LMS Spring Split Week 1 Preview
On January 14th the Spring Split of the LMS will commence, and it looks to be an exciting one. The teams competing this season are:
- Alpha Esports
- ahq e-Sports Club
- Dragon Gate Team
- Flash Wolves
- Hong Kong Attitude
- J Team
- MAD Team
Last season we witnessed Flash Wolves complete the double in the LMS as they took home both the Spring and Summer Split championships, however during the offseason they have made numerous changes and only two of the winning roster remain.
These changes have the potential to cause serious issues throughout the year for Flash Wolves and despite winning both Splits last year, MAD Team have now moved up and become the favourites to win Spring 2019.
MAD Team managed to make it to Worlds last year, and despite struggling to pick up a win in a tough Group C, they head into this year with great potential. They have managed to keep their entire roster intact which will provide them with a chemistry advantage and will most likely come across in gameplay.
The format for this season will be a Double Round Robin consisting of best of 3 matches. There will be 6 games each week, meaning some weeks will be busier than others for every team, with the top 4 teams advancing the playoffs after the regular season.
Week 1 Matches:
- G-Rex vs J Team
- ahq e-Sports Club vs MAD
- Alpha Esports vs Dragon Gate Team
- Hong Kong Attitude vs Flash Wolves
- J Team vs ahq e-Sports Club
- Flash Wolves vs MAD
The biggest game of this opening week is without a doubt the last one of the schedule, Flash Wolves vs MAD. We get to witness the 2018 Spring and Summer Champions face off against the new favourites that are coming for the throne. This face off could set the tone for the rest of the Spring split and potentially the entire 2019 Season.