Another exciting split of League of Legends action has come to an end. Throughout the season we have seen rosters full of talent struggle to find wins and three teams battling it out for the top spot.
Team Liquid had a relatively easy run to the Spring Finals, but that is thanks to their strong performance in the regular season which earned them the #1 seed. Although TSM only lost 1 more game than Liquid, they found themselves with the #3 seed and having to play extra series in playoffs.
TSM started their run in the Quarter-finals against Echo Fox. They had a smooth enough running here with a 3-1 victory. Meanwhile Liquid had this week off due to their seeding, giving them longer to prepare for whoever they’d face in the semi-final.
Liquid ended up facing off against FlyQuest and hit them with the 3-0 sweep. It was an expected result that was executed with precision and experience. On the flip side, the #3 seed and #2 seed faced off in the other semi-final. Cloud9 took a 2-0 lead in the series and looked ready to put the series away, but TSM pulled off a reverse sweep to win 3-2 and advanced to the Spring Finals.
Team Liquid vs TSM. This Finals matchup is one of the best we could have. TSM were legends in North America for as long as anyone can remember, but 2018 was a dark period for the team. Liquid took advantage of this and won both the Spring and Summer Splits, trying to cement their roster in the history books.
TSM look incredibly strong at the start of the series. They were winning every stage on each lane and were coming out on top of the team fights. Fans were surprised at Liquid’s poor draft in the first two maps which ultimately found them down 2-0 in the series.
Then the beast within Doublelift woke up. A 40-minute map that went in the favour of Liquid started the swing in the series. Liquid proceeded to tie the series up 2-2 after a 25-minute game. Pushing the series to the final map, something all neutral fans wanted to see.
A closely contested game that took 45 minutes to decide the Spring Finals winners, what more could we want? Liquid managed to pull off the reverse sweep and win their 3rd LCS Championship in a row. Can anyone stop them in the summer split?