Team Liquid And TSM Are Set For LCS Spring Split Finals
Posted 10th April 2019 By: Derpina    624 Views
Esports News – The League of Legends’ 2019 LCS Spring Split grand finals is on. Team Liquid and TSM concluded the playoffs with impressive matches and winning streaks. The last match to determine the best LoL team that will represent North America in the World Championships now lies in their hands.
Despite Team Liquid’s three-match losing streak during the regular season, they were the top-seeder of the playoffs, so it was highly expected that they would easily sweep all their opponents during the semifinal. Team Liquid’s 14-4 record prior to the playoffs earned them a bye in the quarterfinals and the chance to choose their opponent in the semifinals.
The team chose wisely. Team Liquid settled for fourth-seeder FlyQuest over third-seeder Team SoloMid. Some said it was a sure-win rematch as the team could easily have their revenge after FlyQuest defeated them in the penultimate week of the regular season. In the end, the top seeder defeated the fourth seeder in three short matches with their composure and calculated play. The combined outstanding performances of top players Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong and Yiliang “Doublelift” gave Team Liquid the necessary push to make it to the grand finals.
Meanwhile, the next best team, Team SoloMid (TSM), locks in on Team Liquid. TSM impressively executed a reverse sweep on Cloud 9 last Saturday, the second-seeder of the regular season. They earned an early lead of 2-0 and ended the match with a 3-2 victory.
Grand finals predictions and expectations
TSM’s MVP Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, was responsible for handing Team Liquid their two out of four regular-season losses. TSM was the only team to earn a 2-0 score against Team Liquid in Week 4 and Week 9. With that, the grand finals’ battle between the two is dubbed as one of the best matchups in the history of LCS Spring Split.
Forecasters and analysts are aware of Team Liquid’s style of play, especially the one where their bottom lanes are always the center of attention. This means that the team might rely heavily on AD Carry Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng when it comes to executing advanced strategies. Because of this pattern, TSM might have the ability to prevent Team Liquid from building a foundation on the laning stage, and they can use Bjergsen to their advantage.