Overview following week 2
This season looks to be more competitive than ever, potentially due to the high-level signings many teams made in the off season. Team Liquid sits alone at the top of the standings, with six teams fighting it out in the middle at 2-2 and Golden Guardians failing to secure a win in any of their four matches.
Can anyone stop Team Liquid
Team Liquid haven’t had an easy start to Spring split by any means, in the first two weeks they faced off against top contenders 100 Thieves and Cloud9. In both games Liquid looked to have full control with CoreJJ somehow performing even better than the expectations that were set on him following his move to the team.
CLG Bounce Back
After being deemed the worst team in the league following a 0-2 start to the split, with one loss being against Optic Gaming’s pick-up team, CLG bounced back with a 2-0 week. They handed FlyQuest their first loss of the split and pulled off an upset against Cloud9.
Their win over FlyQuest could be described as scrappy, but I’m sure they don’t care as a win is a win at the end of the day. They play Echo Fox and 100 Thieves next week; every team has been incredibly inconsistent thus far so it’s hard to determine who will come out on top.
Optic Gaming’s Pick-up team continue to secure wins
Optic Gaming will find themselves having to make a tough decision at this rate. The academy substitutes that have stepped in the complete the empty roster have been a statement as to why they should be on the starting team.
Expectations for Optic were low coming into this split but following a 2-2 start that has put them in the early running for playoffs with a roster that hasn’t had much practice time together, they could become the dark horse of the split.