Match Recap: Team Liquid Wins First Title At LCS Spring Split 2019
Posted 16th April 2019 By: Derpina    158 Views
Esports News – Once again, Team Liquid proved that they are the only unstoppable team in this year’s North American League of Legends competitive season. The top LoL team pulled off one of their best comebacks this year by winning their first title at the LCS Spring Split 2019, defeating the equally powerful Team SoloMid.
Liquid started the game on the offensive side, with Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen trapping TSM using Heimerdinger for the mid lane. But TSM quickly regained their balance right after, so none of the teams were able to get a solid advantage over the other in the early rounds. As the game progresses, Liquid managed to control the map and infiltrate TSM’s position. But just when they thought they had a solid lead, TSM got the Baron and found Doublelift to execute an easy kill in 15 minutes. The first blood is on TSM for game 1.
Game 2 kept everyone hooked as this match featured the most aggressive brawl between Liquid and TSM. Before the match begins, Liquid’s Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in picked Zyra, while TSM’s Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg chose Lux. This was an interesting drafting phase for both teams. Liquid and TSM showed the viewers what exactly they are capable of when the game began. Nobody wanted to farm the map, each player from both teams wanted to shed blood and eliminate the opposing players. TSM continued to push the game to the last stage while taking control of the final round. TSM ended game 2 with a 2-0 score.
Liquid finally refused to be on the losing side of the game in the third match. They set the top and bot lane on fire. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong and his hero Gangplank have beaten Bjergsen and Vladimir’s Broken Blade. After the early games, Liquid held on to their momentum in the mid-game. They got Baron and the Early Dragon before claiming their first win in the finals.
Game 4 is once again on Liquid’s favor. Yiliang “Doublelift” Pengand and Impact have cornered TSM in the lane phase, garnering multiple kills without major losses. TSM tried to keep up with Liquid’s aggressive play but failed. Before closing Game 4, Liquid managed to win 15 kills, a far cry from TSM’s 3 kills.
The grand finals ended on game 5, the determiner round. TSM finally had a solid lead in the early stages, but Liquid remains high on their momentum. TSM was strategizing to infiltrate Liquid’s position, but the team had a hard time capitalizing on their double-Infernal buff. After a few rounds of being on the defensive side, Liquid closed off the series 3-2.