With the second half of the North American League of Legends Championship Series underway, let’s take a look at the most exciting matchups in Week 6.
3. Team SoloMid vs. Counter Logic Gaming
As the league’s NY-Boston rivalry, a hot TSM has the chance to knockoff a momentum-building CLG, who just regained control of their season with Week 5 wins over Immortals and Liquid. The series could be a must win for CLG, who remain paddling at .500, and TSM has just taken down a then-undefeated C9.
Though the battle lacks the Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng narrative that drove fans wild just a year ago, the oldest rivalry in North American League of Legends has always been a much watch.
2. Cloud9 vs. FlyQuest
The second installment of the C9 heartbreak comes at an opportune time; both teams sizzled just before the league’s hiatus and will look to the other to propel themselves back into momentum.
Prior to their fiery homecoming on Feb. 12, both sat side by side at the top of the standings. C9 arose as early favorites on the shoulders of Nicolaj Jensen and Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong while FlyQuest surprised many as Hai “Hai” Du Lam turned his new team into a decisive contender.
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With plenty of teams clawing through the middle of the ladder, and FlyQest already losing much of their ground, C9 has the chance to begin the sealing the fate of their former comrades.
1. Immortals vs. Team Liquid
In the midst of their most disappointing LCS stretch to date, Liquid will go head-to-head with their former star, Joshua “Dardoch” Harnett.
The Dardoch-Liquid rivalry was in its infancy less than a year ago; the star jungler’s inter-team staredown head coach Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-sub and AD carry Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin was the driving narrative behind Breaking Point, a near-unfiltered documentary centered around the team’s tumultuous 2016 Summer Split. When headache no longer justified the talent, Liquid cut Dardoch loose before the Regional Qualifiers.
Dardoch has the chance to have the final laugh, however; Liquid’s 2017 has been one riddled with utter disappointment while Immortals are gunning for a playoff spot. Oh, and Piglet will be taking the mid lane reigns while former mid lane substitute, Young-bin “Youngbin” Chung, will slot in as AD carry. That alone should warrant a view or two.