FlyQuests' weekly pre-game video threw its weight in their favor, propelling their opponents to a one-sided triumph.
C9 resurrected their small win streak in the final few weeks of the 2022 LCS Summer Split, defeating FlyQuest to clinch a place in the standings. They were unprepared to deal with one important fact: Blabers Olaf.
How many times have you seen @blaber do this on Olaf? #LCS pic.twitter.com/ZoTWhOQYnk
FlyQuest selected a few off-meta choices heading into the match, including a Jax for Philip and a Sivir/Taric duo for Johsun and Aphromoo. These choices, centered around comfort for the individual players, allowed them to play to their individual strengths that would scale well. As seen with three quick kills for FlyQuest that afforded them a significant advantage until a Rift Herald fight.
Blabers' trademark Olaf pick, which he has an 82% win rate on across his LCS career according to Oracles Elixir, proved to be a powerful way to slam his opponents around Rift Herald until his teammates got there. Becoming unstoppable with his ultimate, Blaber outhealed the damage from three separate opponents to allow Fudge and Berserker to grab kills for themselves.
C9 waited for Aphromoos' utility to wear off, while Berserker's backline allowed him to secure a Hextech Soul and finish the game.
BERSERKER RAISES THE PENTA!!! @C9Berserker | #LCS | #C9WIN pic.twitter.com/6iEezzR2VL
FlyQuest and Cloud9 have clinched a fourth-place spot in the LCS Championship, trailing only Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, and 100 Thieves. The defeat, although minor, continued to demonstrate that FlyQuest is capable of bringing together as a team and enhancing their communication, only to compensate for a comfort pick that reached the hands of C9s jungler and multi-time MVP.
C9 will play Team Liquid in an attempt to finish third in the 2022 LCS Summer Split. FlyQuest will need to regain their momentum to defeat Evil Geniuses, the reigning champions.