The super week at LCS is over, and Cloud9 - Team Liquid duo lead the league just like the old times. After changing their coach a couple of weeks ago, Cloud9 managed to stabilize their performance and had a 3-0 super week. TL lost one game to GG this weekend, but that didn’t change their place at the top of the league.
Nine teams of LCS are in the playoffs race at the moment, and only one team is stuck at the bottom, TSM. Starting the season with a lot of hope and hype around their Chinese youngsters, TSM had internal problems which affected their performance in the LCS, and now, they are stuck with only one win in nine games. Hopefully, they can get themselves together and start fighting for more in the second half of the league.
LCS 2022 Spring Week 4 recap
The fourth week started fast in LCS, with Cloud9 vs Dignitas. Fudge played an amazing Ahri, carrying his team to victory with 7-0-2. Golden Guardians then surprised Team Liquid with their confident and strong performance, utilizing their 10-2-2 Jinx very well. 100 Thieves found an easy win against TSM and Immortals demolished CLG. 10-0-4 Caitlyn and 9-2-16 Orianna are terrifying to see.
Team Liquid started the second day with an easy win, defeating Dignitas in 32 minutes. CLG bested TSM to widen the gap between the two teams, with Turkish youngster Luger playing an 8-0-8 Jinx. Cloud9 played an amazing one in their match against 100 Thieves, with Berserker’s 10-0-5 Aphelios being their main carry.
Evil Geniuses beat FlyQuest in 33 minutes with a score of 16-2, and FLY lost another game against Immortals, with yet another huge difference, 17-4. On the last game of the day, Evil Geniuses’ Syndra and Aphelios carried them to victory against Golden Guardians.
The trend of top laners being less effective than others kept going in Team Liquid vs TSM, another match that was carried by Hans sama’s Jinx. Meanwhile, Bwipo played 1-3-2 and Huni played 1-2-2. Impact’s 7-3-4 Tryndamere couldn’t get his team a win the following match, while Luger secured the win with his strong Zeri performance.
Cloud9 handed FlyQuest their third loss of the week, Golden Guardians found another win with Aphelios, and last year’s champions 100 Thieves got bested by Dignitas. With a poor performance, 100 finished the week 1-2. If they’ve won all of their games this week, they would join the tie between Cloud9 and TL, but 100 Thieves isn’t the team we know from last year.
LCS 2022 Spring Week 5 schedule and betting odds
Check out the schedule for the fifth week below:
Saturday, 5 March
Immortals (2.60) vs Evil Geniuses (1.42) - 22:30 CET
TSM (2.20) vs FlyQuest (1.60) - 23:30 CET
Sunday, 6 March
Team Liquid (1.50) vs 100 Thieves (2.40) - 00:30 CET
Golden Guardians (2.90) vs Cloud9 (1.38) - 01:30 CET
Dignitas (1.55) vs CLG (2.30) - 02:30 CET
Immortals (3.60) vs Team Liquid (1.25) - 21:30 CET
CLG (3.50) vs 100 Thieves (1.26) - 22:30 CET
Evil Geniuses (2.20) vs Cloud9 (1.60) - 23:30 CET
Monday, 7 March
FlyQuest (1.95) vs Dignitas (1.75) - 00:30 CET
TSM (2.40) vs Golden Guardians (1.50) - 01:30 CET
Two 4-5 teams will clash in the first game of the week; Immortals and Evil Geniuses. They have similar forms but EG looked stronger before the split, playing the Lock In finals. Team Liquid will face last year’s champions 100 Thieves, in a game that TL clearly are the favourites.
On the second day, Immortals will have a second challenge against TL. If they can pull the upset, that wouldn’t just be good for them, but also stir up the playoffs race. TL gave a win to Dignitas in the super week, so it isn’t impossible for Immortals to repeat that. Evil Geniuses will fight Cloud9 later that day, but C9 are clearly the favourites. EG will aim to surprise C9 here, although it won’t be an easy one for sure.
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