In one of the back-and-forth matches of the 2021 LCS Spring Cut up to this point, FlyQuest toppled Cloud9—although simply barely.
Each FLY and C9 spent components of the sport with their very own leads, with all the gamers throughout the Rift seeming to mesh with one another completely, even supposing lots of them have by no means confronted one another on the LCS stage. The FLY Academy roster is at the moment No. 1 within the Academy Summer season Cut up, though that roster this week will encompass FLY’s unique primary roster. This victory, nevertheless, would possibly preserve the Academy squad on the LCS stage for for much longer than this weekend.
This newfound energy in FLY stems from a whole roster change made for week six. To seek out a way round their 10-game loss streak, FLY introduced their Academy staff—Kumo, Nxi, Triple, Tomo, and Diamond—as much as their primary roster. Regardless of going through C9, the multi-time former LCS champions, FLY appeared as if that they had the potential to be one of many higher groups within the LCS. Each FLY and C9 had their moments all through the sport, however one very important a part of C9 ended up being fully exploited by the Academy staff—Zven. Realizing how a lot energy that the champion mid laner possesses, Nxi and Triple sought to make Zven’s time on this recreation completely depressing. Although the Twisted Destiny decide appeared nice in draft, seeing grey screens each time he respawned decreased that map effectiveness.
Fudge gave the impression to be C9’s saving grace this recreation, pulling out each method accessible on Akali in an try and solo carry. However all that gold targeted on one participant resulted in him turning into a primary goal for the FLY squad, particularly after Zven had been fully faraway from the image. Although Fudge scored some much-needed kills and nearly secured the coveted pentakill, as soon as FLY invested in Guardian Angels and their crowd management got here on-line, Fudge was only a small impediment for the underdogs to step over.
This win marks the primary victory for FLY since week two, persevering with their tie with CLG following their very own victory over TSM. C9 stay in third place, however relying on Liquid’s efficiency later tonight, they won’t be alone sharing that place.