Only three teams remain in the LCS Spring Split with Cloud9, Evil Geniuses and Flyquest set to fight for supremacy. The latter two teams find themselves combating each other on Saturday with the Sportsbook moving on to face C9 in the Finals on Sunday.
These two teams have already faced off once in these playoffs, with EG knocking Flyquest down to the losers bracket in Round 1.
Though EG took the series 3-1, Flyquest looked much more dangerous in the final two games of that series. One of the biggest reasons for that change was the removal of Omran “V1per” Shoura in favor of Colin “Solo” Earnest in the top lane. In the first two games of the series, both of which were Flyquest losses, V1per had a combined KDA of 3/8/5. Comparably, Solo posted a 12/4/14 in the final two games of the series. Not to boil this upcoming series down to one lane but it was apparent from anyone who was watching that Flyquest was a much better team with Solo in the lineup.
The MVP of that first playoff series between EG and Fly went to Bae “Bang” Jun-sik. Though the series was far from flawless for Bang, it was clear that EG put a lot of effort into getting their bot laner going and it led to some fantastic games, specifically when he got to play Kalista. Though Bang has not had the most eye-popping statistics this postseason, he is the focal point of the EG team. Bang has a 71.3% kill participation during the playoffs so far. His deep champion pool – he has played 11 different champions since the start of the split – also makes him hard to focus on for an enemy team.
Ultimately, this series will likely be decided by the midlane matchup. Flyquest midlander Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage was shut down by Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro in Round 1. But since then, PowerOfEvil has been on a tear with a KDA of 47/11/41 across the past two series. If POE continues to dominate the midlane as he has been, Flyquest could cruise to a victory. But, if Jiizuke can control the chaos that is POE, EG should be in a good place to move on to the finals.
|-O 3.5 (-205)
|-U 3.5 (+150)
Odds as of April 15 at Sportsbook