plan. It will be a tough task though, because Sneaky will draw a lot of attention as well. Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen of FLY will need to pick a mobile champion in order to keep his lanes in good position. Expect him to play aggressively in the early stages of the game while establishing vision control throughout the river.
If he can get Eugene “Pobelter” Park ahead in the mid lane, they’ll have the ability to snowball and eventually roam to other lanes. Jungle play will be key in this matchup, as well as overall vision and objective control. If FlyQuest can maintain an early jungle advantage then they should easily take down Cloud9. Many members of C9 are reliant on getting an early lead, so the carries of FlyQuest will need to be sharp and chop them down.
Cloud9 just needs to play their style of League. If they get flustered like Team Liquid did last week against TSM, there will be no way of coming back from behind. As long as Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen manages the jungle as well as he has shown he can, there should be no problems for them. Limiting the number of deaths will be a big factor for Cloud9 so they can reduce the chance of any comebacks. C9 should be confident with this though as they average 1.9 deaths per player each match. The match will start at around 8pm EST this Saturday on the Riot Games Twitch channel.
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