FlyQuest and Cloud9 were the only two undefeated teams left in the league today's LCS Spring Split match, and they did it in astonishing fashion. In a 30-minute match that lasted half as long as their preceding delay, FlyQuest defeated C9 by a kill score of 13-2 while maintaining a gold differential of 12,000.
Today's match was anticipated to be the most competitive of the week, but FlyQuest made sure that there were no doubts about who is the best team in the LCS right now. VicLa, a FlyQuest mid laner, picked up a double kill on Sylas just six minutes into the game, and he was off to the races from there.
What's unique about this FlyQuest team just two weeks into the season is how effortlessly they've designated their carry options across just four games. In week one, ADC Prince emerged as a solid win condition for the team, and today, VicLa put the team on his back early and often; if FlyQuest can pass the torch and label any player on their roster as a "carry," they'll earn plenty of victories.
What makes great League of Legends teams is having multiple players who can shoulder the load and guide their team over the finish line. That's what made 2022 Evil Geniuses, 2020 DAMWON, and other outstanding squads so successful. Teams will be on the road to stability when they have multiple options at their disposal.
C9 has also got that formula in their back pocket. Fudge had his first bad game of the season today, but that doesn't mean he would not be able to bounce right back in a best-of series, just as he did for C9 in 2022. Next week, C9 will attempt to do exactly that against two top-half teams, TSM and EG.
FlyQuest, an undisputed favorite at the top of the LCS, will take on the stage next week against EG and 100 Thieves, two dead-to-rights title contenders they'll have to defeat to prove that their pursuit for a title isn't a failure.