The story of Kanavi
Kanavi has made his name known tho whole world despite drama around Griffin and his contract.
We are now more than halfway through the Spring Split and Cloud9 still look unstoppable, TSM locked in a feelsgood 2-0 week, and we still aren’t sure where Team Liquid stands in the grand scheme of things. There’s a lot to go over, but things are starting to settle on the western front. If you missed any of the games from last week make sure to check out our Week 4 Review (https://www.esportsvikings.com/lol/lcs-spring-2020-week-4-review) and to learn more about the LCS check out our Event page for 2020! (https://www.esportsvikings.com/lol/lcs-spring-2020-event-preview)
I had expected a GG upset here but unfortunately they didn’t pull through, FLY performed as one should expect and they all around outclassed a hapless Hauntzer and the misfit Bot Lane. Closer and Goldenglue continued to have decent performances and overall it was a tough match to watch. FlyQuest and Santorin in particular played well and deserved the easy win here. It’s kind of hard to fault GG even though they lost here, but they had an 0-2 week and after so much movement last week this was hardly a good enough showing.
It becomes increasingly difficult to predict these two teams as the Split goes on. DIG was able to trump Immortals in this match and it wasn’t all that close a contest. Xmithie had a bad week and it seems that impacts a lot of his teammates as well as they gave up both of their games this week, though in all reality they probably should and could have won this one. Huni and the rest of Dignitas are a lot like a roller coaster. Up, down, up, down, they won this match though and that helps them climb the standings
Pobelter came, he saw, he faltered. Though, nobody can really blame him and he and the rest of CLG put up a good fight against the number 1 team in the standings, up until the 15 minute mark where we all realized that C9 was quietly running away with the game in a very T1 like way.
100 Thieves almost gave TSM a run for their money in this one, TSM seems to have a lot of problems closing out games they have a decent sized lead in. Bjergsen got to play his legendary Syndra pocket pick in both games today though and it proved itself to be a good pick. 100 Thieves are still looking a bit sloppy, but they were a completely different team from last week, don’t let the kill difference fool you, a majority of the 6k gold lead came in the last few minutes of the game.
CLG is finding more fights and more small victories, soon they may even find another kill on the Nexus, but one 10k gold deficit later they lose here and this is where Santorin truly shined on the Trundle pick, he and PowerOfEvil on the Corki ran thorugh all of CLG towards the end of the game. FlyQuest really may be a top team in this form and CLG, while still at the bottom of the standings, is looking a lot better than before.
Another 10k gold lead victory here, this time though 100 Thieves took the game and really played their own style. This was a phenomenal game to watch just for the pure sense of fun it gave off. We saw Lucian top, Yuumi and Olaf, and 100 Thieves get 22 kills in a game. GG looked bad in this one, but it was more than just the Bot Lane that looked bad, Goldenglue was the only one on his team to go positive, and the only one with 100% kill participation. Hopefully this is a good omen for 100T, and hopefully Closer can bounce back as it’s hard to see a world where Goldenglue carries his whole team alone.
Again, no surprise, but Cloud9 simply dominated the match and the 18-0 Split is becoming more and more a reality. sOAZ was a non factor this game and is more or less how C9 snagged this victory. He went 0/3/0 on Sett in the Top Lane and even though Blaber ran it down, being 3 of his team's 4 deaths, the chokehold Zven had as Senna was too tight for IMT to break out of.
Another Sett ran it down in this game as all of TL know where they’re pointing fingers for this loss. Impact died five times, and in all honesty it can’t really be held against him, he has to engage and when it doesn’t land, he dies. The four time championship squad are slowly finding their identity as a team though and it truly is only a matter of time before they pop off. A win for EG here is great and the way they won was extremely promising, though, TSM was a bit of a different story.
Everyone on TSM decided to show up today and the squad is really starting to look like a top team. Kobbe pplayed Tristana and boasted a 5/0/2 KDA. Dardoch made a bunch of great plays on the Lee Sin, and Syndra in the Mid Lane for Bjerg speaks for itself. The problem was TSM’s lack of Drag control and whether or not that was a part of their game plan remains to be seen but they’re happy with a 2-0 week and EG should be happy with a 1-1 week.
Both teams came out of this series 1-1 on the weekend but each one showed different strengths and weaknesses. In this match, TL was just one step ahead of DIG at every corner and it was enough to allow them to close out the game. There was a hectic Dragon fight early on where Doublelift chased down a Tahm Kench while two of his teammates died, but they ended up going 3 for 2 in the trade because of it, so what do I know. Froggen really underperformed on the day and though it isn’t entirely his fault, I found myself throwing my hands up more than once because of his choices. TL is happy with a win here while DIG needs to revisit their drafting strategy.
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We closed the gap a bit this week with our predictions as we now sit at a sickly 23-27, but that won't stop us from predicting! Keep a look out for the Week 6 Preview and make sure to check back for our weekly Reviews if you missed any of the action!
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