Last week seemed like the perfect moment to separate the wheat from the chaff in the NA LCS, to finally determine which teams were good and which teams were cut out for the competition in the second half of the season. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
Instead, there are four teams tied at first place with a not great record of 6-4 and three teams tied for fifth at an even 5-5. This isn’t exactly impressive. Even the last place team, Cloud9, who may have sunk their hopes this season thanks to some roster moves that aren’t quite panning out, aren’t completely out of the playoff picture yet. In fact, at just 3-6 Cloud9 is really just three games away from first place.
Despite what has been an astoundingly bad split for most teams, they will have to continue trying to make the best of themselves. Teams like FlyQuest seem to have risen through the ranks thanks in large part to the team’s impressive bottom lane duo of ADC Jason “Wildturtle” Tran and Juan “JayJ” Guibert. Meanwhile, OpTic Gaming is also on the rise as they eclipse took down TSM in week five with an impressive performance from mid laner Tristan “PowerofEvil” Schrage.
Saturday, July 28
- TSM vs Cloud9, 5 p.m. ET
- Counter Logic Gaming vs OpTic Gaming, 6 p.m. ET
- Echo Fox vs FlyQuest, 7 p.m. ET
- Golden Guardians vs Team Liquid, 8 p.m. ET
- Clutch Gaming vs 100 Thieves, 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, July 29
- FlyQuest vs TSM, 3 p.m. ET
- 100 Thieves vs Counter Logic Gaming, 4 p.m. ET
- Team Liquid vs Clutch Gaming, 5 p.m. ET
- Cloud9 vs Echo Fox, 6 p.m. ET
- OpTic Gaming vs Golden Guardians, 7 p.m. ET