Cloud9 and FlyQuest are meeting in the 2020 LCS Spring finals. For the first time since the franchising, the LCS will have a champion that is not Team Liquid who, finished the regular season in ninth place.
The 2020 #LCS Spring Finals are set! @Cloud9 look for their first title since 2014 against a @FlyQuest team making their first #LCS Finals appearance! #LCS Countdown begins tomorrow at 12:30PM PDT / 9:30PM CEST followed by game one at 1PM PDT / 10PM CEST!#C9WIN or #FLYWIN? pic.twitter.com/sabDbsuLLz
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The Cloud9 players are having the season of their lives. After finishing the regular season with 17 victories to only one defeat, Cloud9 destroyed the competition in playoffs. The team has one more name on its list before getting the title. It would be the first LCS title for Cloud9 since 2014.
Cloud9 combines three traits that every team wants: good drafting, individual talent, and outstanding teamwork. 2020 Cloud9 is a rare occurrence in the LCS, and this is a team that looks dominant domestically and has a history of doing well internationally.
There are two key players in the roster, and they are mid laner Nisqy and jungler Blabler. Blaber and Nisqy were the finalist for the 2020 LCS Spring MVP award, that ended in the jungler’s hand. This is not the only award the team secured this season, C9 players got every spot in the All-Pro Team and the Coach of the Split award for Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu.
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Blaber and Nisqy make for a scary duo, as they’re aggressive and willing to try new things. This is a duo that can adapt to the situation and turn their individual advantages in the jungle and mid lane into a team advantage across the map. Cloud9 gives the opponents no room to breathe. There is no warm up when you’re facing this team. They’re ready to go from level one, and opponents have a hard time keeping up with this pace.
Cloud9 is playing from the comfort of their own homes. The pressure is off, and they’re looking unstoppable.
In the LCS, FlyQuest was an afterthought. The team you remember once you’re done mentioning the big names. FlyQuest doesn’t have anything to show for itself prior to this season, with no titles and no major accomplishments. As a matter of fact, this is the first time this team makes it to the LCS finals.
Ahead of the spring season, FlyQuest made some necessary changes and signed mid laner PowerOfEvil and support IgNar. PowerOfEvil and IgNar completely changed FlyQuest, and now the team is looking to get its first title in the LCS. FlyQuest remained consistent through the regular consistency and it’s that consistency that took them this far.
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FlyQuest is not recklessly aggressive like Cloud9, as they play a more measured style, going for the safe path to victory. That doesn’t mean FlyQuest doesn’t like to brawl. If you give him an opening, IgNar will jump in and start a fight with the rest of his team right behind him. FlyQuest is not an opponent that should be underestimated, so Cloud9 must use every trick in its book to achieve the victory.
Cloud9 has been the favorite throughout the season and remains the favorite to win the series on Sunday, so there’s no reason to change that prediction. They will do it through a great teamwork and an aggressive style. We’re hoping for five games, but if the rest of playoffs is any indication of Cloud9’s form, it will be a clean 3-0 sweep.