BO1 - 24 Jul - 23:00
After a turbulent start of the season, Cloud9 found some traction last week with two victories against Counter Logic Gaming and Golden Guardians. With those wins, C9 are now 11-10 on the summer season, which is not bad, nor is it very good. FlyQuest have gained a lot of attention in recent weeks, but we aren’t as excited about their 3-2 record as some might be.
FlyQuest might have won all three of their LCS 2021 Summer Week 6 outings, but they weren’t very convincing in either of those matches nor did they deserve to defeat TSM last week. It’s easy to overreact to FlyQuest’s impressive run earlier this month, but this is still an academy roster, whereas Cloud9 are the reigning LCS champions. C9 have issues they need to work on, but they are improving, and that’s enough for us to side with them for this match.