Three Pressing Questions For NA LCS by Fans & Critics
Posted 21st June 2018 By: Derpina    150 Views
Esports News – Winning the North America League Championship Series (NA LCS) serves as the official ticket of 10 league franchises to the 2018 League of Legends World Championship in South Korea. Before October, teams battle on the final day of the season and only half will remain. The Global Power Rankings will soon determine the best among them—but critics, analysts, and fans anticipate the result of NA LCS with three hot-spot issues in mind.
Can Team SoloMid and Cloud 9 keep up with the momentum?
The current best team of 2018, Team Liquid, failed to win the Mid Season Invitational (MSI). Therefore, we expect the next best successful organizations to save the day: Team SoloMid and Cloud 9. Will the two teams join the hunt for the title and face each other in the semi-finals or, perhaps, the grand final?
Neither teams made it to the top 4 of the spring series, but it is impossible for both teams to miss the World Championship. Critics say that one of them may enter the season, but both teams entering seems like a shot in the dark. Cloud 9 recently shocked everyone with their announcement about a new roster just days before the summer split begins. Mid-laner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen, AD Carry Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi, and Support Andy ‘Smoothie’ Ta will be replaced by Greyson ‘Goldenglue’ Gilmer, Yuri ‘Keith’ Jew, and Tristan ‘Zeyzal’ Stidam respectively. Meanwhile, Team SoloMid, won their second victory this week.
What is FlyQuest up to?
Cloud 9 isn’t the only LoL team that surprised everyone with a roster change. FlyQuest has a new roster in the second half of NA LCS and many say that it looks weaker than the one they ended the season with. Song “Fly” Yung-jun, Andy “AnDa” Hoang, and William “Stunt” Chen left the team. AnDa, however, might probably stay on the team as the club’s Academy jungler, but he is being replaced in the official roster by Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen. In other news, Jang “Keane” Lae-young from the mid lane has been promoted to the main team and Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon will now function as the support.
It’s difficult to understand why FlyQuest commanded significant changes while the season is ongoing. But the team believes in the coordination and dynamic of their new roster, so might as well wait for the results before criticizing the changes.
How is Mickey doing?
Son “Mickey” Young-min, previously known as “MickeyGoD”, is one of the most talented players in the world of esports but recently, he has been standing on the sidelines after leaving the South Korean team Afreeca Freecs. Before, he was one of the players always vying for MVP votings in the League of Legends Champions Korea because of his leadership styles in handling his team’s success. Mickey now plays for Golden Guardians, and if his teammates somehow manage to adapt his long-gone greatness, they have a shot in the playoffs.