Cloud9 proceeds to the next level by winning the first match against Team Liquid.
Cloud9 faced today’s LCS match against Team Liquid for Week 1. The team was expectedly motivated with its goals of washing out their poor performance during the mid-season invitational. Acing the game by scoring 0-2 in LCS Summer games validated their hardships last month.
On June 6, Cloud9 finally restored its place in the win column. The team’s win for week 1 is their first win of the LCS Summer Split, a solid momentum to keep them moving forward.
Last LCS mid-season invitational, Cloud9 was in a dismal state after losing four of its five games. They lost against other LCS teams like Golden Guardians and 100 Thieves on a local level, and Royal Never Give Up and DWG KIA on the international stage.
Consistently, the team squandered their opportunities in acing the LCS Summer Split by losing two of their three games. It was the team’s first record of a 0-3 score in a single weekend. Thanks to this weekend’s victory, Cloud9 staved off a winless opening slate.
Youthful ‘savage’ experiences
In the recent matchup, Cloud9 found notable showings from their common suspects in Fudge and Perkz. Additionally, they received an outstanding performance from K1ng at the AD carry position. K1ng is a first-year LCS pro playing his third game on the international stage. Recently, he posted a scoreline of 5/0/5 on Kai’Sa, outshine Liquid’s previous performances of Tactical and CoreJJ at every turn.
Similarly, other players started to grace the international stage at a young age. Team Liquid surprised the audience by substituting a player. They announced that Jenkins, a rookie top laner, will replace Alphair for “at least the rest of the weekend.” Evidently, though, Jenkins’ performance was not as impressive as K1ng’s performance. His scoreline recorded a 0/4/5 in the week 1 match. At present, it is still unclear whether Alphari and Zven will return to the starting lineups.
Cloud9’s LCS possible placing
Cloud9’s victory is a much-needed motivation to surge their way towards a second consecutive LCS Title. Two losses in three games in the Summer Split might have broken their spirits, but they found their way back. This record put their position in second place behind TSM. While it is still relatively murky, the anticipated momentum was already established, and hopefully, it would be maintained.
The road to winning the sole title for the LCS Summer Split will be more challenging to attain for the team. They are currently in second place behind TSM. In the recent match, TSM won their matchup against Golden Guardians. If TSM falls at their opponent’s hands, Cloud9 will find themselves in a tie again for first moving into the second-week match. They won, however, so the chances will be so-so.