Christian V. August 31, 2020
FlyQuest has locked up a spot in the 2020 LCS Summer Split Final after taking down Team Liquid 3-2 in a hard-fought series.
The best-of-five series started out with a 45-minute marathon of a game, where both teams played for late-game win conditions. FlyQuest took the lead early on, but Liquid managed to crawl its way back in the mid game. As the game went on, FlyQuest’s team composition started to scale up which ultimately resulted in the first nexus of the series.
Right after, Liquid was ready to answer back by dominating the laning phase in game two. Edward “Tactical” Ra and Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in dominated the early game in the bot lane with Caitlyn and Lux, a combo known for its long-range control. This time, Liquid did not give up the lead and tied the series 1-1 under the command of Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and his solid Orianna.
Despite Liquid pulling out some surprising picks for game three, FlyQuest figured them out and played a great game on some of their comfort picks. The strategy of Zyra support and Kog'Maw mid didn't work out for Liquid, putting FlyQuest on match point.
The loss in the third game seemed to put pressure on Liquid, who ended up falling behind in the fourth game despite a great start. Once again, FlyQuest showed their superior coordination but they couldn’t close out the game. Liquid got a few good fights thanks to Tactical, resulting in a miraculous comeback to force the series in a game five.
The series culminated with a showdown where both teams took it slow in the early game. Slowly but surely FlyQuest crawled ahead, setting themselves up to snowball their lead. FlyQuest won the game through good objective control and great play from Jason “WildTurtle” Tran on Jhin.
FlyQuest qualifies for the 2020 LCS Summer Split Final
With the win, FlyQuest qualifies for its second LCS final this year. The team has been playing solid throughout 2020, showcasing that teamwork and good communication can go a long way. FlyQuest is not necessarily known for having the best individual players, but Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage and Lucas “Santorin” Larsen have both stepped up.
FlyQuest lost the spring split final 0-3 to Cloud9, after qualifying for the first time in the organization's history. This time around, FlyQuest seems to have a better chance of hoisting the trophy after beating Cloud9, Liquid and Team SoloMid during the split.
FlyQuest will play the LCS final on September 6 against either Liquid or TSM.