Since we last saw the teams of the North American LCS — only a week ago — the league has been turned on its head. What once looked like three teams fighting for two spots could now be as many as five legitimate contenders for the playoffs. All thanks to a few roster moves from Team Liquid.
Thanks to its new and improved roster, all eyes are going to be on Team Liquid. Thankfully for us, we won’t have to wait long for our first glimpse of the new roster, since Team Liquid will play Cloud9 to start the weekend. While the best team in the league may not provide a particularly strong litmus test for the overhauled roster, it’s still likely to be one of the week’s most exciting series.
Another team looking to push their way into the playoffs is Echo Fox whose week begins on Saturday with a series against Phoenix1 and its new support William “Stunt” Chen. If Echo Fox is able to take sneak a win here while Phoenix1 attempts to settle its new member, it would put them in the best spot to gain the fifth or sixth playoff spot.
Here’s the week’s schedule:
All times Eastern (US).
Friday, March 9
Team Liquid (3-9) vs. Cloud9 (10-2), 6 p.m., NA LCS 1
FlyQuest (7-5) vs. Phoenix1 (7-5), 9 p.m., NA LCS 1
Saturday, March 10
Counter Logic Gaming (6-6) vs. Team Dignitas (4-8), 3 p.m., NA LCS 1
Team Envy (3-9) vs. Team SoloMid (10-2), 3 p.m., NA LCS 2
FlyQuest (7-5) vs. Immortals (5-7), 6 p.m., NA LCS 1
Phoenix1 (7-5) vs. Echo Fox (5-7), 6 p.m., NA LCS 2
Sunday, March 11
Counter Logic Gaming (6-6) vs. Cloud9 (10-2), 3 p.m., NA LCS 1
Echo Fox (5-7) vs. Team Dignitas (4-8), 3 p.m., NA LCS 2
Immortals (5-7) vs. Team SoloMid (10-2), 6 p.m., NA LCS 1
Team Liquid (3-9) vs. Team Envy (3-9), 6 p.m., NA LCS 2