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LCS Week 5 Spotlight: Yasin ‘Nisqy’ Dinçer of Cloud9

Nisqy and Cloud9 will play Team Liquid this weekend in the LCS Finals

Week 5 of the LCS was full of great League of Legends, but Yasin ‘Nisqy‘ Dinçer made sure to grab the spotlight. Nisqy’s performance for Cloud9 this past weekend helped them secure two wins and stay in the hunt for first place. The competition has been rising as of recent, but C9 will continue fare well as long as Nisqy is in the Mid Lane.

Elevated Play

Nisqy crushes LCS Week 5; featured in LCS Spotlight
Image Courtesy of LoL Esports Flickr.

During Week 5, Nisqy was absolutely smurfing on the opposition. His scoreline through two matches totaled 10/0/15, including 486 CS. This would typically be enough credit, however Nisqy added to this resume by obliterating Team Liquid in their first match of the weekend. Cloud9 had lost to Team Liquid in each of their three matches this season, but the narrative of TL’s dominance has begun to shift. In addition, C9 destroyed Clutch Gaming the following day by the hands of their Mid Laner.

For Nisqy, it was all about his map awareness and rotational skills. His kill participation percentage was through the roof in both matches, averaging around 72% participation per match. Whether it was teleporting into a fight, following his opponent or sticking with his team, Nisqy made sure to be involved.

Another thing that stood out was Nisqy’s champion selection. Veigar and Twisted Fate haven’t been too prominent this season, but they made an appearance during Week 5. Nisqy has never fallen short of surprising opponents and his play definitely kept the opposition on their toes. The damage output and crowd control from both champions made it nearly impossible for enemies to stop him.

Nisqy is Ready to Take Over the LCS

In recent years, the top players of the LCS have remained relatively the same. However, Nisqy is determined to make a name for himself and crack that group wide open. During the Spring Split earlier this season, Nisqy received 3rd Team All-LCS honors after a great regular season. Unfortunately for Cloud9, they were knocked out by Team SoloMid in the semifinals, but Nisqy established himself as a true force. 

Nisqy smiles after a 2-0 weekend and gets named to LCS Spotlight
Image Courtesy of LoL Esports Flickr.

The same can be said about this split and how every player has stacked up. Currently, there are few Mid Laners that can compare to Nisqy and his incredible play. Min-ho ‘Crown‘ Lee of OpTic Gaming and Søren ‘Bjergsen‘ Bjerg of TSM are likely the only two that come to mind, whereas the rest are a step or more behind.

Despite the many positive forces that come with Nisqy, he’s had his fair share of struggles. Before joining Cloud9 at the end of 2018, Nisqy was a member of Splyce in the LEC. It seemed as though he couldn’t properly fit in with the ideals of Splyce, resulting in multiple disappointing performances in the LEC Playoffs. There was never an outstanding issue, however Nisqy was clearly unpolished and slightly hesitant. Since then, he’s evolved into a well-rounded player that can make or break a team’s hopes of winning.

The New Face of Cloud9

With Nisqy at the helm of the Mid Lane, Cloud9 have a lot of potential for the future. Other members – like Zachary ‘Sneaky‘ Scuderi and Dennis ‘Svenskeren‘ Johnsen – have already proven their worth, but Nisqy should emerge as one of NA’s best in no time at all. Cloud9’s success has been derivative of his play thus far, so it’s safe to assume that his impact has been important.

Cloud9 have a genuine chance of making an impact this summer, as well as at World’s this fall. Even though they looked shaky at Rift Rivals, this team is starting to look like a contender. The road ahead is always tough, but Nisqy will surely guide them through the fire.


Featured Image Courtesy of LoL Esports Flickr.

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