Yet another fascinating match-up between a top-tier team and a struggling mid-tier gatekeeper. There’s definitely a reason to tune in to this one, although it won’t matter much in the grand scheme of things. FlyQuest are, without a doubt, the second best team in the LCS right now. Whether they’ll be able to maintain such a stellar ranking still remains to be seen, but they’re definitely a worthy contender and have many dangerous tools to work with.
The Golden Guardians, on the other hand, have disappointed beyond measure over the last two weeks. Frankly speaking, this was the first time the organization had any semblance of hype after two and a half years. With Tanner “Damonte” Damonte becoming their starting mid laner, many people expected GGS to skyrocket performance-wise, but that simply didn’t happen. In fact, it’s quite the opposite and there’s no clear or logical explanation in sight. They’re so hard to read and there’s very little rhyme or reason behind their performance. In the span of just a single week, they’ve traded blows with the defending champions Cloud9 and also lost in pretty one-sided fashion against Immortals — the worst team in the region, and a line-up that had two Academy players starting.
That’s GGS in a nutshell.
There’s a lot of potential within their roster, but whether or not they’ll realize it is anyone’s guess at this point. In any case, they can be deceptively dangerous when they start off on the right foot, but betting against FlyQuest at this point in time simply doesn’t make any sense whatsoever, especially when we factor in their recent level of play.