Another weekend brought plenty of matches and excitement in the ongoing League of Legends NA LCS Spring Split 2017. One team completely turned their performance around, another lost their first match, and only one remains undefeated.
FlyQuest’s Win Streak is Over
Week 2 saw a complete 180 in performance from Echo Fox. The team, owned by former NBA player Rick Fox, had a dismal Week 1, losing to both Phoenix1 and the underwhelming 2017 Immortals. But this past weekend, drawing on the strength of their newest players, Gate and Akaadian, Echo Fox was able to completely turn things around, defeating Team Dignitas before toppling FlyQuest in a match that really went the distance, and gave the former Cloud9 veterans their first loss of the 2017 season.
If you only have time to watch one match up of League of Legends from this past weekend, make it that match against Echo Fox and FlyQuest. All three matches were full of some unconventional drafting, including a Camille support in game one. Both teams were scrapping all over the rift, leaving the gold lead in constant oscillation. FlyQuest’s midlaner and shotcaller, Hai, found himself the target of a great deal of animosity, and wasn’t able to get out from under the aggression and make the plays that had made FlyQuest such a sensation in 2017. It was the FlyQuest jungler, Moon, that picked up a good deal of slack, having consistently solid performances even in during their losses.
Cloud9 Continues to Dominate, EnVy in Trouble
Otherwise, things continued forward in the Spring Split. The entrance of Team EnVyUs’ proper jungler, lira, did little to earn the team any momentum. Despite making a few plays in their matches, the team has yet to clinch a win.
Cloud9 continues to solidify their dominance, defeating Immortals and Counter Logic Gaming. Team SoloMid edged out a hard-fought win in their match against Team Liquid, as well as Team Dignitas. Phoenix1 secured two more victories, against Team Liquid and Team EnVy, to land themselves in the second place position at 3-1 with 1 less game lost within their match ups than FlyQuest.
At this point, it’s looking like Team EnVy will find themselves fighting to keep their position in the League of Legends NA LCS, unless they can really start to build some momentum. But unfortunately for them, they’ll find themselves against Cloud9 in week 3. Cloud9 will also have a match against Echo Fox, and time will tell if either team has what it takes to end their win streak.