LCS Week 3 Recap
Week 3 Overview:
The third week of the LCS Spring Split has come to an end, and Team Liquid remain in 1st place with a perfect 6-0 record. We are starting to see glimpses of separation between the middle pack. This will ultimately decide who scrapes into playoffs at the end of the split.
100 Thieves back to winning ways:
Coming into this week 100 Thieves and Golden Guardians combined for a 1-7 record. Meaning this week’s games were vital for both to crawl back into the fight. 100 Thieves faced off against Clutch Gaming and CLG.
In the first game of the week against Clutch, Huhi had his break out game everyone had been anticipating. In the first two weeks he hadn’t looked himself and was playing incredibly inconsistent, but he put on a dominant performance in the mid lane against clutch to help 100 Thieves take the victory in a 51-minute game.
They went into their match on Sunday carrying confidence from their previous win. They showcased this in both their gameplay and communication. Despite the game taking just over 40 minutes, 100 Thieves never looked uncomfortable against CLG.
TSM Drift into last:
This is something nobody expected, to see TSM sat at the bottom of the table picking up the pieces heading into week 4. Over the years TSM has been known for their weak performance in early game but the strong finishes in late game when they manage to get there. Following roster changes and a coaching change heading into this split, TSM has started taking a different approach.
In both games in week 3 against Cloud9 and Golden Guardians, TSM drafted with a focus on ensuring a better early game. This tactic seemed to be working wonders for them. They finished the early game in both matches with a comfortable gold lead. Unlike their former composition, they struggled to succeed in mid game fights and allowed the other teams to get themselves back into the game.
In both matches, they had significant gold leads and had infernal drakes against the opposition but failed to execute in the key mid-late game team fights which ultimately cost them both games. This led to them finishing the week 0-2 and tied in the last place.