LCS spring split is halfway done, with each team playing nine games so far. Pretournament favorites Team Liquid currently holds the top spot along with Cloud9, who recently released their head coach. TSM’s poor form continued over the weekend as the team lost all three of its games and is currently at the bottom of the standings.
Academy support Bill “Eyla” Nguyen returned to the Team Liquid’s starting lineup as Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in decided to sub out due to personal issues. The sudden change was clearly reflected in Team Liquid’s performance as the team dropped a game against Golden Guardians. However, they came back strong defeating Dignitas and TSM over the next two games. Despite the one loss, they are still at the top of the table and look like the frontrunner for the Mid-Season Invitational spot.
Despite all the shenanigans in Cloud 9′s camp over the past few weeks, the team managed to go 3-0 in the Super Week. In particular, Park “Summit” Woo-tae was very impressive for the team as he dominated every matchup. That said, Cloud 9’s gameplay is still shaky at times, but we can expect it to get better as we move forward.
On the flip side, TSM lost all three of its games. The team is clearly not at its best and is currently having a major slump. Their playoffs chances have likely vanished now, and it would be interesting to see if they make any roster changes after the spring split.
Defending champions 100 Thieves had an under-par week as the team lost two games while only winning one. Fly Quest, who shared the top spot with Team Liquid before the Super Week, also lost all three of its game and are now in the third spot.
CLG, Golden Guardians, and Immortals all won two games each and are now competing in the mid-table. With Team Liquid and Cloud9 evidently being the best teams in the league, it would be interesting to see which other teams challenge them.