Team Dignitas’ win against Team SoloMid in today’s North American League of Legends Championship Series was an important one. First, it showed Dignitas isn’t an automatic win for the top teams. The competition at the bottom of the standings is pretty high right now, actually, and most teams in the region are close to each other.
Today’s game also showed how TSM is still suffering from many problems. TSM right now looks like past Counter Logic Gaming teams: filled with big names but lacking the cohesion necessary to succeed. TSM’s draft today was poor, picking Quinn into the Malphite, which is a losing lane. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng did pick up some kills, but the “protect the Doublelift” comp is all too familiar and just didn’t work.
Cloud 9 is the second best team, and NRG keeps going downhill
The addition of Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae has paid off so far this season, with no surprise. Cloud 9 is sitting pretty in second place ad might be the biggest threat to Immortals. NRG was all the hype in the beginning of the season, but this week only continued its downward spiral. The game today was very back and forth, and although NRG didn’t look particularly sloppy or anything like that, but it was just outplayed in team fights, which ultimately caused the final result.
Echo Fox is a legit team
Ever since Henrik “Froggen” Hansen made his return to the LCS, Echo Fox has been on fire, showing it could be a serious contender. Froggen has continued to have great games, showing proficiency on multiple champions coming out of the mid lane. The win today wasn’t too important, as Team Impulse is one of the bottom teams, but it showed that Echo Fox is showing serious potential