LCS, LEC Underdog Teams To Watch Out For
Posted 18th February 2019 By: Derpina    368 Views
Esports News – Major regions of the 2019 League of Legends competitive season have already reached the turning point of the Spring Split, and the results are surprising. Analysts discovered a handful of underdog LoL teams that might turn the tide in the arena as they have the potential to pull off the biggest upsets of the year. Here are the teams that you should keep an eye on:
North America (LCS): FlyQuest
FlyQuest’s consistency allowed the team to come on top in the LCS. The diverse team showed potential on all lanes. Because of this, the team can carefully execute random streaks with their wins and losses, making them unpredictable at times. It seems like they are as multi-dimensional as the numbers they produce. Under pressure, they can play with standard tactics and strategies and introduce their player’s winning champions while still earning comeback wins. Their multi-carry playstyle gets them to places as it is their strongest strategy that threatens the favorites.
- Omran “Viper” Shoura – Top
- Lucas ‘Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen – Jungle
- Eugene “Pobelter” Park – Mid
- Jason “WildTurtle” Tran – ADC
- JayJ Juan “JayJ” Guibert – Support
Europe (LEC): SK Gaming
Not to be confused with SK Telecom 1, SK Gaming is one of the largest and popular esports organizations in the world, and their League of Legends German team garnered notable achievements in minor and major tournaments in the previous years. But like FlyQuest and their LCS position, SK Gaming is considered as a middle/average team in the LEC. Currently, the team is led by former SK Telecom 1 mid-laner Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik.
SK Gaming had a fair share of wins and losses throughout the first half of the LEC split. They’re as unpredictable as FlyQuest due to the inconsistencies in the type of teams that they beat, leaving no room for analysts and opposing teams to accurately pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses. While they lost to Spanish team Origen, they won against Team Vitality, one of the strongest teams in Worlds 2018. On top of that, they also defeated powerhouse teams RNG and Gen.G.
SK Gaming roster
- Jorge “Werlyb” Casanovas – Top
- Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek – Jungle
- Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik – Mid
- Juš “Crownshot” Marušič – ADC
- Han “Dreams” Min-kook – Support