The League of Legends Championship Series is starting to heat up with North America’s best teams battling it out in the Rift.
One team that’s been on a roll is Cloud9. The team placed second in last year’s Spring Season, only falling short during their match-ups with the LCS leader Team Liquid.
In LCS 2020, Cloud9 looks like they’re gunning to stay on top of the leaderboard, already defeating Team Liquid within the first week.
Right behind C9, we have Dignitas and FlyQuest with a 3-1 standing, still showing that they might have a chance to overtake C9 soon.
Week 2 results
Day one (February 2)
- Counter Logic Gaming 0 – 1 100 Thieves
- Dignitas 1 – 0 Team Liquid
- Cloud9 1 – 0 Immortals
- Evil Geniuses 0 – 1 Golden Guardians
Day two (February 3)
- Team Liquid 1 – 0 FlyQuest
- Evil Geniuses 0 – 1 TSM
- 100 Thieves 0 – 1 Cloud9
- Immortals 1 – 0 Golden Guardians
Day three (February 4)
- FlyQuest 1 – 0 Dignitas
- TSM 1 – 0 Counter Logic Gaming
Match of the Week
Cloud9 1 – 0 Immortals
Cloud9 had one of the cleanest matches so far in the LCS. Against the Immortals, Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and his teammates easily locked down Immortals right from the start. Cloud9 only conceded 3 kills to Immortals while they took a whopping 15 kills by the end.
In terms of gold income and map dominance, Cloud9 was miles ahead of Immortals. C9 had a gold advantage of more than 10K with four dragons on their side.
With Immortals equipped with a Mage jungler in Gragas, C9 easily controlled the jungle with zoning champions Gangplank and Elise. All of C9’s champions except Elise had global skills, giving their team an incredible advantage in maintaining presence.
Cloud9 eventually closed out the game with an amazing ace.
Player of the Week
Cloud9 – Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen
Zven’s Senna was on fire throughout the game. With solid support from Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme’s Tahm Kench, the duo had strong sustainability in the bot lane. Both characters had support skills that could aid in deep tower dives and surprise ganks from Gragas.
In the middle of the game, Zven finally snowballed enough to be able to snipe out the competition from across the map. In the highlight above, Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer quickly stunned Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and Zven easily got the kill-confirm with a sniping ultimate.
His ultimate was also the final dagger to Immortals’ demise. In the final team clash, Zven perfectly lined up his skill-shots to the huddled Immortals. Taking out the fresh-out-of-Zhonya’s Gragas with a Q, the support marksman followed up with an ult to claim the life of Immortals’ support player, Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent.
With a perfect 4-0 standing, C9 leads the LCS in first place while Dignitas and FlyQuest are trailing behind with a 3-1 record.
There’s a four-way-tie for fourth place (100 Thieves, Immortals, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid) so Week 3 of the LCS may see some drastic changes in the standings.